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How Pinterest boss keeps his cool

When you think of the giants of Silicon Valley, Pinterest may not immediately spring to mind. But with 200 million active users and a recent valuation of $12.3bn (£9bn), the platform that started out in 2012 as a quirky online scrapbook has quietly become a hot commodity for advertisers and investors alike. Perhaps that’s why Pinterest president Tim Kendall chooses …

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Branson’s Virgin invests in Hyperloop One

The Virgin investment group has taken an undisclosed stake in Hyperloop One, one of several companies trying to create a pod-based transport system.The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.Virgin’s founder, Sir Richard Branson, is joining the Los Angeles-based firm’s board as part of the deal, and it is rebranding itself as Virgin Hyperloop One.One expert suggested the tie-up …

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Facebook ‘committed’ to sharing ad data

Facebook is “fully committed” to providing detailed information about ads bought in Russia during the US election, says Sheryl Sandberg.The ads, pages they linked to and who they were targeted at have been given to investigators, said Ms Sandberg.The ads and the fake accounts used to get them on Facebook had been found and removed, she said. However, she added, …

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