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Gabe Newell is doing an AMA tomorrow, 17th January

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CEO and founder of Valve and oft-cited saviour of PC gaming, Gabe Newell, will be conducting a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the site on 17th January at 3PM PST (11PM GMT). This was secured by the new “The_Gaben” subreddit, mere days after being founded and it’s been confirmed …

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Android is getting an official Reddit app

Reddit is often referred to as the front page of the internet and for good reason, the site gets a ton of traffic. However, the site has had a pretty limited presence on smartphones and mobile devices, though that is set to change as an official Android app is in …

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Reddit clarifies content rules in new CEO address

Since the ousting of Ellen Pao at discussion site Reddit, new CEO (and original founder) Steve Huffman has been adamant about improving lines of communication between site admins and the community. To that end he spent a lot of time late yesterday discussing just what is ok and what is not …

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Reddit CEO apologises over AMA co-ordinator firing

Reddit looked for a second like it might go the way of its popular predecessor Digg last week. Following the out-of-the-blue firing of AMA co-ordinator and director of talent at the site, Victoria Taylor, moderators locked up some of the most popular subreddits in the world, causing a big cut …

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Reddit riots over banning of r/fatpeoplehate

Despite its corporate ownership, Reddit is often held up as an example of freedom of speech in action, with just as many bizarre subreddits as there are distasteful ones. It’s for that reason that redditors have been rioting over the past 48 hours, following the ban of one of its …

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Reddit to clarify removed content with new reports

Reddit, “the front page of the internet,” has been going through some changes in the past few months, in an effort to open up some of its decision making and staff dealings. It released a transparency report earlier this year, which gave users an idea of how often it complied …

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Web browser fluid physics simulator is mesmerising

The internet has a lot of fun time wasters on it, but very few of them can mesmerise you quite like a physics simulator. Often they’re very pretty and the fact that you can impact them with just a few clicks of the mouse can mean endless entertainment and wonder, …

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Reddit to kill anyone’s nude photos if they ask

Reddit is taking a stance on personal privacy and has enacted a new policy in its latest administrative changes update that will mean if anyone complains about a nude or sexually suggestive photo of themselves being disseminated on the site, it will be removed without question. Ultimately, any such photo …

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Reddit putting cryptocurrency plans on hold

Reddit has put its plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, dubbed ‘Reddit Notes’, on hold after the project’s lead engineer was let go. Reddit originally announced its plan to launch its own digital currency last year, this was the company’s way of giving its users back 10 per cent of …

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Reddit breaks down takedowns and user info requests

When you’re as big as Reddit, with its near 200 million unique visitors, many of whom post content of their own, you’re going to get a lot of requests from governments and organisations for user information; and for you to take down allegedly infringing content. Dealing with those requests is …

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Lionsgate tries to block subreddit over Madea movie

Google has a lot to deal with when it comes to complying with Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) law. It gets hundreds of thousands of takedown requests every single day, all of which it must address at some point if it is to toe the line of the law. Most …

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Erik Martin to leave Reddit GM position

Erik Martin, one of Reddit’s longest running employees and General Manager of the internet behemoth for the past six years, has announced that he’s stepping down from the role and will be leaving the company. Reddit has yet to announce a replacement for his position. “Hard decision, but after 6 …

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Steam’s Halloween Sale coming 30th October

Steam Sales tend to bring mixed emotions to the gaming community. Some, get excited by the prospect of cheap games, others clutch their wallets in fear of what they might not be able to stop themselves from doing and others still, see them as something that’s undermining the industry. Whatever …

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Reddit to give shares to the community

Reddit’s current CEO, Yishan Wong, has announced that he plans to distribute part ownership of the social networking site to the community, through a new share system backed by a brand new cryptocurrency. Operating a little like bitcoin, the crpyotcurrency will have value based on Reddit’s value, letting users trade it, …

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Reddit made a killing on the celebrity nude scandal

Reddit recently banned the main groups associated with the “Fappening,” which saw prominent female celebrities’ personal photographs leaked onto the internet and distributed via links and uploads to relevant subreddits and just about everywhere else on the web. However before Reddit dropped the banhammer on all forums associated with the event, …

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