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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Apple's failure to develop exciting apps and services that users prefer over third party efforts may threaten its ecosystem   —  Apple's Junk Drawer Problem  —  A sampling of BuzzFeed Tech's Apple junk drawers.  —  Michelle Rial/BuzzFeed  —  There's a folder on the homescreen of my iPhone affectionately labeled “Apple Crap.”
Jun 10, 2015, 10:40 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Google's I/O keynote suggests Google is poised to surpass Apple when it comes to mobile design   —  Google's Quest For Complete Control Of Your Digital Life  —  Today's keynote suggests Google is poised to surpass Apple when it comes to mobile design.  —  Ninety minutes into today's Google …
May 29, 2015, 8:40 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Medium refines strategy, emphasizing network value over Total Time Read, considers tying contributor bonuses to metrics like follows and recommendations   —  What's Going On At Medium?  —  The publisher/publishing platform is rejiggering itself as a social network for readers and writers …
May 21, 2015, 5:15 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Sources say Verizon has no plans to spin off AOL's editorial properties including TechCrunch and Engadget, with Huffington Post's future less certain   —  Verizon Likely To Retain TechCrunch And Engadget  —  According to multiple sources inside AOL, Verizon plans to retain …
May 12, 2015, 5:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Facebook is poised to become the gateway to the mobile internet by building an app ecosystem to rival that of Apple and Google   —  Facebook Is Eating The Internet  —  For years now there've been two competing versions of Facebook.  It's either an app on your phone or it's your entire homescreen.
Mar 26, 2015, 12:25 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Is Limiting Porn In Top Search Results   —  Users can still tweet adult images and links, but “Top” searches for terms like “#porn” and “#vagina” draw very few results.  Update: Twitter tells BuzzFeed News the limited search results seem to the be the result of a bug.
Mar 17, 2015, 8:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter updates privacy policy, prohibits uploading intimate photos and video taken without subject's consent   —  Twitter Takes Steps To Combat Stolen Nudes And Revenge Porn  —  The company issued new rules that prohibit uploading nonconsensual nudes and says it will lock the accounts of users who have posted them.
Mar 11, 2015, 6:50 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Survey reveals most technology companies' privacy policies do not cover employee access to user data   —  We Asked 29 Tech Companies If Their Employees Can Access Your Personal Data  —  Privacy policies rarely mention the weakest point in any company's security infrastructure: its employees.
Dec 15, 2014, 1:05 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says exec's remarks on targeting the press “a departure from our values”   —  Uber CEO Condemns “Terrible” Comments  —  “We should lead by inspiring our riders, our drivers, and the public at large,” Travis Kalanick said in an 11-tweet tweetstorm this afternoon.
Nov 18, 2014, 3:10 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sexist French Uber Promotion Pairs Riders With “Hot Chick” Drivers   —  “Who said women don't know how to drive?” the Uber blog post asks.  The post was deleted after an inquiry from BuzzFeed News.  —  Yesterday, Uber's Lyon office unveiled a new promotion with an app called “Avions de Chasse.”
Oct 21, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context

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