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What will Tumblr become under the ownership of tech’s only Goldilocks founder?

What will Tumblr become under the ownership of tech’s only Goldilocks founder? This week, Automattic revealed it has signed all the paperwork to acquire Tumblr from Verizon, including its full staff of 200. Tumblr has undergone quite a journey since its headline-grabbing acquisition by Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo in 2013 for $1.1 billion, […]

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Instagram says growth hackers are behind spate of fake Stories views

Instagram says growth hackers are behind spate of fake Stories views If you use Instagram and have noticed a bunch of strangers watching your Stories in recent months — accounts that don’t follow you and seem to be Russian — well, you’re not alone. Nor are you being primed for a Russian […]

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Axios’ Dan Primack on ‘the most polarizing startup that exists’

Axios’ Dan Primack on ‘the most polarizing startup that exists’ Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was a bit special. Instead of meeting up at the TechCrunch HQ to record the episode, Kate and Alex met up in muggy […]

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Facebook collected and transcribed users’ audio without permission

Facebook collected and transcribed users’ audio without permission “The future is private.” Clearly, Facebook still has a way to go. Facebook has become the latest tech giant to face scrutiny over its handling of users’ data, following a report that said the social media giant collected audio data and recordings from its […]

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The secret of content marketing: Avoid high bounce rates

The secret of content marketing: Avoid high bounce rates Julian Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How to see another company’s growth tactics and […]

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BuzzFeed CTO joins men’s health startup Ro

BuzzFeed CTO joins men’s health startup Ro Ro, a two-year-old startup known for its online pharmacy of men’s health products, has named BuzzFeed’s Todd Levy its chief technology officer. Levy first joined BuzzFeed in 2014 as the digital media company’s vice president of engineering; he was named CTO in 2016. Prior to […]

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PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters

PodcastOne is launching LaunchpadDM, a free hosting platform for independent podcasters PodcastOne, the celebrity podcasting network from the founder of radio powerhouse WestwoodOne, is launching a free hosting platform for podcasters. The Los Angeles-based syndicated podcasting platform, which counts athletes, politicians, talk radio, and reality television stars like Adam Carolla, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve […]

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PBS coming to YouTube TV later this year

PBS coming to YouTube TV later this year YouTube TV has landed another network partner: PBS. The public broadcaster’s member stations will be able to stream live and o-demand to YouTube TV subscribers beginning later this year, PBS and YouTube announced today. This is the first digital TV provider partnership for PBS, […]

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Almost sold out! Buy a ticket to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party

Almost sold out! Buy a ticket to the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party Last call, startuppers! TechCrunch’s Silicon Valley summer soiree — a.k.a. the 14th Annual TechCrunch Summer Party — is nearly sold out. If you want to join the brightest members of the startup community on July 25 and celebrate your […]

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The FTC looks to change children’s privacy law following complaints about YouTube

The FTC looks to change children’s privacy law following complaints about YouTube The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering an update to the laws governing children’s privacy online, known as the COPPA Rule (or, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). The Rule first went into effect in 2000 and was amended in […]

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