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Sheryl Sandberg gave an unconvincing speech about privacy just when she needed to sound sincere

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.Reuters Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave a speech in Munich on Sunday stating that Facebook needed to do better in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Sandberg outlined the steps Facebook was taking to earn back users’ trust. But audience members criticized her message as over-rehearsed and too polished to be […]

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Evan Spiegel's old Stanford professor flamed the Snapchat CEO for failing to stop kids getting addicted to tech

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel.AP Snap CEO Evan Spiegel should be doing more to stop kids getting addicted to tech, according to his old Stanford University professor Jim Steyer. Steyer, who now runs Common Sense Media, said Spiegel has been “missing in action” and needs to take more responsibility for protecting young people on Snapchat. It […]

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AT&T to Advertise on YouTube Again After a Nearly 2-Year Holdout

Supported by AT&T to Advertise on YouTube Again After a Nearly 2-Year Holdout ImageAT&T pulled its advertising from YouTube in 2017 because it was appearing near offensive content too often.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters By Sapna Maheshwari Jan. 18, 2019 AT&T thinks YouTube is safe for advertisers again. The company, one of the nation’s biggest marketers, yanked its […]

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Facebook is working on a new platform specifically for meme-obsessed teens that's already being described as 'cringey'

Three of this year’s best memes.baby tracy/Twitter; Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock; Complex/YouTube Facebook is quietly building a platform for discovering memes, TechCrunch reports. The platform is called LOL, and will consist of “funny videos and GIF-like clips” that users can vote on and share. However, LOL was described as “cringey” to TechCrunch, and the platform is said […]

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Common Sense: Why Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Should Worry Amazon Investors

Supported by Common Sense Why Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Should Worry Amazon Investors ImageJeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, at last year’s Vanity Fair Oscar party. Their impending divorce raises questions about the future of their roughly $ 140 billion stake in Amazon.CreditCreditDanny Moloshok/Reuters By James B. Stewart Jan. 18, 2019 Jeff Bezos and his wife, […]

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In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

Supported by In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note. ImageLime was one of three electric-scooter start-ups that participated in a pilot project in Portland, Ore. Over the four-month program, Portlanders took 700,369 scooter rides.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters By Kate Conger Jan. 15, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — The e-scooter boom began in Santa Monica, Calif., about […]

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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

ImageThe milking machines cost about $ 200,000 each.CreditCreditRoss Mantle for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm Rivendale Farms outside Pittsburgh is a laboratory for applying technology to smaller farms. The milking machines cost about $ 200,000 each.CreditCreditRoss Mantle for The […]

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Tidal, Jay-Z's music streaming platform, is being investigated in Norway over allegations that it inflated streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums

Left to right: Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, and JAY Z onstage at the Tidal launch event.Getty Images Tidal, the music streaming platform owned by Jay-Z, is being investigated by Norwegian authorities for allegedly manipulating and inflating streaming play counts, according to Reuters. Although the official investigation was just launched, the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv has […]