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Briefing Facebook

FTC Investigating Facebook

By Martin Peers

Facebook stock fell another 2.5%, as the storm of controversy over its user privacy policies continued. Bloomberg reports that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook violated its 2011 consent decree in the Cambridge Analytica episode. The consent decree required Facebook ...

Briefing Enterprise

Salesforce Buys MuleSoft for $6.5B in Largest-Ever Acquisition

By Kevin McLaughlin

Salesforce reached a deal to buy Mulesoft for $6.5 billion, according to Reuters, the largest deal in Salesforce’s history. Mulesoft makes software that connects data from systems and devices with applications. What’s interesting about the deal is that MuleSoft sells a significant amount of ...

Briefing Venture Capital

Tech Founders Unite to Pressure VCs to Embrace Diversity

By Serena Saitto

Some tech founders and executives united in a sort of coalition called Founders for Change, by committing to embrace diversity in their company, as well as by setting as a condition to accept venture capital that the prospect investor also diversify its ranks by gender and race. The move was ...

Briefing Media Google

Google Launches $300 Million News Initiative

By Martin Peers

Somebody at Google just read “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Google said on Tuesday it would commit to spend $300 million over the next three years to support journalism, a significant one-up on Facebook’s $3 million news accelerator program announced a month ago. Among other things, ...

Briefing Facebook

Facebook Chief Security Officer To Depart

By Kevin McLaughlin

Alex Stamos, chief security officer at Facebook, is reportedly leaving in August, in what would be the highest-ranking employee departure since questions began swirling about the company’s efforts to prevent false information from being spread through its platform. Mr. Stamos reportedly almost ...