Tuesday’s business headlines
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Tuesday’s business headlines with Jane King.
Facebook working to fight fake news
Facebook wants to create an independent board to review content that gets pulled down.
The tech giant firm is trying to show both lawmakers and its nearly 2.3 billion users that it’s serious about tackling these problems.
The company is now soliciting feedback from think tanks, researchers and other groups as to how the board could be structured.
Scientists have created chickens that lay drug-filled eggs
The idea is to cut medication costs.
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have genetically modified their birds to produce human proteins in their eggs that boost the immune system. Mostly importantly, the chickens are laying eggs containing cancer-killing drugs.
Apple may be prepping a gaming service
Cheddar reports the company is slowing building a lineup of content subscriptions.
If Apple goes ahead, it could allow people to pay a fee to play games.
Google, Amazon taking steps to expand into the electricity business
Home-energy automation has emerged as a rich new source of customer data.
The tech giants aren’t interested in selling megawatts-at least not for now. But they are seeking ways to expand their smart speakers, internet-connected thermostats and other devices to harness information on consumers’ personal energy use.
Americans are expected to bet $6 billion on the Super Bowl
The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will be the first NFL title game since legal sportsbooks began popping up in states outside of Nevada and Americans will have a lot riding on it.
Nearly 10 percent of Americans will place a bet on the game this year, according to the American Gaming Association.
Also $6 billion will be wagered, ranging from friendly bets to bookmakers, this year.