Facebook boasts of removing fake news in Germany, but journalists aren’t so sure

Facebook is finally rolling out its fake news identification tools, starting in Germany. The company’s decision comes on the back of mounting criticism against the social network in the country. It’s unclear how well it’s working.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/15/facebook-boasts-removing-fake-news-in-germany-but-journalists-aren-t-so-sure.html

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New Movidius Myriad X VPU Packs a Custom Neural Compute Engine

Movidius’ new Myriad X packs a specialized deep neural network engine, more of the company’s vision processing SHAVE CPU cores, and expanded interconnect support, all while sticking to the Myriad 2’s power consumption.

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Google employee's anti-diversity memo goes viral, prompts response from execs

A male Google software engineer’s rant against the company’s diversity initiatives has gone viral, prompting a flood of responses and causing the tech giant’s chief of diversity to issue a statement.

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AMD Threadripper Delidded, With a Multi-Core Surprise Under the Hood

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AMD’s Threadripper has a surprise underneath its IHS — and we’re just not referring to the company’s decision to use solder instead of thermal paste.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253248-amd-threadripper-delidded-multi-core-surprise-hood?source=Computing

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Welcome back! SpaceX's Dragon capsule makes history with second visit to ISS

SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon capsule made history on Monday as it became the company’s first spacecraft to reconnect with the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon’s second supply mission comes three years after its first.

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Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus

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Kaspersky recently accused Microsoft of unfair practices for the way it deletes the company’s antivirus during Windows updates. The Russian company has now filed a number of regulatory complaints.

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AMD Racks Up Ryzen Revenue, Narrows Q1 Loss

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AMD’s Q1 2017 results are in, and they show a dramatic improvement in the company’s overall position thanks to its new Ryzen CPU core.

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Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s overall quarterly results were excellent, but the company’s hardware divisions were a different story. Decline in the Xbox market is expected, but a huge drop in Surface sales doesn’t look good. Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile is barely on life support.

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Imagination's Picture Bleak After Apple Cuts It Loose


Imagination on Monday announced that Apple would no longer use its intellectual property, and the company’s stock sank faster than a bottomless boat on the news. Apple planned to discontinue its use of the company’s IP in new products in 15 months to two years, ending the companies’ license and royalty agreement, Imagination said. Those royalties currently account for about half the company’s revenue. Imagination’s technology and intellectual property is used in the GPUs in Apple’s phones, tablets, iPods, TV products and watches.

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Apple keeps AIDS charity branding off new red iPhone in China

While Apple’s websites around the globe touted the company’s partnership with the HIV/AIDS charity (Red), the Chinese website was suspiciously devoid of any mention of the (PRODUCT)RED brand in in its marketing of the newest addition to the iPhone family.

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Walmart Launches 'Store No. 8' E-Commerce Venture


Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S., on Tuesday discussed the company’s plans to launch a new venture, called “Store No. 8,” which will operate as a Silicon Valley incubator for new online stores. The move reflects Walmart’s ambition to catch up to Amazon in the e-commerce retail space. Lore unveiled the plans at the annual Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. Lore took the helm of Walmart’s e-commerce business after Walmart acquired Jet.com, the company he cofounded. ore Walmart acquisitions are in the works, he said.

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Snap Seizes the Moment


Snap Inc. last week filed for a $3 billion initial public offering. The company’s private market valuation is $17.8 billion, but investors reportedly have valued it at between $20 billion and $25 billion. “Twenty-five billion dollars is just nuts, but that’s the market we’re in,” remarked Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group. “This could provide an opportunity for the big gambler investors, but better to watch for the high and then short the stock,” he suggested, because Snap’s prospectus “suggests profit will never arrive.”

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Facebook Launches Paris Startup Garage to Promote Entrepreneurs in Europe


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Tuesday announced the Startup Garage, the company’s first-ever business incubator, which will be located in Paris at the new Station F hub launched last year. The Startup Garage will provide a six-month program of mentorship and assistance for new companies. About10-15 data-related startup firms will occupy up to 80 desks at the Station F campus. Facebook will provide a range of services, including marketing, UX/UI design assistance, focus groups and technical development.

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Nvidia absolutely crushes its quarterly earnings, has its first $2 billion quarter

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Nvidia announced its quarterly earnings this week, and the company’s performance was off-the-charts good. Huge gains in gaming, AI, automotive, and data center sales propelled Team Green to its strongest quarter ever, by multiple metrics.

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Stock Price Rises as Twitter Slashes Jobs, Uproots Vine


Twitter shares were up Friday in the aftermath of the company’s report of third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street estimates, despite declining revenue growth. Twitter also announced a widely expected round of job cuts and the unexpected shutdown of Vine. Twitter has been on financial oxygen in recent weeks, after failing to find a buyer. Investors responded positively to the news that it will slash 9 percent of its workforce, or about 350 employees. Further, the company reported an 8 percent profit increase from year-ago figures.

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Samsung heir joins board of directors after Galaxy Note 7 failure

The grandson of Samsung’s founder is stepping up as its new leader after the failure of the company’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7.

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Sheryl Sandberg admits Facebook messed up its handling of 'Napalm Girl' photo

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has expressed regret over her company’s oversight in regards to its removal of an iconic Vietnam War photo. She made the statement in a letter addressed to Norway’s Prime Minister.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/14/sheryl-sandberg-admits-facebook-messed-up-its-handling-napalm-girl-photo.html

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