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Facebook backs bill on political ads Facebook backs bill on political ads
- April 09, 2018

The move seems geared at preventing election interference. Facebook is also investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and adding more people to help find advertisers that should have gone through the authorisation process but did not. The change in stance, announced in a Facebook post by Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, comes a few days before he is scheduled to answer questions in congressional hearings about how the company handles its users' data. (more...)
Ford Recalls About 350000 Trucks And SUVs For Faulty Part Ford Recalls About 350000 Trucks And SUVs For Faulty Part
- April 09, 2018

Ford is aware of one reported accident and injury related to this condition. Ford said the vehicles have a transmission gear that may not be fully seated with a clip. If the cable isn't seated securely, the dealership will adjust the cable and reinstall the locking clip. In that recall, dealers are to inspect the transmissions and install the roll pin, which attaches the park pawl rod guide cup to the transmission case. (more...)
Ohio State revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree amid retrial Ohio State revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree amid retrial
- April 08, 2018

The case was unable to reach the required unanimity or supermajority. "Finally, the defense requests that the court question the other seated jurors to determine whether they heard such a comment" from the seated juror "and whether they can in fact be fair and impartial". (more...)
Facebook to make Unsend feature available to all Messenger users Facebook to make Unsend feature available to all Messenger users
- April 08, 2018

Facebook's acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users' data. TechCrunch reports that three separate sources have revealed they had received messages from Zuckerberg that have now mysteriously disappeared from their Facebook inboxes. (more...)
Trump in tariff threat Trump in tariff threat
- April 08, 2018

While footwear and apparel walked away mostly unscathed when the Trump administration this week released a list of China imports it would target with $50 billion in tariffs, the FDRA said the latest round of proposed levies means that footwear is back in contention for tariff increases. (more...)
Apple Is Reportedly Working on Touchless and Curved iPhone Screens Apple Is Reportedly Working on Touchless and Curved iPhone Screens
- April 08, 2018

The feature shares similarities with the Air Gestures capability that Samsung Electronics Co. Samsung is already working on a foldable smartphone, while Huawei is seeing increased success in Asia. Google's ATAP research group has been working this sort of technology, too, through its Project Soli program. Even iPhone X's screen is slightly curved at the bottom, but it is nearly invisible to human eye. (more...)
Apple reportedly mulling first curved OLED, gesture control iPhone Apple reportedly mulling first curved OLED, gesture control iPhone
- April 08, 2018

Samsung now uses smartphone screens that curve, but its curved screens slope down at the edges, rather than from top to bottom. Even iPhone X's screen is slightly curved at the bottom, but it is nearly invisible to human eye. Apple is staying ahead of the curve by introducing features not found in competitors' models. One of the current rumors is that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone. (more...)
Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. Increases Holdings in Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN)
- April 07, 2018

This repurchase authorization permits the medical research company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares of Amgen stock traded down $3.01 on Friday, reaching $168.99. The stock of Pfizer Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) on Wednesday, June 7 with "Hold" rating. (NYSE:GPI) earned "Hold" rating by Stephens on Tuesday, March 20. On Thursday, February 22 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". (more...)
There is a new theory on how the dinosaurs became extinct There is a new theory on how the dinosaurs became extinct
- April 07, 2018

According to the study , a toxic plant had killed dinosaurs much before asteroid could have done the damage. Some experts have long believed that a massive asteroid was a primary cause of dinosaurs' extinction some 65 million years ago, but new analysis from a University at Albany psychology professor suggests that the dinosaurs were in trouble long before the asteroid hit. (more...)
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Says There Were Likely Other Breaches Like Cambridge Analytica Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Says There Were Likely Other Breaches Like Cambridge Analytica
- April 07, 2018

But it wasn't until the Cambridge Analytica story - reported by the New York Times , the Guardian, the UK Observer and Britain's Channel 4 - coupled with pressure from lawmakers and a drop in Facebook's stock price that the policy changes were announced . (more...)
Airtel deploys Massive MIMO Pre-5G technology across IPL match venues Airtel deploys Massive MIMO Pre-5G technology across IPL match venues
- April 07, 2018

Reliance Jio Prime users will be able to stream every live match throughout the duration of 51 days of IPL 2018 starting April 7 and will continue till May 27. The Jio Cricket Season Pack introduced by Jio will allow cricket lovers to get access to their favourite live matches on mobile and stream nearly every match throughout the duration of 51 days. (more...)
USA proposes punitive tariffs targeting $50 billion worth of Chinese imports USA proposes punitive tariffs targeting $50 billion worth of Chinese imports
- April 07, 2018

Tariffs would make US beans less competitive to Chinese buyers and Brazil's crop more attractive. Following an announcement of a proposed $50 billion menu of tariffs against China, Chinese officials announced a proposal for their own matching menu of tariffs. (more...)
Salman Khan granted bail Salman Khan granted bail
- April 07, 2018

It will be pertinent to note that Khan's sisters - Alvira and Arpita - were present during the hearing in the court. The 52-year-old actor was given a jail sentence of five years for killing two blackbucks 20 years ago in Kankani village, near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, during the shooting of a multi-starrer, " Hum Saath Saath Hain ". (more...)
Facebook halts medical data sharing plan with United States hospitals Facebook halts medical data sharing plan with United States hospitals
- April 07, 2018

Users dont have to ability to delete sent messages, but those at the top of the platform did so anyway, leaving the received messages intact. The company apologized for not doing so sooner. "Facebook must stop using our political and personal data information in order to target us with election-related advertising". Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie previously estimated that more than 50 million people were compromised by a personality quiz that collected data from ... (more...)
Facebook Messenger will add 'unsend' feature since it deleted Zuckerberg's messages Facebook Messenger will add 'unsend' feature since it deleted Zuckerberg's messages
- April 07, 2018

Zuckerberg and other executives have been able to use ephemeral messaging features - much like Snapchat, Signal, and other platforms focused on user privacy - which delete Facebook messages from recipients' inboxes after a certain period of time, features revealed Thursday by TechCrunch and confirmed by Facebook. (more...)
Rodgers Brothers Inc. Invests $352000 in Kimco Realty Corp (KIM)
- April 07, 2018

Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 182,481 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,790,134.49. The institutional investor held 165,213 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.02M, down from 175,091 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Analyst Recommendations Watch: GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) Analyst Recommendations Watch: GoPro, Inc. (GPRO)
- April 07, 2018

A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on GPRO . The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $5.71 price target, but the individual stock is already up 11.09% from its recent lows. Earnings per share are generally pondered to be the single most essential variable in determining a share's price. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. (more...)
Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Snap (SNAP) Stock Price
- April 07, 2018

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average recovered from a 510-point intraday loss, at its session low, to finish up about 230 points, or 1%, to 24,264.30 The S&P 500 and Nasdaq gained 1.2% and 1.5%, respectively, and the dramatic turnaround assisted the Nasdaq return to positive territory for the year. (more...)
Western Digital (WDC) EVP Michael Charles Ray Sells 10767 Shares Western Digital (WDC) EVP Michael Charles Ray Sells 10767 Shares
- April 07, 2018

Investors holded 240.32 million in 2017Q3 but now own 243.21 million shares or 1.21% more. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has risen 34.85% since April 6, 2017 and is uptrending. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $2.30 EPS. WDC's profit will be $883.74 million for 7.56 P/E if the $2.97 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on Today Show Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on Today Show
- April 07, 2018

Guthrie pressed Sandberg on why it took so long for Facebook to take the serious steps it announced this week, when the company was made aware that data firm Cambridge Analytica had harvested user data back in December 2015. The EU and Facebook will discuss changes Facebook needs to make to protect its users in the wake of the scandal, and consider how Facebook needs to adapt to new EU data protection rules which will be implemented on 25 May. (more...)
Facebook To Start Disclosing Identity Of Political Advertisers Facebook To Start Disclosing Identity Of Political Advertisers
- April 07, 2018

Facebook will then require entities that seek to purchase issues-based ads to first verify who they are and their location offline - similar to Facebook's announcement in October that those who buy ads that explicitly mention the names of political candidates would need to provide verification. (more...)
Year After Mar-A-Lago Summit, US-China Ties On Tenterhooks
- April 07, 2018

China and the European Union "need to stand up together with a clear-cut position against protectionism, and need to work with each other to uphold the rules-based multilateral trade order", Zhang Ming, the head of the Chinese Mission to the European Union, said in an email response to questions from Bloomberg. (more...)
Neil Warnock calls Nuno Espirito-Santo a 'disgrace' after Wolves beat Cardiff Neil Warnock calls Nuno Espirito-Santo a 'disgrace' after Wolves beat Cardiff
- April 07, 2018

Conor Coady conceded a 92nd minute penalty only for Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy , diving low to his left, to save Gary Madine's spot-kick. Ruben Neves' inch-perfect free kick was enough to open up a nine-point gap on second-placed Cardiff, and Warnock was left fuming at the Wolves head coach. (more...)
Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny Facebook brings political ads under more scrutiny
- April 07, 2018

The legislation would also require online platforms to make "all reasonable efforts" to ensure that foreign nationals and entities are not buying political ads to influence the USA electorate. Facebook is also creating a searchable archive of past political ads. The company also said that people who manage Pages with "large numbers of followers" must now be "verified". (more...)
Synchrony Finl (NYSE:SYF) Is Now Covered By Citigroup
- April 07, 2018

This trading sentiment put the stock on Active spotlight. The three major USA stock indexes ended higher after a choppy session on Tuesday as shareholders looked forward to earnings season while the S&P 500 pushed above a key support level and Amazon.com shares jumped on bets that criticism from President Donald Trump would not translate to policy changes. (more...)
Facebook's Facebook's "unsend" message tool to go public
- April 07, 2018

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Sheryl Sandberg told the Financial Timesthat it was "a mistake" that she and Zuckerberg waited so long to speak publicly after the Cambridge Analytica news broke last month. Facebook says most of the affected users (more than 70 million) are in the USA, though there are over a million each in the Philippines, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. (more...)
Australia begins probe into Facebook after data of 0.3m users breached Australia begins probe into Facebook after data of 0.3m users breached
- April 07, 2018

It was the most damning exchange of the interview , in my opinion. "They gave us assurances and it wasn't until other people told us it wasn't true". And it's requiring verification for all pages that have large numbers of followers, making it "much harder for people to administer a Page using a fake account, which is strictly against our policies". (more...)
Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.2.6, Downgrades and Restores No Longer Possible
- April 07, 2018

The decline is said to come as a result of stricter Apple app review guidelines in addition to the "technical change that eliminated many old apps that were not updated to support 64-bit architecture". The other driver of app store growth is the quantity of apps that are ported from one platform to the other. Google Play broke 1.5 million in new app releases while Apple teetered at 755,000 apps released in 2017. (more...)
Facebook Shareholders Brace For Zuckerberg Testimony In Congress
- April 07, 2018

In recent weeks, Facebook has made changes to the platform and its policies regarding access to user data and transparency. "We do not give that information - that you're a woman and live in NY - we do not give any of that information to advertisers", Sandberg said . (more...)
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg's Messages Exclusively Deleted From Other People's Chats
- April 07, 2018

Facebook Inc. (FB) now says the number of people whose information was "improperly shared" with British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica is 87 million. The company planned to match the information collected with social media data to assist medical agencies in finding patients that could need additional treatment, CNBC reported Thursday. (more...)