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For Lesbians, TikTok Is ‘the Next Tinder’

For Lesbians, TikTok Is ‘the Next Tinder’

For Lesbians, TikTok Is ‘the Next Tinder’ For Lesbians, TikTok Is ‘the Next Tinder’ On Feb. 3, Lauren Vlach received $8 on Venmo, spread across four $2 payments, from a girl she had never met. Each payment included a block of text; read together, they formed what Cas Stephens, who sent the payments, titled her “girlfriend application” to Ms. Vlach. …

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What Hong Kong’s Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities

What Hong Kong’s Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities

What Hong Kong’s Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities What Hong Kong’s Pandemic Experience Taught Uber About Other Cities OAKLAND, Calif. — In late February, Uber executives were set to gather in San Francisco to form business plans for the year as the coronavirus steadily spread beyond China. While some executives who were initially invited had been told to …

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Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web

Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web

Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web More recently, the hallmark of the Wild Wild Web became a kind of shoot-first, aim-later approach to corporate strategy. Terms like “permissionless innovation” and “blitzscaling” entered the tech lexicon, and companies used lofty mission statements to paper over their more craven aspirations for dominance and profit. When things …

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Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves? Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves? The Google Flu Trends algorithm, as it is known, performed poorly. For instance, it continually overestimated doctor visits, later evaluations found, because of limitations of the data and the influence of outside factors such as media attention, which can drive up searches that are …

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New ‘TV’ Is a Lot Like TV

New ‘TV’ Is a Lot Like TV

New ‘TV’ Is a Lot Like TV New ‘TV’ Is a Lot Like TV There are understandable reasons for most of this. Netflix and most other internet video services grafted existing business approaches or behaviors onto the web. They’re also buying programming in many cases from the same companies that sell stuff for conventional TV channels and theaters. I also …

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How Infrared Images Could Be Part of Your Daily Life

Jonah M. Kessel

How Infrared Images Could Be Part of Your Daily Life How Infrared Images Could Be Part of Your Daily Life In a post-quarantine world, heat sensors could help spot sick people with elevated temperatures as they enter public places. But it’s not that simple. July 2, 2020 Welcome to Maplewood, N.J. … in infrared. As the country reopens, you might …

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Trying to Correct Banking’s Racial Imbalance

Trying to Correct Banking’s Racial Imbalance

Trying to Correct Banking’s Racial Imbalance Trying to Correct Banking’s Racial Imbalance Entrepreneurs are working on new business models to address income inequality and a resulting lack of access to the financial system for communities of color. Source link

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Four Top Tech C.E.O.s Will Testify on Antitrust, Panel Says

Four Top Tech C.E.O.s Will Testify on Antitrust, Panel Says

Four Top Tech C.E.O.s Will Testify on Antitrust, Panel Says Four Top Tech C.E.O.s Will Testify on Antitrust, Panel Says WASHINGTON — The chief executives of four of the world’s biggest technology companies will appear before Congress this month as part of its sweeping antitrust investigation into their market power, according to the committee running the inquiry, setting up a …

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How to Make Smartphones Last Longer

How to Make Smartphones Last Longer

How to Make Smartphones Last Longer How to Make Smartphones Last Longer For different types of gadgets, your battery mileage may vary. Generally, a smartphone battery will last about two years, and ones for a laptop or smartphone will last three or four years before needing to be replaced, said Kyle Wiens, chief executive of iFixit, a site that offers …

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Bogus Ideas Have Superspreaders, Too

Bogus Ideas Have Superspreaders, Too

Bogus Ideas Have Superspreaders, Too Bogus Ideas Have Superspreaders, Too This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. If the Rock encouraged his 58 million Facebook followers to vandalize a fast-food restaurant, Facebook’s policies would treat it the same as if your neighbor blasted this to his 25 friends. President …

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