Happy Thursday, everyone, we’ve almost made it to the weekend. Here’s the most buzzed-about tech news from the last 24 hours:
Facebook signs deals for original video content
Facebook will buy news and entertainment videos from companies like Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others, according to Reuters. These videos will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, Reuters says, “several sources familiar with the situation.”
The tech industry is getting involved in a Montana House race
A Democrat running for a House seat in Montana is getting some help from the tech industry. A team called Tech for Campaigns is helping Quist in his election battle with Republican Greg Gianforte.
Recode reports that their goal is to serve as a conduit between Democratic office-seekers who need digital talent and engineers and designers in San Francisco and other tech hubs.
Lenovo rebooting its PC operations
The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s Lenovo Group is shaking up its operations after falling to the No. 2 slot in the PC market, behind Hewlett-Packard.
The company is restructuring and installing new management in China to better compete against rivals.
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