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    • Why Apple Is Struggling to Become an Artificial-Intelligence Powerhouse

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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     In 2011, Apple became the first company to place artificial intelligence in the pockets of millions of consumers when it launched the voice assistant Siri on the iPhone.

    "Why Apple Is Struggling to Become an Artificial-Intelligence Powerhouse" is from the June 05, 2017 The Switch section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The TED Talks Empire Has Been Grappling With Sexual Harassment, Interviews and Internal Emails Show

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Danielle Paquette
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 13 mins
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    At least five people told TED officials that they were harassed or groped during the organization’s flagship conference in Vancouver in April, according to interviews and email correspondence seen by The Washington Post.

    "The TED Talks Empire Has Been Grappling With Sexual Harassment, Interviews and Internal Emails Show" is from the November 17, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Danielle Paquette and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Silicon Valley Escalates Its War on White Supremacy Despite Free Speech Concerns

    • By: Tracy Jan and Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all.

    "Silicon Valley Escalates Its War on White Supremacy Despite Free Speech Concerns" is from the August 16, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tracy Jan and Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama Tried to Give Zuckerberg a Wake-Up Call Over Fake News on Facebook

    • By: Adam Entous, Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company’s social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech billionaire aside and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up call.

    "Obama Tried to Give Zuckerberg a Wake-Up Call Over Fake News on Facebook" is from the September 25, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Adam Entous, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Most Common Reason People Quit Their $200,000 Tech Jobs

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The average Silicon Valley engineer is compensated roughly $200,000 a year and gets to work in offices with perks such as daily catered lunch, on-site yoga, and life coaching.

    "The Most Common Reason People Quit Their $200,000 Tech Jobs" is from the April 27, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Audit Thousands of Apps After ‘Breach of Trust’

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said Facebook will audit thousands of apps in response to the “breach of trust” created by Cambridge Analytica — the chief executive's first comments since a crisis erupted Friday over data siphoned by the political marketing firm used by the Trump campaign.

    "Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Audit Thousands of Apps After ‘Breach of Trust’" is from the March 21, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Apple and Google Should Be Worried about Facebook's New Bots Store

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Why Apple and Google Should Be Worried about Facebook's New Bots Store" is from the April 12, 2016 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Travis Kalanick Didn't Survive at Uber

    • By: Todd C. Frankel, Elizabeth Dwoskin 
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The plot to oust Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick began almost the moment he announced last week that he was taking a temporary break from the celebrated technology company caught in a series of a scandals.

    "Why Travis Kalanick Didn't Survive at Uber" is from the June 21, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Todd C. Frankel and Elizabeth Dwoskin  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Uber

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The young mother started getting advice early on from friends in the close-knit Somali immigrant community here. Don’t let your children get the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella — it causes autism, they said.

    "Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Uber" is from the May 05, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • How Merchants Use Facebook to Flood Amazon with Fake Reviews

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    On Amazon, customer comments can help a product surge in popularity. The online retail giant says that more than 99 percent of its reviews are legitimate because they are written by real shoppers who aren’t paid for them.

    "How Merchants Use Facebook to Flood Amazon with Fake Reviews" is from the April 23, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Airbnb Is Forming an Alliance with One of the Nation's Biggest Labor Unions

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Airbnb Is Forming an Alliance with One of the Nation's Biggest Labor Unions" is from the April 18, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Google, Twitter Face New Lawsuits Alleging Discrimination Against Conservative Voices

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    James Damore, the former Google engineer who was fired after distributing a memo questioning the company’s diversity policies, filed a class-action lawsuit Monday claiming that the technology giant discriminates against white men and conservatives.

    "Google, Twitter Face New Lawsuits Alleging Discrimination Against Conservative Voices" is from the January 08, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Airbnb's Battle With San Francisco Shows the Payoff to Going up Against Regulators

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Home-sharing company Airbnb cleared a major legal hurdle in its hometown of San Francisco on Monday, settling a case that was viewed by many in Silicon Valley as a bellwether for how far start-ups can go to test government.

    "Airbnb's Battle With San Francisco Shows the Payoff to Going up Against Regulators" is from the May 02, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Google Now Knows When Its Users Go to the Store and Buy Stuff

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Google will begin using data from billions of credit and debit card transactions — including card numbers, purchase amounts and time stamps — to solve the advertising juggernaut’s long-standing quest to prove that online ads prompt consumers to make purchases in brick-and-mortar stores, the company said on Tuesday.

    "Google Now Knows When Its Users Go to the Store and Buy Stuff" is from the May 22, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • China Is Flooding Silicon Valley with Cash. Here's What Can Go Wrong

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "China Is Flooding Silicon Valley with Cash. Here's What Can Go Wrong" is from the August 06, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Facebook’s Discussions with Congress Signal Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify Amid Data-Privacy Scandal

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Tony Romm
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Facebook has signaled that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress by discussing the details of the appearance with lawmakers, according to a person familiar with the conversations.

    "Facebook’s Discussions with Congress Signal Mark Zuckerberg Will Testify Amid Data-Privacy Scandal" is from the March 27, 2018 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why GoDaddy's Decision to Delist a Neo-Nazi Site Is Such a Big Deal

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Tracy Jan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The push for Internet businesses to remove hateful speech spread to an influential corner of the tech industry on Monday as web registration service GoDaddy delisted a prominent neo-Nazi site in the wake of violent clashes over the weekend in Charlottesville.

    "Why GoDaddy's Decision to Delist a Neo-Nazi Site Is Such a Big Deal" is from the August 14, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tracy Jan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What This App Is Doing to Take over Your Life at Work

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "What This App Is Doing to Take over Your Life at Work" is from the July 19, 2016, Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • FDA Commissioner Calls on Internet Providers to Help Police Opioid Offerings

    • By: Lenny Bernstein, Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The head of the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday called on Internet providers to help rid the Web of illegal offers of prescription opioids and illicit drugs such as fentanyl that have contributed to the nation's drug crisis. And on Thursday, the surgeon general is scheduled to recommend that more people keep on hand an antidote for overdoses — the latest examples of public health officials scrambling to respond to the opioid crisis.

    "FDA Commissioner Calls on Internet Providers to Help Police Opioid Offerings" is from the April 05, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lenny Bernstein and Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Twitter Is Looking for Ways to Let Users Flag Fake News, Offensive Content

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    Twitter is exploring adding a feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information, according to two people familiar with the company's projects.

    "Twitter Is Looking for Ways to Let Users Flag Fake News, Offensive Content" is from the June 29, 2017 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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