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January 12, 2018, 1:50 PM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Zuckerberg says News Feed will focus on what friends share, de-emphasize content from publishers and brands as it moves to favor interactions over passive posts  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook introduced sweeping changes to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members …
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Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Facebook's News Feed changes are good for media industry in the long term; journalism engineered to be picked by an algorithm is not journalism, it's marketing  —  Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the New York Times that the social network will revamp its news feed to emphasize …
Reuters:
Intel says some data center customers using Broadwell and Haswell processors are reporting more system reboots after applying patch for Meltdown and Spectre  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp on Thursday said that recently issued patches for flaws in its chips could cause computers using its older Broadwell …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
AMD says it is making firmware updates available for Ryzen and EPYC processors this week to fix Spectre flaws, updating older processors “over the coming weeks”  —  Zero risk, but not zero impact  —  AMD's initial response to the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws made it clear “there is a near zero risk to AMD processors.”
Jake Smith / ZDNet:
IDC: PC shipments in Q4 2017 grew by 0.7% YoY to 70.6M units but declined by 0.2% to 259.5M units in full year 2017; HP and Apple saw 8.3% and 7.3% growth in Q4  —  Research firm IDC said PC market most stable since 2011, led by HP.  —  The PC market is beginning to show some signs of stabling …
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
Google updates Duo, which now lets users call some Android contacts who don't have the app installed, providing a prompt to install at the end of call  —  Google recently began rolling out a slightly updated look to the contact list on the Duo video calling app.
TechCrunch:
Source: Verizon is working on a new OTT video content service based on Oath content and a connected home product to manage smart devices  —  Jan 12, 2018, 4:23 amJan 12, 2018, 8:39 am  —  At CES, the big consumer electronics show underway this week in Las Vegas (when the lights are working) …
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