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Alibaba was selling counterfeit Brooklyn Nets gear even as its co-founder was buying a stake in the team

2017-11-17T03:00:53+00:00

Fake Nets apparel was readily accessible on the Taobao shopping site. On the day news broke that Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai was purchasing 49 percent of the Brooklyn Nets NBA franchise, plenty of the team’s gear was available on his company’s shopping sites. The problem is that many of those items were counterfeit, Recode found [...]

Alibaba was selling counterfeit Brooklyn Nets gear even as its co-founder was buying a stake in the team 2017-11-17T03:00:53+00:00

The more tech in your job, the more money you make

2017-11-17T03:00:51+00:00

A wider range of jobs requires more tech savvy than ever. It’s no secret that computer software engineers get paid a lot. But how savvy you are with a computer affects your salary in jobs far outside computer science fields, according to a new report by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. The study found [...]

The more tech in your job, the more money you make 2017-11-17T03:00:51+00:00

These are the eight ways Twitter can punish you for nasty tweets or messages

2017-11-15T03:00:37+00:00

There are a lot of options besides suspension. Twitter hasn’t always been clear about why it punishes its users — as a formal policy, the company refuses to comment about individual users, and its rules have historically been vague. That was until recently, when Twitter rewrote its user guidelines to help people understand what will [...]

These are the eight ways Twitter can punish you for nasty tweets or messages 2017-11-15T03:00:37+00:00

One year after President Trump’s election, these 10 science and tech posts in government are still lacking leaders

2017-11-15T03:00:36+00:00

Some of the jobs — like overseeing self-driving cars — have no nominees at all. A year after Donald Trump won the White House, the ranks of his government are still lacking in science and technology experts — the sort of officials who could oversee Silicon Valley, help find the next medical breakthrough or pioneer [...]

One year after President Trump’s election, these 10 science and tech posts in government are still lacking leaders 2017-11-15T03:00:36+00:00

Uber is facing a class action lawsuit from U.S. riders alleging assault

2017-11-15T03:00:33+00:00

The suit was brought by two unnamed women who were allegedly assaulted by their drivers. Uber has yet another lawsuit on its hands. In a new complaint seeking class action status, two women — who are maintaining anonymity — are asking a court to force the $69 billion ride-hail company to change many of its [...]

Uber is facing a class action lawsuit from U.S. riders alleging assault 2017-11-15T03:00:33+00:00

Twitter is selling a cheaper version of its enterprise product to try and boost sales

2017-11-15T03:00:32+00:00

Twitter’s data business is growing, so Twitter is trying to capitalize on that. Twitter is predominantly an advertising company, but it also sells data. Now, Twitter is trying to come up with ways to sell more data to offset the fact that its advertising business is shrinking. Some businesses pay the Twitter thousands of dollars [...]

Twitter is selling a cheaper version of its enterprise product to try and boost sales 2017-11-15T03:00:32+00:00

Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund has started his own venture capital firm

2017-11-15T03:00:31+00:00

The Founders Fund investor is partnering with Eric Stromberg. The investor Geoff Lewis, one of the general partners at the elite Founders Fund, has officially kicked off his own venture capital firm. Lewis is partnering with Eric Stromberg, the founder of Oyster, for a new fund of up to $118 million, according to documents filed [...]

Geoff Lewis of Founders Fund has started his own venture capital firm 2017-11-15T03:00:31+00:00

Facebook told the U.S. government that it’s open to new, limited political ad disclosure rules

2017-11-14T03:00:43+00:00

Its comments to the FEC, however, don’t mention issues-focused ads, which Russian agents bought in 2016. Facebook told the U.S. government that it would support limited new federal rules requiring companies and campaigns to disclose more information about online political ads. But the social giant — in comments filed with the Federal Election Commission on [...]

Facebook told the U.S. government that it’s open to new, limited political ad disclosure rules 2017-11-14T03:00:43+00:00