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Pandora Shares Rise After Report of CEO Tim Westergren Leaving Company

Pandora Media investors appear to be encouraged by a report that CEO Tim Westergren will leave once the board settles on a replacement. The share price is up 2.8% in morning trading following the news from Recode’s Peter Kafka. Westergren,... Continue Reading →

Vimeo Scraps Plans for Subscription VOD Service

Vimeo, which had been gearing up to launch a subscription VOD service, will no longer proceed with the plans. “Vimeo has confirmed that it has decided not to proceed in offering a subscription-based original program service scheduled to begin in... Continue Reading →

Facebook Reportedly in Talks to Produce Scripted, Original TV-Quality Shows

Facebook Inc (FB.O) is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The social networking giant has indicated that it was... Continue Reading →

Google Will No Longer Scan Gmail Service for Targeted Advertising

Google plans to abandon its longstanding practice of scanning user email in its Gmail service to serve targeted advertising. Google said it does not scan the email of paying corporate customers of its G Suite of services, but it made... Continue Reading →

Facebook In Talks With Hollywood Studios About Producing Original TV-Quality Shows

Facebook Inc (FB.O) is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programing by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The social networking giant has indicated that it was... Continue Reading →

Google to Stop Reading Users’ Gmail Accounts to Sell Ads

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among... Continue Reading →

SpaceX Rocket Carries 10 Satellites Into Orbit From California Air Force Base

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off through low-lying fog at 1:25 p.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air... Continue Reading →

Google Announces That it Will Stop Scanning Gmail Messages to Sell Targeted Ads

Google will stop its long-standing practice of scanning the contents of individual Gmail users for advertising purposes, the company announced in a blog post today. The practice, something Google has done nearly since the launch of its email service, allows... Continue Reading →

Uber Founder and CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns

Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday as chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company.... Continue Reading →

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