The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya – gpgmail

[ad_1] People win prestigious prizes in tech all the time, but there is something different about The Bold Prize. Unless you’ve been living under a literal or proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard something about the late Jeffrey Epstein, a notorious child molester and human trafficker who also happened to be a billionaire philanthropist and managed […]

Joi Ito resigns from MIT Media Lab – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Daily Crunch is gpgmail’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Joi Ito resigns as MIT Media Lab head in wake of Jeffrey Epstein reporting Joi Ito and the MIT Media […]

Freeda raises another $16 million for its media brand for women – gpgmail

[ad_1] Italian startup Freeda Media has raised a $16 million Series B round. Existing investor Alven is leading the round, with Endeavor Catalyst, UniCredit and others also participating. UniCredit is also granting the company a debt facility of $3 million. The company has managed to attract millions of followers on Instagram, Facebook and other social […]

Would we miss the Media Lab if it were gone? – gpgmail

[ad_1] A friend and MIT grad wrote to me yesterday, “I don’t know if the Media Lab is redeemable at all.” This in the wake of the bombshell Ronan Farrow piece in the New Yorker, reporting that the Media Lab under its director Joi Ito had covered up a much closer relationship with Jeffrey Epstein […]

Joi Ito resigns as MIT Media Lab head in wake of Jeffrey Epstein reporting – gpgmail

[ad_1] Joichi Ito, the embattled director of the M.I.T. Media Lab, has stepped down according to a statement by MIT’s president, L. Rafael Reif. The news was first reported by The New York Times, which had received a copy of an email sent by Ito to university provost Martin A. Schmidt. “After giving the matter a […]

Why Email Signature Marketing Is More Powerful than Social Media Marketing

[ad_1] How much time do you spend on social media for the sake of marketing? How many emails do you send per day? If you’re like most business owners or marketers, your social media activity prevails. Instagram is way more fun than email. But does that mean we should neglect email? On the contrary! In […]

U.S. border officials are increasingly denying entry to travelers over others’ social media – gpgmail

[ad_1] Travelers are increasingly being denied entry to the United States as border officials hold them accountable for messages, images and video on their devices sent by other people. It’s a bizarre set of circumstances that has seen countless number of foreign nationals rejected from the U.S. after friends, family, or even strangers send messages, […]

mobile and social media users in emerging markets have more diverse social networks – gpgmail

[ad_1] The latest study from Pew Research Center takes a look at the impact mobile technology, including the use of smartphones and social media, is having on the diversity of people’s social network in emerging markets. For the purpose of the study, Pew surveyed mobile users in eleven key markets: Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, South Africa, […]

Twitter blocks state-controlled media outlets from advertising on its social network – gpgmail

[ad_1] Twitter is now blocking state-run media outlets from advertising on its platform. The new policy was announced just hours after the company identified an information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China as part of an effort to “sow political discord” around events in Hong Kong after weeks of protests in the region. […]

Mammoth Media introduces Choose Your Own Adventure-style storytelling to its chat fiction app Yarn – gpgmail

[ad_1] The chat fiction stories offered in Mammoth Media‘s mobile app Yarn are about to get more interactive. The branching narrative mechanic should be familiar to anyone who read Choose Your Own Adventure books when they were kids — you read a story, and at certain key moments, you choose from different options that determine […]