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Sources: Verizon is seeking potential buyers for HuffPost, as it continues to shed digital businesses from its costly acquisition of Yahoo and AOL   —  Verizon is sounding out potential buyers for the HuffPost website, in the latest phase of the US telecoms group's retreat from the digital media business.
Oct 18, 2019, 8:30 PM - In context

Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Profile of PewDiePie covering his relationships with YouTube and mainstream media, as he tries to shed his reputation as a far-right sympathizer   —  The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings.  He says it's all a misunderstanding.
Oct 11, 2019, 6:20 PM - In context

Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook's choice to allow political ads with misinformation, while making ad details public, is not a perfect decision but it is a sensible and democratic one   —  It's a problem that needs more than a technical solution  —  If you see an ad on Facebook, should the contents of that ad be true?
Oct 10, 2019, 12:25 AM - In context

Poll of US adults: 62% say social media has “too much control” over the mix of news we see on their platforms, and 55% say this results in a worse mix of news   —  Getting news from social media is an increasingly common experience; nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults do so often
Oct 2, 2019, 5:05 PM - In context

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Tumblr and parent company Automattic raises $300M Series D from Salesforce Ventures at a post-money valuation of $3B   —  Automattic, the company best known for and its contributions to the open source, non-hosted WordPress alternative, has raised $300 million …
Sep 19, 2019, 9:50 AM - In context

Ian Burrell / The Drum:
HuffPost UK EIC Jimmy Leach on his former role as a UK Foreign Office diplomat, the Verizon Media ecosystem, HuffPost's female-focused newsroom, and more   —  Having been a Foreign Office diplomat and a senior official at Downing Street, Jimmy Leach, the new editor-in-chief of HuffPost UK …
Aug 19, 2019, 8:25 AM - In context

Casey Newton / The Interface:
Twitter's followable topics may open big new audiences for the company, as well as polarize them; Twitter still thinks its “trending” section can be fixed   —  On Wednesday, Twitter invited reporters to its headquarters in San Francisco for an update on improvements to the product.
Aug 14, 2019, 11:35 PM - In context

Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Interview with Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on how the Tumblr acquisition came about, what's next for Tumblr, adult content in apps, and more   —  Blogging is back, hopefully  —  It's been a long and winding road for Tumblr, the blogging site that launched a thousand writing careers.
Aug 14, 2019, 11:35 AM - In context owner Automattic says it will buy Tumblr from Verizon, take on ~200 staffers, and keep the porn ban; source says Automattic paid less than $10M   —  Verizon is set to sell the social network Tumblr to Automattic Inc, the owner of online publishing tool Wordpress.
Aug 12, 2019, 5:00 PM - In context

Sarah Krouse / Wall Street Journal: owner Automattic will buy Tumblr from Verizon for an undisclosed amount, taking on about 200 staffers   —  Carrier sheds blogging site for nominal amount as part of media unit revamp  —  Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed to sell its blogging website Tumblr to the owner …
Aug 12, 2019, 4:11 PM - In context

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