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Craigslist’s nerdy founder wants to change the world — starting with your daily news

Craig Newmark is a man of quiet contradiction. Wrapped in a sweater the color of hot chocolate, the 66-year-old founder of Craigslist is painfully self-effacing, yet he started a wildly successful online marketplace emblazoned with his name. He deemphasizes his personal wealth, yet knows exactly how much he donated to his philanthropies last year (over $100 million). He speaks in vague terms about political…

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Why Apple wants Intel’s modem business

Intel’s getting out of the 5G smartphone modem business, and Apple now may be getting in. The switcheroo could have big implications for future iPhones — even if that means it’s the iPhone 16 or 17. Apple is close to buying Intel’s smartphone modem business, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The deal, which would give it access to Intel’s work on 5G technology, could be worth $1 billion…

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Facebook lost control of our data. Now it’s paying a record $5 billion fine

Facebook is notching a record breaker. The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday announced that Facebook agreed to pay a $5 billion fine over privacy violations and its failure to inform tens of millions of users about a data leak that happened years ago. The fine is the largest the US regulator has levied against a tech company. The settlement will require Facebook CEO…

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