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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 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 gist of the story from […]

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A quarter of US adults now get news from YouTube, Pew Research study finds

A quarter of US adults now get news from YouTube, Pew Research study finds Around a quarter of U.S. adults, or roughly 26%, say they get news by watching YouTube videos, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, which examined the Google-owned video platform’s growing influence over news distribution in the U.S., as […]

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Google ditched tipping feature for donating money to sites

Google ditched tipping feature for donating money to sites 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 these kinds of […]

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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, is part of […]

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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, and many others. […]

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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 will feature ABC […]

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The Google News mobile app now supports bilingual users

The Google News mobile app now supports bilingual users Google News is going bilingual. The company announced this morning a new feature that will allow users to update their Google News settings to support two languages instead of one, in an effort to better serve the more than 60% of people worldwide who speak and […]

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Amazon is rolling out a news aggregation app for Fire TV and tablets

Amazon is rolling out a news aggregation app for Fire TV and tablets Beginning today, Amazon will be rolling out a news aggregation app for Fire TV users in the U.S. The app serves up a customizable news experience from a number of different outlets. The list includes nearly 20 names (a number of which […]

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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 company straddles two […]

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The Google News tab in Search is being redesigned for readability

The Google News tab in Search is being redesigned for readability The Google News tab is getting a makeover. Google announced this week, by way of a tweet, a significant redesign of the Google.com News tab on the desktop, which will organize articles in a card-style layout, while also better emphasizing publisher names. The end […]

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