Apple says male UK staff earn average of 5 percent more than women

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On average, men at Apple’s U.K. operations earn 5 percent more than women, the company revealed on Tuesday, a day ahead of a deadline for British companies over 250 people to disclose their gender gaps.
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Google’s on-by-default ‘Articles for You’ leverage browser dominance for 2,100 percent growth

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When you’ve got leverage, don’t be afraid to use it. That’s been Google’s modus operandi in the news and publishing world over the last year or so as it has pushed its AMP platform, funding various news-related ventures that may put it ahead, and nourished its personalized Chrome tabs on mobile. The latter, as Nieman Labs notes, grew 2,100 percent in 2017.

You may have noticed, since Chrome is a popular mobile browser and this setting is on by default, but the “Articles for You” appear automatically in every new tab, showing you a bunch of articles the company things you’d like. And it’s gone from driving 15 million article views to a staggering 341 million over the last year.

In late 2016, when Google announced the product, I described it as “polluting” the otherwise useful new tab page. I also don’t like the idea of being served news when I’m not actively looking for it — I understand that when I visit Google News (and I do) that my browser history (among other things) is being scoured to determine what categories and stories I’ll see. I also understand that everything I do on the site, as on every Google site, is being entered into its great data engine in order to improve its profile of me.

Like I said, when I visit a Google site, I expect that. But a browser is supposed to be a tool, not a private platform, and the idea that every tab I open is another data point and another opportunity for Google to foist its algorithms on me is rankling.

It has unsavory forebears. Remember Internet Explorer 6, which came with MSN.com as the default homepage? That incredible positioning drove so much traffic that for years after (and indeed, today) it drove disgusting amounts of traffic to anything it featured. But that traffic was tainted: you knew that firehose was in great part clicks from senior citizens who thought MSN was the entire internet.

Of course the generated pages for individual users aren’t the concentrated fire of a link on a major portal, but they are subject to Google approval and, of course, the requisite ranking bonus for AMP content. Can’t forget that!

But wherever you see the news first, that’s your news provider. And you can’t get much earlier than “as soon as you open a new tab.” That’s pretty much the ultimate positioning advantage.

Just how this amazing growth occurred is unclear. If there’s been any word of mouth, I missed it. “Have you tried scrolling down? The news is just right there!” It seems unlikely. My guess would be that the feature has been steadily rolling out in new regions, opting in new users who occasionally scroll down and see these stories.

And unlike many other news distribution platforms, there isn’t much for publishers or sites like this one to learn about it. How are stories qualified for inclusion? Is there overlap with Google News stuff? What’s shown if people aren’t signed in? I’ve asked Google for further info.

Do you, like me, dislike the idea that every time you open a tab — not just when you use its services — Google uses it as an opportunity to monetize you, however indirectly? Fortunately, and I may say consistent with Google’s user-friendliness in this type of thing, you can turn it off quite easily — on iOS, anyway.

Open the menu at the top right of any tab and hit settings. There should be a “Suggested articles” toggle — disable that and you’re done. While you’re at it, you might just head into Privacy and disable search and site suggestions and usage data.

On Android? You’ll have to dig into the app’s flags and toggle the hidden setting there. Not as user-friendly.

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2017 Macs on sale from $899, accessories up to 99 percent off

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On the heels of Apple’s education event, Apple authorized resellers are launching instant rebates on a variety of Mid 2017 MacBooks and iMacs. Save $ 100 to $ 300 on systems with prices starting at just $ 899. Looking to upgrade an older Mac? Save up to 99 percent on a variety of components and accessories as well.
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Google Daydream View VR headset is 50 percent off at Best Buy

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Google’s Daydream View headsets let you experience VR on the go, and right now you can score a unit for half off.

Best Buy is now selling the Google Daydream View for $ 49.50, which is 50 percent off its normal price. The Fog version is already sold out as of this post, but the Charcoal and Coral versions are still in stock and ready to ship.

This offer is Best Buy’s Deal of the Day, so you’ll need to jump on it fast if you want to get a new Daydream View on the cheap. It’s possible that the other two colors will sell out, too, so that’s even more reason to hurry.

The Daydream View is a virtual reality headset that’s powered by your phone. Simply drop your handset into the front of the Daydream View and you’ll be able to get a VR experience wherever you’re at. The current list of Daydream View-compatible phones includes the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, ASUS ZenFone AR, LG V30, Galaxy Note 8, Moto Z2 Force, Google Pixel and Pixel XL, ZTE Axon 7, Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Huawei Mate 9 Pro.

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Dropbox shares jumped nearly 40 percent on the first day of trading

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Dropbox now worth about $ 10 billion — the same as it was at its final private funding round.

Dropbox shares jumped 36 percent in Dropbox’s debut as a public company, ending the day with a market value of about $ 10 billion.

In one of 2018’s marquee tech IPOs, Dropbox’s stock pop showed a high demand for tech IPOs, despite weak performance by some major tech stocks, including an 11 percent decline for Facebook in the past month as revelations of a data scandal erupted last week. That appeared to drag down the industry altogether, with Google and Apple having fallen about 7 percent this month.

Dropbox trading under ticker symbol DBX on the Nasdaq closed the day at about $ 28.50 a share, a significant mark for the company’s later-round investors who bought equity at around that price.

That’s a surprising sign of strength for Dropbox — many observers expected the file-sharing company to not reach the last valuation. And given how many analysts, reporters and other CEOs are closely watching Dropbox’s performance, it theoretically should make people fear public markets a little bit less.

Yesterday, Dropbox stock had priced higher than expected for its IPO, at $ 21 a share. That gave it a non-diluted market cap of about $ 8.3 billion, still below its last private funding round valuation of $ 10 billion.

Now the question is how Dropbox’s stock price will fare in its opening quarters — and once the lock-up ends and insiders are allowed to sell their shares.

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New iPad with Apple Pencil compatibility expected to be 70 percent of 2018 sales

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The iPad and Apple Pencil both appear to be on the cusp of massive growth, with a new low-price iPad coming that is expected to support the peripheral imminent at Apple’s "Field Trip" event, if a report from the supply chain is to be believed.
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Flash Deal: 20 percent or more off Amazon Alexa devices today only

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Amazon is taking 20 percent or more off select Alexa-enabled devices today only in honor of its top-ranking spot in Harris Poll’s corporate reputation survey.
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5.8-inch OLED iPhone model could be 10 percent cheaper to produce than iPhone X

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Apple’s follow-up to the iPhone X will cost less to produce than the current model, a report claims, with the next-generation smartphone thought to have a manufacturing bill of materials more than 10 percent lower, despite expectations that it will have upgraded specifications.
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Apple poised to jump into video, with over 50 percent of U.S. now subscribed to streaming services

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According to the latest digital media trends survey from Deloitte, Americans spend more than $ 2 billion per month on streaming subscriptions, and Apple appears ready to capture some of that in the near future with its aggressive content creation moves.
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Most Reddit battles are started by 1 percent of communities

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Are you convinced that just a handful of Reddit communities stir up the majority of trouble? You now have some data to back up your theory. Stanford researchers have released a study showing that just 1 percent of subreddits instigate 74 percent of a…
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