How Snapchat Is Taking a Crack at Stopping Fake News

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As of an August Pew Research study , 43 percent of Americans report “often getting news online,” just seven percentage points lower than the number who get their news from TV sources. Will the new Snapchat actually cut down in the divisive problem of fake news?

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TYT Network Raises $20M For Online News

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Los Angeles-based TYT Network , the online news empire run by Cenk Uygur, said this morning that it has raised $20M in a round of funding, to expand the company's management, creative talent, subscription offerings, marketing, and content and community. network cenk uygur content millenial streaming video show entertainment news politics venture capital hollywood

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Tumbleweed Aims At Millenials With News App

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Los Angeles-based Tumbleweed , a new startup founded by Shaun Neff and Cisco Adler, said Thursday that it has launched a brand new news app, specifically aimed at Milllennials. tumbleweed news sharing image millenial mobile smartphoone youth

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Snapchat Avoids Fake News With Secret Weapon: Humans

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As more and more revelations of abuse of advertising systems at Google and Facebook by Kremlin-linked advertisers continue to surface--Venice, California-based Snapchat has managed to keep itself free of "fake news" using a secret weapon: humans. According to a report from Bloomberg, published Thursday , Snapchat has employed a team of human editors to surface legitimate, professionally edited content, specifically curating the news it is presenting to its users.

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AllSay Looks To Combine News, Opinion, Action

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Los Angeles-based AllSay , a new startup which is developing personalized news and opinion sharing apps, said today that it has launched a beta of its new app and service, which both helps provided personalized news items to users--as well as let them vote and express their opinions on local issues.

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Move Acquired By News Corp.

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the operator of the Realtor.com, Move.com, and other related real estate businesses, is being acquired by News Corp. , According to the two, News Corp. Move will become an operating business of News Corp., move news corp real estate merger acquisition realestate moveinc reatorcom realtor Move, Inc. , in a deal worth approximately $950M, the two companies said this morning. Move has operations in the Thousand Oaks, California area, although it is now based in San Jose.

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Frequency Inks Video News Deal With Newsy

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Los Angeles-based video streaming app and video distribution service Frequency , which is led by Blair Harrison, said today that it has inked a video news deal with millenial-focused video news service Newsy. frequency newsy video news distribution streamingFinancial details of the content licensing deal were not disclosed. Frequency aggregates and distributes video content to mobile and other devices.

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Snapchat Targets News Discovery With Discover Feature

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Snapchat, in its launch video, highlighted content from sources such as National Geographic, ABC, Yahoo News, People, the Daily Mail, CNN, the Food Network, and others. The new tool might help Snapchat become a serious player in directing young, mobile users to professional news sources.

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Cancer Wrap: Blueprint, Checkmate, More AACR News & Phase 3 Blues

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Here’s a sample of other cancer news blowing in the Windy City and beyond this week. The big headlines from the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Chicago were all about the battle over the latest lung cancer data , and for good reason. Lung cancer remains the deadliest cancer, but the Phase 3 data suggest that treatment options for some of the direst cases could soon rapidly expand.

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Attn: Gets $18.5M For News Site

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West Hollywood-based Attn: , a company which publishes an online news site focused on social topics like economic mobility, civil rights, education, criminal justice, and the environment, has raised $18.5M attn venture capital news publishing content liberal social mobilein a funding round, the company disclosed on Friday.

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Splash News Acquired By Corbis

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Los Angeles-based Splash News , the provider of celebrity photos and images, has been acquired by Corbis , the visual rights firm owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. News Network. splash news corbis merger acquisition bill gates microsoft

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iSideWith Uses Your Political Beliefs To Filter News

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If you're a political news junkie, what's the best way to get to the news that will most interest you? The firm said it has launched a new, personalized news feed service , which takes into account a user's politics to present articles.

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Tealium Wins News International

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San Diego-based Tealium , the developer of enterprise tag management software, announced today that it has been selected by News International , the UK publishing division of News Corporation for its online media network. tealium enterprise management software news corp media digital marketing

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Startups In The Sky: The Future of News

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 -- The Future of News. Can Fake News be stopped? Startups In The Sky. Journalism, Media, and the Future Where does reporting go next? How does tech help create the next golden age? See [link] (more

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Los Angeles Hacker News

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Sunday, January 13, 2013 -- Los Angeles Hacker News Meetup - January. Los Angeles Hacker News Meetup is back, with a great line up of speakers and an opportunity to share what you've been hacking on. See [link] (more

Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites

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I reached out to Michael after their surprising day at the top of Hacker News during early September. The innocuous post, which was simply titled " Divshot " generated over 110 comments and was awarded nearly 200 points by Hacker News' notoriously jaded readers.

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Calacanis Launches News Aggregation Service Inside.com

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Santa Monica-based Mahalo , the startup led by tech celebrity Jason Calacanis, apparently is shifting its focus to a new effort called Inside.com , focused on mobile news. According to Calacanis, Inside.com will offer up curation of news via a mobile app, aimed at highlighting the top news stories for users and summarizing the key facts of those stories. inside.com mahalo service aggregation news calacanis jason

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Snapchat Targets News Discovery With New Feature

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Snapchat, in its launch video, highlighted content from sources such as National Geographic, ABC, Yahoo News, People, the Daily Mail, CNN, the Food Network, and others. The new tool might help Snapchat become a serious player in directing young, mobile users to professional news sources. Studies have found that users are now strongly turning to social media instead of traditional news sources for their information.

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OpposingViews.com Grows Readership As It Shifts To Viral News Content

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Los Angeles-based online trending news site Opposing Views said Thursday that it is now seeing an average of more than 23 million unique visitors per month, up from around 14.4 The website features trending, viral news stories and photos and video news. Opposing Views originally got its start as a site featuring stories with balanced stories from opposing political and other groups, but has since transitioned into trending content and social-media driven news bites.

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Silicon Beach Report Aug. 21: Steve Bannon Returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News

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Steve Bannon returns to Brentwood’s Breitbart News, CNN launches daily Snapchat news show and SpaceX to unveil spacesuits next week

MediaPass Powers Weekly World News Paywall

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Now, MediaPass signed up another big customer for its software this week, Weekly World News. MediaPass is powering a paywall solution for Weekly World News, providing the software which makes it easier for existing online publishers put a pay model into place. Financial details of the latest deal with Weekly World News were not announced. mediapass weekly world news publication content publisher paywall journalism subscription

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As Facebook Fights Fake News, LeCun Sees Bigger Role for A.I.

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presidential election, it’s becoming clearer that the fight against the spread of fake news won’t be won by humans alone. As top lawyers from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testify on Capitol Hill this week about Russians using their platforms to interfere in the 2016 U.S.

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Raise money on good news

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The first rule for raising money is to do it on good news – right when sales are increasing at an increasing rate. Unfortunately, the longer you wait without significant upward news, the harder it is to get attention.

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StockTwits Adds Social News Rankings

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San Diego-based StockTwits , the stock-oriented, social messaging site run by Howard Lindzon, said this morning that it has launched a new, social news ranking feature on the service. The firm said it now allows users to see finance news headlines, ranked by social popularity, based on the number of views of those posts, as well as comments, shares, retweets, and likes. The new feature is available on news stories listed by ticker symbol.

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Rubicon Project's Big Winners: Clearstone, News Corp., Mayfield

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per share in trading Monday), the biggest winner from the IPO last week was venture capital fund Clearstone Venture Partners , whose stake in Rubicon Project was worth around $121M today; other winners were News Corporation ($91.5M); Mayfield Fund ($79.29M); as well as Rubicon Project CEO and Founder Frank Addante, whose stake in Rubicon Project is now worth a healthy, $58.98M. rubicon project merger acquisition clearstone news mayfield winners frank addante

LA Hacker News Meetup

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 -- LA Hacker News Meetup. Watch insightful presentations and mingle with like minded hackers and entrepreneurs at our monthly meetups. link] (more

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Checkpoints In Lung Cancer, and Other Oncology News From Europe

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Here’s a quick roundup of the major news. The first news of nivolumab’s Phase 3 failure in these first-line patients came in August and eliminated billions of dollars from Bristol’s market value.

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Slacker Radio Links With ABC News

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San Diego-based Slacker , the online personalized radio service backed by Mission Ventures, Austin Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Rho Ventures, and Sevin Rosen Funds, said Thursday that it is adding ABC News to its Slacker personal radio service.

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Flud Launches Social News Apps For Companies

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Flud , a San Diego startup developing mobile apps to let teams privately share news with their co-workers and others in the company, recently revealed that it is trying to take on that task with its social news platform developed with the backing of a couple of venture capital firms. Flud firm said its tool is aimed at bringing private news and intelligence sharing to businesses, letting co-workers share news articles and other information within an organization.

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Los Angeles Hacker News Meetup

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Saturday, April 23, 2011 -- Los Angeles Hacker News Meetup. See [link] (more

Agent Ace Powers Service For U.S. News & World Report

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News & World Report. marketplace matching agent realestate content publishing publisher report world news Santa Monica-based real estate agent recommendation service Agent Ace , which is led by Mazen Fawaz, has scored a win with the U.S. The two companies said that Agent Ace is powering a new, consumer web portal, Best Agents , to help connect readers with real estate agents. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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