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Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

Financial Times – Dec 2, 10:16 AM – Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. The telephone call, confirmed by three people, is believed to…
Kris Naudus Our former *Secretary of State* would not have done this. But please, keep telling me how Hillary and Trump were basically the same. t.co/nqpNB8lu3p
David Chen RT @lydiadepillis: Now might be a good time for Trump to start taking those State Dept. briefings. t.co/CNHhZCiOvK
Hong TBF, he thought it was Chyna. #alllooksame #TrumpTaiwanMess t.co/8Wp3zwl2n6
Brian Heater Shitting on China was a cornerstone of his campaign. Why is anyone remotely surprised by this? t.co/rOb4fkzn0j
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Of 8 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would Refuse to Help Build Muslim Registry for Trump

The Intercept – Sam Biddle – Dec 2 – Every American corporation, from the largest conglomerate to the smallest firm, should ask itself right now: Will we do business with the Trump administration to further its most extreme, draconian goals? Or will we resist? This question is perhaps…
stacy-marie ishmael RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
Natasha RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
Kenneth Li RT @samfbiddle: I asked 8 tech companies if they would help build a Muslim registry for Trump, and only Twitter said no t.co/ewVMog2yrd
Mathew Ingram RT @NaheedMustafa: Of big 8 tech companies only twitter says it won't help build a Muslim registry. t.co/Cgyjt59jQl
Margarita Noriega RT @mekosoff: Of 8 tech companies, only Twitter says it would refuse to help build Trump's Muslim registry t.co/aIfzCxQ8U7
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EXCLUSIVE: Obama considering a career in digital media following the presidency

Mic – Dec 2, 12:11 PM – President Barack Obama has been discussing a post-presidential career in digital media and is considering launching his own media company, according to multiple sources who spoke on background because they were not authorized to speak for the…
Jonathan Abrams Obama considering post-presidential digital media career, sources say t.co/5F5WQrlJEq via @Mic
Alexia Tsotsis VC, media celeb President Obama all of a sudden making career choices like a fired startup founder t.co/SqagDnzI7s
Travis Bernard Obama considering post-presidential digital media career, sources say t.co/29Kg2bQ1IA
Steven Tweedie RT @TonyRomm: lede says he's considering media career graf three is an on-record denial rest of it is all speculation t.co/Rzw2vBRIXI
Alex Konrad The @POTUS Game Of Thrones recaps this spring will be lit t.co/BDQNaVhXFQ
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Trump wants to expand business empire to Taiwan, creating another potential conflict of interest

Shanghaiist – Nov 18 – Thanks for checking out our new design, please let us know if you have feedback The mayor of Taoyuan confirmed rumors on Wednesday that US president-elect Donald Trump was considering constructing a series of luxury hotels and resorts in the…
Tim Dickinson RT @thegarance: Here's the backstory on Trump's business ambitions in Taiwan t.co/0MA8Y2SsuP
Margarita Noriega RT @jonswaine: Two weeks ago: "Trump wants to expand business empire to Taiwan" t.co/TeHWtHzSzY via @mattdpearce
Chris Taylor Jesus, he's risking World War III for a business deal. t.co/xREETr1i35
Hunter Walk RT @BradfordPearson: I'm sure Trump's call to the Taiwanese president is totally unrelated to this. t.co/nNDWWsV59l t.co/QNZ5XHMHrR
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Facebook wants to create 'Collections' of curated content from media partners, similar to Snapchat

Business Insider – Alex Heath – Dec 2, 1:10 PM – Facebook is working on a new feature that will showcase lists of curated content from publishers directly in the News Feed, according to two people familiar with the project and internal documentation seen by Business Insider. The feature is called…
Techmeme Chatter RT @sarahcwestwood: If Facebook handpicks which news sites get to appear on feeds, thats a lot of power to dictate fate of media outlets t.co/tduYPR9VtQ
Techmeme Chatter RT @Jessicalessin: Inevitable. I hope the publishers involved really think through their economics. t.co/BgkcmpO7ow
alexei oreskovic RT @demandrichard: Facebook wants to create 'collections' of curated content from media partners, similar to Snapchat t.co/LDhaqbCrM7
ಠ_ಠ today in "Mark Zuckerberg DGAF about ripping your company off in the months leading up to its IPO" t.co/D69BbPLjYE
alexei oreskovic RT @Jessicalessin: Inevitable. I hope the publishers involved really think through their economics. t.co/BgkcmpO7ow
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Zenefits Is Losing $200 Million A Year

BuzzFeed – Zenefits CEO David Sacks speaks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF on September 13. Zenefits, the $2 billion health insurance startup seeking to recover from a scandal that brought down its founding CEO, has racked up nine-figure losses that are eroding its…
Alex Zenefits Lost $200 Million Last Year t.co/nLAnoati9B
Christina Farr RT @williamalden: SCOOP: I got Zenefits' confidential numbers. It lost $205M last year and $100M in first half of this yr. More here: t.co/1z6cE9QPMJ
ಠ_ಠ RT @williamalden: SCOOP: I got Zenefits' confidential numbers. It lost $205M last year and $100M in first half of this yr. More here: t.co/1z6cE9QPMJ
Joel Andren 💅🏼 RT @williamalden: SCOOP: I got Zenefits' confidential numbers. It lost $205M last year and $100M in first half of this yr. More here: t.co/1z6cE9QPMJ
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The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think

Washington Post – Dec 2 – You may think you are prepared for a post-truth world, in which political appeals to emotion count for more than statements of verifiable fact. But now it's time to cross another bridge — into a world without facts. Or, more precisely, where…
Kara Swisher The grifter playbook: The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think t.co/CbOqwe4u17
Mathew Ingram RT @Sulliview: FACT: This is my new column. The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think t.co/npnLsSJ4IL
Adam Khan RT @summerbrennan: How is this a thing that we are saying? This is actual madness. Madness! #resist #resist #resist #resist #resist t.co/IgMNDcIuhj t.co/x54ZTKKCbi
Ashish Prashar RT @Sulliview: FACT: This is my new column. The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think t.co/npnLsSJ4IL
Erin Griffith RT @felixsalmon: Trump surrogate: 'There's no such thing, unfortunately, anymore, of facts.' Soon the 'unfortunately' will go. t.co/1s72wzHcrI
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A Key Apple Health Technology Executive Has Left the Company

Bloomberg – More stories by Mark Gurman – Dec 2, 10:41 AM – Yoky Matsuoka, who joined Apple Inc. in May as an executive to help run health technology initiatives, has left the iPhone maker, according to people familiar with the matter. Matsuoka was hired to lead teams involved with the company's HealthKit…
⭐ Chris Messina ⭐ RT @markgurman: Key Apple Health executive Yoky Matsuoka, who was hired to help run ResearchKit, CareKit, HealthKit, has left Apple t.co/nJzMC0Ulz5
Techmeme Chatter RT @markgurman: Key Apple Health executive Yoky Matsuoka, who was hired to help run ResearchKit, CareKit, HealthKit, has left Apple t.co/nJzMC0Ulz5
Techmeme Chatter RT @markgurman: Matsuoka had just joined Apple in May, reporting to COO Jeff Williams. Was co-founder of Google X, robotics pioneer. t.co/nJzMC0Ulz5
Techmeme Sources: key executive for Apple health initiatives, Yoky Matsuoka, has left the company t.co/8hGboRTJrg t.co/KtR2cCaxbt
Christina Farr News: A major departure from Apple's health unit, reports @markgurman t.co/PGq7RGRRuy
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How Snapchat Kept Fake News Out

BuzzFeed – Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO and cofounder Facebook emerged during the U.S. election as a central political and news source, but also a hub for hoaxes, propaganda, and outright fake news, an issue that brought wide criticism and concern from figures…
Alex RT @alexia: Snapchat is exactly right: You NEED human editors to kill fake news. t.co/fXmztRC19T
Katie Roof RT @alexia: Snapchat is exactly right: You NEED human editors to kill fake news. t.co/fXmztRC19T
Techmeme Chatter RT @alexia: Snapchat is exactly right: You NEED human editors to kill fake news. t.co/fXmztRC19T
Techmeme Chatter RT @jbenton: Isn't this overthinking things a bit? Fake news stayed out of Snapchat because you can't make money off it t.co/101WEXhq9q
Mark Glaser 'It's impossible for somebody to go rogue in Discover.' And other reasons. t.co/rRsxXctKsk
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Lewandowski: Times editor Dean Baquet 'should be in jail' for publishing Trump tax docs

POLITICO – Madeline Conway – Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's first campaign manager, said Thursday that New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet “should be in jail” because the newspaper published parts of the president-elect's tax returns during the race.
Mathew Ingram RT @jackshafer: Cory Lewandowski obviously wants that slot on the Supreme Court so he can rewrite the 1st Amendment. t.co/DhlljNRaqN
Dave McClure RT @jackshafer: Cory Lewandowski obviously wants that slot on the Supreme Court so he can rewrite the 1st Amendment. t.co/DhlljNRaqN
Dave McClure RT @mediagazer: Lewandowski says NYT editor Dean Baquet should be in jail for publishing Trump's tax docs t.co/1GSNHyXC5I t.co/Z7KgX9vAXA
Kim-Mai Cutler RT @jackshafer: Cory Lewandowski obviously wants that slot on the Supreme Court so he can rewrite the 1st Amendment. t.co/DhlljNRaqN
John Scalzi Let's lay odds on which of the two of you will be in jail first, chum. t.co/oLxjiBlv9H