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People hate Snapchat’s redesign so much that another Wall Street analyst downgraded the stock (SNAP)

Snap Inc. recently redesigned the Snapchat app to make the distinction between friends and brands clearer. Users have reacted overwhelmingly negatively to the visual changes. This prompted analysts at Citi to downgrade the company’s stock rating to “Sell” from “Neutral.” Wall Street is not impressed by the […]

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Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable

 Tech companies are scrambling to catch up to the fact that kids have joined a web originally built for adults, and are using it the way adults do — by liking and commenting, sharing, clicking through on personalized recommendations and viewing ads. But the tech underpinning apps […]

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Is someone hijacking your Spotify? Here’s what I did when it happened to me.

For years, I’ve had a bit of a digital pen pal. His name is Kevin. He loves music, “Coffee Table Jazz” in particular. He owns an Amazon Echo, through which he listens to his lovely, soothing John Coltrane trumpet croons. He doesn’t often listen during the day, […]

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Fake news is an existential crisis for social media 

 Every gun outrage in America is now routinely followed by a flood of Russian-linked Twitter bot activity. Exacerbating social division is the name of this game. And it’s playing out all over social media continually, not just around elections. Read More Social – TechCrunch

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Fact-checking Trump’s error-filled tweetstorm about the Russia investigation – Washington Post

Washington Post Fact-checking Trump's error-filled tweetstorm about the Russia investigationWashington PostIn a tweetstorm that started late at night Saturday and continued into Sunday morning, President Trump railed against the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Here's a quick guide to his many misstatements and misleading […]

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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

Silicon Valley parents can see firsthand, either through living or working in the Bay Area, that technology is potentially harmful to kids. Many parents are now restricting, or outright banning, screen time for their children. The trend follows a long-standing practice among high-level tech executives who have […]

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How ad-free subscriptions could solve Facebook

 At the core of Facebook’s “well-being” problem is that its business is directly coupled with total time spent on its apps. The more hours you pass on the social network, the more ads you see and click, the more money it earns. That puts its plan to […]

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Snap is making its most aggressive bid for digital ad dollars yet by opening up its platform to the ad masses

Following its strong fourth quarter, Snap is making its Marketing API available to any ad agency, brand or ad tech company that wants to access the platform. The move represents Snap’s most aggressive bid for digital ad dollars yet, as it looks to take on Google, Facebook and most notably, […]

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Olympic figure skater performs ‘Game of Thrones’ routine and people loved it

There are plenty of ways to impress the judges at the Winter Olympics, but using a popular TV show is pretty genius. Channeling his best Jamie Lannister, German figure skater Paul Fentz completed his free skate routine Saturday morning during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games to some […]

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Colorado Girl Scouts can sell their cookies in front of marijuana dispensaries now

There’s good news for Colorado residents prone to munchies: as of Friday, you only need to make one stop to get both Girl Scout Cookies and weed.  Girl Scouts of Colorado updated its cookie sales policy to allow Girl Scouts to sell their boxes outside of cannabis […]

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