Plus, eight ways Twitter punishes rule breakers, ESPN jumped the gun on its Snapchat NFL highlights show, and the people who listen to podcasts at super-fast speeds.
Celebrations broke out across Australia after a two-month national vote-by-mail survey came out “overwhelmingly” in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for same-sex marriage to be legalized before Christmas. [The New York Times]
High-profile Silicon Valley investor Steve Jurvetson vigorously defended himself against harassment charges, a day after he resigned from his namesake venture capital firm. Jurvetson says his departure was due to a cratering of his relationship with his partners, and not an ongoing investigation into sexual harassment. [Theodore Schleifer / Recode]
Twitter is trying to build up its data business It needs to, because its ad business is shrinking. So now it is selling a cheaper version of its enterprise product. And, as part of its anti-abuse efforts, Twitter published a list detailing eight different types of punishments — aside from simple suspension — doled out to rulebreakers. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
What would ESPN’s SportsCenter look like without NFL clips? You can find out by heading to Snapchat, where a new version of the programmer’s flagship show launched this week — without the rights to pro football highlights. And here’s a profile of Barstool Sports, the anti-ESPN which is building its own brash, bro-positive brand. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Walmart’s unofficial practice of letting R.V. drivers and other travelers stay overnight in many of its parking lots has made the retail giant’s stores a reliable road destination. Here’s a fascinating look at the improvised and informal culture that emerges in Walmart lots, before and after dark. [The New York Times]
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