Following in the footsteps of other social networks like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is adding a "Trending storylines" section to its main news feed that will feature news articles and commentary from others tailored to each user's interests.

In short, it's LinkedIn's take on Facebook's "Trending topics."

Why it matters: Consuming news has become one of people's main activities on social media, so it's no surprise that LinkedIn wants to add better ways for its users to do that on its service. It's also in line with the company's growing focus on increasing user engagement.

No fake news: Unlike other social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn isn't worried about fake news, mainly because users don't want to risk their professional reputation, as VP of product Tomer Cohen told Axios. And data seems to support this: LinkedIn was the most trusted social media service as a source of news in a recent study by the American Press Institute.

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Ina Fried, author of Login
15 mins ago - Technology

Amazon wants to flood America with Alexa cameras and microphones

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In a Thursday event unveiling a slew of new home devices ahead of the holidays, Amazon made clearer than ever its determination to flood America with cameras, microphones and the voice of Alexa, its AI assistant.

The big picture: Updating popular products and expanding its range to car alarms and in-home drones, Amazon extended its lead in smart home devices and moved into new areas including cloud gaming and car security. The new offerings will also fuel criticism that the tech giant is helping equip a society built around surveillance.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
1 hour ago - Energy & Environment

Oil's turbulent long-term future

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The oil sector is facing risks from all sides.

Why it matters: Risk in the industry is nothing new. But these are especially turbulent and uncertain times. The industry's market clout has waned, the future of demand is kind of a mystery, and future U.S. policy is too, just to name three.

Meadows on Wray's voter fraud dismissal: "He has a hard time finding emails in his own FBI"

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows dismissed FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony that the U.S. has never historically seen evidence of widespread voter fraud, including by mail, during an appearance on "CBS This Morning" on Friday.

Why it matters: Meadows' statement highlights the Trump administration's strategy to sow doubt in November's election results by challenging the legitimacy of mail-in ballots, which are expected to skew heavily in Democrats' favor.

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