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Zachary Crockett / The Hustle:
An inside look at the underbelly of Amazon's fake review economy; in March 2019 alone, Amazon was hit by 2M+ unverified reviews, 99.6% of which were 5 stars   —  I spent two weeks in the underbelly of Amazon's fake review economy — and emerged questioning our collective trust in the stars.
Apr 15, 2019, 10:30 AMIn context
Brian J. Barth / The Walrus:
Interview with RIM cofounder Jim Balsillie about his advocacy against the rise of surveillance capitalism in Canada and the Sidewalk Toronto smart city project   —  The entrepreneur who made billions putting BlackBerrys into pockets is now sounding the alarm about Big Tech's creep toward surveillance capitalism
Apr 13, 2019, 4:45 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Interview with Nancy Pelosi on online privacy, net neutrality, breaking up big tech companies, and policing hate speech on social media platforms   —  “He's just being a freak.”  —  Enough people use Twitter to get their information that politicians have to be there, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says.
Apr 12, 2019, 5:55 PMIn context
Stephen J. Dubner / Freakonomics:
Interview with Daniel Ek about Spotify's history, running a $25B company, Sweden's subsidies for internet and computers, Napster, his love of music, and family   —  Listen now:  —  Daniel Ek, a 23-year-old Swede who grew up on pirated music, made the record labels an offer they couldn't refuse …
Apr 11, 2019, 11:35 AMIn context
K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
Investigation finds games approved for kids on the Play Store with shooting and gore; Google removed 16 games after press inquiry   —  Scores of games in Google's Play Store that are rated safe for kids are packed with guns, gore and panda mutilation - but little is being done to stem the flow of inappropriate and dangerous content
Apr 9, 2019, 3:20 PMIn context
Kevin Carey / The Huffington Post:
A look at “OPMs”, companies which manage online courses for top US universities and take a 60% cut from tuition fees, which may reach $60K+ per online degree   —  The price of college is breaking America.  At a moment when Hollywood celebrities and private equity titans have allegedly …
Apr 7, 2019, 1:50 AMIn context
Tom Roston / OneZero:
Current and former TiVo insiders on how the first DVR came to be, going up against cable companies, how IP licensing has kept the company relevant, and more   —  ‘They Thought It Was Black Magic’: An Oral History of TiVo  —  How the original DVR paved the way for Netflix and the cord-cutter movement
Apr 3, 2019, 7:20 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft makes Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac generally available with a new start window, more coding space, better C++ support, and smarter debugging   —  Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac has hit general availability — you can download it now from visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads.
Apr 2, 2019, 4:55 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
a16z raises new $2B fund and says the firm's 150 employees are being registered as financial advisers, so they can go deeper on riskier bets, like buying crypto   —  Emerging from the financial crisis in 2009, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz laid out their campaign to take on Silicon Valley.
Apr 2, 2019, 10:45 AMIn context
Nick Statt / The Verge:
One week with Apple News+: it's a great deal for those who enjoy reading magazines, but its design and news delivery mechanisms are messy and inconsistent   —  There's a lot to evaluate about Apple's new News Plus subscription service, including if it's a good deal for the media business …
Apr 1, 2019, 11:10 AMIn context

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