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AppleMagazine #314

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Ivan Castilho de Almeida
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26 Issues


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pinterest ceo ben silbermann talks ai rivals

Pinterest often gets lumped in with social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, but people don’t use it to meet new people or to keep in touch with old classmates. It’s designed more to let you get in touch with your own interests, tastes and hobbies. “There other people also using it, but the goal is not to make friends with them or talk with them,” says Ben Silbermann, the company’s CEO and co-founder. “It’s really just to get ideas for your life.” The online visual discovery service launched in 2010. Still privately held, Pinterest is valued at more than $12 billion based on its latest funding round. It has 200 million monthly users. Silbermann spoke to media about new technologies and competition. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q:…

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why the explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more jobs

When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their wake. “I had a lot of people asking me, ‘What is going to happen to us?’” says Veronica Mena, a trainer for the e-commerce startup, recalling the anxiety that rippled through her co-workers after company executives announced plans to open an automated warehouse in nearby Union, New Jersey. Yet their fears didn’t come to pass. When the new warehouse opened this spring, workers found that their jobs were less physically demanding than at the older, manual warehouse in Edison, New Jersey. Instead of walking thousands of steps a day loading items onto carts, employees could stand at stations as conveyor belts brought the goods to…

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google is flying high now, but regulatory threats loom

Is it possible to win so much that you end up losing? That’s one question facing Google and some of its tech compatriots as they prepare to testify before congressional investigations into Russian meddling next week. Google continues to pile on billions in ad revenue every quarter. But like its chief rival Facebook, it’s being pressured to rein in its hyper-efficient advertising machine. Google and Facebook dominate the U.S. digital ad market — Google will take 42 percent and Facebook 21 percent of U.S. digital ad revenue this year, according to eMarketer. But pressure to limit the spread of fake news and curb foreign influence in elections could crimp revenue and raise costs in the future if the companies, for instance, have to add further human oversight to their machine-powered algorithms. POLITICAL ADS…

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fires destroy part of hewlett-packard archives

California’s deadliest wildfires have also destroyed an irreplaceable collection of Silicon Valley history. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported that more than 100 boxes of letters and other materials from tech pioneers William Hewlett and David Packard burned in the fires. Hewlett and Packard started an early technology company in a Palo Alto, California, garage in 1938. They founded Hewlett-Packard, now known as HP. Former HP archivist Karen Lewis says the trove contained “the history of Silicon Valley.” Electronics firm Keysight Technologies had acquired the archives through spinoffs, and the archives were stored at its offices in Santa Rosa. The two buildings burned when fires raged through part of Santa Rosa. Keysight spokesman Jeff Weber says his company had taken “appropriate and responsible steps” to safeguard the history.…

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facebook, twitter, google defend security measures

As revelations emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought, Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google on Tuesday defended their security measures and promised a Senate subcommittee they would do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by a foreign nation. Just before top lawyers from the three companies began their testimony before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., quoted President Donald Trump as saying that he had won based on Twitter. Graham also said the social media platforms were being used by people who “wish us harm and wish to undercut our way of life.” Graham said the purpose of the hearing was for the government to “figure out how we can help” the tech companies. All three also testified Wednesday before the House…

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spacex racks up another rocket launch, its 16th this year

SpaceX has racked up another rocket launch, its 16th this year. That’s double last year’s count, and 2017 still has two months remaining. The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off Monday afternoon from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, hoisting a communications satellite for the South Korean company KT SAT. This newest Koreasat will replace a failed satellite launched in 2006, and serve both Asia and the Middle East. Once separated, the 15-story first-stage booster flew to a floating platform in the Atlantic and landed upright. The TV link of the touchdown was lost. But SpaceX confirmed success despite the choppy seas and some flames shooting from the landed booster. The fire went out. “A little toasty, but stage one is certainly still intact,” said the launch commentator from company headquarters in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX expects to reuse…