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#TheHustler: How Gary Vee became the ad industry’s lightning rod
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White House Memo: Trump Wants It Known: Grading 100 Days Is ‘Ridiculous’ (but His Were the Best)
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Chelsea Clinton tweets 'reminder' that she's 'not running for anything'
The Hill • Paulina Firozi
CEO Stewart Butterfield Says Slack Is Evolving Into An 'Always-On Chief Of Staff'
Forbes • Alex Konrad, Forbes Staff
Faye Dunaway on Oscars Flub: ‘I Was Very Guilty’ (Video)
The Wrap • Reid Nakamura
John Mack, Michael Woo, Gil Garcetti and Karen Bass
PBS • Lehual
Author and Editor-At-Large Gary Younge
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Tom Hanks jokes Twitter CEO inspired his character in 'The Circle'
Reuters • David Ingram
Square hires Yik Yak’s engineers, leaving fewer than 10 employees behind
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#TheHustler: How Gary Vee became the ad industry’s lightning rod
DigidayShareen Pathak
GE bigwigs Beth Comstock and Linda Boff had just finished a two-hour breakfast with Gary Vaynerchuk at SXSW in 2012 when they saw Vaynerchuk tweet about a party he was throwing. When they showed up, people were already lined up around the...
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Health Care Industry, Politics & Policy
White House Memo: Trump Wants It Known: Grading 100 Days Is ‘Ridiculous’ (but His Were the Best)
The New York TimesPeter Baker
WASHINGTON — In case anyone was wondering, President Trump wants it known that he does not care about the false judgment of his administration after just 100 days. “It’s an artificial barrier,” he sniffed the other day. “Not very meaningful,” he scoffed....
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Politics & Policy, Social Media Industry
Chelsea Clinton tweets 'reminder' that she's 'not running for anything'
The HillPaulina Firozi
Chelsea Clinton insisted she has "no plans" to run for public office in a series of tweets on Monday. The former first daughter was responding to a tweet from Vox senior correspondent Matt Yglesias, after he tweeted about a New York state...
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Enterprise Software, Facebook Inc
CEO Stewart Butterfield Says Slack Is Evolving Into An 'Always-On Chief Of Staff'
ForbesAlex Konrad, Forbes Staff
Credit: Emily Drewry for Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield wants his service to be an "always-on chief of staff." Stewart Butterfield says that when he first pitched Slack to investors, he saw a $100 million messaging market opportunity. Now with 5 million users...
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Facebook Inc, Film Industry
Faye Dunaway on Oscars Flub: ‘I Was Very Guilty’ (Video)
The WrapReid Nakamura
Nightly News 04/24/2017 0:48 Exclusive: Faye Dunaway Felt 'Guilty' After Oscars Mishap 0:00 0:00 Faye Dunaway has broken her silence about the Oscars Best Picture flub in an interview with Lester Holt on “NBC Nightly News” on Monday. “I could have done...
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Social Media Industry, Twitter Inc
John Mack, Michael Woo, Gil Garcetti and Karen Bass
PBSLehual
April 28, 2017 The former civic leaders and representative discuss the 25th anniversary of the L.A. uprising. John Mack John Mack is the former President of the L.A. Urban League and Police Commission. Michael Woo Former L.A. City Councilman Michael Woo made...
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Colleges & Universities, Politics & Policy
Author and Editor-At-Large Gary Younge
PBSLehual
The author and editor-at-large discusses the French presidential election and parallels in politics around the world. Gary Younge, an Alfred Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute, is an award-winning columnist for the Guardian and Nation. In 2015, he was awarded the Foreign...
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Corporate Governance, Facebook Inc
Tom Hanks jokes Twitter CEO inspired his character in 'The Circle'
ReutersDavid Ingram
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, who plays a Silicon Valley tycoon in the new film "The Circle" about a powerful social media company, teased Twitter Inc Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Monday that he may have been inspiration for the part. Hanks...
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Political Rights, Social Media Industry
Square hires Yik Yak’s engineers, leaving fewer than 10 employees behind
Ars TechnicaCyrus Farivar
According to a Monday report in Bloomberg Businessweek, Square has acquired the "five- to ten-person" engineering team of Yik Yak for $3 million. That leaves just a handful of employees at the Atlanta-based social networking startup. In December 2016, the company already...
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Green Transportation, Mobile
Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report
TechCrunchAnthony Ha
Today’s Stories Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted LinkedIn hits 500M member milestone for its social network for the working world Amazon’s driverless tech team focuses not on building it, but on how to use...
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