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Facebook spent most of 2017 promising to do better. The social network has been in hot water ever since last year’s historically nasty presidential election laid bare how its ultra-precise ad targeting can be used for nefarious political means. Yet for all the company’s tough talk now, Facebook categorically denied this problem existed until less […]

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The mobile phone network in Puerto Rico is either mostly unavailable or has entirely failed, according to numerous reports from people trying to get in touch with relatives and loved ones.  Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, the most intense in nearly a century. Power is out on the […]

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Back-to-school time is stressful, whether you’re a bright-eyed incoming freshman or a veteran student with a bad case of senioritis. Look, we’ve been there — and so have the folks at Amazon. They’re currently offering 50 percent off […]

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Mark Zuckerberg wants to make Facebook advertising great again, as in not just be associated with Russian propaganda influencing the 2016 election.  On his first day back from a month of parental leave, Zuckerberg held a “press conference” via Facebook Live to discuss “our next steps protecting election integrity,” he wrote.  SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg […]

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The authors of “Killing Marketing” say if you don’t evolve, you’ll die “Marketing and innovation produce results,” wrote Peter Drucker, “all the rest are costs.”  Sadly, in a world where over half of all digital advertising—an industry expected to hit $75.6 billion by the close of 2017—won’t be seen by an actual human… that assessment […]

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Twitter is playing nice with the U.S. government. President Donald Trump’s favorite social network now has a meeting scheduled with the Senate Intelligence Committee to answer questions on Russian interference in the 2016 election.  SEE ALSO: Twitter’s crackdown on terrorism appears to be working This move comes after Facebook met two weeks ago with House […]

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Welcome to The Hunger Games, Amazon HQ edition. Almost every major city in North America has publicly stated that it will submit a proposal to become the home of Amazon’s second headquarters, which the company claims will include 50,000 high-quality jobs. Toronto Mayor John Tory has already called it “the Olympics of bidding,” a fun […]

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Google can’t seem to please anyone these days. In a fiercely divided political climate, the search giant has unwittingly aligned a growing chorus of politically diverse voices who all agree on one thing: that Google has way too much power. On one front, Google is a prime target of a growing progressive movement to tighten […]

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Advertising was once a huge but varied industry. Newspapers, TV, radio, magazines, billboards, and plenty of other media competed for their own piece of the pie. The digital world could not be more different. Online ads are dominated by Google and Facebook—and they’re only getting bigger. Google and Facebook are projected to take up 63.1 […]

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Silicon Valley venture capitalists are often associated with three commas, cars with butterfly doors, and hot tubs by Lake Tahoe. But none of that comes to mind when people think about Ryan Hoover. His name is frequently followed by “so nice” and “humble.”  SEE ALSO: How the tech elite’s addiction to fancy coffee turned Blue […]

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People were surprised when Amazon launched its two-hour delivery service, Prime Now, in Singapore last month. Unlike other countries where it launched Prime Now, the e-commerce giant didn’t have a retail presence here to begin. So going from no Amazon at all to the ultra high pressure two-hour Prime Now delivery service certainly raised eyebrows. […]

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Last year, 64 percent of CEOs increased their business’ investment in corporate social responsibility. Thanks to new technology and the internet, along with advancements in science and medicine, companies have become more informed about their social and environmental impact. Armed with the evidence needed to change business practices for the greater good of employees, consumers, […]

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We know the research: when women make up 17 percent of the room, men think it’s 50-50. And when women take up 33 percent of the space, men think they’re outnumbered.  That extends to the C-suite, too. According to a new survey from the jobs site Comparably, 58 percent of men in tech think there […]

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