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An announcement of sorts

Nylon Calculus – Seth Partnow – May 31, 6:00 AM – As you might have noticed, I have somewhat disappeared as a #contentgenerator during the last bit of the NBA Playoffs. The reason for this is very happy news. Earlier this month, I began consulting for the Milwaukee Bucks. Obviously, this means the…
Jeff Feyerer A big congrats to @SethPartnow on his new role with the Bucks. Milwaukee is getting a great basketball mind. t.co/OhQjlAhryw
Howard Beck Huge congrats to Seth. And a great get by the Bucks. t.co/R54CtHdBrY
NBA Injury Report We had Seth on the podcast when he had ~2k followers. Now look at him! Coincidence? t.co/uXDB2NoSgI t.co/7KRFIIJK1f
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I Stand With Gawker

nytimes.com – Stephen Marche – May 31 – I HAVE been attacked pretty much my entire career by Gawker. I made its list of “ least important writers ” twice, and it put me in 62nd place on its “ worst 100 white men ” list, which also included Judas Iscariot and…
Mathew Ingram RT @thecamron: In the running for my favorite lede paragraph ever t.co/vDcPJLLGuh t.co/pBEZLOdTyX
Jeffrey Goldfarb RT @jacobwe: Love this piece by a Gawker victim defending Gawker t.co/Ty0KulO3oJ
Brian Stelter RT @jacobwe: Love this piece by a Gawker victim defending Gawker t.co/Ty0KulO3oJ
Mathew Ingram RT @jacobwe: Love this piece by a Gawker victim defending Gawker t.co/Ty0KulO3oJ
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Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World's Biggest Sports League

WIRED – Mark McClusky – May 31 – In 2014, the Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they'd finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had…
WIRED Techies are trying to turn the NBA into the world's biggest sports league t.co/1IiCOtRAr0 t.co/gsJ0FyEulv
NBA RT @WIRED: The quest to make the NBA the world's biggest sports league t.co/wXryzwgosp t.co/CFUbtV1aOI
WIRED The quest to make the NBA the world's biggest sports league t.co/wXryzwgosp t.co/CFUbtV1aOI
WIRED RT @markmcc: I spent months digging into how tech owners and league officials have reshaped the NBA. Proud of this story: t.co/OMgCDJFUYv
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Moving Forward on Basic Income

blog.ycombinator.com – We have a few updates we want to share on our Basic Income Project: Elizabeth Rhodes is joining Basic Income Project as our Research Director. She recently completed a joint PhD in Social Work and Political Science at the University of Michigan…
a16z RT @pmarca: The very definition of putting one's money where one's mouth is -- kudos @ycombinator! t.co/mggvKUcrot
Marc Andreessen The very definition of putting one's money where one's mouth is -- kudos @ycombinator! t.co/mggvKUcrot
Christina Warren RT @cfarivar: What's up with @ycombinator's Basic Income project in #Oakland? (t.co/4ne1iVZ1Zw) Let's find out! t.co/JyDcIQLvQ7
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Former CalPERS chief sentenced to four and a half years in bribery scandal

Sacbee.com – Fred Buenrostro admitted taking more than $250,000 in cash and other bribes Bribes paid for his wedding, divorce Man accused of bribing Buenrostro shot himself to death at gun range The former chief executive of CalPERS was sentenced to four and a…
ValueWalk Former CalPERS chief sentenced to prison in bribery scandal t.co/iW8SyVJM2L
Marc Andreessen RT @danprimack: Ex-CalPERS CEO Fred Buenrostro is going to prison for 4.5 yrs, from PE pay-to-play scandal. t.co/UeT0gsaaXs
Dan Primack Ex-CalPERS CEO Fred Buenrostro is going to prison for 4.5 yrs, from PE pay-to-play scandal. t.co/UeT0gsaaXs
Scott Austin Former Calpers CEO gets 4 1/2 years after accepting $250K in bribes t.co/qbkNXFrQtZ
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Does Kara Swisher have your vote?

LinkedIn – Daniel Roth – May 31 – Kara Swisher has always struck me as the business journalist that others should model themselves on. She knows the stories to tell, asks (and keeps asking) the tough questions, develops well-placed sources (is there anyone at Yahoo who hasn't…
Marc Andreessen RT @brianstelter: Buzz about Swisher-for-SF-mayor hit new heights today after this Q&A t.co/aoB1JKUQWm but a run is several (many?) years off (2023?)
Brian Stelter Buzz about Swisher-for-SF-mayor hit new heights today after this Q&A t.co/aoB1JKUQWm but a run is several (many?) years off (2023?)
Kara Swisher RT @danroth: As #CodeConference kicks off, @karaswisher is thinking about her next act: "the lib, lesbian Donald Trump of SF." t.co/H24cKWvOj8
Kara Swisher RT @jayrosen_nyu: Wow. Journalist @karaswisher says she may run for mayor of SF. "The liberal, lesbian Donald Trump of San Francisco." t.co/We9fuPhTFW
Peter Kafka RT @danroth: As #CodeConference kicks off, @karaswisher is thinking about her next act: "the lib, lesbian Donald Trump of SF." t.co/H24cKWvOj8
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NBA Finals: Schadenfreude in Seattle

wsj.com – Chris Herring – May 31, 10:35 AM – The Golden State Warriors' improbable comeback from a 3-1 series deficit in the Western Conference finals Monday night gripped basketball fans everywhere. But it left three distinct groups feeling especially overjoyed. One was the Warriors…
Chris Herring My trip to Seattle, the jilted city that still finds pleasure in watching the OKC Thunder fall short when it counts t.co/lZbta797Zv
Chris Herring RT @bzcohen: Game 6 was excruciating for OKC, and @HerringWSJ watched from the happiest place on earth: Seattle. t.co/SVxCeCfUDA
Wall Street Journal Seattle Schadenfreude: The Thunder's loss made many of the old SuperSonics fans very happy t.co/FGzw6rPUnx via @WSJSports
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Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet

TechCrunch Sarah Perez (@sarahintampa) – May 31 – You might not have thought of – much less visited – Myspace in years. (Yes, it's still around. Time, Inc. acquired it and other properties when it bought Viant earlier this year.) But user data never really dies, unfortunately. For…
Techmeme Time confirms Myspace breach limited to a portion of login data created before June 11, 2013 t.co/Ne9D1ZMryL t.co/P2TsOmAzfz
Sarah Perez Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet: t.co/tsxVoz0pzr
TechCrunch Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet t.co/bHiNQOrlgc by @sarahintampa
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Facebook spares humans by fighting offensive photos with AI

TechCrunch Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) – May 29 – Facebook's artificial intelligence systems now report more offensive photos than humans do, marking a major milestone in the social network's battle against abuse, the company tells me. AI could quarantine obscene content before it ever hurts the…
TechCrunch RT @JoshConstine: My feature piece on how Facebook's AI now reports more offensive photos than humans t.co/pfixA5KrTS
Techmeme Facebook says its AI systems now report more offensive photos than humans do (@joshconstine) t.co/POezSMRAVf t.co/e3YCRDxFiV
Jessica Guynn Facebook spares humans by fighting offensive photos with AI @joshconstine reports t.co/3X49RGpocw via @techcrunch
TechCrunch Facebook spares humans by fighting offensive photos with AI t.co/alxCwW4rSP by @joshconstine t.co/MkahBQwDbJ
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Dear Apple, Please Make the iPhone Smarter

wsj.com – Joanna Stern – May 31, 11:49 AM – I hope you had a great long weekend. The weather in New York was beautiful. I'll cut the small talk, though. I want to tell you about something that's been happening on my iPhone. See, I have this folder called Apple Apps. It used to be full of the…
Wall Street Journal Dear Apple, Please make the iPhone smarter with better apps, writes @JoannaStern t.co/5mWBqufXqo
Wall Street Journal Dear Apple, Please make the iPhone smarter with better apps, writes @JoannaStern t.co/ZtW8AC9uQ3
Geoffrey A. Fowler RT @JoannaStern: Dear Apple, Please Make the iPhone Smarter. This week's column: t.co/Fl1Wz3iJ2j
Walt Mossberg RT @JoannaStern: Dear Apple, Please Make the iPhone Smarter. This week's column: t.co/Fl1Wz3iJ2j
Wall Street Journal Dear Apple, Please make the iPhone smarter with better apps, Joanna Stern writes t.co/jX1YljcdJz