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Turmoil at Reddit, and Shots of the Pluto Flyby: Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

Turmoil at Reddit, and Shots of the Pluto Flyby: Weekly News

Plus: The sharing economy continues to grapple with the status of its workers.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Sarcasm Poses Problem for Computer Algorithms in U.S. Election
Social Media

Sarcasm Poses Problem for Computer Algorithms in U.S. Election

Increasingly, data gatherers find themselves tripped up by basic social media conventions like sarcasm and mockery.
Reddit Lays Out New Harassment Policies
Reddit

Reddit Lays Out New Harassment Policies

Freshly reappointed CEO Steve Huffman took to AMA to answer users' questions.
Laura Entis
Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit by Employees Over Bag Searches
Legal Issues

Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit by Employees Over Bag Searches

The complaint say the company's policy of checking retail employees' bags as a security precaution was embarrassing and demeaning.
Google Wins Dismissal of Android Privacy Lawsuit
Privacy Concerns

Google Wins Dismissal of Android Privacy Lawsuit

Android users said the company violated its own privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission.
Ellen Pao's Tenure at Reddit May Be Over, But the Drama Isn't
Leadership

Ellen Pao's Tenure at Reddit May Be Over, But the Drama Isn't

Major players continue to very publicly stir the pot.
Laura Entis
Match Now Owns Pretty Much Every Dating Website
Apps

Match Now Owns Pretty Much Every Dating Website

The IAC-owned group that operates Match, Tinder and OKCupid has just bought PlentyOfFish for $575 million.
Laura Entis
On Its 20th Birthday, 20 Fascinating Facts About Amazon That You Didn't Already Know
Amazon

On Its 20th Birthday, 20 Fascinating Facts About Amazon That You Didn't Already Know

Jeff Bezos' father was a high-wire circus performer, and he initially wanted to call his ecommerce startup 'Relentless.'
Geoff Weiss
A Complex Answer to a Simple Question Might Have Just Saved Dell's Owners Millions
Legal Issues

A Complex Answer to a Simple Question Might Have Just Saved Dell's Owners Millions

The computer maker won a legal fight that stemmed from the buyout of Dell in 2013 by founder Michael Dell and his private equity partner.
Christmas in July: Walmart, Amazon Throw Down in Epic Discount Battle
Ecommerce

Christmas in July: Walmart, Amazon Throw Down in Epic Discount Battle

Given competing sales from two of the world's biggest retailers, other businesses may be bound for slow traffic this week.
Geoff Weiss
Nintendo CEO Who Broadened Video Game Appeal Dies
Nintendo

Nintendo CEO Who Broadened Video Game Appeal Dies

Satoru Iwata's death comes months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales.
Ellen Pao Resigns as CEO of Reddit
Leadership

Ellen Pao Resigns as CEO of Reddit

The embattled exec has faced heavy criticism for her leadership of the social news platform.
What China's Stock Market Troubles Mean for U.S. Entrepreneurs
Stocks

What China's Stock Market Troubles Mean for U.S. Entrepreneurs

The situation could have major implications for American companies that manufacture in the world's second-largest economy.
Laura Entis
Tech Glitches Ground Planes, Freeze the NYSE: This Week's Headlines (VIDEO)
Weekly News Roundup

Tech Glitches Ground Planes, Freeze the NYSE: This Week's Headlines (VIDEO)

Plus: CitiGroup dips its toe in Bitcoin's pond and how Elon Musk's money is being used to protect AI from obliterating humanity.
Tanya Benedicto Klich