Casey Newton

The Verge

@CaseyNewton

  • Currently Silicon Valley Editor for The Verge.
  • Previously worked at San Francisco Chronicle, CNET.
  • Self-purportedly the tallest reporter covering Silicon Valley.
What Amazon got wrong about New York City

Feb 15

Amazon’s pledge to bring 25,000 jobs to NYC failed due to a fundamental misreading of the US economy

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How the fight over vaccines is fueled by web forums

Feb 14

Facebook Groups promotes anti-vaccine communities — but Reddit is fighting back

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Apple’s new deal for journalism should send publishers running

Feb 13

Nothing the iPhone can do is worth 50 percent of revenue

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Why Saudi Arabia could be behind the Jeff Bezos extortion attempt

Feb 12

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder may have soured a business relationship — and outraged a tyrant

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Jeff Bezos made Medium cool for once

Feb 8

The ultimate flex, on the underdog platform

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Feb 7

A guide to Casey Newton’s daily newsletter about platforms and democracy

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How Facebook is changing employee bonuses to focus on social progress

Feb 7

Facebook is changing the way it gives bonuses to employees to incentivize making the world a better place. How much will it matter?

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Facebook’s global crackdown on information operations is getting more intense

Feb 6

The company appears to be getting better at catching the bad guys

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Facebook removes 22 more Alex Jones pages after its latest policy update

Feb 5

Facebook said today it removed 22 more pages for which broadcaster Alex Jones served as administrator. The company says it’s cracking down on people gaming the system

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On Facebook’s 15th birthday, we should be talking about its size

Feb 5

As people debate the social network’s value, we should pay more attention to the role its large user base plays in creating unmanageable problems

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Apple’s power over Facebook ought to worry the rest of us

Jan 31

Facebook’s market research program may have been shady, but social networks aren’t the only big platforms that deserve our scrutiny

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Teens deserve more than $20 for giving all their phone data to Facebook

Jan 30

Why Facebook Research is a bad bargain for participants

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Facebook will shut down its controversial market research app for iOS

Jan 30

Facebook Research paid users $20 gift cards for near total access to data on their phones. It will still be available on Android

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Facebook has been paying teens $20 a month for total access to their phone activity

Jan 30

The company’s research division is installing root certificates on iPhones

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Facebook is giving some power back to its users — but very slowly

Jan 29

Facebook unveiled its idea for an oversight board in another move aimed at giving power back to its user base — but it’s moving with great caution

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YouTube says it will recommend fewer videos about conspiracy theories

Jan 25

YouTube said on Friday that it is adjusting its recommendation algorithms to promote fewer videos containing misinformation and conspiracy theories.

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The Google Walkout ran on Gmail, and that makes Google nervous

Jan 25

Google’s defense in a National Labor Relations Board case suggests it doesn’t always like the way employees use its own tools against their bosses

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Twitter’s CEO keeps substituting talking for doing

Jan 24

Jack Dorsey has a lot to say — but he has more to do

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What the Covington Catholic debacle tells us about the internet today

Jan 23

The conflict between Covington Catholic schoolboys, a Native American elder, and black nationalists shows us how viral outrage works

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Houseparty adds Heads Up in a new push into gaming and revenue

Jan 17

Houseparty is adding Ellen DeGeneres’ mobile game Heads Up as part of an effort to build an ad-free social network

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