Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul

(Reuters) – Shares of Facebook Inc (FB.O) fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform’s centerpiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.

Zuckerberg said on Thursday the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands.

If the premarket declines in shares hold, Facebook stands to ...

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Tackling Space Junk with a High-Tech Harpoon and Net

1/12/2018 7:43AM     

Space has a junk problem. ​Roughly 100 million pieces of debris larger than a millimeter — ranging from defunct satellites to astronauts’ gloves — are orbiting the Earth. But the U.K.’s Surrey Space Centre is sending into space RemoveDebris, a device which will test what it hopes is a cost-effective solution for the removal of space junk. WSJ’s Dipti Kapadia reports. Photo: Surrey Space Centre

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And the Award for Most Nauseating Self-Driving Car Goes to …

In many ways this year’s CES looked a lot more like an autonomous-car show than a consumer electronics show.

There were announcements aplenty from the likes of Ford, Baidu, Toyota, and others about self-driving vehicles, upcoming driving tests, and new partners. In a parking lot across from the Las Vegas Convention Center, several companies offered rides; you could even schedule a ride in a self-driving Lyft through the company’s app and get dropped off at one of many casinos on the ...

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