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Facebook updating its ‘trending topics’ feature to shun fake news

Facebook updating its ‘trending topics’ feature to shun fake news

Facebook has confirmed that it is tweaking its "trending topics" algorithm as part of its effort to root out fake news stories and better reflect real news.

The social-networking giant's trending-topics list will now consist of topics being covered by numerous publishers. Previously, this feature focused on subjects drawing the largest crowds of users sharing or commenting on posts.

Cisco agrees to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion

Cisco agrees to buy AppDynamics for $3.7 billion

San José, California-headquartered Cisco Systems Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of networking gear, has agreed to acquire fast-growing software maker AppDynamics Inc. for $3.7 billion.

Samsung reports quarterly profit despite decline in sales

Samsung reports quarterly profit despite decline in sales

Releasing its fourth-quarter performance report on Tuesday, Samsung announced that it's operating profit from the IT & mobile business division jumped 12 per cent to 2.5 trillion won (US$2.1bn), while sales for the business slipped 5.6 per cent to 23.6 trillion won (US $20.3bn).

SEC launches probe into Yahoo’s data breaches

SEC launches probe into Yahoo’s data breaches

Yahoo Inc. is reportedly being probed by the U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), as federal authorities are trying to determine whether the beleaguered internet company should have reported its two massive data breaches sooner to investors.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a person, claiming familiarity with the matter, revealed that SEC opened an investigation and demanded the company to submit certain documents in December.

Apple sues Qualcomm, alleging extortion

Apple sues Qualcomm, alleging extortion

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. is suing tech giant Qualcomm, alleging that the San Diego-based chipmaker unfairly insisted on charging huge royalties for technologies that it has nothing to do with.

Confirming its legal action against Qualcomm on Friday, Apple said that hit was seeking $1 billion form the chipmaker in damages it suffered.

Apples said that it innovated with unique features like TouchID, advanced camera and displays, but Qualcomm insisted on charging it at least 5 times more in payments than other cellular patent licensors.

Samsung to disclose cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires on Jan. 23

Samsung to disclose cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires on Jan. 23

Findings of Samsung's investigation into what caused some of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire will be disclosed a day before the announcement of its fourth quarter result, the South Korean electronics giant announced on Friday.

Samsung executives and independent experts who conducted the investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 fire incidents will share their findings in a press conference on January 23 in Seoul. It will be available globally through a live-stream.

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run to be available on Android devises

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run to be available on Android devises

Nintendo's wildly popular Super Mario Run smartphone game will be made available for users of Android devices as well, the mobile gaming giant announced on Wednesday.

Using its Tweeter account, Nintendo announced that the Super Mario Run videogame would be available on Android smartphones devices in March 2017, nearly three months after its release on iOS Devices in December 2016.

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