The New Face of Social Media; India’s Apple Manufacturing Dilemma

Posted January 19th, 2017 at 1:04 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Today’s Tech Sightings:

A screenshot of a tweet posted by the Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats shows an example of what the unit claims was an attempt to spread a disinformation in Prague, Czech Republic, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP)

A screenshot of a tweet posted by the Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats shows an example of what the unit claims was an attempt to spread disinformation, in Prague, Czech Republic, Jan. 13, 2017. (AP)

How Social Media Is Crippling Democracy

Writer Jason Perlow argues that increased use of technology at home and work disconnects Americans from face-to-face relationships while amplifying their bad habits. Meanwhile, their interpersonal skills decline. In this ecosystem, more people rely on social media for their news, regardless of the legitimacy or truthfulness of the stories they are reading. Perlow urges people to return to old-school news consumption and become critical thinkers to avoid being sucked into alternative social media narratives put out by “corrupt” governments.

World’s Fastest Growing Smartphone Market Unsure How Badly It Wants Apple

India wants Apple to manufacture iPhones locally but can’t decide if it is willing to grant the tech giant’s demands. Some officials in the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market are reluctant to agree to Apple’s “unprecedented” requests. Apple is looking for tax and other exemptions before manufacturing its smartphones in India, possibly including long-term duty waivers.

Museum of Failed Innovation Celebrates Disasters That Drive Success

Most innovators don’t hit the jackpot with their first idea and their final success usually follows a trail of failed experiments. But there are lessons in these failures that Samuel West, CEO and co-founder of Superlab, wants to honor in the Museum of Failed Innovation in Sweden. The museum is set to open in June and will house permanent exhibits featuring notable duds from big names like Sony, Apple and more.

More:

Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *