Facebook’s Crisis PR Firm Pushed Soros Conspiracy to Discredit Critics (Report)

A consulting firm hired by Facebook to deal with the outfall over Russian propaganda on its platform resorted to linking critics of the social media giant to George Soros, the New York Times reported Wednesday as part of a massive expose on Facebook’s crisis response. The consulting firm in question, D.C.-based Definers, specializes in crisis response and opposition research. It […]

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How Facebook Wrestled With Scandal: 6 Key Takeaways

For more than a year, Facebook has endured cascading crises — over Russian misinformation, data privacy and abusive content — that transformed the Silicon Valley icon into an embattled giant accused of corporate overreach and negligence. An investigation by The New York Times revealed how Facebook fought back against its critics: with delays, denials and a full-bore campaign in Washington. […]

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Are Americans Addicted to Smartphones? U.S. Consumers Check Their Phones 52 Times Daily, Study Finds

The first step is admitting you have a problem: About 39% of U.S. consumers confess that they believe they’re using their smartphones excessively, according to a new study. On average, American consumers now check their smartphones an average of 52 times each day, according to the U.S. edition of the 2018 Global Mobile Consumer Survey from Deloitte. That’s up from […]

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Netflix might give you a cheap deal if you only watch on a mobile

Netflix is aware that for some users, especially in some countries, its pricing is a little too high. That led it to consider dropping subscription fees slightly in certain places. However the test also extended to offering a mobile-only option with a massively reduced price. TechCrunch reports that users in Malaysia were offered a mobile tier for around $4 US […]

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After Major Restructuring, Mitu Rehires Roy Burstin as CEO and Raises $10 Million in Funding

Mitu is still alive and kicking: The Hispanic digital-media company has brought back co-founder Roy Burstin as CEO and has received an infusion of $10 million in new capital. Burstin’s return to L.A.-based Mitu comes following the layoff of around 30% of its employees in July, as the company shut down its longer-form, premium productions and cut its marketing team. As […]

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Cisco revenue, profit beat estimates

(Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc reported quarterly revenue and profit that beat Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, lifted by growth across its traditional business of routers and switches, as well as in its newer focus areas such as cyber security and software. The company has pivoted to software and cyber security as sales of its routers and switches that send […]

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