Archive for the ‘Business / Tech Culture’ Category

A $700 Million Amazon Pledge, Credit Card Hackers, and More News

July 11th, 2019
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Facebook’s New Content Moderation Tools Put Posts in Context

July 3rd, 2019
The audit noted that asking reviewers "to consider whether the user was condemning or discussing hate speech, rather than espousing it, may reduce errors.”

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To Really ‘Disrupt,’ Tech Needs to Listen to Actual Researchers

June 26th, 2019
Opinion: Silicon Valley culture often reveals the optimism of organized ignorance. Rather than lauding "new" experts, we need to respect, sustain, and strengthen the ones we already have.

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Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds

June 18th, 2019
For years, it was the largest portal for sex on the internet. Now its fate could shape the future of Silicon Valley.

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Bridging the Internet’s Digital Language Divide

June 13th, 2019
Tech companies want to get the next billion people online, but those users may find the internet has little to offer in the languages they speak at home.

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MacKenzie Bezos and the Pitfalls of Tech Philanthropy

May 28th, 2019
Her divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos finalized, MacKenzie has now pledged to give away at least half her fortune.

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Social Issues Raised by Amazon Investors Aren’t Going Away

May 22nd, 2019
Amazon's shareholder resolutions on climate change and facial recognition technology didn't pass. Here's why they matter anyway.

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What Tech Companies Pay Employees in 2019

May 21st, 2019
Marvel at the median income at Google and Facebook, but remember: Reducing the pay of tens of thousands of people to a single number has its shortcomings.

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Angry Nerd: Kickstarter Has Become No Fun at All

May 20th, 2019
Unless you're Kickstarting a promise to stop bugging me—or the end of capitalism—I'm not interested in your relentless notifications.

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Why Software Needs to Escape from San Francisco

May 20th, 2019
Think of every city as a platform—each new platform opens up the possibility to explore new ideas. It's time to give other platforms a chance to change the world.

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