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Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook's privacy pivot: Mark Zuckerberg's plan to win back trust   —  Why Mark Zuckerberg is trying to win back users' trust.  —  Remember when Mark Zuckerberg didn't believe in privacy?  When he argued that it was “no longer a social norm”?  When Facebook employees wouldn't even use the word …
Jul 27, 2014, 6:50 PMIn context
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
eBay study saw no overall benefit from company's search ads, suggests smaller brands can benefit more   —  We Have No Idea If Online Ads Work  —  The Internet has given us an ocean of data.  Turns out, most of it is pretty useless.  —  In the summer of 2003, Viacom executive Mel Karmazin managed …
Jun 23, 2014, 1:00 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Slate:
The Norwegian Military Wants to Use Oculus Rift to Navigate Tanks   —  Parallel parking is really difficult.  If you practice enough, you can get to a good place with it, but even the most expert parkers can cut too early or too late sometimes.  But when you're driving a military tank …
May 6, 2014, 7:35 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter isn't dying: active users and timeline views don't capture the platform's vast reach   —  Twitter Is Not Dying  —  Well, that's it folks: Twitter is dead.  It had a good flight.  A short flight, but a noisy one.  Sadly, it is now headed the way of Flappy Bird.
May 3, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
Marvin Ammori / Slate:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's lame excuses for his net neutrality proposal   —  Tom Wheeler tries, and fails, to justify his execution of net neutrality.  —  A few years ago, Internet users, democracy activists, and entrepreneurs got wind of a proposed law, SOPA, that would have changed …
May 3, 2014, 10:25 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook news feed: The algorithms, A/B tests, and surveying that make the social network so addictive   —  We all know by now that Facebook isn't cool.  —  And yet somehow it's more popular than ever.  On Wednesday the company announced that its growth continues to surge …
Apr 25, 2014, 8:00 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Quakebot algorithm reacts to alerts from U.S. Geological Survey, writes story for LA Times   —  The First News Report on the L.A. Earthquake Was Written by a Robot  —  Ken Schwencke, a journalist and programmer for the Los Angeles Times, was jolted awake at 6:25 a.m. on Monday by an earthquake.
Mar 17, 2014, 6:40 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Ellen Flogs Samsung All Night, Switches to iPhone Backstage   —  Samsung paid Ellen DeGeneres enough to turn Sunday night's Oscars telecast into an extended commercial for its Galaxy phone, which she used to take a selfie that succeeded in breaking a Twitter retweets record:
Mar 3, 2014, 1:10 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
The Rise of the Facebook Truthers   —  Journalists will believe anything about the social network, as long as it's totally outlandish.  —  Something about Facebook makes journalists lose their minds.  How else to explain the seemingly unending procession of stories based on wild speculation and implausible conspiracy theories?
Feb 12, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Slate:
Game Developers Are Trolling the Makers of Candy Crush With Other “Candy” Games   —  What if a game developer was so concerned about protecting its viral iOS hit that it trademarked the word candy in Europe, and then succeeded in getting Apple to enforce the trademark?
Jan 31, 2014, 6:50 AMIn context

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