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  • The Web's Dark Chapter Unveiled At TED 2019
    Carole Cadwalladr's TED talk explored Facebook's role in the Brexit vote, showing ads that were "total lies." ...
  • What Cory Booker Knew About Twitter Before Trump
    Trump didn't invent the use of social media as a way to connect directly and authentically with his electorate. That honor goes to Cory Booker. ...
  • TED 2019 Asks Big Questions
    TED Conference 2019 set to explore "the inspiring possibilities that happen when we ask what ideas are truly worth fighting for, worth living for." ...
  • Will Mass Customization Disrupt Mass Media?
    With mass customization, Amazon could control a whole new category of direct-to-consumer e-tailing, from apparel to electronics. ...
  • Why Pinterest Is The Future Of Advertising
    While other so-called platforms have pivoted and tried to be all things to all people, Ben Silbermann and his team have been building a solid, user-centric business. ...
  • A Time Machine Documentary
    In "Traveling While Black," Director Roger Ross Williams puts you in a booth in D.C.'s Ben's Chili Bowl and lets you travel through the decades. ...
  • Politics And BBQ in Austin
    I go to SXSW to do some on-the-ground trend-spotting. This year the trends were notable both for who's here, and who's not. ...
  • YouTube Kills Comments
    As platforms like YouTube and Facebook are steadfast in their role as platforms, not publishers, they walk an increasingly complicated line. ...
  • Is Advertising Obsolete?
    Imagine a world wiped clean of advertising of all kinds. Would you still be able to find all the information about products you could ever want? Of course you wo ...
  • Is Roger McNamee The Howard Beale Of Our Time?
    McNamee, like the fictional Beale in "Network," is trying to warn us about a danger in our society -- in McNamee's case, Facebook rather than TV. ...
  • NY Tech Wins Big!
    The synergies of new startups, big tech, and an engaged venture community are a pretty powerful elixir. ...
  • Facebook Reports $22B Profits -- At What Cost?
    Today is Facebook's 15th birthday -- a good time to look at the profits and pitfalls of the social network. ...
  • Douglas Rushkoff: Battle of Humans Vs. Technology
    We're in serious trouble, said Rushkoff: We've let tech run amok. We need to stop blaming tech, and start embracing the team that matters: Team Human. ...
  • Why 5G Matters
    If the rollout can proceed without getting screwed up by the marketing folks, it might just be pretty important. Even, dare I say it, a game-changer. ...
  • Digital Danger Ahead
    Slowly, you've been telling the web things about you - without meaning to. ...
  • Advertising Activism Has Impact
    The era of brands sitting on the sidelines is over. Every ad placement is now an endorsement. ...
  • Documentary's Golden Age, On Netflix
    Here's my list of documentary films to watch and share. ...
  • News, Tech, Social Media Endured Tumultuous 2018
    2018 will be remembered as the year that tech had to confront the power and responsibility of the platforms it created. ...
  • 2018: Tumultuous Year In News, Technology
    It's been a volatile year in tech, as crosscurrents and political upheavals were driven by powerful tech platforms. ...
  • Pizza, Rent -- And Trump
    On my block, there are a lot of closed storefronts. They used to be neighborhood restaurants, a hardware store, a local pharmacy. All gone. ...
  • The End Of Advertising?
    Advertisers pay for mass audiences, and readers and viewers are increasingly moving to narrowcast relevant voices. ...
  • Information Warfare Comes Home
    Warriors are "professional, state-employed cyberwarriors and seasoned amateur guerrillas pursuing very well-defined objectives," says one analysis. ...
  • Facebook Needs You Now
    The most dangerous thing that could happen to Facebook is if thoughtful, reasonable, engaged people drop out of the platform. ...
  • Reporters Are A Pain -- It's Their Job
    Let's just be clear: The really good journalists are a HUGE pain in the ass. They ask impertinent questions, they poke and prod at the halls of power. ...
  • The Long Last Mile
    The web is my home lifeline to the world. Which is why having a single provider of that wire - and a mediocre one at that - is frankly terrify ...
  • Why Discovery's Live Border Show Is A Terrible Idea
    Discovery executives said the show, which will report live from a different border location each week, will not be "political." But of course it will be. ...
  • Your Power to Vote With Your Wallet, Too
    You can vote with your ballot. You can vote with your wallet. Better yet, do both. ...
  • The Comeback: Entering The Jerk Store
    How do you respond to someone who says he's "LOVING the economy"? With anger -- and facts. ...
  • Fox News After Rupert
    People hopeful that the Murdoch sons would dial back the Fox News propaganda machine: Don't hold your breath. ...
  • Trump's Tariff War Hits Tech Hard
    If there was any doubt that we're in a trade war with China, this week will crystallize our offensive attack. ...