Another Platform Puts Ad Blocking in the Mix – eMarketer

Twitter unveiled an update to its mobile app that enables users to block ads on mobile webpages opened via the app. Unlike Google’s recently reported move to incorporate an ad blocker in its Chrome browser next year, Twitter is simply enabling its app to use the ad block software built into Apple’s native browser, Safari. […]

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods in $13.4 Billion Deal – The New York Times

close dealbook-branding close story-meta Photo Customers at the Whole Foods Market in Manhattan. Credit John Taggart for The New York Times said on Friday that it had agreed to buy the upscale supermarket chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion, in the online retailer’s latest push into the grocery business. The deal comes as the high-end […]

Valley of the dolts | The Outline

In February 2012, after Facebook announced what was in time to become the largest IPO in the history of internet firms, The Economist put a parody of Mark Zuckerberg’s profile page on its cover. Next to an insipid, beaming profile picture of the young CEO, there was a status update: “VENI VIDI VICI!!! Am I […]

Uber Embraces Major Reforms as Travis Kalanick, the C.E.O., Steps Away – The New York Times

close story-meta Photo Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive, has been under pressure for his aggressive management style. Credit Wang Zhao/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO — In Uber’s continuing attempt to repair its reputation over a series of scandals stemming from its bad-boy culture, its co-founder Travis Kalanick said he would take a leave […]

Publishers flee Medium amid business model changes – Axios

Publishers are leaving Medium, the crowdsourced-based content platform, amid business changes that make It harder for them to make money. Most notably in the last month, Bill Simmon’s sports/culture blog The Ringer moved to Vox and Condé Nast’s tech blog BackChannel moved to Wired. Why it matters: Medium’s long-term solution to this problem is to wait until its subscription model […]

Uber board member cracks ‘inappropriate’ joke about women at company event on sexual harassment – The Washington Post

Uber board member David Bonderman. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Billionaire businessman David Bonderman, a member of Uber’s board, apologized Tuesday for making what he called an “inappropriate” comment about women at a company-wide meeting that was aimed at addressing the harassment of women and other unprofessional conduct within the company. At the event, Bonderman made a joke […]