Archive | April 2018

Facebook’s new ad wants you to forget about that whole subverting democracy thing


This time, it will be different. This time, and I know you’ve heard this before, but this time Facebook’s really going to change.

Yes, I know the company allowed third-party apps to scrape your data, and yes it allowed Russian trolls to foment race-based violence on its platform, but that’s not who Facebook really is. Don’t believe me? Well then take a look at this genuine and authentic and not-at-all-focus-grouped 60-second ad spot that the company released today.

“We came here for the friends,” begins the advertisement. “But then something happened, we had to deal with spam, clickbait, fake news, and data misuse. That’s going to change.” …

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This entry was posted on April 25, 2018, in Mashable.

9 companies trying to be the ‘Tesla of China’


Electric car maker Tesla has pushed the car market to develop more sedans, SUVs, and even luxury sports cars with batteries. In China, any headway Tesla’s made for electric is overshadowed by an expanding list of homegrown electric carmakers.

At the Beijing Auto Show this week everything from electrical …

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This entry was posted on April 25, 2018, in Mashable.

Macworld’s May digital magazine: Apple’s new $329 9.7-inch iPad

Every day, Macworld brings you the essential daily news and other info about all things Apple. But staying on top of that torrent of information can be a constant challenge. One solution: the Macworld digital magazine.

In the May issue

Are you curious about buying a new $329 iPad? This month we give you five compelling reasons to pick one up. We also review a formidable competitor to the Apple Watch: the Fitbit Versa. Get all of the details from Apple’s Education Event and find out why Apple will soon be a force in the classroom.

Also in this month’s issue:

MacUser: You can now buy the coolest parts of the iMac Pro. Plus, how to download your Facebook data, or delete your account altogether.

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Facebook’s richer than ever, despite data privacy scandals


Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica nightmare — in which a UK data firm allegedly leaked ill-gotten info about millions of Facebook users — may have rocked the company, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the company’s bottom line. In fact, if you were solely looking at the company’s latest earnings, you might actually think the scandal has helped Facebook.

The company posted earnings of $11.97 billion for the first quarter of 2018, beating Wall Street’s expectations of $11.41 billion and proving that advertisers have not been deterred by the social network’s spate of headline-making issues.

“Despite facing important challenges, our community and business are off to a strong start in 2018,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a prepared statement during the company’s earnings call. …

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This entry was posted on April 25, 2018, in Mashable.