Facebook’s False Metrics; iPhone Price Hike Under Trump?

Posted November 9th, 2016 at 3:37 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:


Facebook Admits to More False Metrics

Facebook once again has admitted its metrics have been inaccurate. Specifically, the company said it miscalculated page views through its ad metrics systems. This, the company said, inflated page views. In September, the company said it had overestimated how long users were watching videos by between 60 and 80 percent.

What an iPhone Could Cost in Trump’s America

The president elect has said he would impose a tariff of up to 45 percent on Chinese goods in an effort to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. This could alter the price of the very popular iPhone, which is largely assembled in China. There have been reports that China actually profits little from iPhone.

Twitter Suspends Accounts Affiliated With Alt-Right

The struggling micro-blogging service has suspended several accounts it says are associated with the so-called “alt-right” movement. The reason given was that the company is cracking down on hate speech. The company gave a rare lifetime ban to Breitbart tech editor and polemicist Milo Yiannopoulos, often associated with the alt-right, for allegedly promoting online harassment of “Ghost Busters” actress Leslie Jones.

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