• CEO Oct 29, 2019

    Apple Resumes Human Reviews of Siri Audio With iPhone Update

    Apple is resuming the use of humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update. In August, Apple suspended the practice and apologized for the way it used people, rather than just machines, to review the audio. While common in the tech industry, the practice undermined Apple’s attempts to position itself as a trusted steward of...

  • Facebook Jun 20, 2019

    Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

    Slack’s newly public shares aren’t slacking off. The work messaging service’s market value grew 60% after it started trading Thursday under the ticker “WORK.”

  • Facebook Jun 20, 2019

    Work Messaging Service Slack's Value Jumps After Stock Debut

    Slack’s newly public shares aren’t slacking off. The work messaging service’s market value grew 60% after it started trading Thursday under the ticker “WORK.”

  • Facebook Apr 19, 2019

    Ancestry Pulls Slavery-Era Ad After Backlash

    Ancestry.com on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era. The ad drew widespread criticism on social media for whitewashing slavery, prompting the DNA testing company to remove it from TV and its YouTube channel. Ancestry started running the ad on TV on April 15, according to research...

  • Facebook Mar 31, 2019

    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Calls for More Outside Regulation

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Saturday for more outside regulation in several areas in which the social media site has run into problems over the past few years: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Zuckerberg said governments and regulators rather than private companies like Facebook should be more active in...

  • Amazon Jan 5, 2019

    As More Media Companies Start Online Video Services, Streaming Could Get Expensive for Consumers

    Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now. Big media companies such as Disney and WarnerMedia are creating their own streaming services in an effort to shoulder aside more inclusive video services such as Netflix. They’re expected to launch later in 2019. That doesn’t just mean additional competition. The new options will also...

  • CEO Dec 12, 2018

    With New Board in Place, CBS to Decide Moonves' Exit Pay

    The newly elected CBS board faces daunting tasks: deciding whether former CEO Les Moonves gets a $120 million exit package following a sexual-misconduct investigation and charting a path for CBS to recover after the scandal. CBS shareholders ratified the 11 board members, including six new ones, at an annual meeting Tuesday. The board now has until the end of January...

  • Donald Trump May 1, 2018

    RAW: Zuckerberg Introduces Facebook's New Dating Profile Feature

    Facebook is launching a dating feature. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to laughs at Facebook’s F8 developer conference Tuesday that the new tool is “not just for hookups” but to build “meaningful, long-term relationships.”

  • Facebook Apr 25, 2018

    Facebook Advertisers Shrug Off Its Privacy Scandal

    Facebook’s troubles with Russian election meddlers , “fake news ” and misused data have dominated headlines globally. But they don’t seem to be affecting Facebook’s bottom line, so far, as advertisers continue to flock to the service in droves. Facebook’s revenue, which largely derives from ads, soared 49 percent to $12 billion in the first three months of the year,...

  • Facebook Apr 10, 2018

    Fact Check: Facebook Doesn't Sell Data But Profits Off It

    Mark Zuckerberg insisted once again Tuesday that Facebook doesn’t sell your data, calling it a common misconception people have about Facebook. Here’s a look at his remarks....
    “We do not sell data to advertisers,” the Facebook CEO testified during a Senate hearing. “What we allow is for advertisers to tell us who they want to reach. And then we do the...

  • NBC Jan 19, 2018

    NBC Close to Selling Out Super Bowl Ads

    NBC has less than 10 ad spots left to sell a little less than a month ahead of Super Bowl 52, the network says. Ads are going for slightly more than $5 million per 30-second spot. The big game, which is as much an advertising showcase as it is a football showdown airs Feb. 4.

  • New York Mar 30, 2017

    More Big Brands Pull Ads From YouTube in Widening Boycott

    An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos....
    PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have also suspended their advertising on YouTube after the Wall Street Journal found Google’s automated programs placed their brands on five videos containing racist content. AT&T, Verizon,...

  • United States Mar 16, 2017

    Cascading Effect: One Attack Led to Another at Yahoo

    Russian hackers working with Russian spies didn’t crack Yahoo security all at once....
    Instead, according to an account offered by U.S. officials, they methodically made their way deeper into Yahoo’s network over the space of months — maybe years. That allowed them to forge technological skeleton keys that would unlock many Yahoo accounts, steal personal information and then use that data...

  • Asher Klein Jul 6, 2016

    Wal-Mart Now Lets You Pay With Phone at All 4,600 US Stores

    Wal-Mart will now let you pay with its phone app at all 4,600 stores nationwide. The effort is part of Wal-Mart’s strategy to make shopping easier and faster, while learning more about consumer behavior. With Wal-Mart Pay, the cashier scans a QR code on the phone screen to charge a credit, debit or Wal-Mart gift card linked with the account....

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