Gawker Estate Asks for Probe of Peter Thiel – WSJ

Advisers who represent what remains of Gawker Media Group in bankruptcy are exploring whether they can bring a viable lawsuit against Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who helped finance Hulk Hogan’s successful legal battle against the publisher. Gawker on Tuesday asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to subpoena Mr. Thiel to obtain information upon […]

Everyone Seems Ready to Rip ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ to Shreds – Waypoint

In the few days since Electronic Arts and BioWare let fans start playing the first 10 hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda, I suspect things haven’t gone according to their internal marketing plan. Instead of people sharing the cool moments they’re having in space, they’re retweeting the awkward animations and various examples of a lax attention to detail. […]

Germany to force Facebook, Twitter to delete hate speech | Germany | DW.COM | 14.03.2017

  The German government has announced new plans to force social media sites to delete hate speech and fake news. Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Facebook and Twitter had failed to regulate themselves. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has revealed details of a new plan to curb hate speech and fake news on social media […]

Uber CEO Says He Needs ‘Leadership Help’ After Video Shows Him Berating Driver – WSJ

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said he would seek leadership advice after a run of troubling news involving the company, capped Tuesday by an online video of him berating one of the ride-hailing service’s drivers. In a note to employees, Mr. Kalanick vowed to “grow up” and said he was “ashamed” of the […]

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

Just over a week ago, Donald Trump gathered members of the world’s press before him and told them they were liars. “The press, honestly, is out of control,” he said. “The public doesn’t believe you any more.” CNN was described as “very fake news… story after story is bad”. The BBC was “another beauty”. That […]

Real Estate Is Latest Target for Would-Be Disrupters – WSJ

A real-estate startup called Compass Inc. has hired hundreds of sales agents away from older rivals, collected $225 million from marquee investors and amassed a valuation of over $1 billion, all with the pitch that its software can make brokers more efficient. Real-estate veterans say they’re baffled by how the four-year-old firm, active in only […]