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Facebook to Alert Users Spotted in Untagged Pics Facebook to Alert Users Spotted in Untagged Pics
- December 20, 2017

The goal of the feature, according to Facebook , is to help users better manage their online identity. They include the ability "to choose whether to tag yourself, leave yourself untagged or reach out to the person who posted the photo if you have concerns about it", according to Candela's post. (more...)
Facebook has new tools to prevent unwanted friend requests and messages
- December 20, 2017

Facebook , which has about 2 billion users, is also giving users a way to ignore a conversation on Messenger without having to block a user. These new features will help the network identify those bogus accounts quickly. "These new features for personal profiles give people additional ways to manage their experience on Facebook ", said Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety, Facebook in a blog post. (more...)
Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity is available for testing Windows 10's 'Timeline' continuity is available for testing
- December 20, 2017

Microsoft showed off Timeline at Build 2017 when debuting features expected to be part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update . It's now set for an early 2018 release with Windows 10 Redstone 4. If you have more than one PC, try using Timeline on all of them-you'll see the same activities no matter which PC you're using. Microsoft is also applying acrylic to the taskbar, Share UI, Clock and Calendar flyout, Network flyout, Volume flyout, and Input flyout. (more...)
"Narcos" Season 4 Centers Around New Characters; Pedro Pascal Out
- December 20, 2017

While they may have been defeated, the finale also saw Javier Peña ( Pedro Pascal ) - the DEA agent who brought down their empire in addition to Escobar's - expressing doubt over his desire to continue the good fight. It was one of the first Mexican drugs rings to work with the Colombian cartels, which were later eclipsed by the Mexican organizations. Peña most recently starred in the big-screen version of CHIPS , along with Collateral Beauty, Ant-Man, The Martian and American Hustle , ... (more...)
Calamos Advisors LLC Boosts Position in Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)
- December 20, 2017

Papp L Roy & Associates who had been investing in Costco Whsl Corp New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $82.51 billion market cap company. Willingdon Wealth Mngmt has 0.95% invested in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). Mirae Asset Global Ltd holds 108,356 shares. Costco Wholesale (COST) traded down $3.98 on Monday, reaching $188.33. (more...)
Indicators good for a big travel holiday Indicators good for a big travel holiday
- December 20, 2017

AAA predicts 107.3 million people will take to the skies, rails and roads between Saturday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Jan. 1. That will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase compared with past year. "We've seen the strong economy and growing consumer confidence fuel holiday travel all year long". Gas prices this holiday are the highest since 2014 with the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded at $2.47-up 28-cents from last December. (more...)
Analysts Upgrade/Downgrade Activity of Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Analysts Upgrade/Downgrade Activity of Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)
- December 20, 2017

The institutional investor held 15,940 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.53 million, down from 42,440 at the end of the previous reported quarter. ( NYSE : RHT ) has gone stronger by 61.9%. Red Hat had 102 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-three have issued a buy rating to the company. (more...)
Moon Takes Train Trip to Check Preparedness for PyeongChang Olympics Moon Takes Train Trip to Check Preparedness for PyeongChang Olympics
- December 20, 2017

Amid growing concerns of possible North Korean provocation during the Olympics, South Korea plans to dispatch 5,000 armed forces to ensure the safety of the games-double the number of those on duty during the 2002 FIFA World Cup co-hosted with Japan-according to a Reuters report that quoted official documents and government sources. (more...)
Don't like this post! Facebook cracks down on 'engagement bait' Don't like this post! Facebook cracks down on 'engagement bait'
- December 20, 2017

This is one more step by Facebook to improve the news feed . Posts which prompt users to "Tag a friend" seem popular because of Facebook's algorithms that cause the post to be prioritized in more News Feeds . Publishers and other businesses that use engagement bait tactics in their posts should expect their reach on these posts to decrease, as Pages that repeatedly share engagement bait posts will see more significant drops in reach. (more...)
Pinebridge Investments LP Trims Stake in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- December 20, 2017

It has outperformed by 120.92% the S&P500. The Leverage Ratio of Activision Blizzard, Inc . ( ATVI ) by 22.1% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. National Pension holds 1.74M shares. Fiera Capital Corp accumulated 6,814 shares. Retirement Systems Of Alabama reported 336,182 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. (more...)
Three of Coins is bugged right now, so save your shards
- December 20, 2017

As of now though, there is no known or practical way to determine whether the Three of Coins is bugged or simply working as intended. Incredibly, sixteen hours of play with Three of Coins active yielded no Exotics. The Three of Coins is a bit different in Destiny 2 - it "increases chances to receive Exotic engrams from events in the world" for four hours, meaning that if you pop one and then grind for four hours your chances of landing Exotics should be higher, meaning that you don't need to ... (more...)
Analyzing today's market share for - General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Analyzing today's market share for - General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)
- December 20, 2017

Steven Armstrong has seen steady activity on the sell side, and on December 6, 2017, executed an option to sell 10752 shares. General Motors (NYSE:GM) (TSE:GMM.U) EVP Stefan Jacoby sold 37,961 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. (more...)
YouTube reportedly signs new music licensing deals with UMG and Sony Music YouTube reportedly signs new music licensing deals with UMG and Sony Music
- December 19, 2017

Warner Music's agreement with the video site was shorter than normal to allow for flexibility in the future, according to a May memo from the label. The accords establish royalty rates between YouTube and rights holders for professional music videos and user-uploaded clips, and pave the way for YouTube to introduce a new paid music service early next year. (more...)
Chrome will start auto-blocking the web's most annoying ads in February Chrome will start auto-blocking the web's most annoying ads in February
- December 19, 2017

Those quality standards are set by the Coalition for Better Ads - which Google is a part of - and they prohibit all sort of annoying ads. The company originally stated that Chrome's ad-blocker would launch at some point in early 2018, but we now have a specific date of February 15, 2018, as the official launch of it. (more...)
Jeep freshens Cherokee for 2019 Jeep freshens Cherokee for 2019
- December 19, 2017

Things may be different under the hood where Jeep is promising more fuel efficient powertrain options, but it won't say what they are until the new Cherokee makes its public debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Jeep will be adding a pickup model to its all-new Wrangler range, but it won't be arriving in showrooms next year like the three- and five-door models. (more...)
Facebook is rolling out a new facial recognition feature Facebook is rolling out a new facial recognition feature
- December 19, 2017

Those in the European Union and Canada, meanwhile, don't even get the choice to begin with, as Facebook doesn't offer its face recognition technology due to data sharing and privacy legislation. A Facebook spokesperson said these lawsuits had nothing to do with Facebook's new features. The new features debuting today will be available everywhere except Europe and Canada, where privacy regulators have previously raised objections to Facebook's auto photo tagging feature, Sherman said. (more...)
Google Chrome Lands on the Microsoft Store As a Download Link
- December 19, 2017

Google Chrome is one of the best browsers available today, if not the best, but its relationship with various operating systems is certainly strained. I'd guess this move is aimed at non-technical users who somehow may not know they can just get Chrome directly from Google, and instead look at the Microsoft Store as a place to find their apps. (more...)
Reliance Jio Triple Cashback offer extended up to December 25 Reliance Jio Triple Cashback offer extended up to December 25
- December 19, 2017

The company had extended the cashback offer's deadline from November 25 till December 15 last month, and now on Monday, has extended the deadline till December 25. The instant cashback will be credited to your wallet and the voucher amount will depend on the wallet and code used at the time of shopping. Starting with the instant cashback on wallets, new users will get a cashback of 99, Rs 50, Rs 75, Rs 300 (through SuperCash), Rs 100 and Rs 50 on Amazon Pay, Paytm, PhonePe, MobiKwik, Axis ... (more...)
Land Rover Discovery Commercial On-Sale Now Land Rover Discovery Commercial On-Sale Now
- December 19, 2017

Raise the powered tailgate, and the Discovery Commercial reveals its full load carrying potential. The load space isn't enormous - it's 1635mm long, 939mm high and 1411mm wide - and is actually less in total than you'd get putting down all the seats in a regular Discovery. (more...)
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is Coming to Switch Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is Coming to Switch
- December 19, 2017

The game includes Pac-Man Championship Edition 2, which contains a number of gameplay modes, including Score Attack and Adventure modes. Today, Bandai Namco announced that Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 will be released for the Switch on February 22 as Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus. (more...)