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The $35 million play to fix Democrats’ data problem is shutting down

A Biden campaign worker checks their phone while canvassing in Pennsylvania in early November. | Mark Makela/Getty Images It was Silicon Valley’s attempt to fix the party’s infrastructure. One of the most expensive, highest-profile efforts to fix the Democratic Party’s data woes is shutting down. Alloy, a group started with $35 million in part from

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on why he bought HuffPost and why the New York Times can’t be “the paper of record”

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti. | Asa Mathat The Times’s subscription business is booming. But the BuzzFeed CEO has a critique. Jonah Peretti co-founded the Huffington Post, then left to start BuzzFeed. Now he’s running both companies: BuzzFeed is picking up HuffPost from Verizon, the phone company that thought it wanted to be in the media

Big California donors want to fill Kamala Harris’s Senate seat with a woman of color

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris met with Gov. Gavin Newsom over the Creek fire in California on September 15. | Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images Will Gov. Gavin Newsom listen? Some of California’s biggest political donors are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to choose a woman of color to fill the seat of Vice President-elect Kamala

Spotify has 300 million users. It wants more of them to listen to podcasts.

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Gimlet’s Lydia Polgreen tells Peter Kafka about how her parent company Spotify plans to turn music listeners into podcast devotees. Spotify wants to own the podcasting space, and it’s made that clear with a series of high-profile acquisitions and deals over the past two years — including

One of the few Black C-suite execs in tech is starting a firm to invest in Black, Latinx, and women entrepreneurs

Longtime Stitch Fix executive Mike Smith. | Stitch Fix Stitch Fix’s Mike Smith is leaving the online apparel retailer. Mike Smith is a versatile and well-respected executive in the e-commerce industry. He also happens to one of the few Black C-level leaders in tech. Now he wants to play a bigger role in changing that.
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