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Facebook trying to 'friend' journalists

cnn.com — New York (CNN) -- Facebook is taking major steps to ensure that its News Feeds contain more actual news. The social media giant is hiring someone to build relationships with reporters and news organizations. The new hire also will help organize journalism-focused events, the first of which will take place this month at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

VC Bill Gurley Tells Startups to Beware of ‘Dirty’ Fundraising Terms

bloomberg.com — Bill Gurley, an influential venture capitalist who made an early bet on Uber Technologies Inc., sounded the alarm over what he described as a "fundamental sea-change in the investment community."

Speaker Maker Sonos Cuts Jobs as Amazon Steps Up Competition

bloomberg.com — Sonos Inc., the wireless speaker maker, is cutting staff as it refocuses on voice-controlled features and improving the way it works with music streaming services. Pete Pedersen, a spokesman for Sonos, declined to say how many employees would be affected.

Phil Bosua's Supersmart Light Bulb

bloomberg.com — Photographs by Brian Stevens for Bloomberg Businessweek About two decades ago, Phil Bosua dropped out of college in Australia, where he was studying to be an electrician, to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star. He spent a few years playing with a band called Propeller, and did concert lighting for other bands, honing his knowledge of circuitry.

Security-Enhanced Android: NSA Edition

bloomberg.com — Illustration by 731 Tech giants listed as part of the National Security Agency's Prism spying program have gone to some lengths to convince the world they aren't in bed with the U.S. government. has filed a request with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court asking permission to disclose more information about the government's data requests.

Kickstarter’s Funded Projects See Some Stumbles

bloomberg.com — Kickstarter Inc. began in 2009 as a way for entrepreneurs to raise money to get projects off the ground. Though the company's fundraising platform has been a success, many projects have not. More than a million backers have given $274 million to more than 28,000 home-grown ideas through the New York-based website, which entreats visitors to "fund and follow creativity."

Uber’s Michael Said to Retain Support After Remarks

bloomberg.com — (Corrects 15th paragraph of story that ran on Nov. 21 to remove erroneous reference to Michael's consulting work for Foursquare and Tumblr.) Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Emil Michael, the Uber Technologies Inc. executive whose criticisms of journalists led to calls for his firing this week, is so far withstanding that pressure.

These Nerds Are Creating the Ultimate Super Mario Level

bloomberg.com — At Facebook's headquarters earlier this week, some employees mocked up designs on whiteboards, while others, fueled by Red Bull, hunched over in front of screens, tapping furiously. The company was holding one of its signature hackathon events, which in the past have produced its chat feature, Timeline profile design, and the iconic "Like" button.

Apple’s IPhone 6 Ends China’s Cheap Streak

bloomberg.com — After years of declining smartphone prices worldwide, it looked like the hottest technology had quickly become a commodity. A slump that took decades in computers seemed to have happened to phones in just a few years. Perhaps most troubling was China, the biggest market and traditionally one of the fastest growing.

Why Apple, Google, Microsoft won't streamline video chat

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a bold gesture at the company's annual developers conference last June when he pledged to unite the technology industry under one video-calling standard. "FaceTime is based on a lot of open standards," Jobs said, referring to Apple's video-chat product.
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Apr 28, 2016

Uber takes a brave moral stance against tipping. But what about its bias-prone ratings system? bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 28, 2016

A robotics team from Google is now building a WeWork with chia pudding and daily guided meditation bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 28, 2016

@ellenhuet Uber's old, old line: "Please thank your driver, but tip is already included." bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 26, 2016

RT @spencerchen: Nothing is original, esp. in #design. (btw, these are NOT the logos of Medium AirBNB, Flipboard, and Beats) pic.twitter.com/JNDsM0rhodNDsM0rhod

Apr 26, 2016

RT @cwarzel: there's all kinds of drama behind the scenes at the org that oversees emojis and they refer to it as "EMOJIGEDDON" https://t.cbuzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/…/zZ94UVu5Bt

Apr 24, 2016

Art imitates life in #SiliconValley: Facebook acquired a startup last month that started as a "dynamic mustache" app bloomberg.com/news/articles/…


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