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A customer displays a pair of Snapchat Spectacles inside the company’s pop-up store in New York. (Photographer: Saul Martinez/Bloomberg)

By Selina Wang

I’m a millennial covering tech in New York with a confession to make: Snapchat annoys me. A lot.

In last week’s IPO filing, Snap Inc. said its “greatest opportunity is to improve the way people live and communicate.” Yet between iMessage, Facebook, WeChat, Line, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, e-mail and news alerts, I’m drowning in notifications on my phone. …

Israel/Palestine: Negotiations between Traumatized Groups

On top of the Bental Mountain in Golan Heights, I asked an IDF Spokeswoman what the biggest challenge was that she faced in dealing with foreign journalists. “The story is often already written,” she said. “Journalists are pressed for time and energy, so most stories are lacking context. They’re lazy.”

It takes years (and perhaps a lifetime) to grasp the complexity of the situation in Israel. Though ten days through Israel and Palestine have in no way transformed me from dilettante to expert on the geopolitics of the Middle East, I have come to understand something about the Israel/Palestine conflict that is missing in most of the media reports. …

Slips of paper jammed in every crevice. A waterfall of leaflets between the stone bricks. …


Selina Wang

Reporter & anchor at Bloomberg News. @Harvard grad. Previously @thecrimson and @HarvardPolitics.

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