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Facebook is hiring a small army of policy experts to improve its reputation in DC

By Joshua Fruhlinger, April 17, 2019
What do you do when you're a company that's under investigation for privacy and data-sharing violations? You hire a team of specialists to spend a lot of time with those who are investigating you, naturally.
What do you do when you're a company that's under investigation for privacy and data-sharing violations? You hire a team of specialists to spend a lot of time with those who are investigating you, naturally.

Facebook accelerates privacy-related hiring spree, looks to beef up Asia-Pacific workforce

By James Mattone, April 8, 2019
After being called "morally bankrupt pathological liars" by New Zealand's privacy commissioner, Facebook has stepped up its job hunt for privacy related positions in the Asia-Pacific region.
After being called "morally bankrupt pathological liars" by New Zealand's privacy commissioner, Facebook has stepped up its job hunt for privacy related positions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Snap Inc started a gaming platform. But...why?

By James Mattone, April 5, 2019
Snap Inc. launched its video game platform with the help of its (recently bought) in-house studio and partners like Zynga. But is this really going to save Snapchat?
Snap Inc. launched its video game platform with the help of its (recently bought) in-house studio and partners like Zynga. But is this really going to save Snapchat?

The Trump Organization's Facebook presence is faltering

By Joshua Fruhlinger, March 19, 2019
Despite a sitting president with the same name and regular promotion, the Trump Organization and its Golf Resorts are waning in popularity on Facebook.
Despite a sitting president with the same name and regular promotion, the Trump Organization and its Golf Resorts are waning in popularity on Facebook.

Why Eric Yuan's Zoom Video Communications could be the IPO of 2019

By James Mattone, Feb. 28, 2019
With a growing userbase and healthy employee headcount, not to mention stellar reviews about the company's overall workplace environment, Zoom is looking like a winner even before it IPOs.
With a growing userbase and healthy employee headcount, not to mention stellar reviews about the company's overall workplace environment, Zoom is looking like a winner even before it IPOs.

The NBA G-League may have found its platform, and it's a videogame streaming website

By James Mattone, Feb. 25, 2019
Cord cutters are shying away from ESPN. Facebook Live has its struggles as a livestreaming platform. What did the G League do? Turn to the videogame streaming website Twitch, and it seems to be a great match.
Cord cutters are shying away from ESPN. Facebook Live has its struggles as a livestreaming platform. What did the G League do? Turn to the videogame streaming website Twitch, and it seems to be a great match.

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