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Shira Ovide

Shira Ovide

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What Happens When the Internet Gets Less American?

America is going to have to reckon with an internet that is becoming less American. Some US lawma

Twitter Upstages Facebook With Ban on Political Ads

Facebook Inc. is a superpower. Twitter Inc. is a relative nobody.

Facebook Doesn't Understand How Dangerous its Megaphone Is

Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month gave a passionate defense of how Facebook Inc.

Apple Finally Confronts its Growth-Starved Reality

Apple is finally getting real. With its most important product category not growing anymore, Appl

Google Should Be Afraid. Very Afraid.

This is the moment the US technology superpowers surely knew was coming: The US government is prepar

What Is Mark Zuckerberg Really Saying About Facebook’s Future?

First, a confession: I’m getting bored with Mark Zuckerberg’s manifestos.

Why Facebook Can’t Resist Integrating WhatsApp

Facebook Inc.’s “family” of apps is about to get even closer.

Happy New Year! Now Get to Work.

Right now, people are contemplating their pointless New Year’s resolutions.

Apple Can’t Win Over Media With Its Old Approach

Apple Inc. wants to become a subscription powerhouse for music, apps, online video, news and more.

Don’t Look Now, But Microsoft Is Overtaking Apple

If you don’t follow the regular trials and tribulations of technology companies or have been living

Snapchat Should Emulate Facebook for Once

What if Snapchat were to copy Facebook for a change?

Facebook’s Nostalgic Mood Isn’t Helping

Technology companies don’t tend to look backward.

Facebook Security Flaw Exposes a Crisis of Faith

As in any relationship between people, once a company loses the trust of its customers, there is a l

Why Silicon Valley Pretends It Doesn’t Make Money

I am constantly amused that some of the world’s richest companies pretend they aren’t trying to make

How Facebook Went So Wrong So Fast

That’s what many of Facebook Inc.’s investors — and I — have spent the last 18 hours wondering.


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