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Inside Facebook's Crazy 15 Months: Tech in 60 Seconds

What was the craziest thing to happen inside Facebook in the last 15 months?

Funny you should ask, because I just wrote 12,000 words with Fred Vogelstein about all the crazy things that happened at Facebook in the last year and a half. The craziest was the fight with Instagram. A combination of jealousy, resentment, and anger led to a major breakup and the departure of the founders of Instagram in September.

Did Jack Dorsey help or hurt Twitter at TED this week?

I think he hurt it. He gave one of his deeply thoughtful, introspective interviews. We're getting kind of used to them but at this point I think the public reaction was, "OK, enough about feeling deeply about this. Let's change the platform!"

Can 3D point clouds help rebuild Notre Dame?

Yes. One of the good things inside this horrible tragedy is there's been a lot of really sophisticated imagery of what was burned down and now maybe it will be easier to rebuild.



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Amazon's Facial Recognition Problem: Tech in 60 Seconds

Should Amazon stop selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement?

Probably. There's a big problem with its facial recognition technology where it has a harder time identifying people of color and women. It should surely solve that problem before it sells it to law enforcement or else it's going to get a lot of trouble.

Will Snap's move into games be a success?

Hard to say. So the problem with Snapchat is that they make really good products. They see the future, but they have a hard time building stuff that Facebook and Instagram can't copy. So, my guess? This is probably going to be a good product. Will they be able to make money off of it? We'll see.

Should I turn off Bluetooth when I'm not using it? Why?

Yes! Turn it off. Bluetooth is very susceptible to hackers. So there is a real risk. Toggle the little switch. Turn it off.

Is Instagram influence just as good as cash?

No. If you are a hotel or a restaurant and somebody shows up and they have two thousand Instagram followers and they say, "I'm an influencer give me a free meal! Say no."


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