Exclusive: Bloomberg gathered hundreds of tech leaders on a call to ask for their most talented friends.
Hamza ShabanBloomberg’s campaign gathered hundreds of tech leaders on a conference call and asked them to refer their most talented technical colleagues and friends to Bloomberg’s gargantuan campaign
Recode obtained access to the private call and registered for it.
<p>No Democrat should consider Michael Bloomberg as a candidate.</p>
Hamza ShabanA relentless, scorching critique of Bloomberg
@NathanJRobinson catalogues what he describes as a politics of bribery, his record of ruthlessness, misogyny, disdain for the poor and workers' rights, his extreme foreign policy views and racist police regime
Tesla’s billionaire CEO fought a lawsuit over his own bad behavior and won. For the reality-bending entrepreneur, there was no other possible outcome.
Hamza ShabanIncredible story from @RMac18 on Elon Musk's victory in court, and his ability to marshal his ego and wealth to force people around him into submission or fandom
That Musk's legal defense was sometimes portrayed as preposterous only underscores his power
In California, Persians are shocked, alarmed or relieved at the U.S. assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Suleimani.
Hamza ShabanThis LA Times story about Iranian Americans in California, where most of the diaspora lives, does a good job of centering the fears and concerns of people who will likely suffer the most after Trump ordered the targeted killing.
The changes come after ProPublica’s reporting showed how TurboTax maker Intuit tricked customers into paying for tax prep they could have gotten for free.
Hamza ShabanAfter ProPublica reported how TurboTax tricked customers into paying for tax prep they could have gotten for free...
-Companies are now barred from hiding their free products from Google search
-The IRS can now build its own online tax filing system
As President Trump faces impeachment by the House, it is the very concept of truth that often seems to be on trial.
Hamza ShabanIt's telling that the 2 people quoted specifically for this story — about how nobody trusts anybody and "radically competing versions of reality" — are a former strategic adviser to President George W. Bush and Ben Domenech, the founder of The Federalist.
Dozens of bedding venders such as Casper and Tuft & Needle offer generous return policies. Life hackers are taking advantage.
Hamza ShabanPeople are ordering mattresses for 100 day free-trials, then sending them back, and ordering mattresses from other companies that offer free-trials.
-Some end up "scamming" themselves by forgetting to return on time
-Many beds end up in landfills
Since January, ICE has arrested about 250 students who were enrolled at a fake university in Farmington Hills set up by ICE to lure in students.
Hamza ShabanICE has arrested about 250 students since January on immigration violations as part of a sting operation to entice foreign-born students, mostly from India, to attend a fake graduate school created by federal agents
The emails offer a window into just how closely Miller coordinated with Breitbart, a publication that backed President Donald Trump early in his campaign.
Hamza ShabanStephen Miller had more editorial influence over Breitbart during the 2016 presidential campaign than previously known and attempted to push articles attacking then-presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, Via @oneunderscore__ and @annaschecter
Silicon Valley’s virtuous one wants tech to do as he says, not as he does.
Hamza Shabanon the same day Marc Benioff called for abolishing Section 230, in his ongoing condemnation of Facebook, his lawyers cited it while defending the company in a lawsuit where Salesforce is accused of providing its tools to Backpage for use in sex trafficking
When Ohio released a list of people it planned to strike from its voting rolls, around 40,000 people shouldn’t have been on it. The state only found out because of volunteer sleuthing.
Hamza ShabanEach paragraph in this story delivers more and more jaw-dropping information.
-Ohio is allowed to remove voters that don't vote
-Tens of thousands of people were set to be purged in error
-We only know this because volunteers checked the database
The Houston general manager came out in support of the protest movement in Hong Kong, and the backlash from Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, the Chinese government, and Chinese business interests have rocked the franchise and the NBA
"This app violates our guidelines and local laws."
Hamza ShabanApple's China week:
- removed the Taiwan flag emoji from iOS 13 for users in Hong Kong
- removed the Quartz news app from the Chinese App Store over its Hong Kong protest coverage
- removed HKmap, a crowdsourced mapping app used by Hong Kong residents
We thought economic growth and technology would liberate China. Instead, it corrupted us.
Hamza ShabanThe West's entire political theory on China — that trade & growth would liberalize society — has been proven spectacularly wrong, writes @fmanjoo.
Not only have its people not been liberated, but China's "economic miracle" is corrupting the rest of us.