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In the news … September 18, 2018


Apple’s New iPhones Have A Nasty, Expensive Surprise

This week Apple AAPL -1.18% launched its new iPhones to much fanfare and looking closely at the iPhone XS (details), iPhone XS Max (details) and particularly the iPhone XR, this is deserved. That said, Apple also made a second, quieter announcement shortly after the launch and it will be greeted with a lot less enthusiasm…

‘It’s not voodoo – social media takes persistence’

During the 2000s in my ed-tech career, I was an early adopter of customer advocacy marketing, including online communities, blogs, bulletin boards and curating user-generated content.
When social media came along it wasn’t my responsibility within the organization, but it fell to me during a period of company restructuring. Basically they said, “Here you go – make something of these social channels,” with not a lot of direction.

Google’s Inbox app is shutting down in March 2019

Google is bowing to the inevitable and shutting down the Inbox email app, though users will have until March to switch over to Gmail. It’s a little sad for fans of the app, but it’s also not a very big surprise.

Canada’s NAFTA stance on culture is all about politics, not policy

Canada’s NAFTA stance on culture is all about politics, not policy

Leaked Video Shows Google Employees Lamenting Trump’s 2016 Win

A video posted to right-wing news site Breitbart on Wednesday shows Google executives lamenting Donald Trump’s election to the presidency soon after his win in 2016.
The video, which was recorded during one of Google’s weekly all-hands meetings, includes footage of Google co-founder Sergey Brin decrying Trump’s election.

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