"Most Powerful Women In Tech In 2018: With Greater Power Comes Greater Responsibility"-Forbes

“Women may still be a minority in tech, but as their power rises, so does their responsibility and visibility. In 2018, many female tech leaders became the face of change in their industry, trying to change sexism from within, or in Sheryl Sandberg’s case, becoming the battering ram for all of Facebook’s problems from misinformation to election interference.“ - Biz Carson

"The Week in Tech: Facebook’s Three Big Problems" - NYT

“On Tuesday, officials from nine countries gathered in London to grill a Facebook policy executive, Richard Allan, about the company’s data practices and its distribution of misinformation and false news.“ - Kevin Roose

"Report: Apple Orders Second Round of iPhone Cuts"-Thurrott

“Apple has reportedly enforced a second wave of order reduction in the wake of weaker-than-expected sales for its new iPhones,” the Digitimes report notes. “Many other Taiwan supply chain partners are beginning to feel the pinch in November … An iPhone assembler has also advanced its workforce trimming project, seeking to reduce personnel cost and other expenses to counter the greater-than-expected reduction of orders.“- Paul Thurrott 

"Google's cheap and super-simple cellphone service will now work with iPhones"-CNBC

“Fi, the phone service Google launched more than three years ago, is finally expanding to a broader range of devices, including Apple's iPhones.“-Jillian D'Onfro

"T-Mobile Giving Away Free Samsung 4K TV with Note 9, Galaxy S9"-Tom's Guide

“Starting Friday, Nov. 30, T-Mobile will give customers a free Samsung 50-inch 4K TV with the purchase of select Galaxy phones including the Galaxy S9Galaxy S9+Note 9Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8 Active. “ -Louis Ramirez

"Don't make these 6 common mistakes and shop Cyber Monday right"-CNBC

“Prep is an important strategy when there are this many sales happening. Scope out top advertised deals or coupons beforehand at your favorite retailers or check out a site like Best Black Friday, which has a pretty comprehensive listing.“- Sarah Berger

"Black Friday Deal: You Can Now Kill Cable for $45"- CNET

“The Curve 50 is an amplified indoor antenna, meaning it not only pulls in all of the free over-the-air channels in your area, it will also enhance the signal strength with its built in amplifier. The results were stunning, with the little antenna pulling in 58 channels that were clear and watchable. Where most non-amplified antennas struggle to pull in 10 or 20 stations with decent clarity, the Curve 50 offers dramatically better reception.“ - Brian Westover 

"Apple expected to announce new iPhone and gadgets September 12" - CNN

"The company follows a rhythm with its smartphone announcements, unveiling a major upgrade every other year, and minor updates in off years. Last year, though, it skipped the minor update to mark the device's 10-year anniversary. Instead of an iPhone 7s, it jumped straight to an iPhone 8 and an iPhone X (for the number ten, not the letter). It remains unclear how the company will handle device naming going forward." - Heather Kelly

"Here’s the full list of 39 new original shows and movies coming to Netflix in June"

"Of course, that’s not really bad news at all. We remember back in the early days when Netflix subscribers complained that they could never find anything good to watch. Now their biggest problem is figuring out how to choose one show out of the hundreds and hundreds of great options that are always available. Things get even tougher in June, with 39 new original shows, movies, and comedy specials set to premiere over the course of the month."

-Zach Epstein 

"What Is Alexa Voice Shopping, and How Do You Use It?"

"Currently, Amazon's Alexa Voice Shopping service lets you make purchases or get a rundown of the day's best deals with the sound of your voice. For instance, if you decide you need some paper towels, you can shout out your request to Alexa, and within days, your order will arrive at your doorstep."


"Want to Beach-Proof Your Phone? Follow These Tips" - TOM’S GUIDE

"It doesn't matter what phone you own or how durable the manufacturer claims it is: A vigorous swim or a fall at the wrong angle could destroy it. Trips to the beach can be particularly damaging — not only due to water, but sand as well, which can easily clog ports and effortlessly scrape Gorilla Glass and aluminum."


"Congress roasted Facebook on TV, but won’t hear any bills to regulate it" - The Verge

"Revelations from Facebook, Google, and other social media platforms of Russia-linked groups sparked a flurry of activity in the capital last fall, prompting the tech companies to spend more on lobbyists and crisis public-relations firms than they ever had. “Your power scares me,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), during public hearings in October. If regulations weren’t imminent, they still seemed more likely than ever before."

-Casey Newton