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Haystack News adds 16 live news channels ahead of Election Day

Haystack News adds 16 live news channels ahead of Election Day Ad-supported streaming news platform Haystack News is announcing a significant expansion ahead of U.S. Election Day. The company this morning introduced sixteen 24/7 live streaming news channels, including ABC News Live, CBSN, Al Jazeera, Euronews, Newsmax, Yahoo Finance and several more […]

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Google to pay out $1B to publishers to license content for new Google News Showcase

Google to pay out B to publishers to license content for new Google News Showcase Google has long had a frenemy position with regards to the world of news: it can direct a lot of traffic to online publishers, but that’s only if people bother to click on links after getting the […]

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Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias

Brief’s mobile news app aims to tackle information overload and media bias Brief, a newly launched news aggregator founded by former Google engineers, aims to tackle a number of problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media bias, and algorithms that prioritize engagement over news accuracy. Today, there are so […]

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Google ditched tipping feature for donating money to sites

Google ditched tipping feature for donating money to sites {$inline_image} Leaked images obtained by TechCrunch reveal that Google considered and designed a feature that would let people donate money to websites to help support news publishers, bloggers, and musicians. But Google scrapped the idea and chose not to build out the product, despite […]

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News-reading app Flipboard expands local coverage, including coronavirus updates, to 12 more U.S. metros

News-reading app Flipboard expands local coverage, including coronavirus updates, to 12 more U.S. metros Earlier this year, personalized news aggregation app Flipboard expanded into local news. The feature brought local news, sports, real estate, weather, transportation news and more to 23 cities across the U.S. Today, Flipboard is bringing local news to […]

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Apple News adds a special coverage section for tracking the coronavirus outbreak

Apple News adds a special coverage section for tracking the coronavirus outbreak Apple today is rolling out a dedicated section within its Apple News app that will help readers stay updated on the coronavirus outbreak. The special coverage will include informative, fact-based stories from reputable publishers, says Apple, which are curated by […]

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Siri will now answer your election questions

Siri will now answer your election questions Apple’s built-in voice assistant won’t help you figure out who to vote for, but it will be able to update you on different races around the U.S. during election season as well as deliver live results as votes are counted. The new feature, announced today, […]

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Flipboard expands into local news

Flipboard expands into local news Flipboard, the personalized news aggregation app used by 145 million users per month, is today launching a new feature aimed at bringing local news coverage to 23 cities across the U.S. and Canada, including major metros like New York, L.A, San Francisco, Seattle, D.C., Boston, Dallas, Chicago, […]

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Apple partners with ABC on 2020 presidential coverage in the Apple News app

Apple partners with ABC on 2020 presidential coverage in the Apple News app Apple announced today it will collaborate with ABC News on coverage of the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election in its Apple News app. The efforts will kick off with the Democratic primary debate on February 7, 2020, in New Hampshire, and […]

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SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles

SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles Since launching in the United States five years ago, SmartNews, the news aggregation app that recently hit unicorn status, has quietly built a reputation for presenting reliable information from a wide range of publishers. The […]

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