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Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis: Facebook's estimates for active fake accounts it reported in filings each quarter was significantly smaller than the number it said it had taken down   —  The social network has disclosed an estimate for years, but a closer look raises lots of questions.
Jan 30, 2019, 1:25 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Sources: 2013 “Assembled in USA” Mac Pro was delayed due to custom screw shortage in US, illustrating why Apple is unlikely to move manufacturing out of China   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Despite a trade war between the United States and China and past admonishments from President Trump …
Jan 28, 2019, 9:15 AMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
How Definers brought DC-style political trickery to tech: sources say working for Qualcomm, they promoted Tim Cook as a potential 2020 presidential candidate   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Tim Miller, a longtime Republican political operative, moved to the Bay Area last year to set up a public relations shop …
Nov 21, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
New York Times:
How Definers provided reporters with ammunition to suggest senators grilling Sheryl Sandberg were hypocritical for criticizing Facebook   —  SAN FRANCISCO — A small firm called Definers Public Affairs brought the dark arts of Washington's back-room politics to Silicon Valley when …
Nov 16, 2018, 1:45 AMIn context
New York Times:
Facebook has ended its relationship with Definers Public Affairs, the consulting firm which cast George Soros as a force behind Facebook's critics   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has ended its relationship with a Washington-based consulting firm, Definers Public Affairs, which spread disparaging information …
Nov 15, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
A look at how Apple combines algorithms and roughly 30 journalists to curate Apple News, which is read regularly by 90M people, and its plans for the app   —  Many of Apple's employees moved into a glistening new $5 billion glass headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., this year.
Oct 25, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis: since last month's Facebook and YouTube ban, Infowars' audience has dropped by roughly half to about 715,000 daily site visits and video views   —  SAN FRANCISCO — After Silicon Valley internet giants mostly barred Alex Jones from their services last month, traffic to his Infowars website …
Sep 4, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Infowars is now the number one “trending” app on the Google Play store, but its overall audience is likely reduced by Apple, Facebook, and YouTube's actions   —  Just days after Google, Facebook and Apple purged videos and podcasts from the right-wing conspiracy site Infowars from their sites …
Aug 8, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
How the renaming of neighborhoods by Google Maps, even if they result from mistakes, can spread in the real world, such as in real estate listings and in apps   —  SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside San Francisco Bay here was known as either Rincon Hill, South Beach or South of Market.
Aug 3, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis finds ~9K Instagram accounts are pretending to be the 10 most followed people on Instagram, highlighting a problem celebrities and social networks face   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kip Moore, a country music singer-songwriter with hits like “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl,” has had some disturbing experiences with fans lately.
Jul 8, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context

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