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Own an iPhone? New study says you’re probably rich.

Researchers found that if someone has an iPhone they can accurately guess whether or not they’re “high income” almost 70 percent of the time.   Put away that Rolex, because there’s a new conspicuous consumption totem on the block. A June paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research looking …

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Apple Music has reportedly overtaken Spotify in U.S. subscribers

The race is neck-to-neck. Apple Music has reportedly surpassed Spotify in total number of U.S. subscribers. According to an anonymous “major distributor” speaking to Digital Music News, Apple’s streaming service has surpassed Spotify’s total number of U.S. subscribers. Both services are hovering around 20 million paid users in the U.S., …

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WhatsApp will pay researchers to study its fake news epidemic

Facebook’s throwing money at yet another massive fake news problem. Facebook’s throwing money at yet another massive fake news problem. This time, the company is offering researchers as much as $50,000 in exchange for studying the spread of fake news on WhatsApp. The announcement comes after the Indian government criticized …

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Peruvian restoration center rescues art from ruin

CUZCO, Peru — The old colonial palace high in the Andes and crowded with treasures from Peru’s bygone golden age feels more like an emergency room than a workshop for recovering damaged artwork. But sculptures of decapitated Roman Catholic saints, dismembered angels and charred paintings from remote churches across the …

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Google says no one is reading your emails, except…

Be careful with who you give permissions to. Google would like you to know that no one is reading your emails on Gmail without your permission. While that may be true, things aren’t that simple. After a Wall Street Journal report (published Monday) described how third-party developers might be reading …

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