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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
New York Times:
A look at Tim Cook's relationship with the Trump administration and Chinese government; source says Trump admin told Cook it won't place tariffs on iPhones   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, may be the leader of the world's most valuable public company …
Jun 18, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Apple says an upcoming software update will disable Lightning port data transfer after an hour of inactivity, closing a loophole that lets police crack iPhones   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open.
Jun 13, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Sources: Apple signed deal with Volkswagen to use vans as autonomous staff shuttles, wanted to partner with BMW and Mercedes-Benz on all-electric autonomous car   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple had already curtailed its grand vision for disrupting the automotive industry by building its own self-driving car.
May 23, 2018, 7:10 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
How 205 Facebook and Instagram accounts were impersonating Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, many to scam vulnerable users through promises of lottery prizes   —  SAN FRANCISCO — A Facebook notification on Gary Bernhardt's phone woke him up one night last November with incredible news …
Apr 26, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Investors, bankers, and analysts say they expect a wave of IPOs from some of the most highly valued and recognizable startups over the next 18 to 24 months   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Jason Pressman spent Thursday morning cheering from the balcony of the New York Stock Exchange as shares of the software firm Zuora …
Apr 17, 2018, 4:50 AMIn context

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