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February 28, 2018 5:07 PM Facebook news feed changes ‘decimated’ publisher

Lifestyle site Little Things says it has had to close after changes to Facebook’s news feed algorithms “decimated” its business. The closure of the female-focused publishing business will result in the loss of 100 jobs. The company focused on a mix of “feel-good news” and videos. Since launching in 2014, it attracted 12 million followers on Facebook 110

August 19, 2017 9:07 AM Why Anxiety Is High Over Kenya’s Election Result: QuickTake Q&A

A legal battle is being waged in Kenya over the outcome of Aug. 8 presidential elections, which pitted incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga. While Kenyatta was declared the winner in the first round, Odinga alleged that the result was rigged. Violent street protests broke out after the announcement of the results, but tension 32

August 18, 2017 5:54 AM Facebook adds two new updates to reduce video clickbait from News Feed

NEW YORK: After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed. Video clickbaits are those posts that have fake video-play buttons embedded into an image, and videos of a static image. "Publishers that rely on these 62

July 26, 2017 10:27 AM A North Korean nuke could hit the U.S. in a year, intelligence agencies say

Amid advances in physics and climate concerns, nuclear fusion energy has become an increasingly hot pursuit for governments, startups, and skunk works. A long-heralded holy grail of the energy world (it's said to always be "30 years away"), fusion smashes together atomic nuclei in a controlled fashion and in a way that, theoretically, could provide virtually 39

July 21, 2017 12:04 PM Ghanaian innovator develops e-turbine to generate electricity [Audio]

An innovator and lecturer at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, Dr. Mark Amoo Boateng is seeking a $300,000 to enable him develop a programme to monitor the country’s ocean systems. Dr. Boateng, a civil engineer, has a number of innovations to his credit including an electronic turbine for generating 56

July 20, 2017 4:16 AM Is Facebook’s Subscription Based News Service Bad for the Publishing Industry?

In an attempt to ostensibly save the news industry, Facebook will be launching a subscription-based news service in October. The master plan will pave the way for content publishers to create a paywall on Facebook for access to their content. It is also hoped that the new incentive will bring back the much-needed credibility to traditional news sites 72

May 22, 2017 1:56 PM Facebook's Content Moderation Rules Are Both Careful and Shocking

The rules for dealing with violent and disturbing images often require moderators to ask whether they are 'newsworthy' or 'raise awareness.' There is no doubt that it takes a huge effort to moderate all the content that gets uploaded to Facebook. But over the past few months, the social giant has shown signs of strain. Back in August, shortly after the company 64

May 16, 2017 3:13 AM The MP3 isn't dead yet, but it's now on its last digital legs

Digital file formats don't usually get the rock star treatment when it comes to entering the public's consciousness, but if one ever did, the MP3 format is it. But that's all coming to an end — or at least that's what recent events point to. Just last month, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, the Germany-based organization that began developing 57

May 8, 2017 11:13 AM Facebook's war against fake news in the UK is long overdue

But seven months down the line, and the social network has announced an all-out war on misinformation and hoaxes in the UK ahead of the general election in June. Facebook is tweaking its algorithm to try and halt the spread of fake news, giving users tips on identifying fake news, and it even ran full-page adverts in British newspapers on Monday reiterating 51

April 19, 2017 10:18 AM Xiaomi Mi 6 With 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Launched in China: Price, Specifications, and More

Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship smartphone has been launched at a Beijing event, ending the year-long wait of fans of the brand. At the Mi 6 launch event, the company stressed on factors such as the premium 3D glass design, powerful Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, and dual rear cameras of new Mi 6 smartphone comes with the new Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB of RAM, dual-rear 64