Apple uses human curation of Apple News to keep it from being ‘total crazy land’

Apple has for the first time allowed a reporter to cover the human curation process used to pick which news stories are included – and featured – in the Apple News app. The Cupertino company is unusual in having people, not algorithms, pick its top stories. That approach is highly controversial, giving around a dozen […]

Amazon says human error caused outage that affected iCloud, other Internet services

Earlier this week, Amazon’s Web Services suffered from a significant outage, bringing down a number of online services and plaguing Apple’s own iCloud platform. While not much was known about what caused the lengthy outage at the time, Amazon has published a new blog post detailing what exactly went wrong, pinpointing it on a human error. more… […]

Apple aims to improve News app w/ human curated Top Stories, traffic stats for publishers

Alongside the release of iOS 9.2 today, Apple is making some improvements to its recently launched News app that it hopes will improve the service for both readers and publishers. One of the changes is listed in Apple’s release notes for the iOS update: “A new Top Stores section in News so you can stay […]

Human Rights Campaign honors Tim Cook with National Visibility Award at Washington D.C. dinner

Tim Cook speaking at BoxWorks on Tuesday Speaking before an audience in Washington D.C. tonight, Tim Cook was honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s National Visibility Award at a dinner where he discussed the fight against discrimination and inequality. The Apple CEO famously wrote earlier this year about being gay, making Cook the first chief executive of a […]