You probably don't know VC Kirsten Green and her all-women team at Forerunner Ventures, but maybe you should: They were the only firm to back both Dollar Shave Club and Jet.com, which sold for a collective $4 billion in recent weeks.
[Jason Del Rey | Recode]
Twitter and ex-CEO Dick Costolo fired back at a BuzzFeed report contending that internal dithering has kept Twitter from effectively dealing with user-abuse issues. Both said the report was inaccurate, but neither elaborated on any specific points.
[Kurt Wagner | Recode]
Arianna Huffington says she left the Huffington Post because she recently realized she couldn't run it and focus on her new health startup, Thrive Global. Behind the scenes, there's another reason: With Yahoo joining HuffPo owner AOL under the Verizon umbrella, she would likely see her clout diluted.
[Peter Kafka | Recode]
Forget the Olympics — the fiercest competitive rivalry right now is between the coding teams of Facebook and Adblock Plus. First Facebook blocked ad-blockers from blocking ads. Two days later, Adblock ginned up a workaround. Late Thursday, Facebook reportedly started rolling out an update to neuter the workaround. To be continued.
[Jacob Kastrenakes | The Verge]
In the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk to Melanie Perkins about Canva, her company's drag-and-drop design app, and related tools aimed at non-professionals. If you're inspired, take on their design challenge.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]
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