Techmeme

Results 11 - 20 of 48:

Wall Street Journal:
As Facebook expands content moderation, contract workers describe the job of vetting porn, racism, and violence: high turnover, $13-$28/hour in Bay Area, more   —  Social-media giants hire legions of contractors to hunt for pornography, racism and violence amid a torrent of posts and videos
Dec 27, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Analysis of eight Russia-linked Facebook accounts shows they backed 60+ protest events in US via publicity or financing, before and after 2016 election   —  They publicized or financed at least 60 events—on all sides of most polarizing issues—before and after the 2016 election
Oct 30, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is willing to spend $1B through 2018 on original video for its platform, far outpacing its previous outlays on video content   —  Social-media giant could spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform  —  Facebook Inc. FB .65% is loosening …
Sep 8, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
WhatsApp to eventually charge businesses for some features in new chat tools it's testing, says COO Matt Idema; users must opt-in to be contacted by a business   —  Two new business tools reflect a different approach to monetization than other Facebook products
Sep 5, 2017, 12:17 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Onavo Protect, VPN app bought in '13, gave Facebook app usage data that affected decisions like WhatsApp acquisition, adding Stories to Instagram, more   —  Information from data-security app shows company what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm's apps
Aug 13, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to display “related articles” for popular stories, including ones flagged as false by fact checkers, to combat misinformation, after months of testing   —  Social-media giant will display related articles to limit the damage of false news without censoring posts
Aug 3, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: code written by women at Facebook rejected far more than men's; Facebook says study inaccurate, performed by former employee with incomplete data   —  Analysis found female engineers received 35% more rejections of their code than men  —  Last year, a longtime engineer …
May 2, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Instagram COO Marne Levine, who is helping the company mature into a full-fledged business by pushing Facebook for resources, expanding partnerships   —  As chief operating officer, Marne Levine has been helping the photo-sharing app mature into a full-fledged business
Apr 16, 2017, 5:35 PMIn context
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Mark Zuckerberg early last year imposed a two-month “lockdown” on 100+ employees to roll out Facebook Live; $100M was budgeted to pay media talent, says source   —  Few technology leaders embody the industry's agility like Mr. Zuckerberg, 32 years old, who has a …
Mar 6, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context

Sponsor Posts

eero:
eero plans to add WPA3 support in a future update.  —  We built eero hardware and software together to ensure that we can control and improve digital security.  We're excited about the security benefits WPA3 provides …
Wavefront by VMware:
Metrics and Analytics by Wavefont by VMware: Enter to Win $500  —  Discover Wavefront's out-of-the-box monitoring suite for Containers, AWS, Windows, Linux & more.  Try Free for 30 days, enter to win $500
Zoho:
Increase your teams' agility with Zapier integrations for Zoho Sprints  —  Everyone hates wasting time.  At Zoho, we often talk to teams who want to avoid repetitive tasks.  That's why we work on the cloud, which allows us to create automated workflows.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Disrupt SF connects investors with rising startups  —  CrunchMatch brings relevant startups and investors together for curated meetings during Disrupt.  Find out how you can make the most of your time at Disrupt SF.