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After every new horrific mass taking pictures, an all-too-familiar cycle typically performs out: Reporters (myself included) race to try to unpack an alleged shooter’s attainable motivations by piecing collectively clues from their social media accounts and on-line postings earlier than all of it will get scrubbed from the web. We do that within the hopes …

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Just final spring, Chris Cox, the chief product officer of Facebook, was promoted to additionally oversee WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram. It appeared on the time virtually like succession planning. If Mark Zuckerberg had been to ever go away the corporate, Cox, his longtime confidante and a represen­tative of the engineering and product facet, could be …

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Devaki Raj leaned over a gilded railing inside Times Square’s Marriott Marquis final Thursday, racking her mind to search out the phrases that gained’t get her in bother. Minutes earlier than, she had stood confidently in entrance of a convention room stuffed with traders, teachers, army contractors, and Air Force acquisitions officers to ship a …

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Longtime Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee met Mark Zuckerberg in 2006, when the Facebook CEO was simply 22 and his two-year-old firm nonetheless solely catered to school college students. Facebook was younger, however McNamee was already satisfied it was “the next big thing,” he informed WIRED editor in chief Nicholas Thompson on Sunday throughout a …

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The tech trade is already underneath siege by the press, the general public, and regulators around the globe. But on Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren lobbed a bomb onto that battlefield, designed to crack the fortresses which have shaped round tech monopolies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. In a Medium publish, the US senator …

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At the top of yearly, Google conducts a pay fairness evaluation to find out whether or not workers of various sexes and races who’re doing related jobs are being paid equally. On Monday, Google printed a weblog submit with chosen findings from its 2018 evaluation, highlighting that proposed modifications for 2019 would have paid male …

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki defended her firm’s efforts to maintain violent content material off the video platform on the sixth annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit Friday in San Francisco. Wojcicki was interviewed by New York Times columnist Kara Swisher, who took the YouTube chief to job for the platform’s failure to maintain harmful content material …

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Last yr, Seattle’s metropolis council repealed a tax on massive employers lower than a month after approving the laws designed to boost funds to assist homeless applications. The fast reversal got here after Amazon, which employs round 45,000 folks within the metropolis, halted the development of a brand new constructing and threatened to not occupy …

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Guidebooks spotlight San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood for its full of life bars and eating places, nurtured by the removing of an earthquake-damaged freeway and swelling tech trade salaries. At Uber’s headquarters close by, information scientists engaged on the corporate’s meals supply service, Uber Eats, view the scene via a extra numerical lens. Their logs …

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Over the previous few years, China’s tech ascension has change into one of many hottest matters du jour. Just as there are America’s FAANG firms (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google), a trio of Chinese firms have change into their very own tech acronym: BAT’s Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. And China has clear goals to …

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