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Maybe Facebook Is Broken

Revelations about Russia’s use of Facebook, Google and Twitter to sow discord in the U.S. have led to a lot of discussion about how to keep propaganda out of our social media feeds. Proposals include abandoning “likes,” making people use their real names, and regulating, altering or even eliminating the algorithms the companies use to decide who sees what. But what if ... Read More »

The World Wide Tech Market is Poised to Explode

Looking back at the last six months, tech industry researchers are confident that the rest of this year and then on into 2018, we will see worldwide purchases of technology hardware and software mainly government and corporate businesses will grow by as much as three percent this year and most likely by four percent next year. The continuing flexibility and ... Read More »

Seattle’s housing market is growing twice as fast as San Francisco’s — signaling a tech exodus

(GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) Seattle’s housing market is seeing the fastest appreciation in home values in the country, according to the latest data from Zillow Group. The real estate data powerhouse released its September Market Report report Thursday and it shows Seattle’s home price growth is even outpacing Silicon Valley’s. Seattle’s median home value is $455,800, up 12.4 percent from a ... Read More »

Advocate for Jewish Civil Rights Is Tapped to Lead Key Education Dept. Office

The Trump Administration announced on Thursday its intention to nominate Kenneth L. Marcus, founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, to be the assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The announcement follows months of vacancies in key positions across the Trump administration, including in the department. Courtesy of ... Read More »

How Betsy DeVos is quietly erasing Obama’s education legacy

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into the Education Department with a bold vision: that parents should be able to send their kids to school wherever they wanted, by way of government-funded vouchers. Nine months later, she’s made little progress on that goal. But her Education Department has made other, quieter changes that affect millions of students. Many of ... Read More »

Why “fake news” is an antitrust problem

Five of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization are tech companies. In the past 10 years, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all joined Microsoft at the top of the list. Each of these companies dominates its primary market, and is gradually expanding its reach into secondary markets. Have they become too big? Are they full-fledged monopolies at this point? And ... Read More »

Digital health is dead, says this health-tech investor

Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images Rob Coppedge is CEO of Echo Health Ventures in Seattle and has been investing and working in health care for 20 years. Let me be clear: I believe strongly in the need for substantive, consumer-centric transformation of the health care system and have been a long-term proponent of the power of ... Read More »

Augmented reality: Is Pokemon Go-style technology the future of football?

Matchday programmes used to be the place to find out the two teams, discover what your left-back’s favourite film was, or see which local companies were offering a 10% discount when you visited with your copy. Nowadays you can use your paper programme to watch videos… straight from the page. It might sound like magic, but a forward thinking semi-professional ... Read More »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her mission is moving along, and others say it is a detriment to education

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – Education Secretary Betsy Devos is shining a light on her efforts since her controversial confirmation. Protests continue to follow her as many are still concerned about her effect on public schools. DeVos says she is fighting for every student, but others strongly disagree. Secretary DeVos says everyone should have opportunities for quality education. “The focus is on ... Read More »

Sarahah App: What Is It, and Why Is Everyone Talking About This Anonymous Messaging App?

HIGHLIGHTS Sarahah is an anonymous messaging app You can send messages even without logging in There are concerns of cyberbullying in this anonymous setting The Sarahah app has taken hold in the social media sphere over the past week, joining trends such as Prisma app that rose quickly in public consciousness. Whether it will remain a hit or fade away in a ... Read More »