These 13 Startups And Products Didn’t Make It Through 2017

Via giphy.com With the exception of Taylor Swift, 2017 wasn’t a good year for anyone. But the employees and entrepreneurs at these startups had a particularly rough time. While...

Uber Is A Taxi Service, Not A Tech Company, The European Union's Top Court...

Nicolas Maeterlinck / AFP / Getty Images A long-awaited ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has stated that Uber is a taxi...

Pokémon Go Has A New, More Realistic Augmented Reality Mode

Remember Pokémon Go?? Twitter: @ScottPopescu After the real-world-meets-virtual-creatures mobile game’s initial release in July 2016, millions of people stampeded through parks, visited people’s graves, and flocked to strangers’ homes to...

How Facebook Handled A Fake Photo Of Mark Zuckerberg In A Nazi Uniform

Earlier this year, a simple Facebook search for Mark Zuckerberg’s name returned an unexpected result: an image of the Facebook founder in Nazi uniform presented at the top of...

11 Buzzwords Of 2017 — Also, I’m Sorry For Saying The Term “Buzzwords”

Ratioed, podfasters, nameflamers, and soy boys. Broem Ever notice on LinkedIn these nuggets of business wisdom told in a poem format? It’s the hot trend on...

Facebook Allowed Sellers To Target Teens With Ads For Penis Keychains

Facebook allowed ads for penis and sperm keychains to be targeted to kids as young as 13 years old.The company removed the ads following an inquiry from BuzzFeed News,...

Is Khloé Kardashian's Pregnancy Announcement #Sponsored?

Finally, Khloé Kardashian announced what we all knew: she's pregnant. Congratulations, Khloé! Yay Instagram: @khloekardashian I think I speak for the whole entire world when I...

I Can't Stop Thinking About This Picture Of Amazon's CEO

$100 billion makes you very, um, swole apparently. It's the one of Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos cosplaying as Jason Statham. Jk! It's the real him!...

Silicon Valley Punished Some Badly Behaved Men In 2017. Now, It Needs To Fix...

Rose Wong for BuzzFeed News As hard as it is to believe now, on February 19, when Susan Fowler published a lengthy personal blog post about being discriminated against...

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Alphabet's Executive Chairman

Instagram: @young Eric Schmidt, the former Google CEO, will step down as executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet.On Thursday, the technology giant announced that Schmidt, who served...

The Coinbase Effect Shows The Power Of The US’s Most Important Cryptocurrency Platform

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Anthony Harvey / Getty Images On Tuesday, Justin Blau, a well-known DJ and amateur Bitcoin trader, was fixed to his computer monitor, caught up in what...

Here's What WeWork Spent Its Billions On In 2017

Bobby Yip / Reuters Once upon a time, WeWork was a company that built and rented out coworking spaces where freelancers or small startups could go on their computers,...

Facebook Is Getting Rid Of Its Fact-Checking Label And Replacing It With This

Facebook / Via medium.com Facebook will stop flagging content that’s been declared false by external fact-checkers, and will instead surface fact-checks as related articles in the News Feed, the...

Older Indians Drive Millennials Crazy On WhatsApp. This Is Why They're Obsessed.

Amrita Marino for BuzzFeed News My mother became addicted to WhatsApp when her mother passed away in the winter of 2013. She used it, she said, to “fill up...

Apple Said It Makes Older iPhones Slow On Purpose. Here's What To Do About...

Only part of that is true: Older iPhones with aged batteries *are* more sluggish than new phones — but Apple claims it's because they're trying to avoid forced, unexpected shut...

Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear

Justin Metz for BuzzFeed News This summer, Elon Musk spoke to the National Governors Association and told them that “AI is a fundamental risk to the existence of human...

How To Survive The Worst Possible Year A Tech Company Could Have

Ekkawit998 / Getty Images Everyone knows Uber has had the no good, very bad, absolutely frigging awful year from hell. For Uber, 2017 wasn’t so much another one on...

Facebook Will Now Alert You When You Appear In Photos You're Not Tagged In

Facebook is introducing a new feature Tuesday that will let you know when people post photos of you, even if they don't tag you.The feature will be used to...

The 50 Worst Things On The Internet In 2017

It was a great year for terrible things. This post is NSFW and NSFL. This playlist. island-delver-go.tumblr.com Thicc Mr. Krabs. ...

Russian Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Sues US For Banning Its Products

Eugene Kaspersky Nigel Treblin / Getty Images Kaspersky Lab is suing the US Department of Homeland Security for banning federal government agencies from using its products.The ban, issued in September,...
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