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milestone in getting over the need to be liked people i dislike now clearly dislike me as well
milestone in getting over the need to be liked: people I dislike now clearly dislike me as well
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apple is its own third gender tho
Apple is its own third gender tho
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apple card is kind of underwhelming at present yeah but the fact that apple will now have a payment platform o
Apple Card is kind of underwhelming at present, yeah? But the fact that Apple will now have a payment platform of its own, with all the possible upgrades and incentives they could add to that, is itself interesting.
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just occurred to me that if lyft and uber can t make money until we get self driving cars uhhhh a lot is ridin
Just occurred to me that if Lyft and Uber can't make money until we get self driving cars uhhhh a lot is riding on self driving cars
Christopher Mims
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in the case of lyft could very well be magical thinking
in the case of Lyft, could very well be: magical thinking
Christopher Mims
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thank god apple is solving the problem of not enough tv to watch
thank god Apple is solving the problem of not enough tv to watch!!
Christopher Mims
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apple could just turn all its ad space into ads for its goldman sachs credit cards and probably justify 100 of
Apple could just turn all its ad space into ads for its Goldman Sachs credit cards and probably justify 100% of its spend on content just off the back of that
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twitter users who don t know the terms of the deal or even what content is going to be available on apple s ne
twitter users who don't know the terms of the deal or even what content is going to be available on Apple's news app: publishers r so dumb for getting into bed with apple!!
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zuckerberg we re working on crypto backed facebook bux cook we re going to eat the 36 trillion annual us credi
Zuckerberg: we're working on crypto-backed Facebook bux

Cook: we're going to eat the $3.6 trillion annual U.S. credit card industry
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for 999 youll have so many words to eat tho
for 9.99 you’ll have so many words to eat tho

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Christopher Mims
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this is amazing microsoft pres says if feds try to deport dreamers who are ms employees it will have to go thr
This is amazing. Microsoft pres. says if Feds try to deport DREAMers who are MS employees "it will have to go through us to get them" https://t.co/om3AKEA6ww
Christopher Mims
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the college admissions scam tipster was a yale dad who did it in exchange for leniency after being convicted i
The college admissions scam tipster was a Yale dad who did it in exchange for leniency after being convicted in a pump and dump scheme https://t.co/hxxSt11cD9
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uber and lyft are making traffic in major cities even worse because people tend to take them instead of walkin
Uber and Lyft are making traffic in major cities even worse because people tend to take them instead of walking, biking or taking mass transit, say multiple studies.

Net effect is 5.7 *billion* additional miles of driving in 9 major U.S. cities

https://t.co/sdF6b9XcSD
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the coincidence of the rise of political polarization with the rise of social media is terrifying
The coincidence of the rise of political polarization with the rise of social media is terrifying
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jaw on floor amazing piece of journalism told in a totally new way also all these men should be prosecuted
Jaw on floor. Amazing piece of journalism told in a totally new way. Also, all these men should be prosecuted. https://t.co/z4d3W9g5cp
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1 celebrity bribes university to get her daughter in 2 daughter uses school as backdrop for amazon sponsored c
1. Celebrity bribes university to get her daughter in
https://t.co/IEQQuGkrRX

2. Daughter uses school as backdrop for Amazon sponsored content
https://t.co/1u0CNqrF9n

3. Teen Vogue runs interview with sponcon lines without noting it
https://t.co/t3AINuAn46
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why is appalachia poor because it s run like a resource cursed developing country with weak institutions that
Why is Appalachia poor? Because it's run like a resource-cursed developing country with weak institutions that funnel wealth to coal barons who keep its inhabitants that way. Amazing piece by https://t.co/utuhkTusE0
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this blows my mind
this blows my mind

https://t.co/p8awPnIYfp
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what does universal basic income do for poor kids it makes them indistinguishable on behavioral measures from
What does universal basic income do for poor kids? It makes them indistinguishable, on behavioral measures, from children who have never been poor. It also reduces drug addiction. https://t.co/oj54xen4Rz
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facebook was unhappy with whatsapps encryption because it thwarted advertising co founder acton left because h
Facebook was unhappy with Whatsapp’s encryption because it thwarted advertising. Co-founder Acton left because he thought targeted ads broke the social compact with users. He left $850 million on the table by leaving early. https://t.co/2dSpOP1FI8
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