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Trump tweets thanks to Steve Bannon for service and role in campaign against Clinton

U.S. President Donald Trump thanked Bannon on Twitter for his service and his role in the presidential election campaign against Hillary Clinton.

Source: Reuters

Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

NEW YORK— Taylor Swift had a "blank space, baby" across social media Friday— and Swifties went wild. In addition to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, her website went dark and the hashtag "TS6IsComing"— as in her sixth studio album— trended worldwide. All of this comes days after federal jurors in Denver found a former radio host, David Mueller, assaulted and...

Source: The Associated Press

Memo suggests how Google and Facebook could be vulnerable to a political attack from the right

A leaked memo suggests U.S. conservatives plan to attack political bias at Google, Facebook if neutrality fight moves to Congress.


Inside the crumbling relationship between Uber and a top investor

Benchmark investor Bill Gurley was worried he did not get the full results of an internal Uber study, The New York Times reports.

Source: The New York Times

Nestle defends 'Kit Kat' campaign against Atari 'Breakout' lawsuit

Aug 18- Nestle SA on Friday paddled back claims in a new lawsuit in which Atari SA accused the Swiss food company of pilfering its classic 1970 s video game "Breakout" to help sell Kit Kat chocolate-covered wafer bars. Nestle damaged Atari's goodwill and reputation on Facebook, Twitter and television by exploiting the name, look and feel of "Breakout," it said in a...

Source: Reuters

Media analyst takes on Disney CEO Bob Iger

Disney's CEO Robert Iger blocks Rich Greenfield, BTIG media & technology analyst, on Twitter. The “Fast Money” traders weigh in.


Trump's attacks on senators may leave him with even less clout on policy

President Donald Trump attacks two Republican senators on Twitter.


Why it took tech companies so long to address extremist content

What took so long? For one thing, tech companies have long seen themselves as bastions of free expression.

Source: The Associated Press

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

NEW YORK— HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO's Twitter accounts, including ones for "Game of Thrones" and John Oliver's show. The group posted that "we are just testing your security" and asked HBO to...

Source: The Associated Press

US STOCKS-Wall St pares losses after Cohn resignation rumor knock-down

NEW YORK, Aug 17- U.S. stocks pared losses in choppy, late-morning trading Thursday as rumors circulating that Gary Cohn is resigning as director of the National Economic Council were called "100 false" by an Axios reporter on Twitter. Stocks tumbled earlier and volume spiked as speculation over Cohn circulated, strategists said. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Source: Reuters