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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Profiles of tech CEOs that mostly focus on personality, like the recent New Yorker piece on Zuckerberg, can at best shed light on platforms' problems indirectly   —  On the limits of tech company CEO interviews  —  Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook before it breaks democracy?
Sep 12, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: Instagram is building a standalone app for shopping, which may be called IG Shopping   —  Facebook is planning a major new move into e-commerce, sources tell The Verge  —  Instagram is working on a new standalone app dedicated to shopping, The Verge has learned.
Sep 4, 2018, 4:45 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Interface:
NYT article linking Facebook use to hate crimes in Germany was deservedly and widely criticized, but no access to Facebook data makes further research difficult   —  On Tuesday, The New York Times' investigation of a study into how Facebook promoted anti-refugee violence in Germany galvanized discussion …
Aug 24, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter's actions to limit third-party apps illustrate the company's indecisiveness, which sources say stems from Jack Dorsey's cautious leadership style   —  What the Alex Jones controversy and its move to limit third-party apps have in common  —  Why does Twitter move so slowly?
Aug 18, 2018, 12:35 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Reports indicate Sergey Brin only recently learned about Dragonfly, Google's censored search project for China, which may be further along than execs claim   —  On Thursday afternoon, a critical meeting at Google was derailed by a handful of tweets.  Employees who had been pressing top executives …
Aug 17, 2018, 6:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
CEO says Pandora plans to launch its podcast genome project, a personalization feature announced in January and similar to its music recommendations, this year   —  Why the streaming music pioneer is focusing on podcasts  —  Breaking down music into its component parts helped Pandora build …
Aug 9, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook says it is testing its dating product internally; sign-up screenshots show the feature calls for a separate profile as described at F8 in May   —  Let the poking begin  —  Two months after announcing the product at its F8 developer conference, Facebook is testing its dating app internally with employees.
Aug 3, 2018, 6:35 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook and YouTube, with rules like the “three strikes policy” that assume good faith users, are unprepared for actors like Infowars that exploit loopholes   —  Facebook and YouTube never anticipated a site like Infowars  —  Two weeks ago, CNN's Oliver Darcy put a question …
Jul 29, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: YouTube removed four videos from Alex Jones' channel for hate speech and child endangerment, but counted the takedowns as one strike toward the channel   —  The video site removed four of Jones' videos on Tuesday  —  Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' YouTube channel received a strike …
Jul 25, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook says it has begun removing misinformation that contributes to violence on its site, will review text and images in partnership with local organizations   —  The policy was used for the first time last month in Sri Lanka  —  Hours after CEO Mark Zuckerberg spurred history by defending …
Jul 18, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context

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