Tom Mauriello

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Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid

This week Facebook has launched a major new product play, slotting an algorithmic dating service inside its walled garden as if that’s perfectly normal behavior for an ageing social network.<p>Insert your [dad dancing GIF of choice] right here.<p>Facebook getting into dating looks very much like a …

Dating

How Twitter reset its Twitter account

On Friday morning, Twitter posted a single word to its Twitter account: "The." Average users began replying, telling a story one word at a time. When …

Social Media

Inside a Failed Silicon Valley Attempt to Reinvent Politics

The comedian Samantha Bee kicked off the new season of her TBS show, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, last week by introducing a smartphone trivia app …

Democratic Party

Instagram rumored to be testing a hashtag selector tool, geo-fenced posts

Instagram is rumored to be testing a number of new features including a hashtag selector tool, the ability to geo-fence posts and a video-tagging …

Research: 83% of Executives Say They Encourage Curiosity. Just 52% of Employees Agree.

Curiosity is experiencing a “Gold Rush” moment. Books, university classes, and research are popularizing the power of curiosity.<p>Not surprisingly, organizations are increasingly, explicitly looking for curious employees. Consider these job descriptions pulled from several job listing websites:<p>“If …

Employment

Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring - WSJ

By<p>Hilke Schellmann and<p>Jason Bellini<p>Jason Bellini<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jasonbellini<p>jasonbellinivideo<p>jason.bellini@wsj.com<p>Hiring is undergoing a profound revolution.<p>Nearly all Fortune 500 companies now use some form of automation -- from robot avatars interviewing job candidates to …

Artificial Intelligence

How to solve complex problems (by not focusing on them)

The Zeigarnik effect can do something stunning when we scatter our attention and let our mind wander.<p>Simple decisions are best made using cold, hard logic. This way, we can work through the incremental steps that lead to an answer. But the same isn’t true for complex decisions, ones that require …

Penguin Random House

There’s an optimal time to give negative feedback

Oh, the joys of being criticized.<p>There’s nothing like being told you’re bad at something, especially when the dig comes from someone you respect. Some, including my former employer, harangue you into believing that every piece of feedback is a gift—no matter how badly it stings. These people are …

Self Control

Airbnb asks SEC to let it give hosts equity

Airbnb has sent a comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, asking it to allow the home-sharing company to give equity to its …

Financial Regulation

What Makes Work Meaningful — Or Meaningless

Meaningful work is something we all want. The psychiatrist Viktor Frankl famously described how the innate human quest for meaning is so strong that, …

The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event

Everyone’s favorite trillion-dollar retailer hosted a private event today where they continued to exercise their highly strategic approach to hardware, which has them throwing everything at the wall and waiting to see what sticks.<p>We got some new Amazon Echo devices, sure, but there was also an amp, …

Is the podcast bubble bursting?

<b>Podcasting was supposed to be</b> one of the saviors of digital media—inexpensive, addicting, profitable, and popular. But now it’s like the old line …

Podcasting

YouTubers at the mercy of the algorithm: “The idea is to post content, not have an interesting...

<b>"Going South" (Camden International Film Festival)</b><p>Salon talks to filmmaker Dominic Gagnon, who watched more than 400 hours of vlogger footage to make his new doc<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>September 20, 2018 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Canadian filmmaker Dominic Gagnon took 400-500 hours of YouTube footage and assembled it into …

Film Festivals

‘Alexa – can you teach my kids some manners, please?’

The work of an etiquette expert is never-ending. No sooner have you adjusted to a world in which the households you advise may have few or – whisper it – no staff, than the technology giants develop personal assistants using artificial intelligence.<p>It is a whole new minefield and, as the Times …

Virtual Assistants

Why Jeff Bezos Should Push for Nobody to Get as Rich as Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s wealthiest man, has been publicly agonizing over a vexing problem: what to do with all his money.<p>Last week, more than a year after asking his Twitter followers for philanthropic ideas, Mr. Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced an initial plan. …

Jeff Bezos

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ads are just one piece of a bigger ‘reckoning’ in the fashion industry

Business of Fashion Editor in Chief Imran Amed explains how the industry is becoming more explicitly political on the latest Recode Media.<p>Just like the media business, stand-up comedy and Hollywood, fashion is having a political moment.<p>On the latest episode of <b>Recode Media with Peter Kafka</b>, Business …

Fashion Week

Why movie theaters are trading popcorn and soda for chimichangas and custom cocktails

“Dinner and a movie” is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Popcorn and movies, movies and popcorn — it’s an eternal pairing. For decades, the two have seemed as inseparable as peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Bonnie and Clyde.<p>But that’s all changing. Movie theaters are increasingly …

New York City

Inside Facebook Dating, launching today first in Colombia

Does deeper data produce perfect matches? Facebook is finally ready to find out, starting today with a country-wide test in Colombia of its new Dating feature. It’s centered around an algorithm-powered homescreen of Suggested romantic matches based on everything Facebook knows about you that other …

Dating

Facebook Dating Launches In Colombia — Here's What It Looks Like

The moment many people have been waiting for is here: Facebook Dating has launched … in Colombia, at least.Back in May, it was announced that …

Social Media

Artificial Intelligence in Business Gets Real

by: Sam Ransbotham, Philipp Gerbert, Martin Reeves, David Kiron, and Michael Spira<p>1<p>Executive Summary<p>Executives in companies around the world are …

Artificial Intelligence

Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about.<p>Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device.<p>1. Turn on USB Restricted …

iOS

Google endorses Clean Power Plan ahead of expected repeal

Google has joined Apple in a growing chorus of tech giants coming out in support of the Clean Power Plan. The company filed a statement with the Environmental Protection Agency, which it has since shared with TechCrunch, supporting the Obama-era legislation.<p>The legislation, which sought to curb …

Clean Power Plan

Instagram is building a standalone app for shopping

Facebook is planning a major new move into e-commerce, sources tell The Verge<p>Instagram is working on a new standalone app dedicated to shopping, <i>The Verge</i> has learned. The app — which may be called IG Shopping — will let users browse collections of goods from merchants that they follow and purchase …

Technology

Hackers can steal a Tesla in seconds

Product Hunt is a curation of the best new products, every day. Discover the latest mobile apps, websites, and technology products that everyone's …

Product Hunt

Twitter is bringing back the chronological timeline

Your Twitter prayers are answered! Well, maybe not the prayers about harassment or the ones about an edit tweet button, but your <i>other</i> prayers.<p>Today in a series of tweets, the company announced that it had heard the cries of its various disgruntled users and will bring back a form of the pure …

The State of UX in 2018

UX Design

Walmart to Acquire Cornershop, for $225M

Walmart, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) acquired Cornershop,...

Cornershop

How To Become A Billionaire ?

Billionaires

Microsoft acquires AI startup Lobe to help people make deep learning models without code - Tech Hacker

Deep Learning

Apple will raise iPhone battery replacement prices on January 1

Is your iPhone being slowed down by an older battery? Then you'll want to get it replaced before the year is out.<p>While most of the attention Wednesday was on Apple's newest iPhones and updated Apple Watch, the company made a few quiet tweaks that may not sit well with users.<p>In addition to quietly …

Apple