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Uber, MasterCard, Visa and other big companies have reportedly signed on to Facebook’s blockchain efforts

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Getty It sounds like Facebook has persuaded a suite of heavyweight companies to get involved in its secretive blockchain project. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Silicon Valley technology giant has enlisted a number of high-profile firms – including Uber, MasterCard, Stripe, Visa, and Booking.com …

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VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk says his bootstrapped digital media company is generating more than $130 million and it’s coming for WPP and Omnicom – with no ‘meaningful competitor’ in sight

Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMediaVaynerX VaynerMedia started 10 years ago as a scrappy social-media agency and has grown into a holding company, VaynerX, that’s more than 800 people strong. Led by the divisive Gary Vaynerchuk, the holding company, VaynerX, houses six businesses including analytics, consulting, and digital media, and has …

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Facebook will compensate Android users for running an app that constantly reports which other apps you’re using

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.AP Facebook has a new app, “Study by Facebook,” that will let the social network see which apps and devices you use – and compensate you in return. It’s a new iteration of a previous app, called Facebook Research, which it quietly operated starting in 2016, paying …

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YouTube CEO apologized to the LGBTQ community for not banning videos involving homophobic slurs last week, but says she stands by the decision

Mateusz Wlodarczyk / Getty YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized to the LGBTQ community for not banning videos involving homophobic slurs last week, but maintained that she believed the company made the right decision based on its current policies. “I know that the decision we made was very hurtful to the …

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Meet the 14 top executives who lead Alphabet’s ‘Other Bets,’ helping the company go beyond just Google

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Some Googlers are reportedly fearful of speaking out against YouTube’s decisions about Steven Crowder’s channel because they’re worried their colleagues will retaliate

YouTube; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Google employees are angered by an episode around YouTube’s policies this week, but say they’re afraid to speak up for fear of retaliation from the company and their conservative colleagues, according to a report by the Verge on Friday. The issue at hand: YouTube’s decision to …

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A prominent tech reporter was charged by the FBI in connection with attempting to solicit sex with minors, according to a report

Wayback machineWayback machine Prominent tech reporter Peter Bright, age 38, was charged on Friday in connection with soliciting sex from minors online, according to a Daily Dot report. Bright, who worked for tech blog Ars Technica and is well-known in tech circles for his coverage of Microsoft, was charged in …

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