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Stories by Zach Miners

Amazon, eBay, Etsy to remove Confederate flag merchandise

Amazon, eBay and Etsy have joined big retailers in removing Confederate flags and related items from their sites, in moves responding to increased vitriol over the symbol after a shooting last week at an African-American church in South Carolina.

Written by Zach Miners24 June 15 06:28

US, UK spies said to attack security software

Spies working for the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart found anti-virus and security software a hindrance to their intelligence gathering processes, and worked to thwart it, according to a report Monday in The Intercept.

Written by Zach Miners23 June 15 05:00

Twitter tests a new way to sell goods

Twitter has long positioned its site as a way to see what's happening in the world. Now, it wants to tap into our desires as consumers.

Written by Zach Miners20 June 15 04:48

Etsy dips toes into crowdfunding

Etsy is trying out a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding service that, if successful, could help the company grow its business by expanding the number and type of items available for sale on its site.

Written by Zach Miners17 June 15 07:03

Twitter adds autoplaying videos

Twitter has moved well beyond its foundation of 140-character messages. The site will now host videos that play automatically in users' feeds.

Written by Zach Miners17 June 15 04:04

Four challenges for Twitter's next CEO

Dick Costolo has stepped down as CEO of Twitter after five years on the job, relinquishing his post amid longstanding problems including sluggish growth and frequent abusive comments posted to the social network. Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, who is also CEO of Square, will be interim CEO when Costolo steps down on July 1.

Written by Zach Miners12 June 15 11:03