Silicon Valley

Twitter Buys Out ‘Breaker’ Podcast App to Expand Audio Features

Twitter recently acquired the social broadcasting app Breaker as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to expand its audio features. Breaker, a podcast app, gained steam after becoming one of the first podcast platforms on which users could comment and follow their friends. Breaker’s functions will be incorporated into a product called Twitter Spaces.

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Co-chair / founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey attends the ' #SheInspiresMe: Twitter celebrates female voices & visionaries ' Event at Cannes Lions on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter)

Slack Suffers Massive Outage on First Workday of 2021

The popular digital workplace service Slack recently suffered an outage on the first full workday of 2021. Companies that rely on the platform to manage their remote work activities were left unable to connect to the service for most of the day on Monday.

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Spotify Security Bug Exposes Private User Info

The music streaming service Spotify has reportedly reset an undisclosed number of user passwords after claiming that a software vulnerability in its systems exposed privacte user information to its business partners.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek

‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Director Paul Feig Demands Jack Dorsey Suspend Trump from Twitter: ‘He’s Trying to Tear This Country Apart’

Hollywood director Paul Feig is urging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to suspend President Donald Trump from the social media platform, claiming that the president is “trying to tear this country apart.” But the Joe Biden-supporting filmmaker failed to cite any examples of the president violating Twitter rules that could lead to a suspension.

Paul Feig is seen at the Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures' “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony/AP Images)

Silicon Valley Cuts Salaries for Remote Workers, Fueling Tensions

Many employees at Silicon Valley tech companies have recently moved to cheaper locales to work remotely amidst the coronavirus pandemic.  Big Tech has responded by slashing salaries using  “cost-of-living” reductions, increasing tensions between the Masters of the Universe and their highly-touted employees. One tech CEO in the midwest called Silicon Valley’s salary cuts “hypocritical.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference during an Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing on "Online platforms and market power. Examining the dominance of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple" on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Graeme …

CEO of Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Confronts Woke Capitalism

Wired magazine recently outlined the internal turmoil at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase following CEO Brian Armstrong’s declaration that political discussions were to be kept outside of the office, giving employees a week to agree or leave. His direct refutation of the tech industry’s woke capitalism left his employees in an uproar.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong