The New York Times

  • Uber CEO says 2019 is the target for IPO

    Uber CEO says 2019 is the target for IPO

    Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was on stage at the New York Times’ Dealbook conference today, and the ride hailing company’s top executive put a timeline on Uber’s plans for going public. Khosrowshahi, who took over as CEO after founder Travis Kalanick stepped down earlier this year, said early on that an IPO for Uber was part of his plans, and that it would happen in the next 18… Read More

  • Thoughts on the #techhearings from my time in Product Safety at Twitter Crunch Network

    Thoughts on the #techhearings from my time in Product Safety at Twitter

    I created the Product Safety and Security Team at Twitter. At different points in time I was responsible for the engineering of tools to mitigate abuse, compromised accounts and the login infrastructure, up to, and including, 2 factor authentication and password reset. I saw first hand the beginnings of the types of actions that are now being discussed in the US Senate at the… Read More

  • Extracting bias at TechCrunch [Internal]

    Extracting bias at TechCrunch [Internal]

    Our new guidelines underscore TechCrunch’s pathological obsession with social platforms, but also call for our reporters to proceed with the utmost caution, expressing none of their rampant pre-existing biases, which they will maintain undetectably. In the interest of a desperate attempt to appear nonpartisan, we have included our new guidelines here. Read More

  • New Uber CEO departs New York Times board

    New Uber CEO departs New York Times board

    Dara Khosrowshahi, the recently named CEO of Uber, is leaving the New York Times Company’s board of directors. According to a government filing, Khosrowshahi notified the NYT board on Thursday that he would be resigning from the role because of his new responsibilities at Uber. The former Expedia CEO had been on the board since 2015. “Mr. Khosrowshahi’s decision to resign as… Read More

  • The New York Times and The National teamed up for a VR film with 100% more angst

    The New York Times and The National teamed up for a VR film with 100% more angst

    The kings of the alt-rock musical equivalent of a black and white photograph, The National, have a new virtual reality experience they’ve released with The New York Times. The VR documentary, “The National: Something Out of Nothing” could be an article about the secrets of the band’s success, but is actually a behind the scenes look of the five members of the band as… Read More

  • Scribd offers an ‘Essential Student Bundle’, including an NYT subscription, for $1.87 per week

    Scribd offers an ‘Essential Student Bundle’, including an NYT subscription, for $1.87 per week

    Scribd is giving college and graduate students access to its library of digital content, plus a subscription to The New York Times, at what it says is a 40 percent discount on the combination. CEO Trip Adler told me students already make up a significant portion of the subscribers who pay to read e-books, audiobooks, magazine articles and more. (We’ve described Scribd as an… Read More

  • NY Times CEO Mark Thompson isn’t fazed by Trump’s criticism

    NY Times CEO Mark Thompson isn’t fazed by Trump’s criticism

    Mark Thompson, CEO of the company that President Donald Trump has called the “failing” New York Times, doesn’t sound too bothered by presidential criticism. “I’ve been in journalism for more than 30 years,” said Thompson, who appeared this morning at TechCrunch’s Disrupt New York conference. “Politicians attacking media is not a new thing. Read More

  • Companies, governments brace for a second round of cyberattacks in WannaCry’s wake

    Companies, governments brace for a second round of cyberattacks in WannaCry’s wake

    As the world readies to open for business on Monday, companies and governments are bracing for a second round of cyberattacks in the aftermath of Friday’s WannaCry hack. Indeed, security experts are already warning that a new version of WannaCry has emerged over the weekend that doesn’t have the kill switch protocol that stopped the initial version of the cyberattack late on… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Uber Responds to iPhone Tracking Report

    Today’s Stories  Uber responds to report that it tracked devices after its app was deleted LinkedIn hits 500M member milestone for its social network for the working world Amazon’s driverless tech team focuses not on building it, but on how to use it DJI’s new FPV goggles let you control your drone with head movements The NYT brings its news – and a mini crossword… Read More

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