On Topic: Tech news to know now

–As it tries to come back from the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung says it will launch an AI digital assistant service for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone.

–Did you know former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer teaches a class at Stanford? Apparently, he wants to use the research from that class as the foundation of making government data easier to understand.

China has passed a new cybersecurity law that is said to put a lot more stringent requirements on tech companies operating in the country.
Lending Club shares climb as much as 20 percent after the San Francisco-based online loan marketplace reports a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
–In the wake of a recent, disappointing quarterly report, eBay is looking at ways of tapping into Facebook users to help spur sales.
–Online dollar store Hollar, based in Santa Monica, raises $30 million in a round of financing led by Kleiner Perkins.
Fake retail apps are popping up on Apple’s App Store as holiday-season shopping begins to kick into gear.
–Tesco, the lending arm of the U.K.’s largest grocery store chain has put a halt on online payments after money was stolen from 20,000 accounts.
Photo:  Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, a man passes by Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 7 smartphones at the company’s shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics says it will offer an artificial intelligence assistant service in the upcoming flagship smartphone. The South Korean company said Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016,  that the Galaxy S8 smartphone will let users order food or perform other tasks without going through a third-party application but by simply asking the phone’s virtual assistant. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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