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AppleMagazine #312

AppleMagazine is a weekly publication packed with news, iTunes and Apps reviews, interviews and original articles on anything and everything Apple. AppleMagazine brings a new concept of light, intelligent, innovative reading to your fingertips; with a global view of Apple and its influence on our lives - be it leisure activities, family or work-collaborative projects. Elegantly designed and highly interactive, AppleMagazine will also keep you updated on the latest weekly news. It's that simple! It’s all about Apple and its worldwide culture influence, all in one place, and only one tap away. Get AppleMagazine digital subscription today.

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Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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26 Issues

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netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world’s biggest video subscription service.The big burden that Netflix is shouldering hasn’t been a major concern on Wall Street so far, as CEO Reed Hastings’ strategy has been paying off.The billions of dollars that Netflix has borrowed to pay for exclusive series such as“House of Cards,” “Stranger Things,”and“The Crown”has helped its service more than triple its global audience during the past four years — leaving it with 109 million subscribers worldwide through September.That figure includes 5.3 million subscribers added during the July-September period, according to Netflix’s quarterly earnings report released Monday. The growth exceeded management forecasts and analyst projections. Netflix’s stock rose 1…

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us tech giants may find their future shaped by europe

Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life.But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe’s culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America’s laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek to combat fake news and prevent extremists from using the internet to fan the flames of hatred.While the U.S. has largely relied on market forces to regulate content in a country where free speech is revered, European officials have shown they are willing to act. Germany recently passed a law imposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($59 million) on websites that don’t remove hate speech within 24 hours.…

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facebook takes on food delivery, challenges uber and others

Several online services already offer food delivery, but that doesn’t mean Facebook won’t jump on board anyway.The social-media giant says ordering food for takeout or delivery is complicated. It promises to help save time by bringing existing food-delivery services into its app and partnering with some restaurants directly.Of course, using Facebook to order food might prompt users to spend more time perusing their news feeds — and seeing ads.U.S. Facebook users can order from local restaurants and big chains.Most people who order food already have accounts set up with individual restaurants and delivery apps, however. Facebook will have to persuade them to start the process inside its app instead of using GrubHub, UberEats, Amazon or niche delivery services like Caviar. ■…

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fact-checking fake news on facebook works - just too slowly

Facebook’s effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect — although that finding comes with a major caveat.Once a story receives a false rating from a fact-checker, Facebook says, subsequent “impressions” can fall off by 80 percent. Impressions count the number of times Facebook users see a particular post.But it routinely takes more than three days for a false story that appears on Facebook to be passed along to fact-checkers and given a false rating. And most impressions occur when the story first comes out, not three days later. That’s the case with all news, both true and fake. The information was shared in an email from a Facebook manager sent to the company’s fact-checking partners, including The Associated…

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google’s pixel 2: a phone built for artificial intelligence

What’s most fascinating about Google’s new Pixel 2 phone is what’s to come.The phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google’s powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. But much of the neat stuff will come later. The phone coming out this week is more of a teaser.To be sure, the Pixel 2 is a solid phone. It’s not as elegantly designed as an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy phone. But it delivers a strong tie-in to Google’s services, including those intended to fetch what you need automatically. VISUAL SEARCH ENGINE The Pixel 2 comes with Google Lens, a way of searching Google just by pointing your camera at a landmark, object or storefront. This can give you quick…

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greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report this week giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact.Many of the biggest technology companies failed to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and are still reluctant to commit fully to renewable energy, according to Greenpeace USA’s Guide to Greener Electronics. The report, which assessed 17 top global tech companies in three areas, also faulted many of them for failing to use more recycled materials in their products and slow progress in phasing out use of toxic materials. “Tech companies claim to be at the forefront of innovation, but their supply chains are stuck in the Industrial Age,” Gary Cook, a campaigner at Greenpeace USA, said in a statement.The report details…

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