A new study, backed by the National Institutes of Health, says there is a link between cellphones and cancer. There are plenty of studies that have found otherwise, but this one will certainly ignite the debate again. Researchers say they "found low incidences of two types of tumors in male rats ... exposed to the type of radio frequencies that are commonly emitted by cellphones."
[Ryan Knutson | Wall Street Journal]
Gawker has hired a banker, which suggests that it's considering a sale or raising more outside cash.But no one will want to buy Gawker until it beats lawsuits funded by billionaire Peter Thiel (like the Hulk Hogan case) or declares bankruptcy. Meanwhile, executives at Facebook, where Thiel has a board seat, are all conspicuously keeping quiet about the situation, and Gawker boss Nick Denton has issued an open invitation for Thiel to debate the issues in public.
[Peter Kafka | Recode]
Oracle lost the retrial of its lawsuit against Google yesterday, in which it argued that Google violated copyright laws by using Oracle-owned open source software when building Android. Oracle says it plans to appeal.
[Noah Kulwin | Recode]
Two senior Twitter executives — business development chief Jana Messerschmidt and media and commerce head Nathan Hubbard — are headed for the exit. Twitter video ad exec Ali Jafari will be taking over both of their roles.
[Kurt Wagner and Jason Del Rey | Recode]
On the new Too Embarrassed to Ask podcast, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode break down the gadgets you should get for the high school or college grads in your life. In: Sonos and Amazon Echo speakers. Probably out: GoPro cameras.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]
Snapchat is telling investors, who just gave it another $1.8 billion, that it plans to generate between $500 million and $1 billion in revenue next year.
[Kurt Wagner | Recode]
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