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Parmy Olson


Tech writer for Forbes. Southern-bred, trans-Atlantic hybrid, author of 'We Are Anonymous'

Facebook And Apple's Messaging Dreams Face A Global Problem — They're trying to build a thriving business on their chat platforms, but chronic spam in developing nations will make it hard to build trust.

Samsung's Billionaire Heir Apparent Steps Up Amid Galaxy Note 7 Crisis — Chairman's son Jay Y Lee will join the company's board and take an important step towards formalizing his role as new head of the company.

Forget Headphone Jacks: Apple's New Home Button Could Be Just As Divisive — Headphones aren't in constant use but the home button is, and early uses of the new iPhone 7 suggest its new 'taptic' button is hard to get use to.

'Hundreds' Of Apps Could Integrate With iMessage On iOS 10

Ahead Of iPhone 7 Launch, Samsung Hits A Snag With Reports Of 'Exploding' Galaxy Note 7 — Samsung has stopped shipping its latest smartphone to carriers amid reports the popular Note 7 catches fire while charging.

Meet The Pulsing Wristband That Could Replace Caffeine — The Doppel uses vibrations to mimic your heart rate and get your hyper-focused. The founders don't know why it works, but it does.

Password Protect Your Devices - In Photos: 10 Incredibly Simple Things You Can Do To Protect Your Privacy — Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.

WhatsApp Faces Challenging Tension Between Principle And Profit — The messaging service's remarkable growth was founded on a strict code against advertising. Finally, and inevitably under Facebook, it has started bending those rules.

iPhone 6 'Touch Disease' Threatens Consumer Trust In Apple — A damning report from iFixit confirms widespread, failing touch screens, and Apple has refused to to acknowledge the problem.
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Sep 08, 2016

RT @mhelft: I always thought those Bluetooth ear pieces made you look goofy. Now Apple wants us to wear TWO of them, one per ear 

Aug 23, 2016

@samfbiddle @EricNewcomer @Reuters I could do with a tax to help fund my taxes, now that we're at it.

Aug 23, 2016

RT @EricNewcomer: Literally taxing Uber & Lyft to subsidize taxis. Usually love taxes. But disruptors forced to prop up disrupted? https://…

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