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Jimmy Iovine said to be transitioning to consulting role at Apple

Back in January, reports surfaced that Jimmy Iovine was planning to exit Apple later this year — four years after selling Beats to the company. The music exec issued a semi-denial at the time, stating that he was committed to his bosses and still “in the band.” The latest update to Iovine’s reported on-again-off-again relationship with Apple Music comes by ...

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EU watchdog calls for review of Barroso's role at Goldman Sachs

The European Ombudsman has called for a formal reassessment over the current position of former EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso at Goldman Sachs. Barroso was accused of ethics violation and conflict of interest. Read more According to the Ombudsman, who led a year-long investigation, there are new revelations that Barroso met a senior EU official last October to lobby ...

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Achilles the deaf Hermitage cat to reprise role as ‘animal psychic’ for Russia 2018

A deaf cat named Achilles who lives in the Hermitage Museum will reprise his role as an ‘animal psychic’ for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. The feline also picked results for last year’s 2017 Confederations Cup. Achilles’ day job is guarding precious paintings at the world-famous Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg but was selected to pick the traditional ...

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Facebook had ‘a negative role’ in politics says co-founder Chris Hughes

“Facebook has played at times a negative role in the political discourse,” according to Facebook co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard roommate Chris Hughes. “The algorithms are not neutral,” he said today at a Bloomberg Beta event promoting his new book Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn. Mentioning “the filter bubbles” and “the Russia stuff,” Hughes says, “The first step ...

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BuzzFeed’s Matthew Henick takes content role at Facebook

Matthew Henick, formerly the head of BuzzFeed Studios, is joining Facebook’s media partnerships team, where he will serve as head of content planning and strategy. In a post on Facebook, Henick argued that the social network is “a storytelling platform at its core,” and it sounds like he wants to help Facebook take advantage of those storytelling opportunities: Good stories ...

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Met police cover up: Officer’s secret role in mink farm operation exposed

The Metropolitan police in the UK has apologized to the Hampshire Constabulary for failing to reveal that an undercover officer was involved in the release of 6,000 mink from a fur farm 20 years ago. The raid in Crow Hill Farm near Ringwood in 1998 was carried out by an animal rights group which had been infiltrated by the Metropolitan ...

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WH defends Porter role as intel chief hits out at ‘broken’ vetting system

The White House has defended its handling of the background check for Rob Porter, a former top aide to President Donald Trump accused of domestic abuse. Porter, who worked as a top White House aide despite domestic abuse allegations from two former wives, resigned last week after stories emerged of his behavior. President Trump has questioned the legitimacy of the ...

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‘Chose Russia as target’: Fancy Bears leak Canada’s role in sanctions against Russia

Hacker Group Fancy Bears has leaked documents obtained from Canadian winter sports federations, revealing that North American officials are among the fiercest agitators against Russia. In their latest leak, the hackers emphasized the fact that an independent investigation into alleged doping scheme in Russia was held by a Canadian lawyer, Richard McLaren, acting on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency ...

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Warsaw won’t listen to Israeli minister's ‘truth’ about Poland’s role in the Holocaust

Israel’s Education Minister, who ahead of a planned trip to Poland said he was going to set the record straight on Polish complicity in the Holocaust, has seen his visit canceled amid a diplomatic row between Warsaw and Tel Aviv. “The Polish government canceled my visit to Poland because I mentioned the crimes of its people. It was my honor,” ...

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2018 might be Amazon’s year to take a leading role in online advertising

Andrew KeenContributor Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He produces Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. More posts by this contributor: More long term greed… Tim O’Reilly’s recipe for a successful 2018 As the federal government falters, technology is leading a rise of the ...

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