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Business reporter @BuzzFeed, formerly @WSJ. Math student, dabbling in iOS and Android development. I sometimes play video games.

Meet The Scientist Researching How Pinterest Users Are Using Pinterest — In a past life, Gabe Trionfi was helping design new kinds of microwaveable pasta meals. Now, he heads up the team of researchers at Pinterest tasked with understanding how people use to site. It's an important question for the company, which is rapidly expanding and growing internationally, and has also begun rolling out a suite of new products aimed at helping users discover new content.

This App Scanned My Body And Made A Shirt That Fit Great — I'm not the type of person who likes shopping, much less trying things on. In fact, I really hate it - the stores stress me out and it is hard to find shirts that fit well. That's why, when I heard about MTailor through a friend in Silicon Valley, I was intrigued by the prospect.

For This Shirtmaker, The Dressing Room Is Your iPhone — On a Friday morning in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood, the team for MTailor is frantically packing shirts into boxes and shipping them off. A pile of more than a hundred branded boxes sit in front of the company's tiny corner office space, rented from another San Francisco-based startup called OrderAhead.

A Surprisingly Good Quarter For Yahoo Beats Expectations — Yahoo surprised investors by beating analyst expectations, bringing in more money than expected. Thus far, new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been trying. As a result, much of the attention for the company has not been on Yahoo's core business, but on the roughly $35 billion stake it has in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Snapchat Says Its First Ads Are Coming This Weekend — Snapchat said the company's first ads in the United States would be appearing this weekend. The company announced the ads in a blog post Friday afternoon. The new ads mark a change to Snapchat that will begin generating real revenue for the company, which was recently rumored to be raising financing at a $10 billion valuation.

Apple CEO Says He's "Very Bullish" On The Future Of The Tablet — Apple CEO Tim Cook told BuzzFeed News following the iPad unveiling that he was "very bullish" on the future of tablets, countering some reports that the outlook for tablets is not as positive as it was when the devices first began entering the market in force in 2010 with the release of the first iPad.

Meet The Company Helping Vine And Instagram Stars Quit Their Day Job — In August this year, Jack Bethmann quit his day job and began filming Vines - six-second video loops on an app created by Twitter - full-time. He's able to do that thanks in part to Niche, an online service that connects people like Bethmann with brands that will pay to have the most popular Vine accounts promote their campaigns.

Dropbox Says It Has Not Been Hacked — A representative from Dropbox told BuzzFeed News that its security has not been compromised in response to reports claiming Dropbox had been hacked. "Dropbox has not been hacked," spokesperson Ana Andreescu told BuzzFeed News. "These usernames and passwords were unfortunately stolen from other services and used in attempts to log in to Dropbox accounts.

Snapchat Says Photo Leak Is Coming From "Illegal" Third-Party Apps — Snapchat responded to a reported leak of photos sent through its service this morning, saying it was not a result of a breach of the company's security. Instead, it was a result of a leak from a third-party application, the company said.

Apple Design Chief On Copycat Phones: 'It's Theft And It's Lazy' — Apple's design chief Jony Ive has harsh words for competitors that are taking design cues from the company's phones. In particular, he's not impressed with the phones designed by Xiaomi, one of the highest-profile new smartphone designers in China.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @MikeIsaac: have never heard a ill word spoken about @sundarpichai since I've started reporting on tech. Big promotion time.…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Jessicalessin: Nice story from @Recode about changes in $goog org structure. Hear there are littler ones too around geo, etc.…

Oct 24, 2014

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer On Amazon: “You’re Not A Real Business!”…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @dmac1: Roku planning confidential IPO filing w/ Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Nice Friday scoop @telisdemos

Oct 24, 2014

i am trying to follow these beyond earth streams but this game looks so confusing to me.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @jessmisener: Pinterest's new user research team studies how, what and when you Pin… via @mattlynley @buzzfeed

Oct 24, 2014

"When you’ve worked on the future of pudding, anything is possible. You lose that fear"…

Oct 24, 2014

Pinterest is constantly researching how its users are using Pinterest. Meet the team behind it… tip @Techmeme

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