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Facebook ditches 'trending' section

File photo – The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, Feb. 1, 2017. (REUTERS/Regis Duvignau) Facebook is retiring Trending—the box that displayed all the latest news—because, it says, the feature had outlived its usefulness. The Trending section has been on Facebook …

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Are you stuck in a “bullshit job”?

SISYPHUS, king of Corinth, was condemned for all eternity to push a boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll down again. David Graeber, an anthropologist, thinks that many modern workers face the same fate today, forced to perform pointless tasks, or “bullshit jobs”, as his new book* calls …

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Italy's Conte sworn in as PM of anti-establishment government

ROME (Reuters) – Giuseppe Conte was sworn in on Friday as Italy’s prime minister, heading western Europe’s first anti-establishment government bent on overhauling European Union rules on budgets and immigration. Conte, a little-known 53-year-old law professor, is backed by the 5-Star Movement which grew out of a grassroots protest network, …

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Domo files for IPO

The data analytics startup Domo filed to go public on Friday. In its S-1 form filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Domo said it brought in $108.5 million in revenue for the year ending January 31, 2018, up from $74.5 million the previous year. Its net loss for …

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Drumm jury sent home due to juror unavailability

The jury in the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has been sent home again as one of its members is not available. The jurors began their deliberations on Tuesday and have deliberated for almost four hours so far. They were due to continue yesterday but …

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Apple needs to play nice with Spotify

With WWDC a couple of days out, we’re coming up on one year since Apple first showed off its glitzy answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers. It took more than 8 months from then for the HomePod to finally hit shelves, and it took up until …

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