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Mashable and BuzzFeed Are More Bad News for Online Media

Mashable and BuzzFeed Are More Bad News for Online Media

Big systemic structural problems will leave the sector with many challenges.
Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes

Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes

A company called Confido raised a small ICO by selling special CFD designed to allow “safe and trustless cryptocurrency payments. According to ICODrops they raised their goal of about $400,000 and
YouTube returns to the Amazon Echo Show

YouTube returns to the Amazon Echo Show

When the Amazon Echo Show first debuted, it included a YouTube feature, as is right and proper for a device with a screen capable of playing video and connecting to the internet. But Google quickly
Facebook to tell users if they interacted with Russia's 'troll army'

Facebook to tell users if they interacted with Russia's 'troll army'

Social network says tool will let users see if they have liked or followed accounts created by organisation that carries out misinformation operationsFacebook has promised to tell users whether they
Early steps to trace and block the trolls who spread fake news | Open door | Paul Chadwick

Early steps to trace and block the trolls who spread fake news | Open door | Paul Chadwick

For those journalists who seek truth and take seriously their role to facilitate democracy, it is imperative to expose deception and masquerading voicesFakery has long infected public debate in
Russian man sent to penal colony for insulting officials online

Russian man sent to penal colony for insulting officials online

Vladimir Timoshenko given two-year sentence for using social media to call for uprising against ‘unpopular regime’ A court in St Petersburg has sentenced a man to two years in a penal colony for
Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

Noah Heller, one of the chief architects of Hulu’s virtual reality strategy, has left the video streaming service to set up his own venture firm, 3Rodeo. Primarily focused on backing Los Angeles-based
The White House wants to ban cell phones, citing security risk

The White House wants to ban cell phones, citing security risk

The Donald can’t seem to keep his hands off the phone while in the White House, but the same rules may not apply to his staff in the near future. The White House is mulling a personal cell phone ban
Amazon is previewing an IOT security service

Amazon is previewing an IOT security service

As one of its last announcement on a day chock-full with new tools and features, Amazon previewed a new security device for the internet of things. Called IOT Device Defender, the new service will
New Destiny 2 Alexa skills let you ask Ghost to do stuff in-game

New Destiny 2 Alexa skills let you ask Ghost to do stuff in-game

Destiny 2 fans will know that you get your own virtual assistant of source in the game world – Ghost, who sort of floats around and guides you. The new Alexa skill for Destiny 2 allows you to ask

New York Times Cuts Number of Free Articles Per Month in Half

The Gray Lady is tightening up its paywall.
Facebook and Google Will Be Investigated for Possible ‘Disruption’ of Australia’s News Media
Facebook and Google Will Be Investigated for Possible ‘Disruption’ of Australia’s News Media
Ten predictions for digital media in 2018

Ten predictions for digital media in 2018

In reaction to 2017’s sobering and frequently shocking negative societal forces, many digital media companies will take things even further by infusing their offline efforts with social impact, an
Mashable laying off 50 people as it refocuses toward tech news after fire sale to Ziff Davis

Mashable laying off 50 people as it refocuses toward tech news after fire sale to Ziff Davis

Publishing conglomerate Ziff Davis has officially bought online news site Mashable for a mere $50 million, according to Recode. The all-out sale of Mashable comes after the publisher reportedly tried
Airbnb, Uber, eBay: in this intangible world workers must adapt to survive | John Harris

Airbnb, Uber, eBay: in this intangible world workers must adapt to survive | John Harris

As the old forms of physical production fall away, the future looks bright for those who reinvent themselves – and ominous for those who can’tAs descriptions of capitalism go, it’s surely one of the

How Bossip Smashed Headline Conventions to Smithereens

The gossip site and its competitors know that it’s not just what you say—it's who you're speaking to, and from what angle.
The Guardian view on teenage gambling: staking on dopamine | Editorial

The Guardian view on teenage gambling: staking on dopamine | Editorial

Social media can look like a gateway drug to young addicts bent on laying bets online. We need to guard against the dangers of bothThe worlds of late childhood and early adolescence are absorbing,
Russia-linked Twitter accounts 'tried to divide UK' after terrorist attacks

Russia-linked Twitter accounts 'tried to divide UK' after terrorist attacks

University researchers find at least 47 accounts that posted at least 475 messages, reposted more than 153,000 timesFake social media accounts linked to Russia were used to influence and interfere
Twitter under fire after suspending Egyptian journalist Wael Abbas

Twitter under fire after suspending Egyptian journalist Wael Abbas

Account of blogger and campaigner who has won awards for documenting human rights abuses shut downTwitter has faced criticism after the account of a prominent Egyptian journalist and campaigner was