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January 15, 2018, 6:00 PM

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Fred Vogelstein / Wired:
Facebook's head of News Feed Adam Mosseri says the recently announced overhaul, designed to help people better connect, will result in less video appearing  —  Facebook on Thursday announced sweeping changes to the way it plans to manage the newsfeed, the front door to the service for its 2 billion monthly users.
Frederic Filloux / Monday Note:
Facebook exits from news after killing notions of the brand, authorship, business model; publishers should focus on products that directly impact their company  —  For Facebook, journalism has been a pain in the neck from day one.  Now, bogged down with the insoluble problems of fake news and bad PR …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Telegram plans to raise $1.2B in its ICO, starting with a $600M pre-sale, and to rival Ethereum with its Telegram Open Network platform, company documents show  —  We have even more information about messaging app Telegram's plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community …
Sherisse Pham / CNNMoney:
Alibaba and Microsoft's AI programs beat humans for the first time on a Stanford University reading comprehension test  —  Jack Ma: 'We shouldn't fear AI'  —  The robots are coming, and they can read.  —  Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Apple's CarPlay is finally coming to select new Toyota and Lexus vehicles, as the automaker eases its stance on exclusively using its own infotainment systems  —  But there's still no sign of Android Auto  —  Toyota's new 2019 Avalon was just announced at the 2018 North American International Auto Show …

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