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BuzzFeed hires The Mighty’s Peter Wang as its new CTO

BuzzFeed’s technical team has a new leader — incoming chief technology officer Peter Wang, who’s leaving his role as CTO of healthcare community The Mighty. Wang has plenty of experience

HuffPost is reportedly on the auction block

Late last night the Financial Times reported that HuffPost, arguably one of the crown jewels of Verizon Media Group’s remaining network of media properties (which includes TechCrunch), is up for

BuzzFeed’s new MoodFeed recommends content based on how you’re feeling

BuzzFeed is offering readers a new approach to finding content that fits the way they’re feeling right now. It’s not the boring old approach of following a link on social media or search,

BuzzFeed’s former CTO joins digital health startup Ro

Ro hires Todd Levy after four years at BuzzFeed.

Canada’s True North conference is not your typical tech event

From the venue and the flashy event website, Waterloo, Ontario’s True North conference (in its second year) doesn’t seem all that distinct from a laundry list of other major tech events th

Musk’s new lawyer fights ‘pedo guy’ defamation lawsuit claims, questions motive

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s lawyer argued Tuesday in a court filing that the British cave diver who became embroiled in a public spat with his client and later sued for defamation can&#8217

Elon Musk’s ‘pedo guy’ defamation case is going to trial

A defamation case filed last year against Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk after he repeatedly called a British cave diver “pedo guy” will go to trial on October 22, a U.S. district judge de

A16z ushers in new fund strategy with $2.75B

Andreessen Horowitz, the storied venture capital firm with investments in Airbnb, Buzzfeed and Coinbase, has reportedly closed on $2.75 billion for two new funds.

Mayor Bill de Blasio weighs in on BuzzFeed union dispute

An apparent breakdown in talks between BuzzFeed management and the company’s newsroom union spurred expressions of solidarity from other unions — and even from New York City Mayor Bill de Blas

BuzzFeed teams up with Eko to create interactive recipes and other videos

BuzzFeed and Eko have been working together to create a wide range of interactive videos, which they began launching in the past week or so — starting with this Tasty potato recipe that allows you t

The Juggernaut is a subscription media company for the South Asian diaspora

Everyone and their dog seems to have an email newsletter today, but what happens if and when yours takes off? Some have gone down the paid route, but another credible alternative is to turn it into a

Facebook’s ad team shoots itself in the foot by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads

Facebook's advertising department has made another blunder, this time by pulling Elizabeth Warren campaign ads touting the senator's proposal to break up big tech.

BuzzFeed News employees vote to unionize

Shortly after BuzzFeed News employees revealed that they had voted to unionize, its editor-in-chief said the company wants to meet with them to discuss voluntary recognition. Employees announced today

Extend Fertility banks $15M Series A to help women freeze their eggs

Regal Healthcare Capital Partners backs Extend Fertility with $15 million to help the egg-freezing service expand to new markets.

Profits at The New York Times show media dinosaurs are ruling the internet

Today’s news that The (failing?) New York Times reported net income of $55.2 million, after losses a year earlier — and that its digital business raked in $709 million — is just one

BuzzFeed employees demand it pay out earned PTO to all laid-off US staffers

A group of current and former BuzzFeed employees are asking the company to pay out paid time off to all recently laid-off staff. In response, Lenke Taylor, BuzzFeed’s human resources lead, said it w

Startups Weekly: Is Munchery the Fyre Festival of startups?

Munchery goes under, a new podcast documents the Theranos saga, experts explain direct listings and more.

BuzzFeed will cut its staff by 15% in major round of layoffs

It’s a dark day to work in media. On the heels of news that TechCrunch parent company Verizon Media Group (formerly Oath) would lay off roughly 800 workers, BuzzFeed has announced its own substa

BuzzFeed News launches a paid membership program (and yes, there’s a tote bag)

BuzzFeed News is giving readers a new way to support its journalism — by paying a monthly or yearly fee. BuzzFeed might not seem like the most obvious publication to ask readers for financial suppor

Airbnb ends forced arbitration days after Google, Facebook did the same

Uber and Lyft put an end to forced arbitration earlier this year.
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