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Excuse me, but is that really you? The risks of voice-activated tech

Just when we were all getting comfy with Siri and the gang, using these voice-activated gods and goddesses to fulfill our every need, or at least the little needs like knowing what time it is, we get word from a Read More →

Quoted: Ello the social network vs. Facebook the ‘advertising platform’

"We don’t consider Facebook to be a competitor. We consider them to be an advertising platform more than a social network." — Paul Budnitz, Ello CEO and one of its co-founders, tells Bloomberg Businessweek that Ello's business model — Read More →

Google eases up on Google+ push

Is a recent move by Google a hint at its social network's future? The company is no longer requiring new Gmail users to sign up for Google+. In a statement to the Telegraph, Google said the "signup experience" was Read More →

Quoted: Peter Thiel talks Twitter and pot-smoking

"It's a horribly mismanaged company — probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it's such a solid franchise it may even work with all that." — Peter Thiel, after being asked whether he's bullish on Twitter. (But Read More →

Drag queens, performers and others protest Facebook’s real name policy

Facebook employees at the firm's Menlo Park headquarters may look out their windows Tuesday and see people in drag protesting. The issue: Facebook's apparent crackdown enforcing its policy requiring people to use their real names. Unlike Twitter and services like Snapchat, Facebook requires Read More →

Facebook wants more ad feedback from you

Don’t like the ads you see on Facebook? Now you can tell Facebook exactly why. The social network, which says it shows millions of ads every day, from more than 1.5 million advertisers, has long offered users the option to block Read More →
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