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Could Activist Investors Take Aim at Twitter's Costolo? It's a Good Question.

recode.net – Jan 30, 11:48 AM – Two weeks ago at a “tea time” at Twitter, co-founders and directors Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams — a pair who have not always seen eye to eye over the years — joined together in solidarity in front of the employees at…
Lauren Goode RT @carlquintanilla: How "embattled" is Twitter's Dick Costolo? @karaswisher's long-awaited report. (via @Recode) t.co/88VKRh8bIh t.co/pU1F24dNon

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Before Uber revolutionizes labor, it's going to have to explain these embarrassing emails

theverge.com – Chris Welch – Jan 30, 2:45 PM – Earlier this week, New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo predicted that Uber's biggest impact on the world would not be in transforming transportation, but in changing the labor market and the way we think about work. He may be right. Uber's…
Kim-Mai Cutler RT @nitashatiku: Before Uber revolutionizes labor, it's going to have to explain these embarrassing emails t.co/ZoD9c8dQPN
John Federico Before Uber revolutionizes labor, it's going to have to explain these embarrassing emails t.co/k40pa3AO7W
Om Malik Nice work @nitashatiku on this piece on @Uber but I think challenge is bigger. Need a wider lens. Thoughts people? t.co/nqrCSzDMcu
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The BuzzFeed Editorial Standards And Ethics Guide

BuzzFeed – Shani O. Hilton – BuzzFeed has the opportunity to help shape a new set of standards for a new generation of media. We are offering these standards to our staffers and to our readers as a first attempt at articulating the goal of merging the best of traditional…
Andrew Losowsky RT @AramRoston: Yes! The BuzzFeed Editorial Standards And Ethics Guide t.co/Mam2n7Qv3f via @shani_o
Adam L. Penenberg .@BuzzFeed's Editorial and Ethics Guide is thorough and smart. A lot of thought went into it: t.co/F0Cb6FyPaC
Adam L. Penenberg 'When celebrity visitors come to a BuzzFeed office, please don't ask for photographs,' and other ethical constructs: t.co/bG0B1xjidW
Steve Rubel RT @NiemanLab: BuzzFeed just published its editorial standards and ethics guide t.co/fF19miQdMW
Sam Biddle RT @annehelen: The BuzzFeed Editorial Standards And Ethics Guide t.co/dLqlYLnKn4
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'Google Now' Will Suck In Outside App Data

WSJ – Nathan Olivarez-Giles – Jan 30 – Airbnb, Pandora and more than two dozen other companies are now able to feed information into Google Now. Google Inc. Google Inc. doesn't want to lose its perch atop the search market, and it's looking to the likes of Airbnb, eBay, Lyft and a…
Steven Sinofsky 'Google Now' and 3rd parties "Ride-sharing firm Lyft will push a Now card to those who arrive at an airport" - neat! t.co/JLr3INnhAx
Tim O'Reilly RT @Techmeme: Google Now adds over 40 cards, fed by data from 30+ third party apps like Airbnb, eBay, Lyft t.co/Cxfks0LFy8 t.co/r08wI7nb1q
Jonathan Krim RT @nateog: "Google Now" is now being fed data from the likes of Airbnb, eBay, Lyft and 30+ companies: t.co/fuod6OJuOL via @WSJD
Balaji S. Srinivasan RT @zalzally: "Maybe you don't want to ask a question, maybe just have it answered for you before you ask it." -Larry Page t.co/clz93YC43S
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Revealed: Facebook's Project to Find Out What People Really Want in Their News Feed

Medium – Steven Levy – Jan 30, 7:50 AM – Every weekday beginning at around nine, 30 contracted white-collar laborers arrive at a generic office park in the outskirts of Knoxville, Tennessee. They are in their twenties and thirties, more or less evenly split in gender. They head to a…
Loic Le Meur Revealed: Facebook's Project to Find Out What People Really Want in Their News Feed - Medium t.co/ojjcTTWhPy
Jay Rosen That people stare at car wrecks doesn't mean they wanna see more car wrecks. Amazing how hard this is to get across. t.co/gBmAnv9u8H
Mathew Ingram 'We really try to not express any editorial judgment,' says Adam Mosseri, the News Feed product director: t.co/4FSIYdyxrp
Medium 'Revealed: Facebook's Project to Find Out What People Really Want in Their News Feed' by @StevenLevy t.co/IPZEh3B8Rk
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What Andrew Sullivan's exit says about the future of blogging

Vox – Ezra Klein – Jan 30, 6:50 AM – Andrew Sullivan is leaving blogging. Sullivan basically invented the political blogosphere. So his (temporary?) retirement is giving rise to many a 'Blogging Is Dead' column. But blogging isn't dead. I know, because I read a lot of blogs these…
John D. Sutter "The incentives of the social web make it a threat to the conversational web.' - @ezraklein on @sullydish's mic drop. t.co/FSV5BjMhU4
Mediagazer What Andrew Sullivan's exit says about the future of blogging (@ezraklein / Vox) t.co/cWsXffj6c4 t.co/BkN7xvf5YZ
Cardiff Garcia Social media has lessened the importance of the old conversational, link-y way of blogging, writes @ezraklein -- t.co/hUNzddMPYE
Vox What Andrew Sullivan's exit says about the future of blogging t.co/HiJHwF6Gh4 t.co/qLnCRliM07
Chanders "I think we're getting better at serving a huge audience even as we're getting worse at serving a loyal one." t.co/Qi1lH21pPR
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Uber's New BHAG: UberPool

abovethecrowd.com – Jan 30 – January 30, 2015: “Can you take me Higher? To a place where blind men see Can you take me Higher? To a place with golden streets” — Creed, Higher In their seminal 1994 book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary…
Hunter Walk Uber reminds me a lot of Amazon. Driven by math, always moving towards efficient frontier t.co/Z6GLl9wePH
Kim-Mai Cutler RT @bgurley: Here is why UberPool is so important to Uber's strategy: t.co/vSRyM1QxyH #MyLatestATC
Chris Sacca RT @trengriffin: A @bgurley post always has two elements 1) the obvious topic (e.g. Uber) & 2) how to think about investing & business t.co/W3hpFErLfT
Chris Dixon RT @bgurley: Here is why UberPool is so important to Uber's strategy: t.co/vSRyM1QxyH #MyLatestATC
Bill Gurley RT @KevinYen: .@bgurley's UberPool piece is an absolutely masterful exposition. One of best use of Math for consumers since Google t.co/ewMMd5mliw
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Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles

nytimes.com – Jack Healy – Jan 30 – HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Their children have been sent home from school. Their families are barred from birthday parties and neighborhood play dates. Online, people call them negligent and criminal. And as officials in 14 states grapple to…
Chris Sacca RT @mollyesque: "It's gotten so vicious," says poor shocked person being attacked for making hundreds of children sick t.co/yvNFqvxFxs
Nick Confessore "Kelly McMenimen, a Lagunitas parent, said she 'meditated on it a lot' before deciding not to vaccinate her son." t.co/fNwWbYsOOe
Nick Confessore Forehead slap o' the day: "I said, 'I'd rather you miss an entire semester than you get the shot.'" t.co/fNwWbYsOOe
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Could Activist Investors Take Aim at Twitter's Costolo? It's a Good Question.

recode.net – Jan 30, 11:48 AM – Two weeks ago at a “tea time” at Twitter, co-founders and directors Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams — a pair who have not always seen eye to eye over the years — joined together in solidarity in front of the employees at…
Amir Efrati RT @sarahfrier: Former Twitter employees are getting notes from hedge funds for intel on Costolo, @karaswisher reports t.co/Hew1nTMUDA
Peter Kafka RT @carlquintanilla: How "embattled" is Twitter's Dick Costolo? @karaswisher's long-awaited report. (via @Recode) t.co/88VKRh8bIh t.co/pU1F24dNon
Jason Del Rey RT @carlquintanilla: How "embattled" is Twitter's Dick Costolo? @karaswisher's long-awaited report. (via @Recode) t.co/88VKRh8bIh t.co/pU1F24dNon
Carl Quintanilla How "embattled" is Twitter's Dick Costolo? @karaswisher's long-awaited report. (via @Recode) t.co/88VKRh8bIh t.co/pU1F24dNon
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Vaccination is not a personal decision. It's a social obligation.

Vox – Sarah Kliff – Jan 31, 6:40 AM – You don't get vaccinated for yourself. You get vaccinated for Livia Simon. It's easy to see why many 30-year-olds skip their flu shot. If I got the flu or measles, most statistics suggest I would do just fine. I'd probably spend a few days at home…
Kim Milosevich RT @voxdotcom: Vaccination is not a personal decision. It's a social obligation. t.co/61PHhdAdox t.co/V8bt666NcK
Greg Waldorf RT @NickKristof: Exactly right RT @ezraklein: Vaccination is not a personal decision. It's a social obligation. t.co/rzbjtWWcMT
Ezra Klein "most states are now below the threshold for herd immunity on measles" t.co/zLu2oyePd2
Nicholas Kristof Exactly right RT @ezraklein: Vaccination is not a personal decision. It's a social obligation. t.co/rzbjtWWcMT
Ezra Klein Vaccination is not a personal decision. It's a social obligation. t.co/zLu2oyePd2
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Hard-Driving Uber Gives Compromise a Try

Wsj.com – Douglas MacMillan – Jan 29, 7:33 PM – Uber Technologies Inc. has followed a pugnacious expansion strategy as it rolled into 277 cities around the world, sometimes skirting local laws and daring regulators to stop the smartphone-based car service. But as fierce challenges from…
WSJD Uber wants to make a switch to softer, more diplomatic tactics for its push into new markets: t.co/cVJd6MX6a9 t.co/rVOwxmvwH8
Lora Kolodny RT @dmac1: Uber is protected by permanent laws in 17 U.S. cities -- 9 of them passed in the last 4 months t.co/gFzyu2gXzz t.co/kKYYdhudSr
Ashlee Vance RT @BradStone: Good WSJ story by @dmac1: Hard-driving Uber gives compromise a try t.co/wNhbUCEYHv via @WSJ
Gmc RT @WSJD: In SF, Uber brings in about $500M a year, keeps $100M and pays the rest to drivers, according to Kalanick t.co/SHJ62sT0m2
Brad Stone Good WSJ story by @dmac1: Hard-driving Uber gives compromise a try t.co/wNhbUCEYHv via @WSJ
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