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November 19, 2016, 3:35 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg responds to fake news controversy and outlines projects Facebook is working on to combat the issue  —  A lot of you have asked what we're doing about misinformation, so I wanted to give an update.  —  The bottom line is: we take misinformation seriously.
Jeff Jarvis / Medium:
John Borthwick of Betaworks and Jeff Jarvis of CUNY offer ideas for tackling fake news on Facebook, Twitter, and Google  —  We—John Borthwick and Jeff Jarvis—want to offer constructive suggestions for what the platforms—Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, Apple News …
Brent Griffiths / Politico:
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
Intel details its vision for AI chips, mostly based on Nervana technology, but the strategy remains incomplete until the Movidius deal closes  —  AI strategy incomplete without Movidius  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Intel rolled out its intentions for a soup-to-nuts offering in artificial intelligence …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Sources: Intel planning large number of layoffs in New Devices Group, its wearables division  —  According to sources close to the company, Intel is about to step back from wearables in a big way.  —  In 2014, the company purchased Basis, a little-known producer of some truly excellent fitness watches.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple offers qualified users $150 repairs for iPhone 6 Plus devices with “touch disease” or unresponsive screens, will give refunds to users who have paid more  —  Apple today launched a new repair program for the iPhone 6 Plus, addressing complaints about a manufacturing issue …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Surface Studio review: impressive screen and design, old CPU and GPU a slight letdown, Dial needs more app support, but overall the device is good for artists  —  Touch, pen, and Dial all in one display  —  The last desktop PC I owned was a 2009 iMac.  I now use a laptop every day for work …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Facebook SEC filings reveal $6B stock buyback program that starts Q1 2017, and chief accounting officer's resignation, effective February 17  —  Facebook today said it is authorizing a $6 billion stock buyback that will go into effect in the first quarter next year.
Will Hobson / Washington Post:
DraftKings and FanDuel agree to merge; DraftKings CEO Jason Robins to run the new company, and FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles to become chairman of the board  —  DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest companies in the daily fantasy sports market that exploded into national consciousness last fall …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
AT&T customers will be able to send messages via Echo after Amazon adds the Send Message skill to Alexa on November 19  —  Alexa's on a quite a roll of late.  Amazon's AI assistant is adding new skills all the time, and this week the company's adding one of its highest profile partners.

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