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Stick to Sports? No Way. Deadspin Journalists Quit en Masse.

Stick to Sports? No Way. Deadspin Journalists Quit en Masse.

At least eight writers and editors resigned on the day after the firing of the interim editor in chief.
Facebook’s Earnings and Revenue Jump, Topping Forecasts

Facebook’s Earnings and Revenue Jump, Topping Forecasts

The company’s financial performance is a regular bright spot for the social giant, which has been embroiled in scandals in recent years.
Apple Offers Upbeat Forecast While Profit Continues to Fall

Apple Offers Upbeat Forecast While Profit Continues to Fall

The company said its profit dropped 3.1 percent from a year ago, but there are early hints that new iPhones are selling well heading into the holidays.
Amazon Tests ‘Soul of Seattle’ With Deluge of Election Cash

Amazon Tests ‘Soul of Seattle’ With Deluge of Election Cash

Amazon is flexing its financial power in Seattle’s City Council elections, putting an innovative program meant to combat such influence at risk.
A Physics Magic Trick: Take 2 Sheets of Carbon and Twist

A Physics Magic Trick: Take 2 Sheets of Carbon and Twist

The study of graphene was starting to go out of style, but new experiments with sheets of the ultrathin material revealed there was much left to learn.
Twitter Will Ban All Political Ads, C.E.O. Jack Dorsey Says

Twitter Will Ban All Political Ads, C.E.O. Jack Dorsey Says

The social media company’s action is a stark contrast to that of Facebook, which is taking a hands-off approach to political advertising.
This Guy Thought He Beat Facebook’s Controversial Political Ads Policy

This Guy Thought He Beat Facebook’s Controversial Political Ads Policy

“Apparently, it’s only O.K. to lie on Facebook if you don’t tell them you’re lying,” said Adriel Hampton, who is running for California governor in protest of the site’s reluctance to fact-check
Lyft Focuses on Profitability as Cash-Burning Companies Lose Luster

Lyft Focuses on Profitability as Cash-Burning Companies Lose Luster

Lyft had said that it would lose record amounts of money, but it changed its tune as the sentiment toward prominent technology start-ups has soured.
A Greater Understanding of Race and Identity Through Tech

A Greater Understanding of Race and Identity Through Tech

Podcasts featuring inmates. The evolution of social media. The writing of Stephen Hawking. All are routes to thinking about race and identity, says Lauretta Charlton, editor of Race/Related.
2 Plead Guilty in 2016 Uber and Lynda.com Hacks

2 Plead Guilty in 2016 Uber and Lynda.com Hacks

Guilty pleas to charges of hacking and an extortion conspiracy cap a legal saga that ensnared the tech companies in data breach scandals.

Russia Tests New Disinformation Tactics in Africa to Expand Influence

Facebook said it removed three Russian-backed influence networks aimed at African countries. The activity by the networks suggested Russia’s approach was evolving.
Ready. Set. Write a Book.

Ready. Set. Write a Book.

The National Novel Writing Month event challenges people to crank out 50,000 words in 30 days. Here are the digital tools to help you make a go of it.
Apple Enters Show Business With a Black-Carpet Premiere

Apple Enters Show Business With a Black-Carpet Premiere

Apple TV Plus arrives Friday with “The Morning Show,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, as its flagship streaming program.
HBO Max, Out in May, Will Cost More Than Netflix

HBO Max, Out in May, Will Cost More Than Netflix

The streaming service will offer some 10,000 hours of programming, including a “Game of Thrones” prequel in place of one that was scrapped earlier in the day.
Sony to Shut Down PlayStation Vue, a Cable Alternative

Sony to Shut Down PlayStation Vue, a Cable Alternative

Vue was started in early 2015 as a cheaper version of cable TV. It drew a slew of copycats, but customer growth slowed for many of these services as prices rose.

WhatsApp Says Israeli Firm Used Its App in Spy Program

In a federal lawsuit, the messaging service said 1,400 WhatsApp accounts were targeted, including those of 100 journalists and human-rights activists.
Debunking 4 Viral Rumors About the Bidens and Ukraine

Debunking 4 Viral Rumors About the Bidens and Ukraine

As lawmakers examine whether President Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate the Biden family, here are some of the most prominent falsehoods that have spread online and an explanation of what really

Australia Proposes Face Scans for Watching Online Pornography

As a government agency seeks approval of a facial recognition system, it says one use for it could be verifying the age of people who want to view pornography online.
Amazon Turns to More Free Grocery Delivery to Lift Food Sales

Amazon Turns to More Free Grocery Delivery to Lift Food Sales

The company announced free two-hour food delivery for Prime members in about 20 major metropolitan areas.

‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations

Now it’s war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality.