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Holiday Displays; Facebook Under Fire; Instagram Shopping
 

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November 16 · Issue #114 · View online
Tech stories that matter, Gadget Quests, nerd pursuits, and other things you ought to know.

Holiday Displays; Facebook Under Fire; Instagram Shopping

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A Screen Holiday. We’re already knee-deep in the holiday buying season and I bet most of you have considered gifting someone at least one screen. I get it. I love technology and have gift-wrapped my share of flat panels, too. But I worry that this screen proliferation is dulling the magic of the holidays. I lay out the argument in the The Upgrade, my new, weekly tech column on Medium.
The Least Imaginative Holiday Gift Is the One Everyone Will Be Getting The Least Imaginative Holiday Gift Is the One Everyone Will Be Getting
Facebook under fire. the world’s most popular social network was essentially body-slammed this week by a huge New York Times report that claims Facebook dragged its heels and mismanaged its way through a series of crisis and may have hired a firm to smear Facebook critics. Facebook tried to defend itself through a blog post and then a press conference. Now some are calling for company founder Mark Zuckerberg to at least step down as Chairman. I think you can guess Zuck’s answer.
Mark Zuckerberg is not going to step down as Facebook chairman - Business Insider Mark Zuckerberg is not going to step down as Facebook chairman - Business Insider
Insta-Buy. As Facebook struggles, Instagram is the company’s great Holiday Hope. Its roughly 1 billion users have nothing but love for the photo-sharing service and its super-popular Stories feature. So, naturally, Facebook is going to saddle it with fresh revenue-driving opportunities. The social media platform introduced a trio of shopping features including a way to save products and “shop via video.”
Instagram unveils 3 new shopping features ahead of holidays - Marketing Land Instagram unveils 3 new shopping features ahead of holidays - Marketing Land
Job requirements. One thing all job listings have in common is “requirements,” the skills and job experiences you need to get hired. I guess Japan’s new Cybersecurity Minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, didn’t get that memo. He recently revealed that he’s essentially never used a computer. If you were eating breakfast when you read that and just did a spit-take, I apologize.
Japan's new cybersecurity minister admits he's never used a computer Japan's new cybersecurity minister admits he's never used a computer
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