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Here’s The Major Exception To Twitter’s Political Ad Ban

The policy may be less sweeping than CEO Jack Dorsey initially announced.

Alex Kantrowitz 7 days ago

Twitter Is Trying To Fix The Dunk And Ratio

Small experiments may add up to big changes down the road.

Alex Kantrowitz 11 days ago

Facebook’s Rebrand Is About The FTC, Not A Fancy New Font

The new “by Facebook” label won’t make it harder to break up Facebook. But it will let people know what products they’re using.

Alex Kantrowitz 14 days ago

Twitter Bans Political Ads As It Turns Up The Heat On Facebook

Twitter drops the hammer on political ads ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Alex Kantrowitz 19 days ago

Mark Zuckerberg Tied Himself In Knots Defending Facebook To Congress

The CEO struggled to answer basic questions about the site’s policies.

Alex Kantrowitz 26 days ago

As Marc Benioff Calls For A Better World, Salesforce Lawyers Are Doing The Opposite

Silicon Valley’s virtuous one wants tech to do as he says, not as he does.

Alex Kantrowitz One month ago

Andrew Yang Injected Silicon Valley’s Favorite Economic Idea Into The Democratic Debate. Silicon Valley Isn’t So Happy About That.

Universal basic income seems like an idea whose time has come — except to some of the very people pushing the idea in the first place.

Alex Kantrowitz One month ago

Twitter Just Explained Why It Hasn't Suspended Donald Trump

After Sen. Kamala Harris called for the president's account to be suspended, Twitter waited a few weeks, and then said no.

Alex Kantrowitz One month ago

Apple Told Some Apple TV+ Show Developers Not To Anger China

We thought trade would bring Western values to China. Instead, it brought Chinese values to Apple.

Alex Kantrowitz One month ago

As Google Backlashes Have Risen And Fallen, So Have Its Grants To News Organizations

Google’s troubles have been moving from Europe to the US, and the money to news organizations has too.

Alex Kantrowitz One month ago

Facebook Confirmed That, Unlike The Rest Of Us, Politicians Don't Get Fact-Checked

“It's just clear to me that they're lurching from crisis to crisis,” said one digital strategist.

Ryan Broderick One month ago

The Man Who Built The Retweet: “We Handed A Loaded Weapon To 4-Year-Olds”

The button that ruined the internet — and how to fix it.

Alex Kantrowitz 3 months ago

Silicon Valley’s Right Wing Is Angry And Punching Back

How a small group of right-wing tech employees built a back channel straight to the nation’s capital.

Alex Kantrowitz 4 months ago

Not Your Daddy’s Regulation: Tech Giants Face A Complicated Reckoning In Washington

Old rules and moving targets create new challenges for regulators and Congress.

Alex Kantrowitz 5 months ago

The Pelosi Video Was Altered. Why Won’t Facebook Just Say That?

Facebook's handling of a forged video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi baffles leading researchers.

Alex Kantrowitz 5 months ago

Uber Went Public Today And Things Were Off To A Rough Start

Last month, Uber hoped the public markets would value it at $100 billion. Investment bankers wanted even more.

Alex Kantrowitz 6 months ago

A New Pixel, Video Device, Voice Assistant, And AI: Here's What Google Announced Today

Google touted its artificial intelligence developments, with upcoming features like Duplex and Lens, and unveiled new Pixel models.

Nicole Nguyen 6 months ago

Facebook Is Patting Itself On The Back For Cleaning Up Its Own Mess

Facebook is taking the same self-satisfied approach to safety that it has with its products.

Alex Kantrowitz 6 months ago

Here Are All The New Facebook, Instagram, And WhatsApp Features Announced At F8

Facebook held its annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday and Wednesday. After yet another scandal-ridden year, the company shared updates on its family of apps: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger.

Nicole Nguyen 6 months ago

Paid Email Newsletters Are Proving Themselves As A Meaningful Revenue Generator For Writers

As writers gravitate toward paid email newsletters, small audiences translate to meaningful dollars.

Alex Kantrowitz 6 months ago