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Amazon’s HQ2 was a con, not a contest

2018-11-10T03:04:29+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

On the latest episode of Pivot, Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway talk about Amazon’s two new “headquarters,” the toxic waste of social media and the mixed bag of the 2018 midterms. To dozens of cities across the United States, Amazon’s widely publicized search for a “second headquarters” looked like thousands of new jobs, up for [...]

Creepy or convenient? Facebook’s new Portal smart display follows you around the room

2018-11-10T03:04:17+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Facebook's Portal devices are video smart speakers with Alexa voice assistants built in that allow you to make calls. The 15-inch Portal+ model features a pivoting camera that follows you around the room as you speak. The post Creepy or convenient? Facebook’s new Portal smart display follows you around the room appeared first on Digital [...]

Winter is coming: prepare for the holiday app-ortunity

2018-11-09T03:04:33+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

It’s the holiday season and that means two things: shiny new devices and lots of apps for getting things done! There will be more people taking valuable actions and more opportunities for you to be there when people are looking. According to Adjust, people who install apps in December complete twice as many in-app actions—like [...]

Google has responded to its employees’ demands about sexual misconduct. Here are the changes it will and won’t make.

2018-11-09T03:04:27+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

The planned changes come a week after thousands of employees walked out over the company’s handling of sexual misconduct cases. Last week, 20,000 Google employees around the world walked out of work to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct claims, in one of the largest instances of tech worker collective action in history. Today, [...]

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says in retrospect that showing how many followers you have wasn’t ‘healthy’

2018-11-09T03:04:26+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

“It really put in your face that the game was popularity,” he said. Twitter today has a health problem. And one of its first CEOs has a few ideas about some early decisions that caused it. Ev Williams, a Twitter co-founder and board member, said that, in retrospect, it wasn’t a great idea for Twitter [...]

San Francisco’s Prop C homelessness tax was a big win for Marc Benioff, but legal challenges may be coming

2018-11-09T03:04:24+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: News, Social Media|Tags: |

Opponents say the city “won’t see a penny” of the funds earmarked for the homeless. Tuesday night was considered a sweeping victory for supporters of San Francisco’s homelessness tax, Proposition C, after the measure won 60 percent of the popular vote. But it looks as though the battle has only just begun. Proposition C will [...]

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