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The media manipulators who poisoned the coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline also sold us the Iraq war

The media manipulators who poisoned the coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline also sold us the Iraq war

The Standing Rock protesters were an unprecedented coalition of indigenous peoples, veterans, and activists of every stripe, and they faced down vicious mercenaries who targeted them with "anti-terrorist" tactics.

But the oil industry and its authoritarian pals didn’t just buy …

by July 24, 2017 0 comments Tech
Shyp is reducing headcount and suspending all operations outside of SF

Shyp is reducing headcount and suspending all operations outside of SF

Shyp, the on-demand shipping service launched in 2013, has announced in a blog post that they are withdrawing from all but one city and “reducing headcount at headquarters” in an effort to “prove their business model and set Shyp up …

by July 21, 2017 0 comments Tech
Amazon’s latest service helps you set up your Alexa-powered smart home

Amazon’s latest service helps you set up your Alexa-powered smart home

Amazon has been quietly rolling out its own repair and installation service, a competitor of sorts to something like Best Buy’s Geek Squad, according to a report from Recode out this morning. The service is live now in seven markets …

by July 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
SoundCloud, the ‘YouTube for audio’, cuts 173 jobs, closes San Francisco, London offices

SoundCloud, the ‘YouTube for audio’, cuts 173 jobs, closes San Francisco, London offices

Some rough news today for SoundCloud, the audio streaming site whose content is largely based around uploads from its 175 million users in 190 countries. The company has announced that it is laying off 173 employees, and it is closing …

by July 6, 2017 0 comments Tech
Will Blue Apron’s rebound continue?

Will Blue Apron’s rebound continue?

Cooking kit delivery company Blue Apron traded up 3.5% on the stock market Monday, erasing some of the losses from its first two days as a public company. Shares closed at $9.67, which was still beneath last week’s $10 IPO …

by July 5, 2017 0 comments Tech
BBC stops AM radio broadcasts from Thailand

BBC stops AM radio broadcasts from Thailand

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The British Broadcasting Corporation announced Wednesday it is ending its shortwave transmissions from Thailand after 20 years of operation, because it failed to reach agreement with Thailand’s military government on a renewal of its operating …

by July 2, 2017 0 comments Tech
Leaked Facebook docs: weird censorship standards that protect “white men but not black children”

Leaked Facebook docs: weird censorship standards that protect “white men but not black children”

Facebook is not responsible for bad speech by its users — section 230 of the US Telecommunications Act says that libel and other forms of prohibited speech are the responsibility of users, not those who provide forums for users to …

by June 30, 2017 0 comments Tech
Apple the iPhone because Steve jobs hated this guy at Microsoft

Apple the iPhone because Steve jobs hated this guy at Microsoft

The design of the original iPhone has surprising origin story.

The now iconic design came about because of a personal grudge Steve Jobs had against a Microsoft exec.

Speaking at an event Tuesday, Scott Forstall, who lead Apple’s iOS software …

by June 21, 2017 0 comments Tech
Time Warner will spend $100M on Snapchat original shows and ads

Time Warner will spend $100M on Snapchat original shows and ads

Time Warner and Snap Inc. have announced a new deal that will bring increased ad spending and the development of new made-for-Snapchat shows.

People familiar with the deal tell TechCrunch that the deal is valued at about $100M spent over …

by June 20, 2017 0 comments Tech
You know things are bad when Mark Hamill mixes up Steve Bannon and Darth Vader

You know things are bad when Mark Hamill mixes up Steve Bannon and Darth Vader

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Mark Hamill felt a great disturbance aboard Air Force One over the weekend.

It all started on April 6 when Donald "45" Trump popped into the press cabin aboard the presidential airliner to answer some questions about his …

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Tech