Twitter has acquired the news subscription service Scroll, adding to a recent string of acquisitions by the social network aimed at kickstarting its historically stagnant product development. Scroll, led by Chartbeat founder Tony Haile, lets people pay to remove ads from news stories they read, with publishers earning higher payouts that they’d receive from showing them ads. The team will...
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What a Brazilian Steakhouse Says About the Tech Economy
Hi, welcome to your Weekend.One of my favorite tech memes is the “We’re so back” post, the kind that pokes fun at the industry returning to the good old days of expensive perks and wine-soaked dinners.I had a real-life “We’re so back” moment this week when I attended a bacchanalian feast thrown by Bain Capital Ventures at Fogo de Chão in San Francisco. Bain Capital’s private equity arm...
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