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October 14, 2016, 12:15 PM

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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Google News rolls out “fact check” tag for stories on web and mobile apps, starting in the US and UK  —  Launched today, fact check will now appear as a label among news search results alongside other labels such as opinion, local source and highly cited
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google to launch new mobile-only search index within months, says it will eventually become primary index, but a separate desktop index will still be maintained  —  Google is going to create a separate mobile index within months, one that will be the main or “primary” index that the search engine uses to respond to queries.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Samsung expects to lose about $3B in operating profit from Q4 2016 through Q1 2017 due to Note7 recall  —  The cost of playing with fire  —  Samsung says the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation will cost it around $3 billion over the course of the next two fiscal quarters.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Facebook updates Instagram Windows 10 app to support PCs and tablets, requires touchscreen and rear-facing camera to upload photos and videos  —  Facebook today updated its Windows 10 app for Instagram to support PCs and tablets.  You can download the new version now from the Windows Store.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
VMware and Amazon partner to bring VMware's infrastructure software to AWS starting in 2017  —  It's been an open secret that Amazon's AWS division and VMware were going to announce a partnership at a press conference in San Francisco later today.  Thanks to VMware mistakenly posting its announcement early …
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
Shazam launches in-app music video channels as it partners with video monetization firm Vadio  —  Shazam has come a long way since its beginnings as a service for identifying songs: in 2016, it has a number of features designed to persuade music fans to spend more time using its app.
Washington Post:
Verizon general counsel says there's a “reasonable basis” to believe Yahoo hack will have a “material” impact on deal  —  Verizon on Thursday said that it was leaning toward declaring as a “material” event the massive data breach disclosed three weeks ago by Yahoo …

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