Mike Isaac

The New York Times

@MikeIsaac

  • Currently a Technology reporter for The New York Times
  • Previously, Mr. Isaac was a senior editor reporting on social media companies for Re/Code and AllThingsD, and covered the decline and fall of once great technology giants like Hewlett-Packard and BlackBerry as a staff writer for WIRED
  • Began his career as a music journalist, writing for Paste Magazine and Performer
The New Social Network That Isn’t New at All

Mar 19

When an inveterate tweeter and social media hound decided to change his ways, what did he turn to? An email newsletter.

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Facebook’s Daylong Malfunction Is a Reminder of the Internet’s Fragility

Mar 14

The incident, which also affected WhatsApp and Instagram, was caused by a small mistake that led to big problems.

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Facebook Loses Top Executives, Including Chris Cox

Mar 14

Chris Cox, who is one of the social network’s highest ranking executives, and Chris Daniels, head of WhatsApp, are leaving Facebook.

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SoftBank and Other Investors May Buy $1 Billion Stake in Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

Mar 14

The talks precede Uber’s initial public offering and may ease worries about how costly it is to develop autonomous vehicles.

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After Facebook’s Scandals, Mark Zuckerberg Says He’ll Shift Focus to Private Sharing

Mar 6

The Facebook chief executive said the next wave of social networking would be to enable private and encrypted discussions.

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After Facebook’s Scandals, Mark Zuckerberg Says He’ll Shift Focus to Private Sharing

Mar 6

The Facebook chief executive said the next wave of social networking would be to enable private and encrypted discussions.

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Lyft Sets Crucial Date in Race to I.P.O.

Feb 20

Hoping to beat Uber to the market, Lyft plans to talk up its offering to investors, known as the roadshow, in mid-March and go public in early April.

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As Uber Prepares for I.P.O., Its Losses Pile Up

Feb 15

The ride-hailing giant said that excluding certain costs, its losses increased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Spotify Is Said to Be in Talks to Buy Gimlet in a Quest for More Podcasts

Feb 2

The music streaming service sees podcasts as a way to increase profits and reduce its reliance on record labels, and Gimlet Media’s hits include “StartUp” and “Homecoming.”

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Apple Shows Facebook Who Has the Power in an App Dispute

Feb 1

Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, which said Facebook had broken its rules by publicly distributing a research app that was approved only for internal use.

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Facebook Gains More Users as Revenue and Profits Climb

Jan 30

Despite a painful year of scandals, the social network reported Wednesday that it continued to grow in the fourth quarter.

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Lyft’s C.E.O. Is Nudged Into the Spotlight in a Time of Need

Jan 27

Logan Green is known to be reserved, letting his second-in-command speak for their ride-sharing service. But now he’s in a race with Uber to take the companies public.

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Zuckerberg Plans to Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger

Jan 25

Facebook’s chief executive has asserted control over its sprawling divisions and mandated the social network’s messaging services be knitted together.

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Facebook Says Bug Opened Access to Private Photos

Dec 14

The announcement is the latest in a string of problems the social network has had with consumer data.

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Uber Is Said to File for I.P.O. in 2019

Dec 8

The offering, which is expected to be a hotly anticipated debut, puts the ride-hailing service neck and neck with its rival Lyft in a race to the public markets.

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Zuckerberg Defends Company in Friday Meeting with Employees

Nov 17

Facebook’s co-founder and other executives, including Sheryl Sandberg, answered employees’ questions after a New York Times investigation of the company.

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Facebook Said to Cut Ties With Definers Public Affairs

Nov 15

After facing scrutiny for working with Definers Public Affairs, a firm that applies political campaign tactics to public relations, Facebook was said to have ended its relationship with the company.

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The Week in Tech: Social Media Faces Another Election Test

Nov 9

After a disastrous performance two years ago, social media companies rightly took disinformation and voter suppression seriously ahead of the midterms.

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We Tried Facebook’s New Portal Device (So You Don’t Have To)

Nov 8

Mike Isaac, a Times technology reporter, talking with his colleague Farhad Manjoo through Facebook's new Portal video-calling device.

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Facebook Reports Slowing Revenue and User Growth

Oct 30

The social network had said earlier this year that its growth was set to decelerate.

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