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Deputy Tech Editor, BuzzFeed

Watch In Real Time As 3.1 Million Humans Have Their Thanksgiving Plans Ruined (Again!) — Last year, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a winter storm barreled across the country, stranding thousands and leaving them bartering with a higher power for WiFi in an over-crowded, turkey-less airport. Oh, and it's happening again this year.

Lyft's Silence On Uber — Last week, as Uber was facing wide public criticism for an executive's comments as well as reports that a New York employee used the company's internal tools to track a journalist, one voice has been all but absent: the transit giant's biggest rival, Lyft.

Last Week Was Lyft's Biggest Ever — In the wake of a series of controversies surrounding the transit-on-demand giant Uber, its competitor service Lyft was able to capitalize and sign up new users. According to Lyft spokesperson Erin Simpson, last week the company saw its biggest week of rides ever.

App Developers Team Up With Apple For World AIDS Day — Starting Monday, Apple is teaming with 25 of its App Store's largest apps for World AIDS Day. For two weeks, Apple and the participating apps will donate all global proceeds from downloads as well as in-app purchases to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Here's How Uber Is Trying To Talk People Out Of Deleting Their Accounts — In the wake of a BuzzFeed News report that Uber SVP Emil Michael suggested hiring opposition researchers to find and publish personal information on journalists covering the company, some users have begun to delete their Uber profiles. But the company isn't letting them go easily.

Uber Is Investigating Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations — Uber said Tuesday that it is investigating its top New York executive for tracking a BuzzFeed News reporter without her permission in violation of what the transit giant says has long been its privacy policy. The company also published its privacy policy for the first time on Tuesday, though it said the policy had always been in effect.

Uber CEO Condemns "Terrible" Comments — This afternoon on Twitter, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick condemned comments made by Senior Vice President Emil Michael suggesting that the ride-sharing giant should consider hiring opposition researchers to dig up dirt on journalists who've previously criticized the company. Michael's comments, first reported by BuzzFeed News, included the prospect of looking into details of the personal lives of specific journalists without their knowledge.

Data Shows Congress Is In Love With Uber — Here's something to make a mental note of as Uber continues its quest to take over the taxi and transportation industry in the U.S.: Congress loves Uber. According to a new report from the D.C.-based firm Hamilton Place Strategies, which was culled from data gathered from the Federal Elections Commission, Congressional use of Uber accounted for 61% of total Congressional rides in the 2014 cycle.

What Happens When The Government Tries To Make A Viral Content Mill — Last week the White House celebrated the 20th anniversary of the launch of its website. To see it now is to be whisked back to 1994, into a pixellated world of noisy clip art and peculiar diversions, such as "Al Gore's Cartoon Gallery."

Here Is The Spidery Beast Of A Drone That Shot The Ok Go Video — By now, there's a good chance you've seen or heard about the music video from OK Go, which, in one five-minute continuous shot, moves from synchronized electric unicycling to hundreds of colorful wielding twirling dancers, who, when viewed from a bird's eye view, simulate LED pixels and display words.
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Nov 26, 2014

fyi that post is like 16 months old! but still relevant!

Nov 26, 2014

the news that Tumblr is the fastest growing social network raises an old question: How Many Users Does Tumblr Have?…

Nov 26, 2014

if you like reveling in the travel hell of others you can watch planes be delayed today in real time!…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @byjoelanderson: my dude @JimDalrympleII was in the thick of things in #Ferguson last night and flexed his substantial reporting skill…

Nov 26, 2014

according to that social survey: "GWI — which bases its data on interviews with 170,000 users across 32 markets" hmmmmm

Nov 26, 2014

can we talk about the 'Tumblr = the fastest growing social platform' study? this believable?…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @brianstelter: "Monday night, Livestreams covering Ferguson attracted more than 1.5 million viewers," @Livestream says. Local stations + amateur streamers.

Nov 26, 2014

is your mom doing something zany? dad fell asleep by the fire? crazy uncle said something ignorant? HOME TWEETS: CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF EM

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