Thanks to his work at Politico, Mike Allen has been described as “The Man the White House Wakes Up To.” But he left the site last year and teamed up with Politico’s Jim VandeHei to launch Axios, a media startup that combines brevity with real reporting. Axios (the name comes from the Greek word for “worthy”) isn’t the only site focusing on short,… Read More

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 Last year was a challenging one for the Tor Project, the non-profit organization beyond the anonymous global network. Prominent developer Jacob Applebaum stood down following allegations of sexual mistreatment, an ugly saga that resulted in the appointment of a new board of directors and the introduction of policies aimed at preventing similar incidents in the future. Despite those goings-on,… Read More

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 Over a year ago, Spotify inked a deal with music annotation startup Genius to provide the backstory to the songs you’re streaming through a feature called Behind the Lyrics, which pops up additional commentary as you’re listening to tracks on the service. Today, the company says the feature is finally making its way over to Android, where it will initially be available across a… Read More

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 The Duke Of York’s Pitch@Palace event is now a regular annual fixture in the London startup scene, and TechCrunch is delighted to live stream the pitches of the teams Pitch@Palace has selected from its events throughout the year. Today you can watch the event being broadcast live right here from 17.40 London time or 09.40 SF time. Today is the final event of Pitch@Palace 7.0, following… Read More

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 Facebook wants you to think about whether a headline is true and see other perspectives on the topic before you even read the article. In its next step against fake news, Facebook today begins testing a different version of its Related Articles widget that normally appears when you return to the News Feed after opening a link. Now Facebook will also show Related Articles including third-party… Read More

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