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Where Tech Workers Are Moving: New LinkedIn Data vs. the Narrative

Where Tech Workers Are Moving: New LinkedIn Data vs. the Narrative

SubscribeThis is Big Technology’s final edition of the year. If you’ve found value from this free newsletter, would you be willing to share it? You can forward it to a friend, drop it in Slack, tweet it, or post it on LinkedIn. In the holiday spirit, will you help us grow? Thanks again for reading and being part of this community. Looking forward to keeping it up in 2021. There’s a narrative that the tech industry’s future lies in Texas and Florida. That tech workers and executives — sick of California’s oppressive policies and sky-high real estate costs — are moving en masse to Miami and...

Dec 17
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The Brilliance of All Gas No Brakes

The Brilliance of All Gas No Brakes

SubscribeAs he prepared to go hunting for Bigfoot, Andrew Callaghan picked up the phone. It was just another day for the 23-year-old creator of the hit YouTube show All Gas No Brakes. For the past year, Callaghan's been driving across the U.S. in an RV, periodically hopping out in an ill-fitting suit, putting a microphone in front of people's faces, and letting them speak. What comes out is an illuminating look into the soul of the country. It's not pretty. But if we want to fix our society's problems, it's worth our attention.Callaghan, a Seattle native, mostly interviews people on the...

August 13, 2020
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This Is Facebook's News Survey

This Is Facebook's News Survey

Last week, Facebook its News Feed would prioritize links from publications its users deemed "trustworthy" in an upcoming survey. Turns out that survey isn't a particularly lengthy or nuanced one. In fact, it's just two questions.Here is Facebook's survey — in its entirety:A Facebook spokesperson confirmed this as the only version of the survey in use. They also confirmed that the questions were prepared by the company itself and not by an outside party.Facebook is overhauling its News Feed amid ongoing criticism of its platform, which has come under fire for . This latest effort to mitigate...

January 24, 2018
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Facebook’s Rebrand Addresses Its $5 Billion FTC Settlement

Facebook’s Rebrand Addresses Its $5 Billion FTC Settlement

The new “by Facebook” label won’t make it harder to break up Facebook. But it will let people know what products they’re using. Facebook’s new brand isn’t setting font nerds ablaze, but that’s not what it was intended to do. According to a source with knowledge of the company’s thinking, the purpose of the redesign — which saw Facebook slap a new logo on all its products — was to ward off further complications with the Federal Trade Commission, after the tech giant agreed to a settlement earlier this year. The new branding, contrary to some reports, also has little to do with Facebook...

November 5, 2019
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