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How Facebook plans to take over the world | The Guardian

“You hear all the platitudes about Facebook connecting the planet, but to say they are doing it for benevolent reasons is absolute nonsense. It’s about connecting commerce, not people,” says venture capitalist and former journalist Om Malik, who reminds us of the hidden agenda of social networking firms: if you’re not paying, you’re the product.Continue readingHow Facebook plans to take over the world | The Guardian

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Facebook Employees Asked Mark Zuckerberg If They Should Try to Stop a Donald Trump Presidency 

This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to publicly denounce the political positions of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the keynote speech of the company’s annual F8 developer conference. Top questions from employees at Facebook concerned getting fired, employee departures and slow growth.Continue readingFacebook Employees Asked Mark Zuckerberg If They Should Try to Stop a Donald Trump Presidency 

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Decades later, a new Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Easter Egg has been found | Ars Technica

OMG! I was just taken back to my childhood. I still have the game and the system. I have to go back and check this out! If I was a developer back in the 80’s what would I want people to find 30 years from now?Continue readingDecades later, a new Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Easter Egg has been found | Ars Technica

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How Facebook is slowly eating the rest of the Internet – The Washington Post

Another interesting article in the Washington Post. Facebook reminds me of AOL. AOL also wanted to be “the internet”. AOL was actually known as a walled internet and it took a while for newbies to the internet to realize there was a much more vibrant internet outside those walls.Continue readingHow Facebook is slowly eating the rest of the Internet – The Washington Post

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Medium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

Ev Williams (Co-Founder of Twitter and Founder of Medium) is not a fan of the increasingly homogenised media he currently sees, with its emphasis on feeding the great, gaping maw of platforms like Twitter and Facebook too often producing what he describes as tantamount to junk food.Continue readingMedium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

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Siri can now answer more of your baseball questions | The Verge

Finally! A real Siri upgrade… Now Apple has dramatically improved the knowledge base Siri can draw from, allowing the voice-activated personal assistant to answer a wider range of questions about the sport.Continue readingSiri can now answer more of your baseball questions | The Verge