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Weekly Roundup: Facebook’s feign news, MacBook Pro reviewed, initial tellurian CRISPR-ed


Facebook’s feign news frenzy continued as a association came underneath inspection for a debated influence on a U.S. election, LinkedIn was blocked in Russia and a person was treated with CRISPR record for a initial time. Also, the tellurian class has about 1,000 years left according to Stephen Hawking. But do we merit survival? The existence of Coca-Cola’s selfie bottle points toward no.

1. Mark Zuckerberg published a response to accusations that feign news on Facebook shabby a outcome of a U.S. election. The Facebook CEO claims that during least 99 percent of news calm on Facebook was “authentic.” However, many still disagree that Facebook has sealed users inside of an relate chamber. 

2. Apple and U.S. automobile sales could humour a setback if President-elect Donald Trump takes movement on his pre-election comments about tellurian trade. Back in September, Trump pronounced he would levy a 45 percent tariff on imports from China. And now a nation is melancholy to squeeze iPhone sales if a trade fight comes to be. 

MacBook Pro

3. A full 4 years after a final vital upgrade, a new MacBook Pro is finally here. It’s slimmer and lighter than a predecessor, has a new Touch Bar underline and a incomparable TrackPad.

4. Chinese scientists injected a tellurian being with cells genetically edited regulating CRISPR-Cas9 technology. This is a initial time CRISPR has been used on a entirely shaped adult human, and scientists are anticipating that this will assistance their studious deflect off a lethal form of lung cancer.

snapbot

5. Snap Inc. appears to be moving brazen in a skeleton to go public early subsequent year. The company reportedly filed confidentially for a large IPO. Snap is already targeting as many as $1 billion in income for 2017. It has 150 million daily active users and has fast turn one of a many interesting new promotion platforms for marketers. Snapchat also continued selling its Spectacles eyeglasses to a open in a many millennial approach probable — by pop-up vending machines opposite California and in Oklahoma. But they didn’t give them divided to techies. 

6. Microsoft and a Linux village mostly felt like they were during fight with any other in a past. But this week, Microsoft, one of a biggest open-source contributors, assimilated a Linux Foundation as a high-paying Platinum member.

7. Shareholders approved Tesla’s merger of SolarCity in an critical jump for a deal. Tesla expects a transaction to tighten in a entrance days. Overall, a merger is pushed brazen by Elon Musk’s prophesy of a one tolerable appetite track.

Jason Robins of DraftKings

8. It was reliable that anticipation sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel are merging into one company in what will be a dual-operating structure. DraftKings CEO Jason Robins will turn CEO of a newly total association and FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles will turn Chairman of a Board.

9. WhatsApp is on its way to becoming the global multi-platform FaceTime. The Facebook-owned communication app launched video job for everyone.

10. A impassioned new startup called Hustle announced it’s lifted $3 million led by Social Capital. The text-distribution tool’s idea is to let organizers fast start individual, personalized conversations with outrageous groups of supporters. It has already been used by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

11. Samsung is gunning to boost a concentration on connected cars as it announced plans to buy automobile and audio product builder Harman in an $8 billion all-cash deal.

12. LinkedIn was strictly blocked in Russia after a amicable network unsuccessful to send Russian user information to servers located in a country. This violates a law instituted in Russia requiring all online sites to store personal information on national servers.

Featured Image: Eric Risberg/AP

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