Monthly Archives: April 2018


  • WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum leaving Facebook after Cambridge Analytica

    WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum leaving Facebook after Cambridge Analytica

    WhatsApp founder Jan Koum photographed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he announces that WhatsApp has hit 900 million monthly active users. (Photo: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook) SAN FRANCISCO — Jan Koum, the billionaire co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, says he’s leaving Facebook. “It is time for me to move on,” Koum wrote in a Facebook post of his decision…


  • Why LeBron James’ NBA playoff ride will come up short

    Why LeBron James’ NBA playoff ride will come up short

    CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the Cavs’ Game 7 win over the Pacers and looks ahead to their next series against the Raptors. USA TODAY Sports LeBron James-led teams had swept five straight first round series before going to seven games against the Indiana Pacers this season. (Photo: Trevor Ruszkowski, USA…





  • Welcome to the partisan fury, Michelle Wolf

    Welcome to the partisan fury, Michelle Wolf

    NEW YORK — White House Correspondents Association roaster Michelle Wolf joins a club with likes of Kathy Griffin, Khizr Khan, Stormy Daniels and David Hogg — little-known or unknown figures who suddenly became surrogates for the hyper-partisan rhetorical warfare of the Trump era. President Trump tweeted his disgust at Wolf’s weekend routine on Monday, she…


  • What Kim Jong Un Wants From Trump

    What Kim Jong Un Wants From Trump

    Why has Kim Jong Un suddenly sought high-level diplomacy after years of bearing any burden to obtain nukes and a diversified missile arsenal capable of striking the United States? The Trump administration and its surrogates have interpreted the North Korean leader’s diplomatic turn as buckling to maximum pressure—in their narrative, unprecedented sanctions and the looming…


  • WhatsApp founder plans to leave after broad clashes with parent Facebook

    WhatsApp founder plans to leave after broad clashes with parent Facebook

    SAN FRANCISCO — The billionaire chief executive of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, is planning to leave the company after clashing with its parent, Facebook, over the popular messaging service’s strategy and Facebook’s attempts to use its personal data and weaken its encryption, according to people familiar with internal discussions. Koum, who sold WhatsApp to Facebook for…