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Madeline Kenney – “Double Hearted”

Last month, Madeline Kenney announced her third album, Sucker's Lunch. Once more, she teamed with Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner to co-produce, though this time Wye Oak drummer Andy Stack also played on the album. Along with the initial news, she shared a pseudo-title-track called "Sucker," featuring Lambchop's Kurt Wagner. And today she's back … More »
Tags: Music, Kurt Wagner, Lambchop, Jenn Wasner, Madeline Kenney, Andy Stack


Facebook to label all voting-related posts, not just Trump’s

By Kurt Wagner and Sarah Frier, Bloomberg Facebook will begin labeling all posts that include information about voting with a link encouraging users to get facts from the company’s new voting hub, and expanded its prohibition on hate speech in advertising. The new policy on voting announced Friday by Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg means Facebook will label future posts from U.S President Donald Trump, and everyone else, about mail-in ballots or other voting-related issues, regardless of...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Politics, Sport, Soccer, Naacp, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Twitter Inc, Kurt Wagner, Sarah Frier, Bloomberg Facebook, Patagonia Verizon Communications Inc, Unilever Facebook


Disney Almost Bought Twitter in 2016 (slashdot)

This fall saw the release of an autobiography by former Disney CEO Bob Iger (2005 to 2020) titled The Ride of a Lifetime. And Friday Bloomberg reporter Kurt Wagner shared an interesting excerpt (spotted by blogger John Gruber) in which Iger reveals he saw Twitter as "a potentially powerful platform for us, but I couldn't get past the challenges that would come with it." The challenges and controversies were almost too much to list, but they included how to manage hate speech, and making fraught...
Tags: Twitter, News, Disney, Bloomberg, Iger, Jack, John Gruber, Kurt Wagner, Bob Iger, Jack Dorsey Twitter, EditorDavid, Disney Almost Bought Twitter


Disney Almost Bought Twitter in 2016

This fall saw the release of an autobiography by former Disney CEO Bob Iger (2005 to 2020) titled The Ride of a Lifetime. And Friday Bloomberg reporter Kurt Wagner shared an interesting excerpt (spotted by blogger John Gruber) in which Iger reveals he saw Twitter as "a potentially powerful platform for us, but I couldn't get past the challenges that would come with it." The challenges and controversies were almost too much to list, but they included how to manage hate speech, and making fraught...
Tags: Twitter, Disney, Tech, Bloomberg, Iger, Jack, John Gruber, Kurt Wagner, Bob Iger, Jack Dorsey Twitter, Disney Almost Bought Twitter


How tech companies from Google to Salesforce are planning to reopen offices and bring employees back to work in the wake of the coronavirus crisis (GOOGL, AAPL, FB, CRM)

Tech companies are starting to reveal their plans for sending employees back to the office in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.  While many companies have said their employees can continue working remotely, others, like Apple, have had workers reporting to their jobs since May.  Regardless of when tech companies return to full capacity, the open-floor-plan office and free snacks Silicon Valley is famous for seem like a thing of the past. Companies like Facebook and Google are eliminating a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, The Times, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Sundar Pichai, Mark Gurman, Marc Benioff, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle, Kurt Wagner, Chronicle, Cupertino California


Trump targets individual Twitter employee with threats, on Twitter

Donald Trump is threatening a Twitter employee, on Twitter, just after Jack Dorsey tweeted to leave his employees out of this. The drama continues. Here's the tweet. Quite a twofer. Disinformation about a civic event, voting, and also using the power of the presidency to harness mob wrath against a single employee of a platform that had the audacity to point out that a lie about "voter fraud" is a lie. This tweet by part-time Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey last night wasn't very effective against a ...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Harassment, News, United States, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump, Kurt Wagner, Nick Confessore, Picks, Kellyanne Conway


Madeline Kenney – “Sucker” (Feat. Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner)

Madeline Kenney's last album, her sophomore effort Perfect Shapes, came out in October of 2018. Now, she's returning with a new one called Sucker's Lunch, which will be out in July. After having worked with Jenn Wasner on Perfect Shapes, Kenney asked her to produce again, and this time around Wasner's Wye Oak bandmate Andy … More »
Tags: Music, Andy, Kenney, Kurt Wagner, Wasner, Wye Oak, Lambchop, Jenn Wasner, Madeline Kenney, Andy Stack


Trump Facebook Ads Removed Over Misleading U.S. Census Link

(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. will remove ads from U.S. President Donald Trump that encouraged users to take the “Official 2020 Congressional District Census,” but included a link that led them to a re-election campaign survey unrelated to the official U.S. Census.The social network, which has come under fire for its policy against fact-checking ads from politicians, makes exceptions for ads that share misleading information around certain categories, like voting or the 2020 Census.The ads were ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, U S House, Kurt Wagner, U S Census, Sarah Frier, Bloomberg Facebook Inc, Jillian Ward, NPR With, Andrew PollackFor


The Twitter accounts of 15 NFL teams have been hacked, and one hacking group is claiming to be behind all of them

Twitter accounts for 15 teams in the National Football League were hacked Monday afternoon. A hacking group that goes by "OurMine" on Twitter is claiming responsibility for the hacks, which it claims have spread to Instagram and Facebook. Tweets and Instagram posts from these teams' verified social media accounts have since disappeared, but profile photos, banners, and bios are still missing from many of these accounts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly half of the te...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Chicago, Dallas Cowboys, Channing Tatum, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers


Facebook to Give Users the Option to See Fewer Political Ads

(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. said it will soon give users the option to see fewer political and social issue advertisements in their feeds, but the company held firm on its controversial stance against fact-checking political ads despite months of criticism.The social network announced the new user setting, which will also be available in photo-sharing app Instagram, in a blog post Thursday, saying the update is part of an effort to give people more control over what they see ahead of the 2020 U...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Twitter Inc, Kurt Wagner, Bloomberg Facebook Inc


Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android

Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus and Portal to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT named Mark Lucovsky with building the social network an operating system from scratch, according the The Information’s Alex Heath. “We really want to make sure the next generation has space for us” says Facebook’s VP of hardware Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth. “We don’t think we can trust the marke...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Social, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, Wearables, Mark Zuckerberg, Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Tim Cook


Lambchop – “So modern and so tight”

Earlier in 2019, Kurt Wagner's long-running and adventurous Nashville project Lambchop released the new album This (is what I wanted to tell you). It's the latest project to push Lambchop out of their alt-country roots and into strange new glitchy, digital frontiers. Today, Lambchop follow that album up with a new EP called … More »
Tags: Music, Nashville, Fog, Kurt Wagner, Lambchop, Andrew Broder


Twitter Plans Policy for Deep Fakes Ahead of 2020 Elections

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. will create a new policy meant to combat manipulated media, including deep fake videos, ahead of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.The company doesn’t currently have a policy for how to handle deep fakes, altered videos that distort a subject’s appearance or speech while still looking authentic. Twitter plans to create one, but will first ask the public for feedback, a spokesman said on Monday.Deep fakes and other misinformation have already been part of the 2020 el...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, San Francisco, Joe Biden, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi, Kurt Wagner, Bloomberg Twitter Inc, Jillian Ward, Alistair Barr Andrew PollackFor


Zuckerberg Has Quietly Advised Buttigieg on Campaign Hires

(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, a rare example of direct political involvement from one of tech’s most powerful executives.Earlier this year, Zuckerberg sent multiple emails to Mike Schmuhl, Buttigieg’s campaign manager, with names of individuals that he might consider hiring, campaign spokesman Chris Meagher confirmed. Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg’s wife, also sent mul...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Washington, White House, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Linkedin, Joe Biden, Indiana, Harvard, House, David Marcus, Quora, PAC, Paul ryan


Mark Zuckerberg Has Quietly Advised Pete Buttigieg on Campaign Hires

(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has privately recommended several potential hires to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, a rare example of direct political involvement from one of tech’s most powerful executives.Earlier this year, Zuckerberg sent multiple emails to Mike Schmuhl, Buttigieg’s campaign manager, with names of individuals that he might consider hiring, campaign spokesman Chris Meagher confirmed. Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg’s wife, also sent mul...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Washington, White House, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Linkedin, Joe Biden, Indiana, Harvard, House, David Marcus, Quora, PAC, Paul ryan


Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Louis Farrakhan, other far-right figures

Facebook said it’s banning a number of controversial far-right figures, including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, for violating the social-media company’s policies on hate speech and promoting violence. The company is also blocking religious leader Louis Farrakhan, who is known for sharing anti-Semitic views; Paul Nehlen, a white nationalist who ran for Congress in 2018; and conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson. All of these individuals and accounts that represent them are also...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Watson, Donald Trump, Sandy Hook, Jones, Trump, Twitter Inc, Menlo Park


Here are the latest executive power moves — and why you should be tracking them to understand tech

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech and transportation. Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This past week, Facebook announced that Peggy Alford from PayPal would be joining the company’s board as the first African-America...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, Venture Capital, Reed Hastings, Erskine Bowles, Kurt Wagner, Alford, Jeff Jones, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, Danielle Brown


Here are the executive power moves that help explain everything that's going on in tech

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech and transportation. Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This past week, Facebook announced that Peggy Alford from PayPal would be joining the company’s board as the first African-America...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, Venture Capital, Reed Hastings, Erskine Bowles, Kurt Wagner, Alford, Jeff Jones, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, Danielle Brown


Here are the latest executive power moves — and why you should be tracking them to understand tech and transportation

Keeping an eye on major hires and promotions is one of the best ways to understand a company's strategy.  The Org tracks executive changes at companies big and small.  Here's a snapshot of the most important executive moves of the week across tech and transportation. Every week we bring you an overview of the most important executive changes from the past week . This past week, Facebook announced that Peggy Alford from PayPal would be joining the company’s board as the first African-America...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Netflix, Venture Capital, Reed Hastings, Erskine Bowles, Kurt Wagner, Alford, Jeff Jones, Scott Rogowsky, Rogowsky, Danielle Brown


Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, over half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov who they saw as mismanaging the company. But Yusupov then fired three core supporters of the mutiny, leading to a downward spiral of morale that mirrors HQ’s plummeting App Store rank. TechCrunch spoke to multiple sources familiar with HQ Trivia’s inter...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Video, China, Funding, Tech, Vine, Jeremy, Lightspeed Venture Partners, TechCrunch, Lightspeed


Shorties (Renee Nault on Her Graphic Novel Adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, An Interview with Lambchop's Kurt Wagner, and more)

Renee Nault discussed her graphic novel adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale with Macleans. Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Lambchop's Kurt Wagner. March's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder eBook on sale for $2.99 today: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen A book for bass lovers (and Rush fans): Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. Namwali Serpell discussed her debut novel The Old Drift with Electric Literature and Bustl...
Tags: Music, David, Jane Austen, Rolling Stone, Elizabeth Holmes, Kevin Morby, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Electric Literature, Steve Earle, Laura Stevenson, Geddy Lee, Kurt Wagner, Oprah Magazine, Lambchop, Tracy Kidder, Renee Nault


Facebook Plans To Improve Privacy

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Kurt Wagner, a reporter covering Facebook and social media for the tech website Recode, about Facebook's plans to improve privacy.
Tags: Facebook, News, Npr, Ari Shapiro, Kurt Wagner


Lambchop – “Crosswords, Or What This Says About You”

Lambchop, the longtime project of adventurous Nashville singer-songwriter Kurt Wagner, has undergone a surprising transformation in recent years. The band has moved away from the folksy chamber-pop of its early days toward a new electronic sound, with Wagner singing his oblique poetry through Auto-Tune. Even more surprisingly, it works! (We spoke with Wagner … More »
Tags: Music, Nashville, Wagner, Kurt Wagner, Lambchop


Lambchop – “Everything For You” Video

Kurt Wagner’s legendary alt-country outfit Lambchop released their last album, FLOTUS, back in 2016. They announced a new LP in December with its slow-burning lead single, "The December-ish You." This (is what I wanted to tell you) will be the band's fourteenth full-length since their 1994 debut. Today, we hear the … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Kurt Wagner, Lambchop, Jonny Sanders


HQ Trivia and Vine cofounder Colin Kroll was a talented but tough boss who had a history of clashes with staff

HQ Trivia and Vine cofounder Colin Kroll was found dead on Sunday. He was aged just 34. He had a reputation as a talented but uncompromising boss, who had a history of clashes with staff. Complaints were reportedly made about his behavior at HQ and Vine, and he also apologized this year for "poor management." His own father, Alan Kroll, said he was a "tough boss" with a strong work ethic. Kroll achieved a rare thing though: He created a breakout hit — twice. Colin Kroll's death at the age of ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Vine, The New York Times, Alan, Detroit, Jeremy Liew, Midwest, Colin, Sharon Carpenter, Kurt Wagner, Recode, Colin Kroll, Kroll, Scott Rogowsky, HQ Trivia


Lambchop – “The December-ish You”

In the years since Lambchop’s electrified 2016 release FLOTUS, Kurt Wagner’s legendary alt-country ensemble have covered Prince’s "When You Were Mine," debuted a mini-documentary, and shared a reworked version of FLOTUS' "The Hustle." Now the Nashville mainstay is back, with Bon Iver/Hiss Golden … More »
Tags: Music, Nashville, Prince, Kurt Wagner, Lambchop, Bon Iver Hiss Golden


The 25 Best Electronic Albums of 2018

25. Great Dane - Gamma Ray (ADBC) Dane Morris is truly great, and he has proven so time and again over the course of his career. Gamma Ray was the bass worshipping Los Angeles beatsmith's fourth full-length, and continued the naming scheme started on his 2013 debut Alpha Dog and its 2014 follow up Beta Cat. He went positively aquatic with this one, squirting out a bevy of murky downtempo beats that'll have you floating eerily across the dance floor. Given the aggressively humorous note the ...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, Berlin, Los Angeles, Power, Chicago, West, Gas, House, Moscow, Avery, Montreal, Delhi, Hertz, Singularity


Randy Kennedy's Playlist for His Novel "Presidio"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Randy Kennedy's novel Presidio is an assured and original debut. Booklist wrote of the book: "Kennedy employs a conversational and reflective tone as he skillfully explores the na...
Tags: Music, New York, Texas, Paul Simon, America, David, Williams, Willie Nelson, Nashville, San Antonio, Kennedy, Central Park, Eagles, Nick Drake, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly


At WWDC, Apple Strikes Different Tone On Data And Privacy

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Kurt Wagner, senior editor at Recode, about what's come out of the Apple conference so far.
Tags: Apple, News, Kurt Wagner, Robin Young


The Charlatans announce North American tour

The Charlatan's 2017 album, ’Different Days,’ features contributions from Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, New Order's Stephen Morris, Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe, Lambchop's Kurt Wagner, Catastrophe co-creator/star Sharon Horgan and more. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Johnny Marr, Sharon Horgan, Music News, New Order, Paul Weller, Bill Pearis, Kurt Wagner, Anton Newcombe, Stephen Morris, Lambchop, The Charlatans, Brain Jonestown Massacre, Paul Weller Johnny Marr, Stephen Morris Brian Jonestown Massacre, Anton Newcombe Lambchop