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Google works on narrowing the fake news given in the search results
Google is working on improving the algorithm, where the block "Breaking News" in the search results is based. The company's goal is to promote better news resources and deleting phishing web news.
Earlier this month, the head of Google, Sundar Pichai, was interviewed by BBC and he told that the search engine aims to reduce the probability of dissemination of untrue news to zero.
About two years ago Google made an access to the block of the main news for all publishers, not just Google News sources. As a result, the publications of Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, Hacker News, and low quality content blog started appearing in the search results. After starting the AMP the access became even easier since these websites are adopting the new format so fast, therefore more and more news appear in the search results.
Although the websites are approved by Google News, they quite often publish low quality content, that do not meet certain criteria. At the same time the "Breaking News" block does not require any criteria.
We should remind you that in October Google News began to mark the checked articles.
Youtube now supports HDR video
YouTube has announced adding the HDR video format support. One will be able to watch videos in this format with the help of compatible devices such as HDR-TVs with the Chromecast Ultra, Samsung SUHD and UHD. One can feel free to upload video to the service.
High Dynamic Range Imaging, HDRI or just HDR is a technology that works with images and video, the brightness range of which exceeds the capabilities of conventional technology. HDR allows you to display items in the picture at the same time dark and very light areas. This technology improves the video quality by means of approximation to the visibility of human eye, which is able to distinguish details in the shadows and in the light.
According to YouTube reps, the service will also implement the HDR streaming in the nearest future.
The fact that YouTube is planning to add HDR-video support, it was already known in January this year.
Alphabet reveals its investments to Snapchat
Venture Google Capital Fund, which is a part of the Alphabet holding company changed its name to CapitalG and launched an updated website. Reuters journalists discovered the service logo of the missing Snapchat messages.
The company did not make any official statements regarding the investments to Snapchat. The date and amount of investments remained a secret.
Alphabet Press Service has not yet responded to a request for comment.
Currently Snap Inc, owner of Snapchat, is preparing to enter the stock market. It is assumed that after the IPO, the market value of the company will amount to $ 25 billion.
In 2013, Facebook wanted to buy Snapchat for $ 3 billion. However, the service management rejected that proposal.
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