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What is a Blockchain? Is It Hype?

What is a Blockchain? Is It Hype?

What is a Blockchain? Is It Hype? What is a Blockchain? Is It Hype? This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Maybe you’ve read about the blockchain and don’t get the fuss. (I am sheepishly raising my hand.) Maybe you’ve never heard of it. My colleague Nathaniel Popper will …

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The Secrets of Instagram Growth-Hacking

The Secrets of Instagram Growth-Hacking

The Secrets of Instagram Growth-Hacking The Secrets of Instagram Growth-Hacking Mr. Williams said that a “large global team supports our partners in a variety of verticals,” doing similar sorts of outreach across Instagram, but did not disclose how many people work on this team, or how many similar meetings are held during any given period of time. Ms. Reichenbach was …

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They Found a Way to Limit Big Tech’s Power: Using the Design of Bitcoin

They Found a Way to Limit Big Tech’s Power: Using the Design of Bitcoin

They Found a Way to Limit Big Tech’s Power: Using the Design of Bitcoin They Found a Way to Limit Big Tech’s Power: Using the Design of Bitcoin To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. SAN FRANCISCO — Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, publicly wrestled this month with the …

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Fire That Killed Hsieh May Have Been Carelessness or Intentional, Officials Say

Fire That Killed Hsieh May Have Been Carelessness or Intentional, Officials Say

Fire That Killed Hsieh May Have Been Carelessness or Intentional, Officials Say Fire That Killed Hsieh May Have Been Carelessness or Intentional, Officials Say Tony Hsieh, who developed Zappos into a billion-dollar internet shoe store and formulated an influential notion about corporate happiness, deliberately locked himself in a shed moments before it was consumed by the fire that would kill …

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Twitter Acquires Revue, a Newsletter Company

Twitter Acquires Revue, a Newsletter Company

Twitter Acquires Revue, a Newsletter Company Twitter Acquires Revue, a Newsletter Company OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter said on Tuesday that it had acquired an email newsletter service, Revue. The purchase, for an undisclosed sum, is part of Twitter’s effort to compete with other social media companies that allow users to earn money from their followings, as the newsletter industry enjoys …

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Twitter will test letting some users fact-check tweets.

Twitter will test letting some users fact-check tweets.

Twitter will test letting some users fact-check tweets. Twitter will test letting some users fact-check tweets. Twitter said on Monday it would allow some users to fact-check misleading tweets, the latest effort by the company to combat misinformation. Users who join the program, called Birdwatch, can add notes to rebut false or misleading posts and rate the reliability of the …

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Four falsehoods Giuliani spread about Dominion.

Four falsehoods Giuliani spread about Dominion.

Four falsehoods Giuliani spread about Dominion. Four falsehoods Giuliani spread about Dominion. Dominion Voting Systems, one of the largest voting machine vendors in the United States, filed a defamation lawsuit against Rudolph W. Giuliani on Monday, accusing him of spreading a litany of falsehoods about the company in his efforts on behalf of former President Donald J. Trump to subvert …

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Why Your TV Spies on You

Why Your TV Spies on You

Why Your TV Spies on You Why Your TV Spies on You This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. We are working, learning, staying in touch and being entertained through screens. But the companies that make those devices don’t have it easy. And that makes our virtual lives creepier …

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Amazon Union Drive Takes Hold in Unlikely Place

Amazon Union Drive Takes Hold in Unlikely Place

Amazon Union Drive Takes Hold in Unlikely Place Amazon Union Drive Takes Hold in Unlikely Place But the company has also begun to face pressure from its corporate employees, over climate change and other issues, and from many warehouse workers around the country who have felt emboldened to speak up. The attention is only likely to increase with Amazon on …

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Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses Amazon wrote to President Biden on Thursday offering to assist with communication and technology. Microsoft is opening up its largely empty office campus as a vaccination center as part of a broader partnership with the State of Washington. Starbucks is assigning workers from its …

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