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Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories

 Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside of the mold that we normally see. There weren’t any blockbuster product launches, huge advertising beats, wildly surprising numbers (outside… Read More

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Matthew Lynley

August 20th

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Facebook reportedly axes internal ‘conservative-leaning’ chatroom which turned racist, sexist

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Facebook was walking on incredibly thin ice late last year after allegations that the company's poor efforts to police fake news stories helped influence the US presidential election. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Facebook is taking a hard line against anything resembling racist or sexist banter — at least when it comes to its employees.

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Mike Wehner

August 17th

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Facebook reportedly axes internal ‘conservative-leaning’ chatroom which turned racist, sexist

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Facebook was walking on incredibly thin ice late last year after allegations that the company's poor efforts to police fake news stories helped influence the US presidential election. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Facebook is taking a hard line against anything resembling racist or sexist banter — at least when it comes to its employees.

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Mike Wehner

August 17th

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will fight online extremism

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday vowed the social network will actively fight against extremism and violence, after what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend and in the following days.

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Chris Smith

August 17th

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Facebook’s designers are stuck in the past — in one way, at least

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If you woke up to a different Facebook app this morning, that’s because it may have been updated to the latest Facebook mobile version, which brings over a significant News Feed design overhaul. But what’s interesting in Facebook’s announcement is that it features only “old” phones.

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Chris Smith

August 17th

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If companies were countries, here’s what our currency would look like

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This week's Apple earnings call revealed that the company has an absolutely mind-boggling cash hoard of over $261 billion. If Apple were a country, its cash reserve would rank 11th in the world, ahead of Singapore and Germany. As we steadily march closer to a future where corporations and CEOs are universally more influential than elected officials, artist Jade Dalloul is answering an importation question: what would currency actually look like if Apple, Google, or Microsoft ruled the world?

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Mike Wehner

August 3rd

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Facebook wants to build a video chat tablet for your grandparents, report claims

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Amazon's Echo lineup got a huge new addition in June with the launch of the Echo Show, a smart speaker married to a touchscreen and camera for video calling. Now, Facebook is reportedly working on a hardware product of its own, and it sounds strikingly similar to what Amazon cooked up, along with at least one other device that sounds a lot like the standard Echo.

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Mike Wehner

August 1st

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Facebook said to be working on dedicated video chat device

 Facebook is reportedly working on dedicated video chat hardware, per a new report by Bloomberg. The device is said to be the inaugural major product from Facebook’s hardware-focused Building 8 product development lab, and will include a notebook-sized display. It’s intended to make video chat participants separated geographically feel like they’re together in the same space,… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

August 1st

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Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

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As the world's most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a "rogue" AI could cause continues to grow. Many in the tech community have theorized how an artificial mind could turn against its creators, and Facebook just got an interesting lesson in how such a scenario might unfold. Facebook engineers were forced to pull the plug on one of the company's AI systems after its bots began communicating with each other in a completely new language which humans simply couldn't decipher.

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Mike Wehner

July 31st

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Facebook reportedly building smart speaker with touch screen

 Facebook may launch its own smart home gadget to get you messaging more friends and looking at more photos. DigiTimes reports from Taiwan that Facebook is building a 15-inch touch screen smart speaker. Citing sources from the “upstream supply chain”, Chinese iPhone manufacturer Pegatron is building the device for a Q1 2018 launch, with a small pilot run having already been produced. Read More

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Josh Constine

July 25th

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