Facebook, Alarmed by Discord Over Vote Count, Is Said to Be Taking Action

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is planning to enact new measures to make it more difficult for election misinformation to spread virally across its platform, two people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday, as the outcome of presidential race remains uncertain.

Facebook plans to add more “friction” — such as an additional click or two — before people can share posts and other content, said the people, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The company will also demote content on the News Feed if it contains election-related misinformation, making it less visible, the people said.

The measures, which could be rolled out as soon as Thursday, are a response to heightened strife and social discord on Facebook, these people said. They said there had been more activity by users and Facebook groups to coordinate potentially violent actions over election issues such as voter fraud. President

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EA CEO: The next Battlefield is coming holiday 2021

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson today said that the next Battlefield game (which may or may not be called Battlefield 6) is coming in the holiday season of 2021.

Wilson made the comments during an analyst call about EA’s earnings for the second fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter) ended September 30.

He said that EA expects to share a lot more about the game in the spring. He also said that DICE is creating “our next Battlefield game with never-before-seen scale. The technical advancements of the new [PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S] consoles are [enabling] the team to deliver on a true next-gen vision for the franchise. We have hands-on play testing underway internally, and the team’s been getting very positive feedback on the game as we’ve begun to engage our community.”

Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer, added in the call with analysts that Battlefield and other titles would

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Computer Programs and Systems (CPSI) Beats Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Computer Programs and Systems (CPSI) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.67 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.52 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.64 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 28.85%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this healthcare information technology company would post earnings of $0.36 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.39, delivering a surprise of 8.33%.

Over the last four quarters, the company has surpassed consensus EPS estimates four times.

Computer Programs and Systems, which belongs to the Zacks Medical Info Systems industry, posted revenues of $68.33 million for the quarter ended September 2020, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 6.31%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $68.70 million. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the last four quarters.


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Internet Money’s Taz Taylor Says Labels Rejected Juice WRLD for Being a ‘Lil Uzi Clone’

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Pennsylvania Democrats Accused of Violating Election Rules, Offering Ballot Info to Party Operatives

Pennsylvania’s Democratic election leaders violated state code on Monday when they authorized county election officials to provide information about rejected mail ballots to political party operatives, according to a Republican lawsuit filed in state court and obtained by National Review.The lawsuit cites an email sent to county election directors at 8:38 p.m. on Monday by Jonathan Marks, Pennsylvania’s deputy elections secretary.In the email, Marks wrote that “county boards of elections should provide information to party and candidate representatives during the pre-canvass that identifies the voters whose ballots have been rejected” so they could be offered a provisional ballot.Democrats have been winning mail-in voting handily in Pennsylvania and mail votes are key to Joe Biden’s chances of overtaking President Donald Trump’s dwindling lead in the state.Republicans argue the direction from Marks violates the state’s election code,

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Trump campaign attacks Fox News polling expert who called Arizona for Biden

Nov 5 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign on Thursday attacked the person at Fox News responsible for the network’s projection calling Arizona for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as a “Clinton-voting, Biden-donating Democrat.”

With Arizona in Biden’s column, he would have 264 of the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, putting him closer to victory and narrowing his Republican opponent’s path to re-election.

Trump’s campaign website said, “decision desk” director Arnon Mishkin “prematurely called Arizona for Joe Biden before hundreds of thousands of ballots had been counted. Even left-leaning election analysts like (538’s) Nate Silver have criticized the decision, but Mishkin is standing by his terrible decision despite and refusing to retract his unjustified call.”

The website added that Mishkin: “has a long record of donating to Democrats, including the 2008 Obama-Biden campaign.”

Fox News, controlled by Rupert Murdoch’s

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Startups in Canada that are hiring right now

  • The advent of remote work could set off a new wave of migration to Canada.
  • Canadian startup founders say they want to hire the best engineers, designers, and product gurus from anywhere, including tech hubs like New York and San Francisco. For some jobs, relocation is required.
  • We polled 15 of the hottest Canadian startups to find out who they’re hiring and where.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Thinking about moving to Canada?

“It’s easier than you think,” said Michele Romanow, who runs a company called Clearbanc that invests money in startups for a share of their revenue until the debt has been paid off.

Before the pandemic, the firm was luring tech workers from New York and San Francisco to its Toronto home base. It’s been able to fast-track work visas to foreign workers in as little as weeks because of Canada’s much more liberal immigration policy.

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The Best PS4 Games Of All Time (November 2020)

Sony’s PlayStation 5 comes out on November 12 with a relatively lean that still includes several hits from the PS4. If you’re holding off on picking up the new console just yet or you’re wondering about the best PlayStation 4 games to play on your new console ( and several will be available for PS Plus subscribers), there are still tons of awesome PS4 games to choose from.

Whether or not you’re moving on to the PS5 later this month or just working through your backlog, here are the best PS4 games of all time, presented in no particular order. Looking for even more recommendations? Check out our picks for the best Nintendo Switch games and the best Xbox One games.

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Microchip Technology Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of 36.85 Cents Per Share

CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (NASDAQ: MCHP) – Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 36.85 cents per share. The dividend is payable on December 4, 2020 to stockholders of record on November 20, 2020. Microchip initiated quarterly cash dividend payments in the third quarter of fiscal year 2003 and has increased its dividend 65 times since its inception.

“Microchip’s financial performance in the September 2020 quarter was strong given the uncertain economic conditions driven by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Steve Sanghi, Chief Executive Officer. “Our Board is pleased to declare an increase in our quarterly dividend to a record 36.85 cents per share, which continues to reflect confidence in the cash-generating capability of our business, as well as our ongoing commitment

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Uber delivers miss in earnings amid slow pandemic recovery

  • Uber on Thursday released financial results of its third quarter. 
  • For the three months ended July 31, Uber lost more than $1 billion on revenues of $3.13 billion.
  • Shares of the company fell in late trading following the release. 
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Uber’s pandemic recovery isn’t happening as quickly as investors would like.

The ride-hailing giant on Thursday revealed third-quarter financials that fell below analyst expectations and sent shares lower in late trading.

Overall losses for the quarter ended Sept. 31 totaled $1.09 billion, on adjusted revenues of $2.81 billion. Analysts polled by Bloomberg had expected an adjusted net loss of $876 million on revenues of $2.82 billion. Losses not including taxes and depreciation were smaller than last quarter, but greater than a year ago. 

Uber’s stock price sank as much as 5% following the announcement, paring sharp gains from earlier in the week after the

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