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Women of the tech world march for their companies and their causes

Hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and the night before 1 million women marched on Washington , Lauren Schulte knew she had to figure out how her tech company would navigate America's new future.  "We're going to do some stuff and we're not going to be quiet," Schulte, the co-founder of Flex , a Y Combinator startup that produces a tampon alternative, told a group of her peers from Silicon Valley during dinner at a Mediterranean restaurant in Capitol Hill.  It would be hard to find Silicon Valley founders and staffers more attuned to the risks of the Trump administration than the ones who gathered with Schulte in D.C. on Friday night. In town for the Women's March on Washington , the 18 women and one man all worked in some way on women’s health — a growing segment of the tech industry and an area under continued threat by attacks on reproductive rights and the impending repeal of the Affordable Care Act. [...]

Sundance review: ‘Ingrid Goes West’ is the Instagram horrorshow you fear most

PARK CITY, Utah — We've all been there: The 7th Circle of Instagram Jealousy Hell. Maybe not the demonic depths to which Aubrey Plaza's character goes in Ingrid Goes West — or with the same monstrous consequences — but its flames have licked at anyone who's ever posted, liked, commented or cyber-stalked on Insta.  Lookin' at you, everyone with an account, ever. As pervasive in our daily lives as social media-envy may be, movies ( Men, Women & Children, Nerve ) and TV shows ( Black Mirror ) have only begun to reckon with it — and nothing's dredged up a more heinous, yet fully realized and relatable evil than Ingrid , the most blinding light yet shone into the ugly corners of human nature on social media.  Read more... [...]

That didn’t take long: Trump’s press secretary is already a meme

We're one day into the Trump presidency and the memes are already flying. President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave a press conference Saturday in which he complained about the media's "false" reporting of crowd numbers at the inauguration.  Although he admitted to not having any, you know, hard figures, he declared:  "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe." SEE ALSO: All the best protest signs from Women's Marches across America In so many ways, he was just plain wrong. [...]

The Trump administration spent its first full day in power complaining about media coverage

There was a clear theme of the Trump administration's first full day in power, and it wasn't "Make America Great Again." Instead, in both President Trump's address to CIA employees and Press Secretary Sean Spicer's combative conference held with the White House press pool, a theme of an administrative war against the media emerged.  SEE ALSO: The media's subtle way of trolling Donald Trump Spicer was not subtle in his comments to the press. After taking the podium, he told the room that before sharing news on the President's first actions in office, he wanted to address the coverage of the previous day. Read more... [...]

Madonna out-Madonna’d herself at the Women’s March on Washington

Leave it to Madonna to sneak a couple of F-bombs onto CNN. Speaking at the Women's March on Washington on Saturday, the iconic singer urged protestors to remember that although "good did not win in this election, good will win in the end."  SEE ALSO: Virtual march helps people with disabilities join the Women's March on Washington Oh, also, she said "fuck" a lot. To critics of the march specifically, she said "fuck you." According to Rolling Stone , both CNN and MSNBC ended up cutting away from her speech after she got a full three f-bombs in [...]

Twitter apologizes for mistakes around @POTUS account

There was a mistake made on Inauguration Day.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologized Saturday for accidentally making it so that Twitter users followed @POTUS and other administrative accounts even when they tried not to. It was a complex ordeal during which Twitter told Mashable on Friday, following reports of users saying that they were automatically following @POTUS under Trump even when they were not before or had unfollowed prior to Inauguration ( as Twitter outlined they could do ), that there was no glitch.  SEE ALSO: Will Melania Trump take over FLOTUS twitter? No one really knows. [...]
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