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Why social media companies won’t kill off bots

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Bots, bots, everywhere, but nothing good to click.  As the social media networks of the world engage in a performative struggle to become good for people’s well being, they have been simultaneously peppered with questions about bots on their respective platforms. The automated accounts degrade the user experience and poison the well, the argument goes, and calls to cull them ... Read More »

San Francisco tech companies lose champion with death of mayor Ed Lee

(Reuters) — San Francisco technology companies including Twitter, Salesforce.com, Uber and Airbnb lost an important ally on Tuesday with the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee. Lee courted the industry with tax breaks and helped fend off a backlash against the tech sector and the soaring rents and rising inequality it has brought to the city. Lee, 65, a former ... Read More »

5 Purpose-Driven Companies Making an Inspiring Splash on Social Media

As our world becomes increasingly connected through the internet, social media and mobile technologies, consumer awareness and engagement around local and global social, economic, political and environmental challenges are soaring to new heights. As a result, people desperately want to invest their time and money where their hearts are by supporting and working for companies that are making a positive ... Read More »

Ethical Marketing: 5 Examples of Companies with a Conscience

Did you know that 92% of Millennial consumers are more likely to buy products from ethical companies? Or that 82% of those consumers believe ethical brands outperform similar companies that lack a commitment to ethical principles? These are just two of the findings of a recent Aflac survey (PDF) into the potential business impact of ethical commerce and corporate philanthropy. ... Read More »

10 Companies Using Machine Learning in Cool Ways

If science-fiction movies have taught us anything, it’s that the future is a bleak and terrifying dystopia ruled by murderous sentient robots. Fortunately, only one of these things is true – but that could soon change, as the doomsayers are so fond of telling us.   Image via Abdul Rahid Artificial intelligence and machine learning are among the most significant ... Read More »

EU deal has social media companies racing to remove hate speech in Europe

(ByJulia Fioretti, Reuters) – Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms in response to EU pressure to do more to tackle the issue, results of an EU evaluation seen by Reuters showed. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft last year signed up to a ... Read More »

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