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November 14, 2016, 4:25 PM

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Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Source: Facebook shelved an update to identify fake news stories because it would have disproportionately affected right-wing news sites  —  It's no secret that Facebook has a fake news problem.  Critics have accused the social network of allowing false and hoax news stories to run rampant …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
MacBook Pros with Touch Bar review: great keyboard, screen, trackpad, and speakers, but is pricey, has limited battery life, and Touch Bar isn't revolutionary  —  A little over a decade ago, a Russian design studio unveiled a concept keyboard that, as much as any gadget ever can, rocked the tech blogging world.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
13" and 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro review: nice designs, good battery life, great storage performance, but need for dongles is inconvenient  —  Touch Bar, Touch ID, dedicated GPUs, more ports, and a whole lot more.  —  The new design of the MacBook Pros is nice and Apple's decision to put …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Samsung agrees to buy US automotive electronics maker Harman for $8B to further its connected car push  —  Samsung is increasing its focus on the connected car after the Korean firm announced plans to buy auto and audio product maker Harman in an all cash deal worth $8 billion.
Tom Phillips / Guardian:
Chinese state-run newspaper warns of response including “countermeasures” resulting in iPhone sales “setback” if Trump pursues a trade war  —  President-elect 'will be condemned for his recklessness, ignorance and incompetence' if he imposes tariffs, says Communist party-controlled newspaper
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:
As the debate about Facebook's role in spreading fake news throughout the election continues, Google's top result for “final election count” is a fake news site  —  If you Googled “final election count” on Monday morning to find out which presidential candidate was ahead in the popular vote …
Bogdan Popa / Softpedia News:
Microsoft announces Visual Studio for Mac to be introduced at the Connect() conference kicking off on November 16  —  The debut will take place at Connect() in November  —  Microsoft has just announced that Visual Studio for Mac would be introduced at the Connect() conference kicking off on November 16 …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google revamps Play Music with optional recommendations based on your location and activity  —  Google today is announcing an overhaul of its Google Play Music streaming app for Android, iOS, and the web.  —  Probably the most fascinating aspect of the new version of the app is that …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Music Unlimited expands to the UK, Germany and Austria today  —  Amazon's new on-demand, streaming music service, Amazon Music Unlimited, has taken its first steps abroad after launching last month in the U.S. to go head to head with Apple Music, Spotify, Google and the rest.

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