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November 11, 2016, 12:05 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Zuckerberg: “the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way... is a pretty crazy idea”  —  “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.”  —  After a day of criticism over his company's role …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Tech CEOs send company-wide memos encouraging decency and kindness after Donald Trump's win  —  An ‘emotionally-charged election’  —  Over the past 24 hours, top executives at Apple, eBay, Box, and Microsoft have sent company-wide memos urging employees to try to move forward and expressing the belief that people are inherently good.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Spotify app for Windows, Mac, and Linux writing gigabytes of junk data to storage drives when idle; company says they're rolling out an update with fix for bug  —  Streaming app used by 40 million writes hundreds of gigabytes per day.  —  For almost five months—possibly longer …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook says it will no longer allow advertisers to use its ethnic affinity marketing in housing, employment, and credit ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it will no longer allow advertisers to exclude specific racial and ethnic groups when placing ads related to housing, credit or employment.
Dan Primack / LinkedIn:
Sources: Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump's presidential transition team  —  Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump's presidential transition team, according to multiple sources close to the situation.  Thiel, a venture capitalist and hedge fund manager who also serves …
Bloomberg:
Alibaba broke its Singles' Day record with sales reaching $15B by 8pm in China, topping last year's $13.4B  —  Jack Ma Enlists Scarlett Johansson to boost shopping at event  —  24-hour shopathon kicks off with fanfare amid China slowdown  —  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is on track to smash …
Saba Hamedy / Mashable:
Hands-on with Snap's Spectacles: light-weight, pairing with phone is easy, Snapping with glasses and transfers to phone work as promised, video quality is good  —  Getting my hands on a pair of Snapchat Spectacles felt like getting a golden ticket.  —  Only instead of Willy Wonka greeting me at the …
Oculus Developer Cener:
Oculus debuts Asynchronous Spacewarp, a frame-rate smoothing technique that almost halves CPU and GPU load, allowing for lower-spec VR-capable PCs  —  TL;DR:Oculus is releasing a new technology aimed at reducing system hardware requirements while maintaining content quality across a wider array of hardware.

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