Episode 32: DGT (New Recording Space Test)

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Former Reddit CEO says the site's about to be purged

Steve Huffman's going to reveal Reddit's new content policy tomorrow, but one of his predecessors is promising that it'll be a "purge." Yishan Wong, who ran the site between 2012 - 2014 and has spoken in support of Ellen Pao, has decided to "declassify a lot of things," airing plenty of dirty …

Facebook Adds Buy Button Integration As It Continues To Reinvent Pages

The newsfeed has dominated how users have absorbed information from businesses on Facebook for the past decade. Now, it seems the company is ready to revitalize Facebook Pages and transform them into commerce destinations where users can not only quickly grab business info, but as of today, also …

Leaked Google Data Makes Company More Transparent Than It Wants To Be

Data related to Google’s “Right to be forgotten” (RTBF) removal requests was just torn from the source code of its very own transparency report.<p>The Guardian reports that “less than 5% of nearly 220,000 individual requests made to Google to selectively remove links to online information concern …

Privacy

Captiv8 Is Building The Analytics, Marketing Platform For Harnessing The Reach of Instagram, Vine, Snapchat Stars

It’s another new world (again) for brands and marketers as Vine, Instagram and Snapchat have emerged as powerful platforms for product placement and reaching younger consumers.<p>So Krishna Subramanian, Sunil Verma and Vishal Gurbuxani, who previously sold a mobile ad exchange company called Mobclix …

Social Media

Surprise surprise, news consumption on Twitter and Facebook is rising

Over the years, Facebook and Twitter have worked hard to turn their platforms into specially honed places for news: Facebook has spent years tweaking its News Feed to provide the right balance of personal content and that of brands or publishers, while Twitter is always coming up with new features …

Adobe patches critical security flaws in Flash

Adobe has issued an update to its Flash Player plugin for Windows, Mac and Linux, which fixes critical vulnerabilities that made users’ systems susceptible to intrusions.<p>The security flaws were discovered in a leak of security firm Hacking Team’s internal documents and product source code. The news …

Obama's excellent lame duck summer

For a lame duck president, Barack Obama has had an excellent summer, with a slew of domestic and foreign policy wins, capped this week by a historic …

Google Accidentally Released Details of Right To Be Forgotten Requests

A year has passed since the EU ruled that people have the “right to be forgotten” online, and Google has been busy removing links when people ask it …

In cities and states across the U.S., it's the hotel industry versus Airbnb

One Airbnb host allegedly tripled the price of his condo without warning, nearly ruining a family’s trip to Austin to see a Formula One race. …

Food powder made from expired produce may help end world hunger

The global amount of food wasted each year is an estimated 1.76 billion tons — that's $750 billion in terms of economic loss, according to the United …