All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘News’

Ebola Patient Did Take Uber, But Company Says Nobody’s At Risk

Dr. Craig Spencer, the third person diagnosed with Ebola in the US and first in New York City, did in fact take an Uber ride just a day before testing positive for the virus. Uber confirmed this in a statement, saying that it’s sure that neither the driver nor any passenger who later rode in said car are at any …

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Google Gets Apparent Victory Over German Publishers

Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for years. Well, Google and publishers everywhere have been going back and forth for years, but in Germany, a group of publishers pushed for an ancillary copyright law last year, trying to force Google to pay for using snippets from their content in search results, but ultimately, Google was …

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Google Now Shows Reddit And Others In ‘News’ Box

Update: According to Danny Sullivan, who spoke with Google about the subject, the “In the News” box is now showing content from additional sources, including reddit, the Yoast blog, and other content deemed newsowrthy. This includes things that are not actually in Google News, but also includes the traditional Google News content. It looks like Google News is now using …

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To Minimize Legal Risk, Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers

As you may know, Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for quite some time. Google wants to continue providing search results for news stories like it has for years, but publishers think Google is taking advantage of them, and want to get paid. This is actually a storyline that gets played out in different countries …

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Macworld Ends Print Publication, Reduces Staff

News broke today that the print version of Macworld is being shut down as IDG laid off most of the staff. The online version will continue, but also with a reduced staff. The news emerged from tweets by staff, which were picked up by Valleywag earlier. From Senior Editor Roman Loyola: Whelp that was fun. Being laid off from Macworld. …

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Diane Sawyer Says Goodbye To World News

Last week, Diane Sawyer signed off from World News for the last time. Sawyer, who has spent five years on the news show, ended the broadcast with her saying what a privilege it was for her to sit in the World News chair. “Now it is time to say goodnight. I want you to know what a deep privilege it …

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Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

Google Blog Search is no more – at least as a standalone offering from the search engine. Search Engine Land points out that if you go to its previous home – google.com/blogsearch – it simply redirects you to the Google home page. You can still search through blogs specifically with Google’s search tool from Google News. For example, if you …

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Pinterest Tests Social ‘News’ Section On iOS

Pinterest is becoming more things to more people. Most recently, in addition to an advertising platform, it’s become more of a search destination as the company has placed a great deal of emphasis on search features. In fact, co-founder Evan Sharp seemed to downplay the social experience of Pinterest in a recent interview with The Atlantic, explaining that using Pinterest …

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German Regulator Won’t Pursue Complaint Against Google

A regulator in Germany has reportedly decided not to pursue a complaint against Google by publishers who don’t like the way Google surfaces their articles. While a law passed in Germany last year that enables publishers to keep Google and others from using anything more than small excerpts from articles, Germany’s Cartel Office decided, according to Reuters, that the scope …

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Snapchat Said To Be Adding Content And Ad Business Called ‘Snapchat Discovery’

Snapchat is said to be readying a new content and advertising business under the banner Snapchat Discovery. This would provide users with news and advertisements that, like the messages Snapchat has built a name for itself upon, disappear after viewing. This is according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, which cites people briefed on discussions the company has …

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Elizabeth Vargas: 20/20 Anchor Checks Into Rehab Center For Alcoholism

While on vacation in California, 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas checked herself into a rehabilitation center for her alcohol addiction, which she has been reportedly struggling with for years. On Saturday, August 16, Vargas checked into rehab when she realized that she needed more help to achieve sobriety. The last time she was in rehab was last fall, when she checked …

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Facebook Outage Led To 3% Decline In Traffic To News Sites [Report]

Last Friday, Facebook went down for somewhere between a half an hour and an hour for a lot of users. According to CharBeat, this led to a decline of 3% in overall web traffic to news sites, and an 8.5% decline in mobile traffic. As a result of the outage, people visited news sites themselves, rather than relying on their …

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