Casey Newton

Casey Newton


I write The Interface. Get it by email: https://t.co/0umDpRUfyZ | casey@theverge.com | instagram: @crumbler

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I wrote about whether the success of an app like Parler, no matter how temporary, was inevitable. I lean yes

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When Spotify turned on autoplay by default, it wound up creating big new “hits” (that had previously been obscure B-sides) for bands like Pavement and Galaxie 500. WILD from @Nate495 

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@collision  i’ve been waiting for the right moment to weigh in on stripe and now that authorization uplift is over 10 percent at twilio i think i’ve found my chance

This @hunterwalk  post about ‘multi-SKU creators’ is running about 1,000 miles ahead of the current dumb Substack discourse

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A business twist I never saw coming was Netflix’s pivot from “we will pay you $1 million to design a better recommendation algorithm” to “you all are just going to watch the Queen’s Gambit now.”

Just had my first-ever call with an accountant and it was the most soothing and restorative act of self-care I have undertaken in 2020

Many believe YouTube recommendation algorithms are a powerful source of right-wing radicalization. I wrote about a fascinating new study that casts real doubt on the idea of extremist rabbit holes

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The entire Libra branding story is the most Google thing that has ever happened outside of Google

It has been brought to my attention that LIBRA MONEY is, in fact, no longer LIBRA MONEY. LIBRA MONEY is now DIEM. LIBRA no longer exists in any form. RIP LIBRA, the most cursed fintech brand since that group of banks named their payment app ISIS

Salesforce is paying $28 billion for an app that people shut down when they need to get things done

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Breaking: Facebook will pay $52 million in settlement with moderators who developed PTSD on the job

Larry Ellison’s statement about the TikTok deal shows that he is the only tech CEO who can talk to teens in a relatable manner

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NEW: Here are the documents the House obtained about Facebook’s purchase of Instagram — including Zuckerberg’s discussion about “neutralizing a competitor”

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ME: What did you have for breakfast EVERY TECH PERSON I HAVE EVER INTERVIEWED: So, first, I think it’s important, at a high level, to talk about why humans get hungry. For context,

Uber’s “safe rides fee” was 100 percent bullshit from the start. There is no bottom with this company

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Well I read this and now I’m one of those “cancel everything” people

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