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Fading hype for Vero shows fickle nature of Internet

It seems like just yesterday that the Internet was overtaken with viral hype over Vero, a new social network that promised to right all the frustrating wrongs of the well-entrenched leaders like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. But after a few weeks of making headlines and signing up

The low-paid workers cleaning up the worst horrors of the internet

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Vergecast: explaining a Spotify trial, Siri, and a whole bunch of gadgets

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul are back in New York City after being at SXSW last weekend. To kick off the show, they welcome back senior writer Sarah Jeong to explain a $1.6 billion lawsuit between Spotify and Wixen Publishing. In the second half of the

We can change this reality’: the women sharing news of war in Ghouta

When the bombs start falling, two dozen adults and children gather in one room in Bayan Wehan’s home in besieged eastern Ghouta, Syria. They hold hands, hug each other and try to find hope. “I put my brother’s daughter in my lap, she is five-years-old, and I try

Local students and law enforcement react to use of social media during shooting

Social media is changing how we see an active shooter situation unfold. As we saw on Wednesday, students used social media to show in real time what it was like barricaded in classrooms, hiding from a shooter on campus. “People are utilizing social media before or in

Google hires former Samsung executive to coordinate Internet of Things projects

Alphabet Inc’s Google this month hired Injong Rhee, who recently resigned as Samsung Electronics Co’s chief technology officer, to lead its Internet of Things business, he said in a LinkedIn post Monday. Google spokeswoman Jane Hynes confirmed to Reuters Rhee’s hiring by Google’s cloud computing unit, but

Troll factories, bots and fake news: Inside the Wild West of social media

The US Congress is investigating how the Russians used Facebook, Twitter and Google to wage information warfare during the 2016 presidential campaign, and a special counsel is looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin in its digital strategies. There is also growing concern that

Intelligence Committee approves release of Dems’ rebuttal to FISA memo

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday approved the release of the Democratic rebuttal to the highly-publicized GOP memo that alleges government surveillance abuse during the 2016 campaign. “We think this will help inform the public of the many distortions and inaccuracies in the majority memo,” California Rep. Adam Schiff, the

The Future Of The Smart Home: Your Home’s Operating System & The Artificial Intelligence To Power It

Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft makes a point as he talks to reporters at a CompUSA store in San Francisco, June 25, 1998. (Photo by Jeff Chistensen) Predicting Our Future is a podcast about the next revolutions in technology, as seen through the eyes of a

Apple Facing Slew of Russian Lawsuits Over Slow iPhones

Seven lawsuits have been launched in Russia and “hundreds” dozens more are in the pipeline against US tech giant Apple which has already admitted to slowing the performance of older iPhone models, a lawyer for some of the plaintiffs said Wednesday. “We have sent seven lawsuits to Moscow courts — two have been