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Instagram Has a Massive Harassment Problem

The platform has cast itself as the internet’s kindest place. But users argue harassment is rampant, and employees say efforts to stem it aren’t funded well or prioritized. When Brandon Farbstein first joined Instagram in 2014, he was 14 and optimistic. Farbstein was born with a rare form of dwarfism, and he wanted to use the photo-sharing  Continue Reading…

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Google pokes fun at Pixel 3 Ultra rumours with mini Pixel Instagram post

Google asking the important questions: “how ‘mini’ is too mini?” With fan speculation related to the existence of the ‘Pixel 3 Ultra‘ hitting a fevered pitch in recent weeks, Google has waded into the controversy with a tongue and cheek take on the frequent but baseless rumour. The company took to its Made by Google Instagram account  Continue Reading…

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The Age of the Wordless Logo

“Consumers are jaded about advertising in a way they weren’t several decades ago.” MasterCard unveiled its new logo earlier this summer, and as far as rebrandings go, the tweaks were subtle: The company kept its overlapping red and yellow balls intact, and moved its name, which was previously front and center, to beneath the balls,  Continue Reading…

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Apple Becomes First U.S. Company to Hit $1 Trillion Value

Apple Inc. became the first U.S.-based company with a market value of $1 trillion, four decades after it was co-founded by Steve Jobs in a Silicon Valley garage and later revolutionized the worlds of computing, music and mobile communications. The shares rose 2.9 percent to close at $207.39 in New York on Thursday, propelling the consumer-technology  Continue Reading…

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Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU

Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position” in search. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of up to 5% of its average global  Continue Reading…

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