Facebook's Move to Dial Back News Ratchets Up Drama

Facebook once again has found itself at the center of a media storm, following Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement of plans to shift its focus away from promoting news and business content and more toward emphasizing interactions from friends and family. The shift follows more than a year of heavy criticism directed against Facebook. It has been blamed for failing to combat fake news during the 2016 presidential election. In addition, concerns have been growing over mental health issues linked to spending too much time on social media.

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AMD Will Build Epyc Servers for Baidu, China’s Largest Search Engine

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Intel has signed a deal with another major hyperscale data center. Baidu may not be a familiar name in the US, but it’s the largest search engine by far in China.

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Parents on edge after talking drone tries to lure kids, school says

Windemere Community Learning Center is a quiet, neighborhood school in Akron, but school officials are on alert after reports of a drone allegedly attempting to lure kids off school grounds.

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Hundreds of NASA archive videos are being uploaded to YouTube

Recovered from the archives of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in Edwards, California, the footage covers decades of pivotal research and development undertaking by the agency and the Air Force.

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Alien ships near Saturn? Ex-NASA scientist claims of their existence

A former NASA engineer at the Ames Research Center claims aliens are in our solar system and they are creating rings around planets like Saturn.

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AMD Epyc Faces Off With Intel Skylake-SP Xeon in Massive Server Battle

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After six long years of declining data center market share and a lack of competitive performance, did AMD make the right decisions in designing its newest server CPUs?

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Amazon's Prime Air 'drone tower' would look and sound like a giant beehive

Amazon has an idea for a “drone tower” that could one day act as both a fulfillment center and a busy drone delivery base. The beehive-like building would be built in urban centers where most of its customers live.

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Astronomers discover what is causing those mysterious cosmic radio bursts

Three thousand thousand thousand years ago, a fast radio burst from the center of a dwarf galaxy far beyond the Milky Way generated as much energy as 500 million suns in milliseconds. And then it came out for an encore. And another. It has done roughly 30 curtain calls in all.

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Meet RAMBO, the Army's new 3D-printed grenade launcher

Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center last week announced they successful developed and fired a 3D-printed grenade from a 3D-printed grenade launcher.

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CallidusCloud Steps Up Call Center SPM Game

CallidusCloud on Thursday launched ServiceMotivate, a call center sales performance management, or SPM, solution. ServiceMotivate is tightly integrated with Salesforce to track and reward call center agents based on key performance indicators of their service center, such as quick issue resolution and case closure rates, data quality improvements and customer satisfaction. “Early deployments of the new product have shown considerable increases in agent confidence and satisfaction,” noted Jon Shalowitz, general manager at CallidusCloud CX.

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Holocaust deniers able to rise to top of Google search results

Stormfront has the dubious distinction, via the Southern Poverty Law Center, of being “the first major hate site on the Internet.”

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Civil rights groups urge Facebook for transparency over its censorship policy

More than 70 advocacy groups, including the ACLU and the Center for Media Justice, have signed a letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging transparency over his company’s content removal policy.

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Hacking, Russia, loom large during first presidential debate

Cybersecurity took center stage during Monday’s first presidential debate as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed on keeping America’s networks safe.

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Fusion Launches Enterprise Cloud Contact Center Solution

Fusion this week launched Contact360, an enterprise cloud contact center solution developed in collaboration with Technology for Business, the long-time partner it acquired earlier this month. “Fusion will be offering a clear migration path to the cloud for TFB’s Fortune 500 enterprise and government customers, and will sell into our own base of 13,000 business customers,” said Jan Sarro, executive vice president for marketing and business development. Its competition includes such dominant players as Salesforce.com, Cisco and Avaya.

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LiveOps Launches Contact Center as a Service Platform

LiveOps Cloud on Tuesday unveiled its enterprise-level CxEngage Contact Center as a Service, or CCaaS, platform. The omnichannel open framework, which was built from the ground up, integrates with standard APIs. It essentially links applications such as CRM, workforce management and business intelligence to help agents make better customer service decisions, according to the company. CxEngage is a multitenant solution that runs on Amazon Web Services. The release is integrated with LiveOps Cloud for Zendesk.

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The Windows 10 Store still isn’t working out for Microsoft

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The Windows Store should be the center of any serious Microsoft effort to shift users towards Windows 10 application model, but developers report that people just aren’t using the thing.

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Hollywood Hospital Hacked Back to Paper Age

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center last week revealed its computer systems were offline after a ransomware attack scrambled the data on its systems. Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts data and system files on a computer and demands payment of a ransom to unscramble the files. Since the attack, HPMC medical personnel reportedly have had to resort to faxes and handwritten charts to perform their daily tasks. The hospital called in the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI to investigate the incident.

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