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Nick Statt / The Verge:
A reporter posing as a Dublin Facebook moderator found that pages from far-right groups face looser content standards; Facebook vows to improve its training   —  A new documentary details how third-party Facebook moderators ignore the company's rules  —  An investigative journalist …
Jul 17, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour says the company is pausing work on fixing its verification policy to focus on more important areas like election integrity   —  The company will return to the issue over the coming weeks and months  —  Twitter doesn't presently “have the bandwidth” …
Jul 17, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
Sarah Jeong / The Verge:
Inside the world of self-published romance on Amazon Kindle Unlimited, where authors collaborate and compete to game Amazon's algorithm   —  To cash in on Kindle Unlimited, a cabal of authors gamed Amazon's algorithm  —  On June 4th, a group of lawyers shuffled into a federal court in Manhattan …
Jul 17, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Roku unveils Roku TV Wireless Speakers that use company's Roku Connect platform to link-up with Roku-powered smart TVs over WiFi, coming in October for ~$200   —  The first speakers to use the new Roku Connect platform are also Roku's first foray into the speaker market
Jul 16, 2018, 9:25 AMIn context
The Verge:
DOJ's appeal against AT&T-Time Warner merger probably won't succeed but the appeal itself could have a chilling effect on vertical merger bids in the short term   —  It probably won't succeed, but it could still put companies on notice  —  Yesterday, the Department of Justice appealed …
Jul 14, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google's Phone app for Pixel and Nexus devices can now automatically filter calls that it detects to be spam and will send them directly to voicemail   —  Google's Phone app can now automatically filter out calls that it detects to be spam, sending them directly to voicemail.
Jul 13, 2018, 8:45 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Hands-on with the top-of-the-line 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro: it's fast, keyboard is quieter with similar key travel as the 2017 model, and True Tone works well   —  It's a MacBook, alright  —  The new MacBook Pro keyboards are quieter.  —  We've had a top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro review unit …
Jul 13, 2018, 6:50 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
PC shipments in Q2 grew 2.7% according to IDC, while Gartner estimates 1.4% increase; both firms agree this quarter's YoY growth was the best since Q1 2012   —  Gartner and IDC agree  —  Shipments of PCs are definitely growing, for the first time in six years.
Jul 13, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
The FCC says it will bolster the Emergency Alert System by allowing “live code” tests that use the same alert codes and processes as real emergencies, and more   —  The FCC announced today that it'll bolster the country's Emergency Alert System to prevent unexpected false alarms …
Jul 13, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Dating app Hinge says its Most Compatible feature uses machine learning to find the perfect matches for users, offering them suggestions every day   —  Hinge's newest feature — Most Compatible — attempts to use all your cumulative data to find the perfect match for you.
Jul 13, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context

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