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Fashion Scoops

Melania Trump Meets With Students in Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center

During Thursday’s appearance with the teenagers, Trump said “peer-to-peer leadership can be one of the strongest influences on our children.”

clock July 19, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Kate Moss in the Adirondacks by Bruce Weber.

Lifestyle

Adirondacks Offer Digital Detox Through Time in the Great Outdoors

Along with hiking, canoeing, sailing, swimming and whitewater rafting, summer visitors take advantage of the area to paint, write, take photographs and decompress.

clock July 19, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

A still of an augmented ad using facial recognition to allow the virtual try on of products.

Media

Facebook Leveraging Facial Recognition for Ads, Shopping Push

The platform is looking for “augmented commerce” to support more ads and more shopping.

clock July 10, 2018Kali Hays

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Media

Sheryl Sandberg Skips Last EU Parliament Hearing on Facebook Data Privacy

Richard Allan took her place and noted that users are becoming “more aware” of just how valuable their personal data is.

clock July 2, 2018Kali Hays

Randi Zuckerberg with Leah Fessler of Quartz.

Media

Randi Zuckerberg Has Some Tough Advice for Silicon Valley-Bound Women

Sexism in Silicon Valley hasn’t disappeared since the former Facebook executive left to found a media company.

clock June 19, 2018Kali Hays

Chatbots are adding a new stream of revenue for retailers.

Business Features

Think Tank: Creating New Revenue Streams With Chat

The cofounders of Headliner Labs explain how retailers are generating new e-commerce revenue via chat and chatbots.

clock June 19, 2018Caroline Klatt and Dana Gibber

An image from Facebook's new post-Cambridge Analytica scandal campaign.

Media

Facebook Forcing Advertisers Into Privacy Changes

The platform is altering data disclosures as its affiliated messaging app WhatsApp grows in popularity for news sharing.

clock June 14, 2018Kali Hays

The New York Times' main Facebook page.

Media

NYT, WSJ Leaders Cry Foul on Facebook, Google Fake News Response

Ceos Mark Thompson and Robert Thomson want more oversight of and transparency in “Big Digital.”

clock June 13, 2018Kali Hays

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Technology

Facebook Follow-up: Tracking User and Business Behavior

Facebook aims to rein in any public dissatisfaction with advertisers. But will Congress do the same to the tech giant over user tracking?

clock June 12, 2018Adriana Lee

Karin Tracy

Beauty Features

Facebook Builds Beauty Without Boundaries

Facebook and Instagram are building ways to better connect to distracted consumers to offer seamless paths to purchase beauty online and offline.

clock May 29, 2018Faye Brookman

An image from Facebook's new post-Cambridge Analytica scandal campaign.

Media

Rewards Worth the Risk for Facebook Advertisers

As one advertising executive put it: “We’ll go wherever the fish are to fish.”

clock May 25, 2018Kali Hays

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Technology

Facebook Posts Report Card on How It’s Policing Fakes and Content

Facebook nixed 583 fake accounts and 837 million pieces of spam, but it’s still vexed by hate speech.

clock May 15, 2018Adriana Lee

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Technology

Facebook Augments Messenger With AR and More

Facebook revealed augmented reality in Messenger for businesses, new sharing tools, a new virtual reality device and more at its F8 developer conference.

clock May 1, 2018Adriana Lee

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Government and Trade

Europe Wants More Transparency From Big Digital Companies

The European Commission is pushing for more regulatory authority over online players like Google, Amazon and Facebook.

clock April 26, 2018Kali Hays

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Media

Facebook Survives, Even Thrives, Under Q1 Scrutiny

So much for the Facebook exodus — the network gained users and revenues in the first quarter of 2018.

clock April 25, 2018Adriana Lee

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A protest by animal rights activiists CAFT (Coalition to Abolish the Fur trade) against the use of fur by the Fashion industry blockades one of the venues for London Fashion Week in the Aldwych.Anti-Fur Protest, London Fashion Week, UK - 17 Sep 2017

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U.K. Government Should Consider Banning Fur, Post-Brexit  

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