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Facebook's 'playable ads' bring game demos to the news feed
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Facebook's next foray into the gaming space is giving players a chance to try mobile games out before they download them. The social network is calling them "Playable Ads," which is fairly self-explanatory. There's a lot of advertising mumbo-jumbo in…

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Mammoth Biosciences raises $23 million for its CRISPR-based disease detection engine
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Mammoth Biosciences, the biotech company that grew out of a close relationship with CRISPR legend Jennifer Doudna, has raised $23 million in a sturdy Series A. Mammoth previously raised $120,000 from NFX and the company continued quietly picking up funding as it built toward its exit from stealth mode in April 2018. Its current round […]

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Facebook should be held liable for fake news, say UK politicians     – CNET
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Britain’s MPs take on the social network and other US tech giants.

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2018 iPhone speeds could lag behind Android, and the new LCD iPhone might be delayed     – CNET
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Here’s this week’s iPhone news.

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Zuckerberg 'Sold More Stock Than Usual', Faces Lawsuit From Angry Investors
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“Facebook executives said on Wednesday its profit margins would plummet for several years due to the cost of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in its top advertising markets,” reports Reuters, adding that the news “wiped over $120 billion off the company’s share price.” One millennial options trader lost $180,000 overnight. And meanwhile CNBC reports […]

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This Week's Total Lunar Eclipse Is the Longest of the Century
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On July 27, the moon is set to glide through Earth’s shadow to create a red total lunar eclipse for one hour and 43 minutes — the longest such eclipse of the young century. Viewers in the United States will have to watch the eclipse online as they’re on the wrong side of the world. […]

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Facebook, defending fake news, gives platform to another right-wing conspiracy     – CNET
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Unsubstantiated comments by Alex Jones against Robert Mueller are allowed to stand, says Facebook

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Report: Trump admin has plan to end California’s emissions standards power
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Enlarge / Car Exhaust With Two Tailpipes (credit: Getty Images) The Trump administration will propose a plan to freeze emissions standards at 2020 levels while undercutting California’s legal waiver to set emissions standards that are stricter than those set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to three sources that Bloomberg spoke to. The news […]

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back, and Comic-Con is happy about it     – CNET
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The actors who voice Ahsoka and Obi-Wan react to the news that 12 new episodes are on the way to Disney streaming.

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