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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.

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.

Apple’s next MacBooks will have Kaby Lake processor, more RAM: analyst predicts

Apple’s next MacBooks will have Kaby Lake processor, more RAM: analyst predicts

Apple's new MacBooks will come equipped with Intel's powerful Kaby Lake processors as well as offer more RAM in the fifteen-inch model, a well-known Apple analyst said in a newly issued note.

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities in Taiwan, said in the note that Apple would upgrade this year's MacBooks with the Kaby Lake processors and 32 gigabytes of RAM.

Consumer Reports recommends MacBook Pro laptops after software update

Consumer Reports recommends MacBook Pro laptops after software update

In an update to its original MacBook Pro evaluation, Consumer Reports has recommended laptops running a macOS 10.12.3 beta as the battery life issue has been fixed.

Consumer Reports recommended MacBook Pro laptops after finishing retesting of the laptops following software update by Apple, the Cupertino-based manufacturer of the machines.

Zuckerberg & his wife trying to build political muscle for philanthropic causes

Zuckerberg & his wife trying to build political muscle for philanthropic causes

Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, who have pledged to put their huge wealth toward philanthropic causes, have hired a top political operative to build political muscle for their philanthropic work.

In 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability company to carry out charitable efforts. Now, they have hired David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, as president of policy and advocacy for the non-profit.

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