2 women say Dustin Hoffman sexually assaulted them, and a third says he exposed himself to her when she was 16

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  • Two more women have alleged Dustin Hoffman sexually assaulted them.
  • A third woman has accused the actor of exposing himself to her when she was 16 years old.

Two more women have accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual assault, and a third said the actor exposed himself to her when she was 16 years old, Variety reported Thursday.

Hoffman’s attorney called the allegations “defamatory falsehoods” in a statement to Variety.

This report comes on the heels of multiple women making similar accusations against the actor, including actress Kathryn Rossetter, who alleged in a Hollywood Reporter column that Hoffman groped her constantly when the two starred in the 1983 Broadway revival of “Death of a Salesman.”

“He was standing there naked”

Cori Thomas told Variety that she was a high schooler when Hoffman exposed himself to her in a hotel room in 1980. Thomas was 16 years old and a classmate of Hoffman’s daughter, Karina. The three spent a Sunday afternoon together in New York while Hoffman was in the midst of a divorce from his first wife, she said. While waiting to get picked up by her parents after Hoffman’s daughter had gone to her mother’s, Thomas said Hoffman went to the bathroom, started the shower, and came out of the bathroom with a towel around his waist — which he then dropped.

“He was standing there naked,” Thomas told Variety. “I think I almost collapsed, actually. It was the first time I had ever seen a naked man … He stood there. He took his time.” Hoffman asked for her to massage his feet, which she did, she said. Then her mother arrived to pick her up.

“He literally just stuck his fingers down my pants”

Melissa Kester told Variety that she was a recent college graduate working on the film “Ishtar” (1987) when Hoffman allegedly sexually assaulted her. Her boyfriend at the time was doing music for the movie, and she went with him a few times to the studio where Hoffman was recording vocal tracks for one of the film’s songs, she said. During one visit while Hoffman was in the recording booth, he suddenly put his hands down her pants, she said.

“As he’s doing that, he literally just stuck his fingers down my pants,” Kester told Variety. “He put his fingers inside me. And the thing I feel most bad about is I didn’t know what to do. I just stood there. I just froze in the situation like ‘Oh my God, what is happening?’ It’s shocking when that happens to you.” She said it went on for 15-20 seconds and after he was done with the take, she left the booth and went into the bathroom and cried.

In a crowded car

A third woman, who asked to remain anonymous, also told Variety that Hoffman assaulted her while working on “Ishtar.” The woman was 22 at the time and didn’t have a speaking role in the movie. She said Hoffman offered her a ride home from the wrap party, and in a car filled with people, Hoffman put his hand up her skirt and stuck his fingers inside her. Later, she met Hoffman at his hotel where he preformed oral sex on her and they had sex, she said.

When Variety asked if the encounter in the station wagon was non-consensual, she said, “Yes.” When asked if the encounter in the hotel room was also, she said, “I don’t know.”

Business Insider contacted Hoffman’s representative for comment but did not get an immediate response. In a letter to Variety’s owner Penske Media Corp., Hoffman’s attorney Mark A. Neubauer of Carlton Fields Jordan Burt said the accusations against Hoffman “defamatory falsehoods.” 

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LinkedIn data suggests the UK isn’t as reliant on EU tech talent as people think

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More skilled tech workers came to the UK from India, the USA, and Australia in 2016 than from the top five EU countries, according to LinkedIn data.

The data — touted in a Tech City UK study on Friday — shows that India provided 12% of all the skilled tech workers migrating to the UK in 2016, while the US provided 10%. European neighbours Spain and France provided 6% each, while Italy provided 5%, Ireland 5%, and Germany 3%.

Technology founders and investors in the UK have raised concerns that their businesses could suffer if Brexit makes it harder for them to hire engineers and software developers from across the EU. A report from policy group Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) in February suggested Brexit will leave the UK short of 800,000 digital workers by 2020.  But the LinkedIn data suggests that the UK technology sector may not be as reliant on skilled EU workers as it thinks it is. 

Tech City UK is a publicly-funded organisation responsible for growing the UK tech sector. Its leaders were in favour of remaining in the EU but now the UK has voted to leave, the organisation is trying to focus on the positives.

Gerard Grech, Tech City UK CEO, said in a statement: “There is a skills crisis looming in the digital tech sector and competition for talent is fierce and global. By understanding exactly where skilled tech workers come from we can plan for the future and invest where it is necessary. The insights that LinkedIn have shared with us also allow us to build up a bigger picture than ever before of the skills each UK region has.”

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A former ‘Today’ show employee details an alleged secret relationship with Matt Lauer

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  • A woman who says she had a brief relationship with former “Today” host Matt Lauer has come forward with details of their alleged affair.
  • The story includes print-outs of flirtatious messages Lauer allegedly sent her in 2000, when she was a production assistant at “Today.”
  • Although the alleged “encounters” were consensual, the story brings up questions about the complex power dynamics between powerful men and the women who work for them.

A former “Today” show employee told Variety she had secret sexual encounters with Matt Lauer, the former host who was fired after allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace surfaced last month.

Addie Zinone gave details to Variety, which published her story on Thursday. 

Zinone (then Collins) started at “Today” as an intern, then became a production assistant. Zinone said that Lauer kept their working relationship professional until she was about to leave the show for a job as a local anchor in West Virginia.

In June of 2000, Zinone said that Lauer sent her a message on the office instant messaging system:

“hey,” Lauer allegedly wrote. “i hope you won’t drag me to personnel for saying this. but you look fantastic. i don’t know what you have done, or what is going on in your life…but it’s agreeing with you.”

A month later, he allegedly sent her another message: “OK…NOW YOU’RE KILLING ME…YOU LOOK GREAT TODAY! A BIT TOUGH TO CONCENTRATE.”

(Zinone provided print-outs of Lauer’s alleged messages to Variety, which are included in the article.)

Zinone told Variety that Lauer invited her to lunch that same month to give her career advice. Instead, Zinone said that Lauer, who was in his 40s and newly married, started to hit on Zinone at the lunch. She was 24 at the time. Zinone said she was so intimidated by his advances and power that she gave into them. They allegedly had multiple “encounters” in his office and his dressing room. 

Zinone then entered what she said was a month-long secret relationship with Lauer. Lauer would arrange for her to meet him in his dressing room or his office, she said.  

Zinone said that while her encounters with Lauer were consensual, reading other women’s stories when the allegations against him surfaced last month were familiar, including when he pressed the button on his desk that locked his office

“The situation really took its toll on me. I changed physically,” Zinone told Variety. “I changed emotionally. Fear crept into my life. I became unsure of myself. Any confidence I had was gone. For him, it was a conquest.”

The brief affair followed Zinone for years, even after she left news and joined the army, she said.

“Even though my situation with Matt was consensual,” Zinone said, “I ultimately felt like a victim because of the power dynamic.”

Matt Lauer and NBC did not immediately respond to a request for further comment (NBC declined to comment to Variety).

For more, and to view the messages Lauer sent, read the full article in Variety

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Disney just put a huge question mark over the future of Hulu

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  • Hulu’s Live TV service could be on the chopping block following the massive Disney/Fox deal.
  • That’s because Disney will suddenly have control of a pay TV service, even as it does business with a slew of other pay TV offerings.
  • Plus, a ‘skinny bundle’ package may not be a priority for Disney given its direct-to-consumer subscription plans.
  • “It’s still a bit early right now to determine fully what direction we’ll take that,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said of Hulu. 

Hulu’s fledgling live TV service could be the first casualty of the massive Disney-Fox deal.

Anything seems on the table given the size and scope of this deal, which has so many moving parts. One big, immediate outcome of the transaction: Disney now controls a majority of Hulu, which has long operated as a joint venture between Comcast’s NBCUniversal, Fox and Disney.

That’s led to lots of speculation on what happens next with the streaming service, which lags far behind Netflix in terms of subscribers but scored Emmy gold this year with the buzzy drama “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Some have speculated that Disney could use Hulu as a launchpad for its planned subscription streaming service.

But CEO Bob Iger indicated today that he sees Disney’s soon-to-launch streaming offering aimed at families, while Hulu could cater to more an adult/serious drama crowd, reported Deadline.

“We’ll have the ability to direct Hulu in ways that we haven’t been able to, as essentially equal partners,” said Iger on CNBC Thursday. “

“It’s still a bit early right now to determine fully what direction we’ll take that,” he said. “We think it’s actually quite a compelling opportunity for the company and we think it’s really compelling from a consumer perspective.”

Meanwhile Recode’s Ed Lee noted that Hulu could essentially outlive its usefulness over time and simply just go away.

Somewhat overlooked in this discussion is Hulu’s $40-a-month cable TV alternative. Recode says it has roughly 250,00o paying subscribers.

It was one thing when Hulu was a joint venture. Now that Disney’s in charge, is a pay-TV skinny bundle a strategic priority, particularly when Disney seems so focused on taking on Netflix with its new stable of Fox studio properties?

Moreover, Disney could be forced to get rid of Hulu’s Live TV offering, Rich Greenfield, BTIG media and tech analyst, told Business Insider.

That’s because Disney will both be looking to sell its programming and networks to other ‘skinny bundle’ pay TV services like Sling TV and YouTube TV. Owning/controlling its own skinny bundle in Hulu Live could open up Disney to anti-competitive questions.

“While Disney is a minority owner of Hulu, moving to majority owner would likely increase its incentive to harm competitors,” Greenfield wrote in a blog post on Monday.

Therefore, to make sure regulators don’t find any reason to fight the Fox acquisition, Disney could simply elect to kill Hulu TV (or maybe sell it to somebody).

“If Disney were willing to shutter the [Live TV] portion of Hulu, it could cure the potential vertical anti-trust concerns,” Greenfield wrote.

However – it’s complicated. Comcast, which also owns a stake in Hulu, will likely get to weigh in on any big Hulu decisions. In the past Comcast didn’t have a say in how Hulu was operated – which was part of an agreement made with regulators when Comcast purchased NBCUniversal roughly a decade ago. 

Would Comcast want to keep Hulu TV alive? Buy it? Hard to say at this point.

And Disney CEO Bob Iger probably has a long list of things to work through before he gets to this decision.

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A company in Japan wants to start paying employees in Bitcoin

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  • Japanese company GMO Internet Group will start paying employees partially in bitcoin in 2018.
  • Employees can receive payments from about $88 to $881 in bitcoin.
  • The company invests in the cryptocurrency.

A Japanese internet services provider will start to pay employees partially in bitcoin, according to cryptocurrency watcher CoinDesk. 

Beginning in 2018, GMO Internet Group will give employees the option to receive payments from 10,000 yen (about $88) to 100,000 yen (about $881). Employees will also get an additional 10% of the salary they choose to receive in bitcoin as an incentive.

GMO has an interest in promoting bitcoin. It is set to launch a new cryptocurrency mining operation in 2018, and actively trades bitcoin.

Bitcoin is rising in popularity, with people using bitcoin to pay for private schools and buying homes.

But some still urge caution. World renowned economist Robert Shiller said bitcoin was “the best example of a bubble.”

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Oscar Health is making a big bet on personalized care that people traditionally spend as much as $40,000 on

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  • Oscar Health, the $2.7 billion health insurance startup, wants to have all of its members using concierge medical care in 2018.
  • The plan to create ‘Concierge for All’ relies on teams of doctors and other healthcare professionals who work with Oscar to help you navigate everything from insurance benefits to questions about your health.
  • It’s something people often spend tens of thousands of dollars on every year in addition to their traditional insurance. 

Oscar Health, the health insurance startup, is giving all of its members access to a team of healthcare professionals they can turn to for help navigating their healthcare.

The service is what’s known as concierge care, and it might seem like a foreign concept to most Americans who struggle navigating the often complex and frustrating healthcare market. But such personalized care often comes at a high cost. Some ’boutique’ or high-end concierge services can cost as much as $40,000 a year per family, on top of the insurance premiums that family pays.

Oscar is trying to change that. The $2.7 billion health-insurance startup is making a big push to make concierge care the centerpiece of their members’ healthcare experience, with all its members using it. 

Here’s how it works

  • Oscar members are assigned a personalized concierge team of one nurse and three clinicians with specialized knowledge of the patient’s local healthcare networks. The idea is that teams with localized knowledge will be better informed when making recommendations and referrals.
  • Those healthcare professionals can answer any questions you have about your insurance benefits, or about that strange bump on your neck, help the member get a prescription or a referral to a specialist. 
  • While Oscar members don’t physically meet with their teams, they can contact them over the phone or through secure messaging on the company’s mobile app.
  • Concierge doctors will also be able to initiate contact with their patients with the help of clinical dashboards, which collect claims records and other data about the patients’ medical history to give doctors more context on a person’s health than what they might otherwise learn from electronic health records.  

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“One of the things that we are able to do because we have a lot of data is to flag to care teams the defective conditions that members may have in our clinical dashboard and say ‘hey, you really should go in and see a doctor. We think you might have something and you should get some medication for it,'” Chelsea Cooper, Oscar’s Senior Vice President of Member & Strategy Operations, told Business Insider. “And that’s something we’re able to do because we’re a tech company.”

Since launching its concierge services in full earlier this year, Oscar says 70% of its roughly 90,000 members have interacted with a concierge team, although those who engaged had an average of only three interactions. The company says concierge care has even helped its members save money on out-of-network costs. 

Now Oscar is trying to universalize the service with a “Concierge for All” campaign to encourage 100% of its members to start using it next year. 

“We think healthcare is very personal and that these changes really matter,” Cooper said. “You want to know the [concierge team] so that you can trust them and take their recommendations about which doctor to go to and whether you should go to the ER or an urgent care facility. We try to build that connection.” 

Surviving as the market shifts

concierge healthcareThe future of American healthcare has taken on new dimensions over the last year as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress attempt to repeal Obamacare. But Oscar keeps pushing forward.

Earlier this year, Oscar announced it would start offering health insurance plans alongside the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio for the first time. In 2018, it plans to expand coverage from three states to six. 

Despite its optimism, Oscar is not immune to the financial challenges of the turbulent healthcare market. 

Last month, Oscar reported a $96 million third quarter loss across the three states where it currently sells coverage, according to Forbes. Although it was an improvement from the same quarter in 2016, it was in line with a continuing losses the company has experienced since its founding in 2012. 

But Oscar’s chief technology officer Alan Warren told Business Insider in June that such challenges, including the political debate over healthcare in Washington, will ultimately do little to deter the company from carrying out its mission. When the Trump administration slashed Obamacare advertising funding by 90% earlier this year, for example, Oscar ratcheted up its own advertising campaign in New York just in time for the most recent open enrollment period, which ends on Friday. 

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APPLY NOW: Business Insider is hiring a paid video intern who can animate

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Business Insider is hiring a video intern specializing in animation.

The ideal candidate has superb post-production video editing skills and a passion for the types of topics we cover for science, tech, and design videos at Business Insider. 

This intern should know how to use Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, Illustrator and various types of audio and digital video equipment. Must also be comfortable working under tight deadlines.

There’s an opportunity for this intern to research and write scripts for their animated videos, but this is not a requirement. Explain any experience and interest you have in researching and writing in your cover letter.

The candidate also must be experienced with motion graphics and working creatively in both 2D and 3D space. And should look forward to days filled with gaining extensive experience making videos just like these:

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Meet Scott Rogowsky — the host of the hot new mobile game show HQ Trivia

A popular new mobile game show called HQ Trivia is shutting down offices and classrooms, and creating quite a buzz in the mobile gaming world with its innovative format. The game is simple: you tune in at a specific time and try to answer 12 questions to win a real cash prize.

It was started by one of the founders of the popular video app, Vine, and the host is a stand-up comedian named Scott Rogowsky. We spoke with Scott to find out some more about his background and get his thoughts on the rapid success of the game. Following is a transcript of the video.

Scott Rogowsky: It all boils down to this!

I am the host with the challah French toast. The trap Trebek. Scott Rogowsky, host of HQ trivia.

My background is in comedy. I started doing stand-up comedy in college. Moved to New York City after college. Did the open mic thing for a few years. Transitioned to hosting talk shows. A sports talk show and then “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky” for the past 6 years.

About 2 years ago, I made a YouTube video showcasing some fake books on the subway. That went viral in a way that I never experienced before.

I auditioned for HQ back in April. It has been overwhelmingly positive. I can’t even describe the amount of tweets, and the comments, and people on the street stopping me, and just the joy of the fans of HQ. They love to play the game.

Their offices are shutting down at 3 p.m. Classrooms are stopping what they’re doing to play at 3 p.m. 9 p.m., people are gathering with their family. We saw it on Thanksgiving.

HQ kind of hearkens back to that old method of watching live television, when you couldn’t DVR it.

I’m sort of an old soul, and “You Bet Your Life” with Groucho Marx is the best game show of all time, in my opinion. “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” of course, was a huge, huge phenomenon. Loved watching Regis. Still love Regis. Regis! Can you believe it?

Before the game, there’s a prep session with the producer and the writers. We kinda go through the quiz, the questions of the day. I make my notes to myself of ways to maybe transition from question to question. Or throw in an extra tidbit here and there. I try to throw a few slices of dried mango down my throat. And some date bars. Maybe some yerba mate. Get energized.

My suit is my uniform. To be honest, I really wanted to wear a suit with question marks covering the whole thing, but there was a guy giving away free money who already beat me to it. Shout out Matthew Lesko. So we had to pivot towards the black blazer, black tie.

The teleprompter has the questions. I’m not that good to where I could memorize all 12 questions and their answers. But there’s a fair amount of ad-libbing.

“Sherry! Oooh Sherry baby …Sherry! Is that Frankie Valli?”

“In the year 2000!”

Things pop into my mind when I’m in there that I don’t know where they come from sometimes. And sometimes I don’t know where they’re going. And sometimes I wish I didn’t say them.

Do I know most of the answers myself? Well, it depends on the category. I’m good with geography, history, sports, politics. When it gets into the gaming, the video games, the tech … those are my weak spots.

I don’t know how far I would get if I were to actually play HQ, but I like to think I would win at least one or two games.

The way the game works is I asked 12 questions, and you have 10 seconds to answer the question from when I start reading it. So it’s not a lot of time. Obviously, you can very easily have another device next to you, typing the answer.

“Siri! Where is Suriname located?”

You know? And they could give you the answer. Googling is happening. I think it’s happening. Frankly, I think it runs counter to the game. You know? If it’s really, truly a test of your wits, why would you rely on Google? We recommend that you Ask Jeeves.

Because this is such a new thing that has grown so quickly, there are going to be growing pains. And we’ve experienced that with some of the lag and so many people wanting to play, which is incredible, that you have the demand there. Obviously, the engineers are working around the clock, trying to do their best. There are times when the game glitches or freezes. And I have to sort of tap dance around that, do a little a little song and dance for the HQ-ties watching at home. But I’m used to struggling on stage. Let’s put it that way. From my 10 years of doing stand-up. So it actually helps when there’s no one there to heckle. It’s a heckle-proof environment.

What HQ brings is that idea of FOMO. Right? If you’re not playing the game, you’re missing out. And yeah, I think we’re going to start seeing other networks, other companies trying to come into the space. Maybe competitors to HQ. We’re already seeing some of those those pop up.

But could this move beyond trivia? I mean what makes this work is that we’re giving out money. Would people watch a talk show with no stakes? If it was live and in the moment? I dunno. Would they watch a cooking show?

The coolest thing about HQ is that after the games, you see that water cooler effect. You know, “Oh question 4! That was savage!” “Oh man, I completely guessed wrong on that one!” “I knew it, but I didn’t get it in time.”

It’s just a positive, joyous jubilation on the internet, which is so rare! It’s usually a very sad and angry place. But I think HQ is injecting some positivity back into the mix.

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‘The fight isn’t over’: Tech erupts after the FCC’s vote to kill net neutrality

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  • The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality on Thursday morning and tech companies and executives spoke out in disappointment, and expressed desires to appeal the decision in court.
  • The tech community has been pro-net neutrality since the plan to repeal was announced.

Tech execs from Sheryl Sandberg to Microsoft’s Brad Smith spoke out on Thursday to decry the FCC’s controversial vote killing net neutrality. 

The move by the FCC eliminates rules that stop broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon from charging customers more for access to certain sites, blocking or slowing down competitors content, and charging for internet “fast lanes.”

Pro-net neutrality groups argue that the rules are necessary to ensure a level internet playing field. And many of the big internet companies wasted no time in speaking out against the FCC move. 

Here’s how some of the top tech companies and industry executives reacted to Thursday’s controversial vote:

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Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association, an industry organization whose members include Facebook, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce issued a statement on the IA’s website with plans to fight back.

“The internet industry opposes Chairman Pai’s repeal of the 2015 Open Internet Order. Today’s vote represents a departure from more than a decade of broad, bipartisan consensus on the rules governing the internet. Relying on ISPs to live up to their own ‘promises’ is not net neutrality and is bad for consumers.

“Let’s remember why we have these rules in the first place. There is little competition in the broadband service market – more than half of all Americans have no choice in their provider – so consumers will be forced to accept ISP interference in their online experience. This is in stark contrast to the websites and apps that make up Internet Association, where competition is a click away and switching costs are low.

“The fight isn’t over. Internet Association is currently weighing our legal options in a lawsuit against today’s Order, and remains open to Congress enshrining strong, enforceable net neutrality protections into law.”

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Reddit 

Reddit’s user community has been incredibly active in speaking out against the repeal of net neutrality, and the company itself is also pro-net neutrality.

On Reddit, CEO Steve Huffman issued a statement from him and founder Alexis Ohanian thanking users for their activism and expressing disappointment and the desire to fight back.

“Nevertheless, today’s vote is the beginning, not the end. While the fight to preserve net neutrality is going to be longer than we had hoped, this is far from over.

Many of you have asked what comes next. We don’t exactly know yet, but it seems likely that the FCC’s decision will be challenged in court soon, and we would be supportive of that challenge. It’s also possible that Congress can decide to take up the cause and create strong, enforceable net neutrality rules that aren’t subject to the political winds at the FCC. Nevertheless, this will be a complex process that takes time.

What is certain is that Reddit will continue to be involved in this issue in the way that we know best: seeking out every opportunity to amplify your voices and share them with those who have the power to make a difference.” 

Read the full comment here.

Twilio

Business Insider received a statement from Twilio, written by Twilio general counsel Karyn Smith.

“Today’s vote to roll back net neutrality protections is a clear indication the FCC is moving away from its role to protect consumers. An open internet is vital to maintain competition and foster innovation – and for that we need basic ground rules and a transparent process to enforce them. We look forward to working with Congress to enact basic ground rules and a transparent process to enforce them.  They should also direct the FCC to use its authority to ensure that consumers have access to the communications they want to receive.” 

Microsoft CEO Brad Smith spoke out on Twitter:

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Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg spoke out on her personal Facebook page. 

 

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Business Insider is hiring a tech editorial intern in our San Francisco office!

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Business Insider is looking for a paid tech editorial intern to start in its San Francisco office this January.

Our tech section covers everything from the hottest startups to big tech personalities to Apple earnings. We need someone who is as enthusiastic about social media as s/he is about staying on top of the latest product launches and what people in the tech scene are buzzing about.

We want someone who is curious about how certain companies dominate our lives while others crumble into dust.

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  • Excellent writing skills.
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