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Facebook says it will send less traffic to publishers — but that’s already been happening

2018-01-13T03:04:33+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Google is publishers’ main source of external traffic. Facebook’s announcement yesterday that it would be sending less traffic to brands and publishers sent its stock down this morning. But the move has been a long time coming. Facebook’s share of external web traffic to publishers declined to 24 percent in January, down from nearly 40 [...]

General Motors is asking the U.S. government to let it test cars without steering wheels in 2019

2018-01-12T09:15:06+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The automaker is asking the government to make an exemption for 16 of the federal motor-vehicle safety standards. No steering wheel, no problem. Or at least that’s what General Motors wants the federal government to say. The automaker, which has been busy testing its self-driving cars on the busy city streets of San Francisco, has [...]

Facebook is making a major change to the News Feed that will show you more content from friends and family and less from publishers

2018-01-12T03:04:59+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that, as a result, he expects that people will spend less time on Facebook. Here we go: Facebook said on Thursday that it will start to show users more posts from their friends and family in the News Feed, a move that means people will see fewer posts from publishers and [...]

DFJ has apologized for the reported ‘sex party’ event at Steve Jurvetson’s home

2018-01-12T03:04:58+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

“We would never want anyone to feel uncomfortable and we are sorry if that happened,” said the firm. Venture capital firm DFJ is apologizing for an event hosted by founder Steve Jurvetson, further highlighting how the personal allegations against him ultimately forced him out of his job. Jurvetson hosted a party at his home that [...]

We’re launching a TV series with MSNBC about tech, jobs and the future. You’re invited.

2018-01-12T03:04:56+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

First up to be interviewed: Google’s Sundar Pichai and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki. Yes, I am about to become an anchor monster. No, really. Because this year, Recode is partnering with MSNBC to produce a town hall event series — name to come! — starting Jan. 19. It will broadcast on television and on the web [...]

Dropbox is finally, finally going public

2018-01-11T19:08:33+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Is the company actually worth $10 billion? The joke surrounding Dropbox for years was that the company was set to go public in the fourth quarter of that year — every year. Joke’s over. The file-storage company filed papers confidentially to go public, Bloomberg reported Thursday, for a much-delayed and much-anticipated IPO later this year. [...]