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The greedy ways Apple got to $1 trillion – TechCrunch

The greedy ways Apple got to $1 trillion – TechCrunch

richest company ever with $243 billion in cash, Apple sure cuts corners in the stingiest ways. The hardware giant became the . Yet it’s tough to reconcile Apple earning $11 billion in profit per quarter with it still screwing us over on cords and keyboards. The “it just works” philosophy has slipped through the cracks of the money-printing machine. It’s not that couldn’t afford to fix the problems, it’s just ensnared in hubris such that it doesn’t see them as important.We still turn to Apple because it makes the best core products. But the edges of the customer experience have frayed like...

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Facebook deletes Brazil president’s coronavirus misinfo post

Facebook deletes Brazil president’s coronavirus misinfo post

Facebook has diverted from its policy of not fact-checking politicians in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful coronavirus misinformation from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Facebook made the decisive choice to remove a video shared by Bolsonaro on Sunday where he claimed that “hydroxychloroquine is working in all places.” That’s despite the drug still undergoing testing to determine its effectiveness for treating COVID-19, which researchers and health authorities have not confirmed. “We remove content on Facebook and Instagram that violates our Community Standards,...

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Now Facebook Says it May Remove 'Like' Counts

Now Facebook Says it May Remove 'Like' Counts

Facebook could soon start hiding the Like counter on News Feed posts to protect users’ from envy and dissuade them from self-censorship. in 7 countries including Canada and Brazil, showing a post’s audience just a few names of mutual friends who’ve Liked it instead of the total number. The idea is to prevent users from destructively comparing themselves to others and possibly feeling inadequate if their posts don’t get as many Likes. It could also stop users from deleting posts they think aren’t getting enough Likes or not sharing in the first place. Facebook prototypes hiding like counts...

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