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Facebook is adding the flawless feature for those annoying 'Facebook friends' Facebook is adding the flawless feature for those annoying 'Facebook friends'
- December 16, 2017

Additionally, it seems that Facebook was originally going to allow users to snooze people, Pages, or Groups for a day, a week, or a month. Temporarily muting a connection is better for Facebook than someone permanently cutting it off. However, Facebook researchers are now thinking about the issue and wondering whether or not the time that users spend on Facebook is right for them. But passively consuming information from social media has the opposite effect. (more...)
Facebook To Push More Videos On News Feed In Bid For Monetization Facebook To Push More Videos On News Feed In Bid For Monetization
- December 16, 2017

Originally, publishers were compensated for producing a set number of minutes to receive a paycheck from Facebook; these minutes could come from either on-demand or live videos. The test will start with six-second pre-roll ads. Mid-rolls won't be allowed until the video has run for at least a minute, and then only if the video is at least three minutes long. (more...)
Indian IT department conducts surveys at Bitcoin exchanges across the country Indian IT department conducts surveys at Bitcoin exchanges across the country
- December 15, 2017

The survey was conducted across all the major cities like Delhi, Bengaluru , Hyderabad, Kochi and Gurugram since 6:00 AM on Wednesday. "At least nine bitcoin exchanges have been raided since morning by sleuths from the Income Tax department ". (more...)
Apple invests $390M in iPhone laser chip maker Apple invests $390M in iPhone laser chip maker
- December 15, 2017

The investment will enable Apple to "get better supply and better pricing, and it makes it more hard for Android phones to compete", said Gene Munster, a longtime Apple watcher at Loup Ventures. "The 700,000-square-foot plant expects to begin shipping in the second half of 2018, and its output will make Sherman the VCSEL capital of the US", Apple predicted, adding that Finisar is set to create around 500 high-skilled jobs at the site. (more...)
America's healthiest and least healthy states America's healthiest and least healthy states
- December 15, 2017

This is the first run through MA has been named the most advantageous state, finishing Hawaii's five-year rule. West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and MS rank as the least healthy. Alabama was singled out as the state with the poorest mental health care, given the low concentration of therapists. The report analyzed 35 measures in total to create the rankings, including details on everything from the percentage of adults who smoke, the air pollution levels and the amount of ... (more...)
Site C megaproject to go ahead at increased cost of $10.7B Site C megaproject to go ahead at increased cost of $10.7B
- December 12, 2017

The Site C hydroelectric dam will be completed with the backing of British Columbia's NDP government, but it is warning the price tag will be higher than estimated. "It sort of sounds like (government) was check-mated into it a little bit", said Val Litwin, CEO of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, referring the extent to which Horgan's government inherited the thorny issue from former premier Christy Clark. (more...)
Mother Claims She Was Unfairly Kicked Off Flight After Breastfeeding Incident Mother Claims She Was Unfairly Kicked Off Flight After Breastfeeding Incident
- December 12, 2017

Rui, a Yale medical school graduate and cancer researcher who is also an accomplished piano player and teacher, said the ordeal was worse than Hurricane Harvey which destroyed her home and her elderly parents' home. Rui asked the airline representative as he and a handful of uniformed officers blocked her from the plane gate. The family never made it to NY, however. (more...)
Global arms sales rise for the first time in 5 years Global arms sales rise for the first time in 5 years
- December 12, 2017

Lockheed Martin's sales grew by 10.7 percent previous year, which report co-author Aude Fleurant, who directs of SIPRI's Arms and Military Expenditures Program, attributed to "the acquisition of helicopter producer Sikorsky in late 2015 and higher delivery volumes of the F-35 combat aircraft". (more...)
DoJ dismisses HSBC criminal charges
- December 12, 2017

HSBC said Monday that US authorities were preparing to dismiss criminal charges against the bank, five years after it reached an agreement to avoid prosecution related to lapses in its money-laundering controls. The 2012 settlement was related to the alleged laundering of around $881m for Mexican drug lords as well as completing transactions for countries subject to USA sanctions, including Iran. (more...)
Local weather warning over Saturday night snow Local weather warning over Saturday night snow
- December 11, 2017

The warning was issued on yesterday, Friday 8 December and will last until tomorrow, Sunday 10 December at 11pm. Forecasters have said temperatures will drop to zero or below overnight for most of the country. AA Roadwatch advised motorists to allow extra time to defrost cars. While most motorists in affected areas are dealing with icy roads, very snowy conditions were reported in Monaghan town, Carrickmacross and Castleblayney . (more...)
Boston Companies Make Survey's Best Places to Work List Boston Companies Make Survey's Best Places to Work List
- December 07, 2017

We always encourage our current and former employees to give us honest and open feedback and put transparency at the heart of everything we do. Aside from one stray year (2015) in which it ranked 13, the company has finished no lower than 5 place. (more...)
The Mod Squad: YouTube to Protect Kids With Army of Content Moderators The Mod Squad: YouTube to Protect Kids With Army of Content Moderators
- December 06, 2017

Its machine learning systems, which flag 98% of videos removed for violent extremism, now help human reviewers remove almost five times as many videos than they were previously. (NASDAQ: GOOGL ), plans to dedicate more people to help weed out extremist content from the video sharing website. Some 250 advertisers earlier this year also said they would boycott YouTube because of extremist videos that promoted hate and violence. (more...)
Apple To Pay Irish State Aid Bill From 2018 Apple To Pay Irish State Aid Bill From 2018
- December 06, 2017

Last year, the European Commission ruled that Apple should have to pay £11 billion in back taxes after the company funneled money through Ireland to avoid paying larger taxes on profits made throughout Europe. The Cupertino, Calif. -based tech company said in a statement that it remains confident the court will overturn the ruling once evidence has been reviewed. (more...)
Is Salil Parekh second-time lucky? Is Salil Parekh second-time lucky?
- December 04, 2017

As part of the appointment, Infosys said that interim CEO and MD Pravin Rao , a company veteran, will step down from his role but will continue as the chief operating officer and a whole time director till August 2022. Another major contention was the Panaya acquisition by Infosys . Salil S. Parekh will be the sixth CEO of Infosys . Sikka, who was brought in from SAP in 2014, was the first non-founder CEO at the over United States dollars 10 billion company. (more...)
Flynn pleads guilty to lying about Russian Federation Flynn pleads guilty to lying about Russian Federation
- December 03, 2017

The president's comments come the day after his former national security adviser pleaded guilty to lying about his contacts with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . But inside a large event space in Cipriani, where a large Christmas tree stood nearby, the president turned nostalgic about the 2016 election and recalled that few people expected him to notch the required 270 electoral votes to claim the White House . (more...)
Police evacuate Potsdam Christmas Market goers in Germany after finding suspicious device Police evacuate Potsdam Christmas Market goers in Germany after finding suspicious device
- December 02, 2017

In Potsdam , police said a suspicious object had been delivered to a pharmacy. POLICE have evacuated a Christmas market in Germany after a bomb was delivered to nearby pharmacy, nearly a year after a deadly terrorist attack on a similar target. (more...)
Waymo-Uber trial delayed over new evidence Waymo-Uber trial delayed over new evidence
- November 29, 2017

Waymo had requested the delay on Monday so it could look into whether or not Uber had withheld evidence in the case . To view the full article, register now. Pressed under questioning, Jacobs acknowledged that the letter also alleged that Uber had stolen trade secrets from Waymo, as well as other intellectual property in the U.S. (more...)
Time Inc. agrees to be sold to rival publisher Meredith Time Inc. agrees to be sold to rival publisher Meredith
- November 28, 2017

On Friday, Time shares closed at $16.90. "Meredith wanted to buy Time Inc. back in 2012, but didn't want Time magazine ", former Time magazine Editor Richard Stengel tweeted following the deal's announcement this morning. Publisher Meredith (NYSE: MDP ) is close to a deal to acquire Time Inc . Meredith, whose magazines include Better Homes and Gardens , Shape and Family Circle , acquired the company for $18.50 per share. (more...)
Owners call Small Business Saturday a success Owners call Small Business Saturday a success
- November 27, 2017

We're got 30 percent off pretty much the entire store; jewelry, clothes, shoes, bags,"said Fashion Barn Owner Homer Beaty". Small businesses all around Chatham County and beyond welcomed shoppers to their own special events to celebrate shopping local . (more...)
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Is Now Worth $100 Billion Thanks to Black Friday Amazon's Jeff Bezos Is Now Worth $100 Billion Thanks to Black Friday
- November 27, 2017

The world's richest man and e-commerce mogul directly owns about 78.9 million shares of Amazon . Online sales for Black Friday are up 18.4% from previous year, while the projected final spend is $5bn, according to Adobe Analytics. Bezos then overtook Gates last month when his fortune soared past $90bn. Bezos officially earned the title in October when he surpassed Gates, a feat he also briefly accomplished in July. (more...)