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Apple has removed the Quartz news app from the Chinese App Store at the request of the Chinese government

What you need to know The Quartz news app has been taken down from the Chinese App Store. China’s government claims the app contains content that is illegal in China. This comes right after Apple was criticized for letting another app return to the store. Apple has reportedly removed the Quartz news app from the …

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All of the reasons why the internet is bad—a breakup letter — Quartz

1. Fall in love with the internet. Receive a free CD-ROM in the mail. Install drivers. Run installer. Launch three-lettered desktop program that will etch deeper into your memory than your own initials. Create an electronic address that is some combination of a nickname, lucky number, song reference, and play on words. Hear that dial-up scratch …

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Schools can fight fake news by teaching kids to think like fact-checkers — Quartz

The photograph shows three malformed daisies, warped as if plucked from a Salvador Dali painting. An accompanying caption claims that the photo was taken near the site of the Fukushima nuclear explosion in Japan, noting, “This is what happens when flowers get nuclear birth defects.” In 2015, 170 American high-school students were asked a simple …

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“Super wolf blood moon” is a media and SEO invention — Quartz

There is no such thing as a “blood moon.” It’s mostly a media invention, driven largely by efforts to get readers to visit news websites—through a tactic known as “search engine optimization”—that likely began thanks to nonsensical apocalyptic “prophecies” promoted by a handful of fringe Christian pastors and writers in 2014. It’s not clear who …

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Reddit’s founders want to redesign the site, but that will destroy it — Quartz

After receiving a $200 million cash infusion, Reddit’s CEO says the site is getting a makeover. Steve Huffman, who co-founded the site in 2005, left, and then rejoined as CEO in 2015 after users revolted against then-chief executive Ellen Pao, said in an interview with Recode that Reddit suffers from “perception debt.” “Reddit feels old,” Huffman …

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Google Hire could benefit from everything else Google knows about you — Quartz

Google wants to help you search for jobs, and its biggest advantage may be that you use its products to search for everything else. The company has quietly launched a new jobs product, called Google Hire, that is part of its suite of software applications for businesses. According to Hire’s landing page it “helps you …

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Google (GOOGL) is testing a job search feature that could rival LinkedIn (MSFT) and Facebook (FB) — Quartz

Google is apparently testing a new job-search feature that includes its own job portal. The testing was caught in the wild by search engine optimization consultant Dan Shure on April 28. Industry website Search Engine Land wrote about the sighting then got a response from Google that wasn’t an outright confirmation, but suggested the search …

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