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Average tenure of Facebook’s top 14 execs is more than 9 years, most have been at Facebook since before its IPO, few top execs have left despite…

Kurt Wagner / Recode : Average tenure of Facebook's top 14 execs is more than 9 years, most have been at Facebook since before its IPO, few top execs have left despite controversies   —  This month was the perfect month to leave Facebook.  —  The social giant, which has been under fire over the past 18 months …

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Tesla has hired Snap’s vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as vice president of engineering (Alex Heath/Cheddar)

Alex Heath / Cheddar : Tesla has hired Snap's vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as vice president of engineering   —  Tesla has hired Snap vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, to be the electric carmaker's vice president of engineering, people familiar with the matter told Cheddar.

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After EU’s €2.4B fine for Google anti-trust abuses in shopping search results, Yelp files complaint with EU over similar alleged abuses with…

Financial Times : After EU's €2.4B fine for Google anti-trust abuses in shopping search results, Yelp files complaint with EU over similar alleged abuses with Google Local Search   —  Yelp has filed a complaint with the EU's antitrust watchdog against Google, arguing that the search company has abused …

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In European Parliament, Zuckerberg was barraged with questions on Facebook’s power and conduct, but the format let him cherry-pick the ones he wanted…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : In European Parliament, Zuckerberg was barraged with questions on Facebook's power and conduct, but the format let him cherry-pick the ones he wanted to answer   —  Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queries …

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In European Parliament, Zuckerberg was barraged with questions on Facebook’s power and conduct, but the format let him cherry-pick the ones he wanted…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : In European Parliament, Zuckerberg was barraged with questions on Facebook's power and conduct, but the format let him cherry-pick the ones he wanted to answer   —  Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queries …

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Tidelift, which provides firms with professional-grade support of open source software and pays part of proceeds to software maintainers, raises $15M…

Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE : Tidelift, which provides firms with professional-grade support of open source software and pays part of proceeds to software maintainers, raises $15M Series A   —  Tidelift Inc. is raising $15 million as it looks to boost its unique open-source software model that sees companies pay …

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eMarketer: Starbucks’ mobile payment service had 20.7M US users in 2017, over Apple Pay’s 19.9M and Google Pay’s 9.3M, and is expected to keep…

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch : eMarketer: Starbucks' mobile payment service had 20.7M US users in 2017, over Apple Pay's 19.9M and Google Pay's 9.3M, and is expected to keep outpacing them   —  People really love getting their coffee more quickly.  Starbucks, which has operated its own mobile payments service since 2011 …

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Slack debuts action buttons, which let 3rd-party devs make Slack messages actionable with a click, with Asana, Jira, Pocket, Zendesk among launch…

Casey Newton / The Verge : Slack debuts action buttons, which let 3rd-party devs make Slack messages actionable with a click, with Asana, Jira, Pocket, Zendesk among launch partners   —  Turning messages into starting points  —  Slack is giving developers tools to build new integrations that turn clicks on messages into actions on their own platforms.

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Inside WhiteBoxDating, the "wordpress for dating" catering to any niche, comes pre-loaded with many fake "users", and is home to…

Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo : Inside WhiteBoxDating, the “wordpress for dating” catering to any niche, comes pre-loaded with many fake “users”, and is home to Trump.dating, NeverTrump.dating   —  Earlier this year, the media got very excited about Trump.dating, a site for the pro-Donald set that promised to “make dating great again.”

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Microsoft shows off how its social chat bot Xiaoice, which is in use across platforms in China, can place phone calls to humans, similar to Google’s…

Tom Warren / The Verge : Microsoft shows off how its social chat bot Xiaoice, which is in use across platforms in China, can place phone calls to humans, similar to Google's Duplex   —  Similar to Google Duplex, but only in China  —  Google demonstrated a jaw-dropping new capability in Google Assistant earlier this month …

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Civil rights groups concerned as FOIA request shows cities’ law enforcement adopted Amazon’s Rekognition facial recognition tech without prior public…

Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post : Civil rights groups concerned as FOIA request shows cities' law enforcement adopted Amazon's Rekognition facial recognition tech without prior public discourse   —  Amazon has been providing facial recognition tools to law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Orlando for only a few dollars a month …

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Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to mute others in their feed without having to unfollow them (Katie Notopoulos/BuzzFeed)

Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed : Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to mute others in their feed without having to unfollow them   —  Instagram just announced a desperately needed feature: a mute button. … Previously, it was possible to mute someone's Stories (tap and hold their profile icon), but not their photos in your main feed.

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Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers; the pilot will run through…

Reuters : Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers; the pilot will run through March 2019   —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers …

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Email authentication service Valimail raises $25M Series B led by Tenaya Capital, bringing its total amount of funding raised to $38.5M (Frederic…

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch : Email authentication service Valimail raises $25M Series B led by Tenaya Capital, bringing its total amount of funding raised to $38.5M   —  Valimail helps businesses ensure that nobody can impersonate them over email.  That's not a sexy business to be in, but very much a necessary one.

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