A co-founder of Ozy Media is facing an FBI probe after he allegedly impersonated a top YouTube executive in a conference call with Goldman Sachs in February, according to the New York Times. Samir Rao, who is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Ozy Media, pretended to be Alex Piper, YouTube’s head of unscripted programming, to talk up the media company in an attempt to finalize a...
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Brian Brushwood’s online career illustrates how regularly social apps go up in smoke. The magician, who spent 15 years touring college campuses, started to post video clips of his life on the road online in 2006. He amassed more than one million followers on six-second video app Vine and one million followers on Google+. Then, both shut down. “I am king of the failed platforms,” Brushwood,...
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