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SF mayoral candidate London Breed says the city has a ‘complex’ relationship with tech

 San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed wants you to remember that she was once, and will be the future of mayor of San Francisco, she said at the Lesbians Who Tech conference on Friday. For those unfamiliar with ...

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Gillmor Gang: Paying Attention

 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Frank Radice, Denis Pombriant, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 3, 2018. Doc Searls: “steve was 15 years ahead of his time with Attention. His idea didn’t work until the only ...

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No one wants to build a “feel good” internet

 If there is one policy dilemma facing nearly every tech company today, it is what to do about “content moderation,” the almost-Orwellian term for censorship. Charlie Warzel of Buzzfeed pointedly asked the question a little more than a week ago: ...

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eBay joins Amazon in battle with Wish with launch of an ‘Under $10’ storefront

 The popularity of low-cost online deals, like those found on Wish, led Amazon in January to launch an “under $10” selection of products that ship for free. This week, eBay is following suit. The company announced on Thursday a new ...

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MIT study shows how much driving for Uber or Lyft sucks

 Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are delivering pitiful levels of take-home pay to the hundreds of thousands of US independent contractors providing their own vehicles and driving skills to deliver the core service, according to an MIT CEEPR study examining the ...

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Google expands snippets to answer more questions right in the search results

 For years, Google’s “featured snippets” have offered quick answers to users’ search queries by pulling information from web pages and placing it in a box above the search results. This week, Google began rolling out a new snippet experience for ...

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Despite Uber debacle, HackerOne’s CEO argues why every company should work with hackers

 In November, Uber disclosed that a year earlier, hackers stole 57 million driver and rider accounts and that it paid them a $100,000 ransom to delete the information. The breach was reportedly part of Uber’s bug bounty program. At an event ...

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Twitter is now specifically focusing on increasing black, Latinx and female representation

 Twitter met or surpassed many of the diversity and inclusion goals it set for itself for 2017, the company announced today. Twitter is now 38.4 percent female, compared to 37 percent in 2016. Regarding underrepresented minorities at Twitter, representation increased from ...

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Citi wants fintech startups to disrupt institutional banking

 Financial services giant Citi reckons fintech startups are missing out on a major opportunity to disrupt institutional banking. Indeed, it’s inviting entrepreneurs to do so.  Read More Source link

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Voice shopping estimated to hit $40 billion across U.S. and U.K. by 2022

 The growing popularity of smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home will lead to an explosion in voice-based shopping, according to a new market research report from OC&C Strategy Consultants out this week. The firm is bullishly predicting that ...

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