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Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections Facebook’s news feed is facing criticism for allegedly influencing some users in favor of Donald Trump Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a Samsung event in Barcelona on Feb. 21, 2016. Credit: Facebook 1COMMENT John Ribeiro IDG News Service Nov 11, 2016 7:18 AM Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to ... Read More »

Facebook vows again to fight fake news post election

At the end of an ugly presidential campaign the likes of which the U.S. has never seen, Facebook has acknowledged it has a lot more work to do in combating fake news on its platform. The social network is a daily stop for tens of millions of voters and played an important role in shaping and reinforcing people’s opinions. But sometimes, ... Read More »

We’re at the halfway mark for earnings. Here’s the good news…

e’re at the halfway mark for earnings. More than half of the S&P 500has reported as of this morning. Here’s the good news: 1. Guidance for the second half of the year has been steady. Most companies that comment are reaffirming third quarter and full-year guidance. This is far and away the most important takeaway from earnings season so far ... Read More »

China says to crackdown on fake news from social media

China’s internet regulator will launch a crackdown on the reporting of news gathered from social media, as part of what the government calls a campaign against fake news and the spreading of rumours. In a statement late on Sunday, the Cyberspace Administration of China said that online media cannot report any news taken from social mediasites without approval. “It is ... Read More »

This week in games: cutting-edge warfare gets remastered, Fox news calls out The division

word out of PAX East final week is that Shadow Warrior 2 is definitely damned exact. here to ram that factorhome? Twelve minutes of warm Wang motion, featuring jokes like “Mess with the bull, you get the Wang.” Which isn’t even without a doubt a joke, however I laughed besides. severe faces something approximately this week and ridiculously lengthy “trailers.” ... Read More »

News Corp earnings: 20 cents per share, vs expected EPS of 21 cents

News Corp. reported mixed results Thursday, citing foreign currency fluctuations and lower print advertising revenue. The global media company, which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch, posted fiscal second-quarter earnings of 20 cents per share on $2.16 billion in revenue. Analysts had expected News Corp. to report earnings of about 21 cents a share on $2.13 billion in revenue, according to ... Read More »

Oil price plunge isn’t all good news for the economy

The recent plunge in oil prices should be — mostly — good for the U.S. economy. Cheaper fuel brings big savings for consumers and businesses — several hundred billion dollars since prices crashed from more than $100 a barrel to less than $30. Gasoline, diesel and heating oil make up about two-thirds of the roughly 20 million barrels of oil ... Read More »

Pisani: Share buybacks increase: Good news?

It’s fairly typical for companies to announce buyback programs this time of year. Often, existing buyback programs are ending, and the company will announce a new program. However, given the notable decline in stock prices, market watchers are paying particular attention to whether existing programs are being expanded, or those companies who have never had buybacks will implement them in ... Read More »

Oil price plunge isn’t all good news for the economy

[“source -pcworld”] The recent plunge in oil prices should be — mostly — good for the U.S. economy. Cheaper fuel brings big savings for consumers and businesses — several hundred billion dollars since prices crashed from more than $100 a barrel to less than $30. Gasoline, diesel and heating oil make up about two-thirds of the roughly 20 million barrels ... Read More »

Facebook’s latest News Feed overhaul puts stories you want to see at the top

Facebook knows everything about you, from who your friends and family are to what you like and where you’ve been. It even knows the posts you draft but never publish. Combine all that information with the power of the like button, which signals to Facebook that a post should be shared more widely, and the network should know exactly what ... Read More »