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Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader - The New York Times

Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader - The New York Times | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Top executives of the company, which was once tech’s biggest villain, are outspoken advocates for protecting user privacy and establishing ethical guidelines for new technology like artificial intelligence.
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Skype, Interrupted –

Skype, Interrupted – | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Skype, was once a beloved product, one that I loved using every day. It was a product I wrote about long before it was trendy. I sent the team feedback. Like all tiny apps that are good at what the…
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Hard Questions: What Information Do Facebook Advertisers Know About Me? | Facebook Newsroom

Hard Questions: What Information Do Facebook Advertisers Know About Me? | Facebook Newsroom | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Advertising lets us keep Facebook free. But we aren’t blind to the challenges this model poses.
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As Facebook Works on Damage Control, Some Businesses Are Hung Out to Dry

As Facebook Works on Damage Control, Some Businesses Are Hung Out to Dry | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Mark Zuckerberg's company is actively restricting access to its users' data.
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Emerging Markets Can't Quit Facebook - Bloomberg

Emerging Markets Can't Quit Facebook - Bloomberg | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The social network is conquering e-commerce in the developing world.
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Why Facebook's 'Ugly' Memo Should be Praised

Why Facebook's 'Ugly' Memo Should be Praised | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
An executive’s deliberately provocative post offers an encouraging sign that the company is grappling with the forces it has unleashed.
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It’s Time to Make Our Privacy Tools Easier to Find | Facebook Newsroom

It’s Time to Make Our Privacy Tools Easier to Find | Facebook Newsroom | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
We've heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed. We're taking steps in the coming weeks to put people more in control of their privacy.
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Ad Scammers Need Suckers, and Facebook Helps Find Them - Bloomberg

Ad Scammers Need Suckers, and Facebook Helps Find Them - Bloomberg | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
“They go out and find the morons for me.”
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The Future Is Faster Bitcoin, Say Guys Who Made Faster Bitcoin

The Future Is Faster Bitcoin, Say Guys Who Made Faster Bitcoin | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
“We have fairness. Let’s be clear what we’re talking about when we talk about fairness. It’s not fairness.”
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12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech – Anil Dash

Technology isn’t an industry, it’s a method of transforming the culture and economics of existing systems and institutions.

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The Creator Of The Web Says Ads Are Killing It But Design Can Save It

The Creator Of The Web Says Ads Are Killing It But Design Can Save It | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The internet’s problems were “created by people–and can be fixed by people,” writes Tim Berners-Lee.
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During the Great Recession, Groupon was the coolest place a millennial could work

During the Great Recession, Groupon was the coolest place a millennial could work | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
In the middle of a recession, an extreme-couponing business was the coolest place to work.
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Facebook management moves around but people don’t leave

Facebook management moves around but people don’t leave | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The social giant, which has been under fire over the past 18 months because of Russia or Cambridge Analytica or Myanmar or one of numerous other company oversights, shuffled its executive deck in a major way. A lot of people got new jobs and new teams were formed. But hardly anyone left.
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Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data. - The New York Times

Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data. - The New York Times | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Google collects far more information about us than Facebook. But the Google data that our tech columnist downloaded on himself contained fewer surprises and was more easily deleted.
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Inside Amazon’s Fake Review Economy

Inside Amazon’s Fake Review Economy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it's designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.
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At work, a respectful culture is better than a nice one —

At work, a respectful culture is better than a nice one — | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
it’s time we admit that there’s an aggressive nature inherent in workplaces that demand, directly and indirectly, that everyone be nice.
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How Facebook can prove it doesn’t discriminate against conservatives.

How Facebook can prove it doesn’t discriminate against conservatives. | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The concerns users have about potential bias all come about because moderation systems are so impenetrable.
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What Comes After The Social Media Empires

What Comes After The Social Media Empires | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
“Maybe we’ve reached the point where it’s not even possible to have Facebook in common.”
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What Are 'Data Brokers,' and Why Are They Scooping Up Information About You?

What Are 'Data Brokers,' and Why Are They Scooping Up Information About You? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
These sites you haven't heard of are sharing boatloads of data about you.
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Towards a world without Facebook –

Towards a world without Facebook – | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Dear blockchain people: this is your hour. Abandon your transparently greedy get-rich-quick schemes, turn away from your casinos of de-facto modern-day penny stocks, and focus your decentralized attention on what the world needs. Save us, O blockchainers, from the scourge that is Facebook! Decentra…
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Silicon Valley could help the last people you'd expect — and Elon Musk has given $15 million to a contest that will prove it

Silicon Valley could help the last people you'd expect — and Elon Musk has given $15 million to a contest that will prove it | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is working with XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis to find a way to make education accessible to children living in extreme poverty.
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We Don’t Need Political Solutions for Global Trade — We Need Practical Ones

We Don’t Need Political Solutions for Global Trade — We Need Practical Ones | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Rebuilding globalization on a blockchain backbone.
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One smart guy's frank take on working in some of the major tech companies

One smart guy's frank take on working in some of the major tech companies | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
This is from my email, I have done a bit of minor editing to remove identifiers.  It is long, so it goes under the screen break: Background I joined Google [earlier]…as an Engineering Director. This was, as I understand it, […]
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