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Weekly Recap: Top 10 Games Of 2016, More Nintendo Switch Info, Xbox One Sales Hit 26 Million?
GameSpot Here's a roundup of the week's big news and some stories you may have missed. Last updated by Eddie Makuch on January 21, 2017 at 4:50AM. 3 Comments. Want the latest gaming news as it breaks? All the highlights in the world of games, lovingly... ---

Trump Expected to Name FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai as Chairman
President Donald Trump is set to appoint Ajit Pai, a GOP member of the Federal Communications Commission, to be the agency’s chairman, according to several people familiar with the matter.

BT announces price hikes for broadband, landline and sport
Broadband costs will rise by between 5% and 6% while free BT Sport is to end for TV customers.

Bits: Mike’s and Sapna’s Week in Tech: There are Zombie Social Networks. Then There’s Facebook.
A review of important developments in the tech industry.

UK's May looks to boost technology industry as she eyes life after Brexit
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves the BBC's Broadcasting House in LondonThe government's plan to reshape Britain's economy to adapt to Brexit will be announced next week, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday, highlighting technology as one growth sector and setting out a new technical education strategy. May has made rebalancing the heavily services-based economy one of her top priorities since coming to office last July, as a way to deal with the economic impact of Britain's exit from the European Union and re-engage with disillusioned working class voters. On Monday ,she is due to publish an outline of the government's plans for a "modern industrial strategy" in a consultation document which will seek the views of industry.

UK's May looks to boost technology industry as she eyes life after Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - The government's plan to reshape Britain's economy to adapt to Brexit will be announced next week, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday, highlighting technology as one growth sector and setting out a new technical education strategy.

Is Facebook Live dead and buried?
Less than a year after Mark Zuckerberg paid millions to media companies to promote online live video coverage, the Facebook founder is changing tackRemember the time (actually only last April) when Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook Live and paid 140 or so media companies around the world some $50m to provide video coverage that made Live live. Ah! welcome to the surging, dominant video age. Except that now the major news analytics player, parse.ly, has just concluded that audiences spent 30% less time engaging with online video, on average, then they did with short, medium and lengthy text posts. And engagement, of course, is supposedly the crucial thing, the gold standard measure of involvement and commitment.Facebook (the Poynter Institute reports) isn’t renewing those media contracts. Facebook is thinking more about “longer premium video content”. And so the wheel turns again: continuing proof that, digitally, last year’s amazing breakthrough can be this year’s febrile bust. Continue reading...

Q'comm Feels Smartphone Squeeze
The salad days of the smartphone era are over, now stakeholders are fighting over pieces of red meat.

DNA Captured From 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician
Analysis of the ancient man's DNA reveal he had European ancestry.

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Unwanted Trump in your feed? Twitter says it's sorry - CNET
Some Twitter users who weren't interested in following The Donald via the official presidential account, @POTUS, wound up following him anyway.