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Facebook tweaks algorithm for ‘trending’ stories
Facebook tweaks algorithm for ‘trending’ stories

Facebook is further automating its “trending” stories feature - a move that will scale back human input to prevent personal bias.

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Pokemon GO and the cash explosion
Pokemon GO and the cash explosion

Beyond products, companies see huge potential in Pokemon GO’s ability to attract crowds in a way that typical advertising does not.

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Koreans avoid marriage, babies
Koreans avoid marriage, babies

South Koreans may have fewer weddings and babies this year than ever before - part of a demographic shift that risks hobbling the nation’s economy.

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Don’t toss that food wrapping
Don’t toss that food wrapping

Researchers are investigating alternative forms of food packaging - the kind you can eat.

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Have R476m? Live like a cowboy
Have R476m? Live like a cowboy

After expanding a ranch to more than 30 000 acres, former entrepreneur Robert Burch is putting the property on the market for $35m.

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Train your brain to trade
Train your brain to trade

Using fMRI scans, neuroscientists can identify which brain structures are associated with particular activities.

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Space Station to open for business
Space Station to open for business

After 15 years as a pure research lab, the International Space Station might be ready for business.

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The Nespresso story you never knew
The Nespresso story you never knew

The man whose idea revolutionised home coffee consumption married an Italian woman - and she influenced his life in many ways.

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Tesla crash: lawsuit in the offing
Tesla crash: lawsuit in the offing

A Texas man says the Autopilot mode on his Tesla Model S sent him off the road and into a guardrail, bloodying his nose and shaking his confidence.

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Victoria’s Secret banks on sports bras
Victoria’s Secret banks on sports bras

Changing tastes and increased competition have forced lingerie maker Victoria’s Secret to branch out.

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Now anyone can dive for diamonds
Now anyone can dive for diamonds

Parts of the Front off the Namibia border are estimated to have more than 1.5 billion carats worth of diamonds - even enticing ...

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Higher education, destiny and job prospects
Higher education, destiny and job prospects

Jake Schwartz, the co-founder of accelerated learning provider General Assembly, shares his thoughts on higher education and the working world.

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View: The most costly homes available
View: The most costly homes available

Today there are 23 homes on the market priced over $100 million.

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Facebook wants WhatsApp to make money
Facebook wants WhatsApp to make money

Facebook is laying the groundwork for its free messaging service WhatsApp to begin pulling in cash.

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After Brexit, is it boom or bust for Britain?
After Brexit, is it boom or bust for Britain?

Britain’s big companies have reported few signs of distress after the nation’s decision to leave the European Union.