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Twitter Admits It Accidentally Inflated User Growth for Three Years

Today Twitter revealed that while it’s actually growing now—it added four million monthly Tweeters over the last three months—the company has made a crucial error: It accidentally inflated user growth in its reports for the previous three years. On Thursday morning, Twitter released its quarterly earnings in a letter to shareholders. In the report, the company wrote that  Continue Reading…

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Why Google’s upcoming phone is more exciting than the iPhone X

I’m more excited for Google’s smartphone event on Oct. 4 than I am for the launch of the new iPhone X. Leading up into Apple’s event earlier this week, CNBC and most of the media knew all there was to know about what Apple had in store. Three iPhones were unveiled, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus  Continue Reading…

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The $999 iPhone X was an inevitability

With Tuesday’s announcement of the iPhone X, which comes with an edge-to-edge OLED display and starts at a staggering $999, it’s worth reflecting on how such a once-luxury device could transition to mass-market status and then flow back toward its premium perch. When details about the phone, nearly all of which leaked ahead of the time,  Continue Reading…

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The Best Keyboard Ever Is Back

You may not know the Model F by name, but you know it by sound—the musical thwacking of flippers slapping away. The sound of the ’80s office. The IBM Model F greeting the world in 1981 with a good ten pounds of die-cast zinc and keys that crash down on buckling metal springs as they  Continue Reading…

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Apple Leaks Suddenly Explain iPhone 8 Design

Apple AAPL +0.64% is radically altering the iPhone. Having spent years iterating the original iPhone design, the 10th anniversary ‘iPhone 8’ will change everything – as two new (and highly credible) leaks have now confirmed… Long time leak superstar Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) delivers the first. Having obtained detailed schematics “sourced directly from the factory  Continue Reading…

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The App That Does Nothing

Binky is an app that does everything an app is expected to do. It’s got posts. It’s got likes. It’s got comments. It’s got the infinitely scrolling timeline found in all social apps, from Facebook to Twitter, Instagram to Snapchat. I open it and start scrolling. Images of people, foods, and objects appear on and  Continue Reading…

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