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Business reporter @BuzzFeed, formerly @WSJ. Math student, dabbling in iOS and Android development.

Snapchat CEO On Leaked Emails: "I Felt Like I Was Going To Cry All Morning" — Following up on leaks of a number of private email correspondences of Snapchat executives that included Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Pictures, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel expressed outrage in a letter he tweeted this afternoon. "I've been feeling a lot of things since our business plans were made public last night," he wrote in a message to his team, which he also tweeted.

Adam D'Angelo On Quora And The Future Of The Internet — In the past couple of years, how have you seen the way people communicate on the Internet change over time? Adam D'Angelo: Things are getting more verticalized. In the past people used to set up their own website, and there were lots of different platforms. You could use lots of different software to make a website, every website looked different.

Quora And The Quest To Answer Every Question — In 2009, Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever - two former early Facebook employees - were planning to build something new. They had not told anyone about the project, but word about the pair's activity spread - and that got the attention of Keith Rabois, an early PayPal executive.

The 11 Most Interesting Things From Mark Zuckerberg's Q&A Session — Facebook still isn't adding a "dislike" button any time soon. That was one question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered today as part of a larger question-and-answer session, which covered a broad range of topics including his personal life and how Facebook approaches social issues like economic disparty.

Instagram Says It Has 300 Million People Using It Every Month — Facebook continues to amass a non-trivial portion of the internet across its portfolio of applications - today saying that Instagram, a photo-sharing app it acquired for around $1 billion at the time in 2012, has 300 million monthly active users. Facebook now has either built or bought several apps that have collected hundreds of millions of daily users.

The Facebook Gaming Platform Is Not Dead (Yet) — Facebook isn't giving up on its games just yet. Despite a slight recent downturn in revenue generated by online games, the company still sees it as a mature and lucrative destination for game developers - one that will continue to drive revenue even as most developers shift to a mobile-first strategy, Facebook head of games partnerships Dan Morris told BuzzFeed News.

Bill Gates' Top 5 Books In 2014 — Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates spends a lot of time reading books, and an almost equal amount of time writing reviews of the books he's read. For acolytes, his reading habits provide a glimpse into both his personal life and how he conducts business.

Facebook Builds Up Mobile Search To Help Index Your News Feed — Facebook's search tools are getting an update beginning today, including a new way to search for existing posts instead of only people on Facebook. The typical example, seen above, would be for a person searching for some related topic to a person - like a vacation, or a wedding.

Twitter's Latest Feature: A Cash-Back Button On Tweets — Twitter is beginning to test a new product for advertisers: The ability to promote "offers" that are tied to a Twitter user's credit card. The company is beginning the test with a collection of brands over the holiday season. When a Twitter user sees an offer, they can add it to their credit or debit card.

Facebook Still Has High Hopes For Its Apps That Flopped — By app ranking standards, most of the new mobile apps coming out of Facebook's "Creative Labs" initiative haven't been particularly successful. Consider Paper, a news reader, or Slingshot, for sharing photos. Each plays on hugely popular aspects of the core Facebook product.
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Dec 19, 2014

The Starbucks deal was a disaster anyway and Square is probably better off distancing itself from it…

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