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HQ Trivia’s ex-host says the company shut down because of a ‘lethal cocktail of incompetence, arrogance, short-sightedness & sociopathic delusion’

The beloved ex-host of HQ Trivia tweeted Saturday that the company was shut down due to “incompetence, arrogance, short-sightedness & sociopathic delusion.” He also accused the company of leaving its staff “in the lurch after being gaslit and lied to.” HQ did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. […]
HQ Trivia’s ex-host says the company shut down because of a ‘lethal cocktail of incompetence, arrogance, short-sightedness & sociopathic delusion’
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HQ Trivia is making a major change to the game by offering players a way to win prize money that doesn’t require getting every question right

HQ Trivia, the live game show app, is introducing cash bonuses to let players take home more prize money during its new season. Matt Richards will assume full-time hosting duties for the departed Scott Rogowsky. Sharon Carpenter, Anna Roisman, and Lauren Gambino will provide supporting hosting duties. Visit Business Insider’s […]
HQ Trivia is making a major change to the game by offering players a way to win prize money that doesn’t require getting every question right
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Facebook reportedly demonstrated ‘informal interest’ in buying the company that made HQ Trivia but backed off after reports of ‘creepy’ behaviour from its late co-founder

Facebook at one point demonstrated “informal interest” in buying Intermedia Labs, the company responsible for the game-show app HQ Trivia, The Wall Street Journal reports. But Facebook‘s interest reportedly waned after Recode published an article describing allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Intermedia Labs co-founder Colin Kroll during his time working […]
Facebook reportedly demonstrated ‘informal interest’ in buying the company that made HQ Trivia but backed off after reports of ‘creepy’ behaviour from its late co-founder
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What you need to know in advertising today

Barstool Sports is joining the stampede of publishers trying to drum up more revenue from readers. The 15-year-old company known for its bawdy take on sports and culture is launching a new service in January called Barstool Gold. The existing content will stay free, but for $US50, people will get […]
What you need to know in advertising today
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Tech community reacts to death of HQ trivia and Vine founder Colin Kroll

HQ trivia and Vine founder Colin Kroll was found dead in his Manhattan apartment early Sunday. The tech community is paying its respects online and saying goodbye. “I will forever remember him for his kind soul and big heart,” Rus Yusupov, who co-founded both HQ and Vine with Kroll, tweeted. […]
Tech community reacts to death of HQ trivia and Vine founder Colin Kroll
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The cofounder of HQ Trivia and Vine has died at the age of 34

Colin Kroll, the cofounder of HQ Trivia and Vine, has died at the age of 34. The Daily Beast said he was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday night. The police found Kroll after his girlfriend was unable to make contact with him, TMZ reported. Colin Kroll, the […]
The cofounder of HQ Trivia and Vine has died at the age of 34
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Silicon Valley’s newest investor is a guy who raised $3 million to start ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Capital

Niv Dror, AngelList’s former head of marketing, has launched a $US3 million venture-capital fund called Shrug Capital, stylised as ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Capital. The fund has received investments from influential Silicon Valley venture capitalists such as Founders Fund’s Cyan Banister and Andreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen and Chris Dixon. Dror told Business Insider […]
Silicon Valley’s newest investor is a guy who raised $3 million to start ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Capital