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September 24, 2019

Snapchat — Calling Facebook ‘Voldermort’ — Reportedly Recorded Aggressive Tactics, Hands Dossier To Feds (Forbes)

Snapchat is handing over a trove of documents to the Federal Trade Commission detailing Facebook’s efforts to stifle its business, according to the Wall Street Journal—a move that may mean trouble for Facebook as investigators zero in on aggressive behavior that may have run afoul of antitrust law. Read more:

Yahoo Has a New Logo and Brand. Again! (Fast Company)

There are few brands that evoke the Wild West of the old internet like Yahoo. The early portal to news, weather, sports, and everything else had an unmistakable brand in the late 1990s—it conveyed the idiosyncratic, optimistic promise of those early days of the web, complete with a hand-drawn, serifed logo that seemed to giggle like a kid wearing his father’s old zoot suit, found buried in a closet. [...] Now, for the third time in 10 years, Yahoo is rebranding again—this time, with design by Pentagram. Read more:

Facebook Wants to Build a Mind-Reading Wristband (Mashable)

Facebook wants to know what you're going to do before you do it, and the company is well on its way toward making that (admittedly creepy) dream a reality. Andrew Bosworth, Facebook's vice president of VR and AR, announced Monday the acquisition of "neural interface platform" CTRL-labs. The stated goal of the acquisition is to build a wristband that "captures your intention" by reading electrical signals sent through your body. Read more:

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