Instagram's New Algorithm Promises Most Favorable Sorting


Instagram on Tuesday announced plans to dump chronological posts in favor of algorithmic recommendations. Users miss about 70 percent of the content that flows through their feeds, which the company attributed to its growth and its system for ordering content. The new algorithm, which will begin rolling out in the coming months, will weigh the content by relevancy to the user — the relationship an individual has with the poster. Everything still will be in the feeds but in a different order, the company stated.

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Apple rumored to lean on Google Cloud Platform for certain iCloud services [u]

Article Image Apple could soon ditch Amazon Web Services in favor of Google Cloud Platform to serve a portion of iCloud’s data needs, a shift that would be a major notch in Google’s belt as the company builds out its cloud product.

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UN freedom of expression expert to file brief supporting Apple in encryption row

Article Image Adding to a growing list of amicus briefs filed in favor of Apple’s pro-encryption stance in a high-profile legal battle with the FBI, United Nations free speech watchdog David Kaye reportedly plans to lodge a similar document supporting the company’s arguments.

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AMD clobbers Nvidia in updated Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 benchmark

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An updated version of Ashes of the Singularity’s DirectX 12 benchmark, and the results don’t favor Nvidia in that API. Are we seeing the start of a new performance trend, or is this an early outlier?

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Mini takes lead in US iPad sales as iPad Pro jumps in at 12 percent, survey data says

Article Image The split of U.S. iPad sales is now weighted in favor of the iPad mini, although the iPad Pro captured a “meaningful” 12 percent share during the December quarter, according to a survey compiled by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

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Is a Microsoft Surface Phone on deck?

Microsoft may be abandoning plans for an Intel-powered Windows 10 phone in favor of one designed by the folks who built the company’s Surface and Surface Book, according to a media report.

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The rise of the virtual runway

In the age of Instagram and live-streaming, more and more designers are forgoing the runway in favor of a virtual experience.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision on gay marriage with quote from Steve Jobs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company’s famous “Crazy Ones” quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.



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FCC votes in favor of allowing Lifeline low-income subsidies for Internet plans

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3 to 2 in favor of extending the U.S. government’s Lifeline program to offer subsidies for broadband Internet, and not just basic phone service.



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Supreme Court Justices rule on Facebook threats

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Pennsylvania man who posted several violent messages on Facebook and was convicted under a federal threat statute. The Court held that the standard used to convict him was too low.

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American broadcasters turn up the volume on misguided campaign to enable FM tuners in smartphones

Millions of consumers have switched off their radios in favor of music and commentary streamed over the internet, a trend that many in the terrestrial broadcast industry allege has been bolstered by device makers and wireless carriers who have conspired to disable built-in radio receivers in a bid to sell more expensive data packages.



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Samsung reportedly drops Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from upcoming Galaxy S6, LG claims SoC is fine [UPDATED]

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Samsung is reportedly dropping the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in favor of its own Exynos solutions. The Qualcomm chip, according to rumor, is running too hot for the upcoming mobile device.

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Samsung reportedly drops Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from upcoming Galaxy S6, LG claims SoC is fine [UPDATED]

Snapdragon
Samsung is reportedly dropping the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in favor of its own Exynos solutions. The Qualcomm chip, according to rumor, is running too hot for the upcoming mobile device.

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Adobe publishes how-to guide for migrating from Apple's Aperture to Lightroom

Taking advantage of Apple’s decision to discontinue both Aperture and iPhoto in favor of the upcoming OS X Yosemite app “Photos,” Adobe on Monday released a quick reference guide to migrating image files from Apple’s program to Lightroom.



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Xbox One to be the first game console sold in China in 14 years, but the PS4 still rules the West

Xbox One available in China (China unbans game consoles)
In an exciting move that could turn the console war back in its favor, Microsoft’s Xbox One will soon become the first major game console to be sold in China since they were banned in 2000 due to concerns they melt the brains of children. It would seem that Microsoft is the first big console maker to set up a production line there, with a target domestic release date of September 2014. China is now the biggest market in the world for consumer electronics — if the Xbox One is a success there, it could easily pull ahead of Sony’s PlayStation 4.

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