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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook has emerged as a new kind of media platform

As news organizations, tech companies, voters and politicians continue to raise questions about the potential impacts of "fake news" on the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook has come under intense scrutiny for its role in disseminating misinformation.

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Japan team aims to put rover on moon

Hakuto's move suggests that it could either not build the required spacecraft, or sign a launch contract. "We're proud to verify HAKUTO's launch agreement and are pleased to see two Google Lunar X Prize teams collaborating on this mission to the Moon", Chanda Gonzales-Mowrer, a senior director at Google Lunar X Prize, said in a statement.

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BlackBerry 'No Longer in Turnaround' as Transition to Software Succeeds, Says CEO

TD Securities analyst Daniel Chan was anticipating software sales of $189 million. BlackBerry's chief executive John Chen made the announcement while speaking with reporters at the Ottawa headquarters of its BlackBerry QNX subsidiary, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by his side, said the blog.

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Chinese smog photos draw outrage

The school's principal was quoted as saying that school staff had organised the exam. More than 20 cities in north China including capital Beijing issued red alerts for the latest bout of polluted air. However, despite the closure of schools, one headmaster in Linzhou, Hanan province, did not want to cancel the planned exams, so more than 400 students were forced to sit in the outdoors for four hours, enveloped in heavy smog with the air-quality-index reading higher than 500.

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Alert level raised for Alaska volcano after explosion observed

The alert was downgraded hours later. AVO scientist Michelle Coombs said several pilots reported seeing an ash cloud at about 34,000 ft in altitude - about the same height as the cruising altitude for large jet planes. The explosion caused the monitoring center to raise the aviation color code to red and the volcano alert level to warning, the highest levels. No activity has been observed in recent satellite images or infrasound data.

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Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Ameriprise Financial Inc. Activision Blizzard's quarterly revenue was up 58.4% compared to the same quarter past year. The consensus target price is now $48.533. The buoyancy in the outlook of Activision Blizzard, Inc.

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Global Dairy Trade Prices Fall 0.5%, First Decline Since October

Explaining the reasoning behind the move, Penny said prices had "lifted sooner and higher than we had factored in". "While farmers can now take time out over Christmas and look forward to better times over 2017, we can already see the next dairy cycle taking shape, Penny said".

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Tim Cook explains meeting with Donald Trump

It's not sure which desktop Mac range will get upgraded first. It too was left out in this fall's MacBook refresh. Cook ended his answer with the following: "We very much stand up for what we believe in". Some folks in the media have been questioning about whether we're committed towards our desktop line. But the lack of focus on the Mac has led to the departure of many Mac hardware designers, who noticed that design chief Jony Ive and his team were no longer interested in weekly ...

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Analyst Reviews to Watch: Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC)

Analysts predict that Western Digital Corp. will post $7.06 EPS for the current year. Some acceleration in SSD segment doesn't imply that one can completely negate the facts of the matter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now has $68.00 price objective on the data storage provider's stock, up from their prior price objective of $53.00. Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) rose 0.86% during previous trade.

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Chiefs enjoy Pro Bowl nods, but hope Super Bowl preempts trip

The 2017 Pro Bowl is just around the corner, and the players selected to this year's roster are set to be announced. Reed's actually had a down season for Washington with 646 yards and five touchdowns (he finished with 11 last season). The New York Jets, New Orleans, Chicago, Jacksonville and NFC North-leading Detroit also had no players selected. The game will be played in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, January 29.

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ICSC: Holiday procrastination means increased Christmas Eve shopping

Your best bet for getting last-minute shopping done is to do it before Christmas Eve, but there are those times you end up forgetting something. To note: none of the restaurants listed below will be open on Christmas Day with the exception of Bucca di Beppo .

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Political divides now seen in 'Merry Christmas' vs. 'Happy Holidays'

A majority of white Evangelical Protestants and Catholics prefer "Merry Christmas ", but a majority of the religiously unaffiliated and nonwhite Protestants say "Happy Holidays" is better. The poll reports says, "In fact 24 percent of Trump voters say that the " war on Christmas " concerns them more than a potential war with China would".

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Drone seizure latest sign of tougher times between US, China

The U.S. Navy has retrieved an unmanned underwater vehicle that Chinese forces seized Thursday in worldwide waters near Subic Bay. It had just completed a pre-programmed military oceanographic survey route and was returning to the nearby USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62).

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Trader's Roundup: United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X), Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK)

The stock's Dividend stands at 0.2 and Dividend Yield stands at 0.54 Percent. (NYSE:X) reported its last earnings on 11/01/2016. The high figure given for this time frame is $0.29 with the low being $0.19. The EPS for the most recent quarter is 0.05. Considering the earnings reaction history, The Company has topped 58% percentage. Analysts projected the minimum sales estimate of $7,024.42M and some analysts told that the stock may achieve maximum sales of $7,683.00M.

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VW, Canadian Owners Find Dieselgate Agreement of $1.6 Billion

The settlement in the Bosch case was expected to be worth more than $300 million. Volkswagen has agreed to add at least three additional electric vehicle models to the cars it sells in California by 2020, including an SUV, and must sell an average of at least 5,000 electric vehicles annually.

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Honda in Talks on Self-Driving Technology With Google's Waymo

In addition to these on-going efforts, this technical collaboration with Waymo could allow Honda R&D to explore a different technological approach to bring fully self-driving technology to market. Honda had previously announced plans to start selling self-driving cars capable of operating on highways sometime around 2020. Alphabet hasn't discussed the finer details of how it expects to generate revenue from its driverless vehicle technology, but the company has repeatedly said that it sees ...

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Free Gravity Rush 2 Demo Hits PS Store Tomorrow

Picking up the first print of Gravity Rush 2 nets Japanese fans a copy of the animated special on a separate Blu-ray disc. So there's plenty to keep you occupied before Gravity Rush 2 is released on 20th January in the UK. Not only is the anime, Gravity Rush the Animation - Overture - set to release soon, but now, Gravity Rush 2 will be putting out a demo as of tomorrow, December 22.

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Senator urges Uber to add in-app location tracking controls

Because of that, the ride-sharing app now offers "a way for you to Uber directly to a person in your contacts". This eliminates the need to juggle locations and addresses with friends. It's a one-time location permission and will expire after 30 minutes. Uber will also automatically share the rider's trip information with the contact they are traveling to, with a text message containing the estimated time of arrival and a link to a live map of their travels.

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Nokia Sues Apple In Europe, United States For Infringement Of Patents

Nokia's actions-which it said include 32 patents-have been filed with the Regional Courts in Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Munich in Germany and the U.S. CNBC has reached out to Apple for comment. Apple sued a group of patent-holding companies Tuesday in federal court in San Jose, California, over antitrust claims.

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Civilization VI Gets Big Updates, New Civ

You can check out the full changelog here. Her standout benefit, and the one that has me seriously considering plunking down five bucks for access to the add-on, is this: when you complete an encampment or fort inside friendly territory, you gain adjacent tiles - even if that means stealing territory right out from under another civilization.

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Research Analysis of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Pacific Time. At that time the company will issue a brief advisory release via newswire containing a link to the fourth-quarter 2016 financial results and letter to shareholders on its website. Churchill Management now owns 8,257 shares of the Internet television network's stock valued at $944,000 after buying an additional 81 shares in the last quarter.

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Otsuka backs Akebia with $1 billion deal on anemia drug vadadustat

Finally, HC Wainwright reiterated a buy rating on shares of Akebia Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, August 23rd. Analysts giving the rating a 4 or 5 are indicating a Sell. Analysts mean target price for Cascadian Therapeutics, Inc. Nantahala Capital Management LLC now owns 1,915,008 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $17,331,000 after buying an additional 234,618 shares in the last quarter.

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH) , TripAdvisor, Inc

Albion Financial Group UT now owns 6,830 shares of the information technology service provider's stock worth $391,000 after buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. "Cognizant's global experience, deep digital capabilities, and entrepreneurial culture will enable us to deliver broader transformational solutions to insurers", Overton said.

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The Division PS4 vs PS4 Pro Comparison; Better Reflections and Shadows

The Division's UI will run at 4K and gameplay at 1080p after update. This might be disappointing for those who expected a higher native resolution with the PlayStation 4 Pro, but the notes also mention improved graphics settings that should result in better looking shadows and reflections, so there's that.

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Jimmy Fallon And Paul McCartney Join A-List Chorus For 'Wonderful Christmastime'

The cast of the animated picture includes Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johannson , John C. Reilly and a number of other notable actors. Check it out: Matthew McConaughey stars in " Sing " as the voice of koala Buster Moon, who produces a greatest singing competition to try and save his theater.

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Facebook introduces Instant Verification for signing into Android apps, makes OTPs obsolete

The social media giant now has 1.7 billion monthly active users (MAUs) on its platform, and many analysts believe that the new feature will likely help the company to experience a surge in its user base. If there isn't a successful match, a SMS will be sent with a verification code to complete the sign-in. Though how soon people would be able to make use of it, if at all, also depends on whether developers make use of it.

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Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) declared EPS of 0.71

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) traded down -3.42% in the last Trading session and closed at $1.41. (NASDAQ:TSLA) traded up 2.99% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $208.79. "Inc." was published by Community Financial News and is owned by of Community Financial News. Number of analysts are eying on this stock and after detailed observation, they have given the stock mean target price of $234.64 while their mean recommendation is 3.00 (1=Buy, 5=sell).

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Apple seeds new betas for iOS and macOS to developers

Apple move to stopping signing previous iOS 10 versions after the iOS 10.2 release underscores a characteristic move by the company. This means that those who have already updated their device to iOS 10.2 will no longer be able to downgrade their OS.

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First day of winter arrives marking shortest day of the year

So today (21 December) the winter solstice is here, marking the day in 2016 with the fewest hours of sunlight. At the solstice, the sun reaches its lowest altitude of the year before slowly climbing higher and higher with each day. Currently, the sun rises at 7:34 a.m. and sets at about 5:16 p.m.in Boone. Get ready for the darkest day of 2016 in the literal sense, as the winter solstice is upon us December 21.

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Mafia 3 adds free racing and vehicle customisation DLC

A new auto has also been added to the vehicle roster, the Griffin Marauder. Full details of the update are available on the Mafia III blog. The update now brings auto races to the game with 12 races which take place throughout New Bordeaux.

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Russians, FBI, 'angry white men' to blame for Hillary's loss - Bill Clinton

DONALD TRUMP and Bill Clinton are locked in a social media war of words after the former president taunted the up coming Commander in Chief saying: "he doesn't know much ". Former President Bill Clinton told a group, which included the editor of a Westchester County newspaper, that the president-elect called him the day after the election , adding that it had been strangely cordial, "like it was 15 years ago", when the two families socialized.

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East Texan Trent Williams and five Cowboys highlight NFL Pro Bowl rosters

Tight end Greg Olsen, linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis and fullback Mike Tolbert have been selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl , the National Football League announced Tuesday. This is the fifth Pro Bowl nod for Berry who's started all 14 games for Kansas City. "It's nice to know you are respected around the NFL, " Griffen said.

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Blade Runner 2049 trailer: Gosling & Ford's sequel looks absolutely stunning

Working with Villeneuve is composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (who scored all three of the films above), illustrious cinematographer Roger Deakins (who also shot Prisoners and Sicario ), and editor Joe Walker (who edited Sicario and Arrival). And a first look at Harrison Ford's return as Rick Deckard. Check out the first look Warner dropped early this week. It is the sequel to Blade Runner and sees Harrison Ford reprise his role as Rick Deckard.

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Employee sues Google for running an "internal spying program"

The extent of the supposedly draconian privacy restrictions at the technology company borders on the absurd: Writing "a novel about someone working at a tech company in Silicon Valley", without authorization from Google, for instance, would be prohibited, or so the lawsuit alleges.

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Russian envoy's killer unlikely to have acted alone: Turkey official

Save The Children works to provide children and their families with warm clothes, shelter, protection and emergency care. The spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Qasemi, has said that the foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu are scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Trend's correspondent reported .


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