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Senior business reporter for @Mashable. Formerly with @SAI and @TheStreet. Tweet about tech/culture. All opinions are mine, even the stupid ones.

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Twitter will protect data from European users

mashable.com — Call it a tale of two Twitters. Twitter made a small but significant update to its terms of service and privacy policy on Friday, noting that all users outside the U.S. will have their account information processed at Twitter's subsidiary in Ireland starting next month.

Is the founder of GoPro really worth $284 million a year? Apparently.

mashable.com — Shortly before GoPro went public in July 2014, the company laid out a few of its potential risk factors for investors: competition from the likes of Apple, the ability to maintain the premium value of its brand and being "highly dependent" on its CEO and founder.

Hacked Sony emails get a wider release with Wikileaks database

mashable.com — Sony Picture's biggest drama of last year is getting a wider release - and the company is less than thrilled. Wikileaks on Thursday published a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents and 173,000 emails from Sony Pictures, all part of the trove of leaked files from the Sony hack last year, which rocked the company's leadership and nearly scuttled the release of The Interview.

Slack is suddenly valued at $2.8 billion

mashable.com — Slack just blazed its way to a multi-billion valuation. The workplace communication and collaboration service confirmed on Thursday that it has raised another $160 million in funding at a post-funding valuation of $2.8 billion, more than doubling its valuation in a matter of months.

Google is having a bad year

mashable.com — "I think Google is likely 75% f*cked," Paul Kedrosky, a venture capitalist, wrote in an email to Mashable. "Nothing's totally f*cked, but... they're at a precipice, and no one is calling them on it." Just a few years ago - heck, even a few months ago - that statement would have come across as utterly out of touch with reality.

Etsy delivers a carefully crafted IPO

mashable.com — The top execs at Etsy marked its first day as a public company in the most Etsy way possible: by ringing a set of "handmade and vintage bells." Etsy, a decade old online marketplace for handcrafted goods, began trading on the Nasdaq Thursday, opening at $31 per share, nearly doubling from its IPO price, suggesting much stronger-than-expected demand for the business.

11 tweets that capture the agony and ecstasy of filing late on #TaxDay

mashable.com — Like clockwork, the United States has dissolved into a mess of whimpers and exhausted relief. Some weary souls likely exerted the last of their energy to pound their keyboards in horror; others beat their chests in excitement. It's Tax Day. Again. Blame the earth's curiously fast revolution.

Cheaters sometimes prosper: AshleyMadison looking to IPO this year

mashable.com — Hopefully AshleyMadison's investors are more faithful than its users. Avid Life Media, the parent company of the infamous dating website for cheating spouses, confirmed on Wednesday that it intends to go public in London later this year, with plans to raise up to $200 million.

Tax Day is here, and brands are trying to distract you

mashable.com — Have you filed your taxes yet? If not, please stop reading this and get to it immediately. If you have, then congratulations: you may now enjoy some very bizarre promotions. In recent years, tax day has emerged as a new fake holiday for brands in search of a marketing opportunity during the long secular gap between Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.

Reddit will launch its first email newsletter, called Upvoted Weekly

mashable.com — Reddit, the internet's portal into virality, needs a table of contents - and it's getting one, with the site's first curated email newsletter. The new email newsletter will go out to users every Sunday and will be curated by staffers to help surface stories that might otherwise get lost in one of the thousands of communities, which are called subreddits.
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Apr 18, 2015

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Apr 17, 2015

Louis CK explains why he quit Twitter: "It made me feel bad. So I stopped doing it." esquire.com/entertainment/…

Apr 17, 2015

My grandma just told me she got excited because she saw "someone from Mashable" on TV this morning "with an incredible beard." cc @moneyries

Apr 17, 2015

Guess he must have lost his.. klout. GOODNIGHT RT @Recode: Klout co-founder Joe Fernandez has stepped down as CEO on.recode.net/1b5gzUT



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