Google Halts Business with Smartphone Maker Huawei

Google’s parent company Alphabet, Inc, has discontinued business with Huawei in the wake of the Trump administration adding the Chinese smartphone maker to a blacklist of companies prevented from doing business in the U.S. The business includes any operations that require the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open […]

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Social Media FOMO Causes You to Spend More, Survey Finds

More than a third of Americans say their spending habits are influenced by the spending habits of their social media connections. They say “fear of missing out” on experiences shared by friends on social media causes them to spend more than they can afford. The findings were published by financial services firm Charles Schwab in […]

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Singapore Looks to Get Tough on Fake News

Updated 4/3/19 at 5:48 p.m. Singapore may be the first nation to hold social media platforms responsible for allowing fake news to go unchecked on their platforms with a new law being proposed. The law, submitted in its parliament yesterday, would require social media platforms to carry disclaimers on postings the governments deems to be […]

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McDonald’s Bets Big on Machine-Learning Based Menus

McDonald’s is betting that it can use data to take intelligence around customer orders to a new level. “How do you transition from mass marketing to mass personalization?” asks McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook. “To do that, you’ve really got to unlock the data within that ecosystem in a way that’s useful to a customer.” The […]

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YouTube Plans Changes to Curb Conspiracy, “Clickbaity” Videos

Video portal YouTube has announced changes that will make it harder for videos espousing conspiracy theories and other subjects meant to fool viewers into clicking on them, to be found the company announced last month. “When recommendations are at their best, they help users find a new song to fall in love with, discover their […]

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Twitter CEO Says Conservative Employees Don’t Feel Safe Expressing Political Viewpoints

The CEO of social media giant Twitter contends in an interview that many of the company’s employees with conservative-leaning views are afraid to express their opinions. “We have a lot of conservative-leaning folks in the company as well,” CEO Jack Dorsey told Recode in an interview published Friday. “And to be honest, they don’t feel […]

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The Food of the Future: Meat Created in Laboratories

Food companies are betting big that consumers will eat meat not derived not from animals or even plants, but created in laboratories. And they’re betting that marketing will help the adoption of the new category. “Clean meat” is the term an animal-advocacy group called Faunalytics, along with a not-for-profit alternative animal products group called the […]

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Facebook Closes 32 Accounts it Says Was Spreading Fake News

Facebook announced it has removed thirty-two accounts from both the Facebook and Instagram platforms that were involved in what it calls inauthentic behavior. The company did not attribute the activity to any group or country but said some of the activity discovered was consistent with behavior exhibited by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA). Facebook says […]

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