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Stories by Blair Hanley Frank

Twitter looking for a 'full-time' CEO, deflating Dorsey's candidacy

A week and a half after Dick Costolo announced that he would be stepping down from the CEO role at Twitter, the company's board of directors has sent a shot across the bow of one of the expected front-runner candidates to take the social network's top job.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank23 June 15 04:01

Google will begin de-listing 'revenge porn'

Google will begin removing explicit images posted without the subject's consent in a crackdown on "revenge porn" announced Friday.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank20 June 15 05:13

Chinese university opens Microsoft-backed U.S. outpost

China's Tsinghua University has teamed up with the University of Washington and Microsoft to launch the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) -- a tech-focused graduate school that's the first of its kind.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank19 June 15 08:52

Skype Translator now speaks German, French

The Skype Translator beta app now can help people say "guten tag" to their friends in Germany, thanks to an update it received on Thursday.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank19 June 15 04:45

AT&T, WhatsApp get low marks from EFF for data disclosure policies

The Electronic Frontier Foundation released the latest version of its annual "Who Has Your Back" report on tech companies' data disclosure policies Wednesday afternoon, giving perfect five-star ratings to companies including Apple, Adobe, Dropbox and Yahoo.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank18 June 15 08:38

Twitter acquires machine learning startup Whetlab

To boost its in-house machine learning efforts, Twitter has acquired Whetlab, a startup that makes it easier for companies to use machine learning tools.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank18 June 15 05:10