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Paul Carr

Paul Carr is editorial director of Pando. Previously he was founder and editor in chief of NSFWCORP.

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    Dan Lyons, new Valleywag editor, erases all reference to marketing career from his site

    “According to speaker Dan Lyons—who is the Marketing Fellow at Hubspot and a high-profile former journalist—marketing and media are colliding. They are becoming one and the same.”Blurb on website for Dan Lyons’ speaking agent ‘My first thought was, “So you’re the bastards who are killing my industry.” My second thought was, “Hey, are you hiring?”‘Dan Lyons on quitting journalism for marketing Earlier this week, I wrote about the recent job history of Dan Lyons,…
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    Pando’s caption contest! We have a winner!

    Thanks to everyone who took part in Pando’s caption contest, in which we invited you to add some much-needed context to the above photo of Travis Kalanick feeding some children. First off, kudos to Pando readers for dozens of great entries. Who knew you were all so funny? Staff favorites include: “How much would you pay for this vegetable slice? Well, sorry, it’s lunch time and you are hungry: Surge pricing is in effect, it’s $9 per slice. It’s…
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    Uber dragged into sexual assault row in Nigeria (But this one might not be their fault)

    Just days after an Uber driver in Delhi was accused a raping a passenger, the company has been dragged into a row about an alleged sexual assault in Nigeria. This time, however, the company might not actually be at fault. Uber launched in Lagos earlier this year and, according to sources in the country, the company’s entire operations in the country are handled by just three or four staff. Yesterday, a Twitter user called @MadamFunky tweeted a series of messages apparently describing a…
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    Kevin Montgomery, last remaining Valleywag writer, has left the site

    Kevin Montgomery has left Gawker’s tech gossip site, Valleywag, he confirmed to me earlier this afternoon. SF-based Montgomery was the last remaining writer at the site, following the departure of Nitasha Tiku, who left to join the Verge, and Sam Biddle, who has been reassigned to other duties at Gawker. Confirmation of Montgomery’s departure comes days after Gawker founder Nick Denton confirmed that Biddle had cost Gawker at least a million dollars in advertising revenue through tweets responding to Gamergate trolls.…
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    Caption contest! Travis Kalanick in the kitchen edition…

    From the Uber blog: Yesterday members of the Uber team including CEO Travis Kalanick volunteered at Cooking Matters, a program affiliated with No Kid Hungry, which provides important cooking skills and resources. Post your alternative caption to the above photo, either in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #TravisCooks. The best entry, as chosen by the Pando team, wins a one-year Pando membership, a can of Axe body spray and a copy of David Plouffe’s book “The Audacity…
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    Here we go. Anonymous calls for attacks against Pando writers over our Tor reporting

    Update, 1:09pm, Dec 11th 2014: Anonymous has deleted its tweet calling for attacks against Pando staff. Update, 1:330pm, December 11th 2014: Tor Project has issued a statement calling for an end to online harassment. “We will neither tolerate it in others, nor will we accept it among ourselves.” Yesterday, I called for Tor developers and supporters to call off a smear campaign against Pando writers over our coverage of the anonymous browsing technology. As I explained, prominent members of the…
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    It’s time for Tor activists to stop acting like the spies they claim to hate

    Apparently I have to have time for this. I don’t have time for this, you understand. What with Uber executives threatening my business partner and Pando being credited for opening up a new legal flank in the Techtopus anti-wage-fixing lawsuit (more on that soon), and a new issue of PandoQuarterly about to go to press… what with all of that, I really don’t have time to respond to an increasingly bizarre attempt by some senior Tor developers to undermine…
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    Citing Pando reporting, California prosecutors sue Uber over inadequate background checks

    Uber is being sued by prosecutors for the state of California for unlawful business practices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. In a press release today announcing the action, San Francisco’s district attorney George Gascón and Los Angeles DA Jackie Lacey said they had reached a $500,000 settlement with Lyft for the same behavior. Also-ran rideshare service, Sidecar remains under investigation. The news comes in a week when Uber services have been banned or suspended in Delhi, Amsterdam, Thailand and Spain,…
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    Listen again to last night’s PandoLIVE: Uber, Secret, Tor and mor…

    In last night’s PandoLIVE, Sarah and I were joined by Pando’s David Holmes and Michael Carney to talk about Uber in India, Tor and the US government, the welcome death of Secret and much more. If you missed the episode, you can listen again below. And don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes so you never miss another one. … SPONSOR MESSAGE: Free Hosting!  Visit www.rackspacestartups.com to see if your startup qualifies for free hosting from Rackspace.
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    PandoLIVE in LIVE right NOW: Talking about Uber, Secret, Tor and mor…

    This week’s PandoLIVE call-in show begins at 5pm pacific. Tonight Sarah Lacy and will be talking about Uber in India, Tor and the US government, the welcome death of Secret and much more. And, as ever, we’ll be taking your calls (877-959-6739), Tweets (@pandodaily) and emails (studio@pandodaily.com). We hope you’ll join us live right here at 5pm for the show. Meantime, if you missed last week’s episode, you can listen again right here — or subscribe via iTunes so…

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