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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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    • Facebook Wanted 'Visceral' Live Video. It's Getting Live-Streaming Killers and Suicides.

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The massive growth of live-streaming everything from Little League games to a giraffe’s birth has developed a sinister edge as murderers, rapists and terrorists have found ways to broadcast video that tech companies such as Facebook are struggling to contain.

    "Facebook Wanted 'Visceral' Live Video. It's Getting Live-Streaming Killers and Suicides." is from the April 17, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Facebook Says It Has Uncovered a Coordinated Disinformation Operation Ahead of the 2018 Midterm Elections

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Tony Romm
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Facebook said Tuesday that it had discovered a sophisticated coordinated disinformation operation on its platform involving 32 false pages and profiles engaging in divisive messaging ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

    "Facebook Says It Has Uncovered a Coordinated Disinformation Operation Ahead of the 2018 Midterm Elections" is from the July 31, 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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    • This Is What Elon Musk's Mysterious Digging Tweets Are About

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin 
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    He's also about to purchase a large earth drilling machine to continue the tunnel, which was started on his companies' properties in Hawthorne, CA, according to a person familiar with his thinking. Elon Musk is chief executive of the space transportation company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Motors, which are located on sprawling adjacent properties in Hawthorne.

    "This Is What Elon Musk's Mysterious Digging Tweets Are About" is from the January 28, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Elizabeth Dwoskin  and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Coming to a Doctor's Office near You: Live-Streaming Your Exam with Google Glass

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Jim Andrews is in a medical office wearing just a hospital gown, staring at his doctor of 11 years, who is staring back at him through the sleek, metallic lens of Google Glass.

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    • Regulator Warns Tech Companies of Big Data Bias

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Regulator Warns Tech Companies of Big Data Bias" is from the Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

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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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    • 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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    • Google Uncovers Russian-Bought Ads on YouTube, Gmail and Other Platforms

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Adam Entous, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the company's investigation.

    "Google Uncovers Russian-Bought Ads on YouTube, Gmail and Other Platforms" is from the October 09, 2017 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin, Adam Entous and Craig Timberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Canada Is Trying to Capitalize on Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Vancouver long has sought a share of Silicon Valley’s magic. With President Trump moving to curb immigration and the U.S. tech industry in open revolt, the friendly, functional Canadian city may finally get its wish.

    "How Canada Is Trying to Capitalize on Trump’s Immigration Executive Order" is from the February 10, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and Craig Timberg and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • While Trump Fights over Aluminum and Steel, Silicon Valley Braces for a Real Trade War

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Forget aluminum and steel. The real trade war may be waged in Silicon Valley.

    "While Trump Fights over Aluminum and Steel, Silicon Valley Braces for a Real Trade War" is from the March 09, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Facebook Takes Down Data and Thousands of Posts, Obscuring Reach of Russian Disinformation

    • By: Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Social media analyst Jonathan Albright got a call from Facebook the day after he published research last week showing that the reach of the Russian disinformation campaign was almost certainly larger than the company had disclosed. While the company had said 10 million people read Russian-bought ads, Albright had data suggesting that the audience was at least double that — and maybe much more — if ordinary free Facebook posts were measured as well.

    "Facebook Takes Down Data and Thousands of Posts, Obscuring Reach of Russian Disinformation" is from the October 13, 2017 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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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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    • Apple’s Latest Acquisition Will Let It Distribute Magazines like the Atlantic and Bon Appetit

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Apple is buying Texture, a digital magazine subscription app from prominent publishers -- a sign that the company is deepening its interest in becoming a major distributor of news.

    "Apple’s Latest Acquisition Will Let It Distribute Magazines like the Atlantic and Bon Appetit" is from the March 12, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by 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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    • 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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    • Auschwitz, Sex Assault and Police Shootings — Where Virtual Reality Is Going Next

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Michael Alison Chandler, Brian Fung
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The fundraiser invitation promised a night of “Cocktails and Virtual Reality.” More than 40 people crowded into a Washington rowhouse, sipping mixed drinks in Mason jars before settling into folding chairs and adjusting the focus on their Oculus Rift goggles.

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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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    • Police Are Spending Millions of Dollars to Monitor the Social Media of Protesters and Suspects

    • By: Elizabeth Dwoskin
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Hundreds of local police departments across the United States have collectively spent about $4.75 million on software tools that can monitor the locations of activists at protests or social media hashtags used by suspects, according to new research.

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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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