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Former Silicon Valley VC says Ghislaine Maxwell attended an investor party in 2011 despite reports 'about her supplying underage girls for sex'

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao said Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell attended a 2011 party in Silicon Valley hosted by the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. "We knew about her supplying underage girls for sex, but I guess that was fine with the 'cool' people who managed the tightly controlled guest list," Pao wrote in a tweet. Pao, a former partner at Kleiner Perkins, later clarified to Business Insider that people at the party "suspected" Maxwell was guilty because some of Epstein's victims had...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Hp, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Reid Hoffman, Reddit, Maxwell, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer


Social media platforms are finally acting like the mini-governments they are

Is this burst of proactive community moderation just a temporary trend?
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Features, Reddit, Trump


Mark Zuckerberg's network effects nightmare

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: Tech's "surge" of goodbyes and Facebook's network effects nightmare The tech business thrives on newness — new products, new features, new speeds. Even when the new stuff is really just old stuff with a new name, you can be s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Yahoo, Ipo, Softbank, US, Trends, CMO, Tesla, Netflix, Missouri, Aol


Multiple service providers are blocking DuckDuckGo in India

Just a few days after India banned 59 Chinese apps, many users in the country are reporting that privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is inaccessible to them. Users on Reddit have noticed they’re unable to access the site on their Airtel and Reliance Jio mobile network connections. While Some users on Twitter have further suggested multiple internet service providers (ISP) have blocked the site. Thanks! Colleagues (Divyank, Kushagra) and I ran some tests from Bangalore and Delhi. Confirmed t...
Tags: Startups, India, Vodafone, Reddit, Delhi, Airtel, Bangalore, Insider, Reliance Jio, SNI


Contrary Capital wants to invest in the next big tech mafia

Contrary Capital, which has raised money from Tesla, Reddit, SoFi and Twitch, knows a thing or two about how to work with tech’s brightest mafias. Now it wants to invest in them, before anyone else. The San Francisco fund and accelerator, which traditionally invests in student entrepreneurs, is betting on the idea that the best founders are early-career employees first. Today Contrary Capital is publicly launching its next big bet: Contrary Talent, a new arm within the fund that will invest a...
Tags: Startups, TC, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Venture Capital, Reddit, Twitch, SoFi, Triplebyte, HBCU, Facebooks, Contrary Capital, Eric Tarczynski, Tarczynski, Tesla Reddit SoFi


Python is great, but stop using it for every damn project

Recently I had a discussion over Reddit over why would someone would use Python over other programming languages. The discussion was pretty good and thus I thought about writing a post about it. First of all, let me give you my thoughts on Python. Python is a language I love and can be used in a wide variety of applications, though I agree that languages have their falls, I do believe its a great language for professionals to use, and also for beginners to enter the fascinating world of programm...
Tags: Python, Startups, Tech, Reddit, Design & Dev, Python Python, Syndication


Reddit shuts down The_Donald, holographic VR, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live we discuss the top tech of the day, including Reddit shutting down The_Donald.
Tags: Uber, Trends, Social Media, Reddit, Vr, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


Advertising execs break down why TikTok, Amazon, and TV networks will be the biggest winners of the growing Facebook boycott

The number of advertisers supporting a temporary boycott of advertising on Facebook and onwards is growing with big names like Microsoft, Starbucks, Ford and Clorox getting on board. Media buyers said companies including Amazon, TV networks, and TikTok stand to be the biggest beneficiaries of the boycott as brands look for places to park their dollars. Still, many brands are struggling as their sales have been crushed by the coronavirus and are not ready to leave Facebook. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Pinterest, India, US, Trends, Snapchat, Reddit, Dallas, Usa Today, Hulu, Black Lives Matter, Coca Cola


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting. The subreddit was one of roughly 2,000 communities that were banned across Reddit on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman said. Amazon's live streaming service Twitch suspended President Trump's channel for violating 'hateful conduct' policies and cited his campaign speeches as the reason. Twitch said Trump's words at campaign rall...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, China, India, US, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Reddit, Wall Street Journal, Alexa


Social media giants finally treat Trump like the rest of us

Twitter’s move to flag Trump's tweets may have given Big Tech the cover it needed
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Opinion, Trends, Social Media, Snapchat, Reddit, Trump


YouTube bans white supremacist channels including those of Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Stefan Molyneux

On Monday, YouTube announced the bans of many popular white supremacists, including David Duke, Richard Spencer, and Stefan Molyneux.  "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement. YouTube has faced criticism for what the independent research organization Data and Society called its "broadcasting" of "propaganda to young viewers."  The news comes the sam...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Ellen Pao, The New York Times, Nazi, Donald Trump, Duke, Steve Huffman, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Spencer, Stefan Molyneux, SPLC


Reddit, YouTube, and Twitch are taking major steps to crack down on hate speech from pro-Trump and far-right groups (GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, FB)

Major social media platforms on Monday took action against Trump, pro-Trump groups, and far-right accounts for violating their policies against hate speech. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, Twitch suspended Trump's official account, and YouTube banned a number of prominent white supremacists' channels. The moves come as major advertisers are boycotting Facebook over the company's refusal to take more aggressive action against hate speech and misinformation. Visit Bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Naacp, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, North Face, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Tulsa Oklahoma, Denny, Ben Jerry, Stefan Molyneux


Amazon's Twitch just suspended Trump's channel for violating 'hateful conduct' policies and cited his campaign speeches as the reason (AMZN)

President Donald Trump's Twitch account is temporarily suspended, the Amazon-owned video-streaming company announced on Monday. Twitch said Trump's words violated the company's hateful-conduct rules. It gave two prime examples from Trump campaign rallies: one in 2015, and another in late June in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Twitch is the latest social platform to struggle with moderating the US president's speech. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump's Twitch account...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Mexico, White House, US, Trends, Reddit, Miami, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Facebook Twitter, AMZN


Reddit bans r/The_Donald and 2000 other hateful subreddits because it was about time

Reddit‘s r/The_Donald has long been a thinly veiled breeding ground for racism, misogyny, homophobia, and all-around bigotry devoted to the 45th President of the United States. Today, after years of criticism, Reddit decided to take definitive action against the subreddit of 790,000 subscribers by banning it altogether. The move is part of new policies and enforcement against hateful content in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests that resulted in an initial ban of 2,000 communities today. Al...
Tags: Startups, Apps, United States, Reddit, Insider


Reddit shuts down The_Donald under new policies against hate speech

The subreddit didn't follow Reddit's content policy in good faith, CEO says
Tags: News, Trends, Social Media, Reddit, Donald Trump, Breaking, The_donald


Reddit just banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting

Reddit just banned the biggest pro-Trump forum on its site, saying the subreddit broke its rules against harassment and targeting. The subreddit, r/The_Donald, was one of roughly 2,000 other communities that were banned across Reddit Monday, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman told reporters. The ban came the same day that Trump's Twitch channel was suspended. Reddit has long held a reputation as a corner of the internet with relatively little top-down moderation, but it has been increasingly cracking do...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Trends, Reddit, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, Trump, Huffman, CampusConservative, ChapoTrapHouse


Apple's iPhone 12 may not come with a power adapter or headphones, according to one of the most accurate Apple analysts (AAPL)

Apple's iPhone 12 may not come with a power adapter or wired headphones, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple may omit these accessories to keep the cost of the iPhone 12, expected to be its first 5G-enabled smartphone, around the same price as the iPhone 11 lineup. Kuo predicts Apple may not include the power adapter, but did not say whether a Lightning cable would still be included. Kuo is known for his generally accurate predictions about future Apple product...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Reddit, Lightning, Aapl, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Ming Chi Kuo Apple, TF International Securities


Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is leaving his venture capital firm Initialized Capital

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is leaving his VC firm Initialized Capital. Per an Axios report, Ohanian is interested in pursuing pre-seed investing versus the seed-stage investments that Initialized is known for. The departure comes weeks after Ohanian stepped down from Reddit's board and instead urged the company to fill the role with a Black candidate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alexis Ohanian is leaving the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Initialized, accordi...
Tags: US, Trends, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams, Garry Tan, Initialized Capital, Ohanian, Axios, Initialized Capital Per an Axios


Sneaker Resellers Reveal Tricks of the Trade

The world of sneaker reselling has long fascinated techies; but it has been largely impenetrable to those on the outside. We sat down with some established sneaker resellers to try and get a better idea of what it takes to turn a passion for sneakers into a money-making opportunity. What they told us was very revealing. If you are considering breaking into this market then this is what you need to know. Choosing the Right Shoes If you want to make money reselling sneakers, you need to buy the ...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Reddit, Annie, Sam, Sarah, Right Now, New Africa Shutterstock, Nike Jordans, Colorado Resellers, Ebbe Kernel


The stock market crashes every time Lil Yachty releases music, a theory

There’s a theory that posits records released by Lil Yachty cause the stock market to crash. And so, a resourceful trader might look to sell stock just before the US rapper drops new music. Indeed, online trading communities like Reddit’s /r/wallstreetbets regularly debate whether to exit their positions ahead of Yachty releases, albeit sarcastically. [Read: The ‘average’ Robinhood trader is no match for the S&P 500 — just like Buffett] In fact, the correlation between his records and falls in t...
Tags: Startups, US, Reddit, Buffett, Yachty, Hard Fork


Tim Cook's plan to take Apple to a new frontier veers off script

Hello and welcome back to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your email inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: Tim Cook takes Apple to a new frontier Apple's leadership team reported for greenscreen duty on Monday as the iPhone-maker put on the first-ever virtual edition of its developers' conference. Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, and t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, Trends, Eu, Intel, Nasa, Snapchat, Tim Cook, Reddit, Wisconsin, Silicon Valley, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Marc Andreessen


Privacy assistant Jumbo raises $8 million and releases major update

A year after its initial release, Jumbo has two important pieces of news to announce. First, the company has released a major update of its app that protects your privacy on online services. Second, the company has raised an $8 million Series A funding round. If you’re not familiar with Jumbo, the app wants to fix what’s broken with online privacy today. Complicated terms of services combined customer-hostile default settings have made it really hard to understand what personal information is ou...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Balderton Capital, Linkedin, Tech, Reddit, Alexa, Pierre Valade, Jumbo, Valade, Jumbo Jumbo


New photos appear to show Elon Musk's 'UFO on a stick' device that will connect users to SpaceX's fleet of Starlink internet satellites

A Reddit user appears to have posted the first unambiguous photos of ground devices that connect to SpaceX's fleet of internet-beaming Starlink satellites. The person said they drove by the SpaceX site near Merrillan, Wisconsin, and used a large telephoto lens to photograph the antennas. The devices closely match prior descriptions of them by Elon Musk, SpaceX's founder and CEO. A label on the antennas also describes them as prototypes and property of SpaceX. Although Musk said Starlink could ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Fcc, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, Reddit, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Irene Klotz, Aviation Week, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Gwynne Shotwell


You can now use Snapchat's augmented reality camera to identify dog breeds and plant species (SNAP)

Snapchat has armored its camera was a flurry of augmented-reality features in recent years that allow users to apply face filters and play with interactive lenses. At the Snap Partner Summit last week, the company debuted new partners for Scan, its press-and-hold-activated feature that gives users more information when they point their camera at various objects and surroundings.  In addition to solving math problems and finding online links for real-life products, users can now use Scan for id...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Snapchat, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Facebook Apple


Alexis Ohanian has left Reddit's board in a 'long overdue' move. Here's how he launched Reddit into a $3 billion behemoth and became an outspoken activist in the tech world.

Alexis Ohanian, who cofounded Reddit in 2005, has been called the "Mayor of the Internet." He and cofounder Steve Huffman built the company over 16 months, then sold it to Condé Nast in 2006 for somewhere between $10 and $20 million. Today, the company is worth $3 billion.  Since then, Ohanian has become a venture capitalist, has helped launch two more companies, and has fought against a bill that would have stifled internet innovation.  In 2015, he met tennis superstar Serena Williams. The co...
Tags: Congress, Trends, Rome, Williams, New York Times, Paris, Reddit, Nba, New Orleans, Armenia, Conde Nast, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Yishan Wong, Graham, Gran Turismo


Alexis Ohanian reportedly didn't tell Reddit's CEO he intended to resign from the board before announcing it publicly

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian resigned in early June from the platform's board of directors, a move to "do the right thing" in distancing himself from a website with a history of racist and hateful content. CEO Steve Huffman told Bloomberg in a recent interview that Ohanian didn't give him prior notice of his decision to leave the board before he publicly announced it in a blog post on his website. Reddit also told Bloomberg that it would be enacting a policy for the first time ever explicit...
Tags: Ebay, Trends, Bloomberg, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Steve Huffman, Huffman, Michael Seibel, Seibel, Ohanian, Devin Wenig, Reddit Huffman


TikTok's parent company reportedly saw $5.6 billion in revenue during the first three months of 2020

ByteDance, the parent company of short-video app TikTok, generated $5.6 billion in revenue for the first-quarter of 2020, Reuters reports. This figure represents 130% growth in revenue year-over-year for the China-based company, which is now reportedly worth more than $100 billion. ByteDance's rolodex of social platforms are wildly popular, but they've seen even greater growth this year as people stay home more and practice social distancing. In Q1 2020, TikTok set a record for the in a sing...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, App Annie, Reuters, Bytedance, Tiktok, Vigo Video, Jinri Toutiao Douyin


The PlayStation 5 may very well be the largest game console in modern history (SNE)

After months of speculation and teases, the PlayStation 5 console was unveiled late last week. The console's design is a major departure from the last several generations of PlayStation consoles, and has become the inspiration for memes. Beyond the design, the sheer size of the PlayStation 5 has become a point of contention. By all accounts, it is one of the largest game consoles ever made. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The PlayStation 5 may be the biggest game console ...
Tags: Trends, Sony, Reddit


Zynn, the TikTok clone accused of stealing content, was removed from both iOS and Android app stores

Zynn is a video-sharing app that looks and works incredibly similar to TikTok. It quickly rose in popularity in May to claim the top spot in US Android and iOS app stores. However, the app had some issues right away: Many of the videos on Zynn appear to be ripped from creators without their permission. Critics have also accused it of operating as a pyramid scheme, since users are paid for watching content and encouraging their friends to join the app. After Zynn was removed from the Google Pla...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, US, Trends, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Play Store, App Store, Financial Times, Federal Trade Commission, Hawley, TechCrunch Apple, The Information, Kuaishou, Zynn


The periodic table also is a map – well, kind of

Twenty-eight of the 118 elements on the periodic table were named after places on the map.Tennessee, California, and two towns in the Golden State got their own elements.But nobody beats Ytterby, a small Swedish town that gave its name to four different elements. Curious Curies I made it through high school with barely a glance at the periodic table. Chemistry – urgh. I preferred geography, obviously. However, had I known that so many elements are named after places on the map, perhaps I wouldn...
Tags: Science, London, Sweden, California, France, Russia, Cyprus, Chemistry, Tennessee, Paris, Innovation, Reddit, Poland, Map, Scandinavia, Copenhagen



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