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January 21, 2018, 11:45 PM

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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Facebook should explain how it will design surveys ranking trust in news sources, whether media can contest rank, whether user ideologies will be a factor, more  —  Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that Facebook will begin surveying users about which news sources they trust, in an effort to rank publications on “trustworthiness.”
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, will finally open on Monday — with no checkout lines and no cashiers  —  Amazon Go allows customers to grab items and just walk out without stopping to pay.  —  Amazon's store of the future has been five years in the making.  But the unveiling is just about here.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Instead of limiting time children spend on devices, some researchers argue for increasing it, provided children use the time for learning and creative play  —  New guidance on children and technology makes the distinction between passive exposure and active play and learning with screens
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Tile, maker of Bluetooth trackers for physical objects, lays off 30 after holiday sales disappoint  —  Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly stopped the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Slack launches in beta on Linux as a Snap, an application package that's available across a range of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu  —  Slack's ambition to become the default, go-to place for employees chat to each other and link into hundreds of other applications to get work done …

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