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Facebook tried to turn a ban of far-right figures into a PR opportunity, but it backfired

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, the Facebook’s developer conference, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in San Jose, Calif.AP Photo/Tony Avelar Facebook is banning a bunch of far-right figures from its apps, including Alex Jones. But the company briefed journalists and made the announcement before the bans …

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Hulu is ramping up its Marvel content with ‘Ghost Rider’ and ‘Helstrom’ TV shows after Netflix canceled its own Marvel series

Ghost Rider on &quotAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”ABC Hulu’s partnership with Marvel is growing after Netflix canceled its own Marvel shows. Hulu announced two new Marvel series, “Ghost Rider” and “Helstrom,” on Tuesday. Disney, which owns Marvel, now owns majority stake in Hulu, and ended a licensing deal with Netflix this year. …

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai blames a drop in sales of its Pixel smartphone on ‘headwinds’ that are putting pressure on every expensive phone

Getty Sales of the Google-made Pixel smartphone are falling, company executives said in its first quarter earnings call on Monday – further pointing to the tech giant’s struggle to build a meaningful hardware business. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Pixel’s dropping sales were caused by “year-on-year headwinds” across the …

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The founder of Craigslist and other donors will ‘reassess’ their support for the Markup following the controversial firing of its editor-in-chief

Stephanie Canciello, Unali Artists.Craig Newmark.Stephanie Canciello, Unali Artists. Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and other donors said they are taking “very seriously” the firing of the editor-in-chief of a new publication called the Markup. Julia Angwin, the editor-and-chief and cofounder of the Markup, was fired Monday over what she characterized as …

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The mother of the YouTube and 23andMe CEOs has a 5-letter catchword for raising successful children and she wrote a book about it

Esther WojcickiJoi Ito Ester Wojcicki – the mother of YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki – has a new book coming out on May 7 about how to raise successful children. Wojcicki told Fortune in a recent interview that her approach can be applied by business leaders …

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Facebook is appointing Peggy Alford to be the first African-American woman on its board, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings prepares to leave

Peggy Alford will be the first African American woman to serve on Facebook’s board of directorsFacebook There are significant changes afoot on Facebook’s board. The company is nominating PayPal exec Peggy Alford for election to the board, and she will be the first African-American woman to serve as a director …

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Terry Gilliam opens up about his 30-year quest to make ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,’ which is in theaters for one night only

APTerry Gilliam.AP Director Terry Gilliam opened up about his 30-year quest to make “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.” He explained why he hasn’t officially signed on to Apple’s series remake of his beloved movie, “Time Bandits.” He also shared the reason he doesn’t have anything lined up to make …

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I tried YouTube’s live TV streaming service for one month and I’ll likely stick around – but just for the sports

Business Insider / Screenshot Like many millennials out there, I don’t have cable TV. My bases are pretty much covered when it comes streaming content with Netflix, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime Video, except for one glaring exception – sports. That’s why I was so excited to try out YouTube’s …

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