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Amazon's superhero show The Boys: Cast, plot, sequel news     – CNET
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Here’s our guide to the superhero TV series starring Karl Urban about corrupt superheroes.

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SmartNews’ head of product on how the news discovery app wants to free readers from filter bubbles
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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 very different markets: the U.S. and its home country of Japan, where it is one of the […]

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Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s “By Innovation Only” iPhone event
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Enlarge / This image accompanied invitations Apple sent to the press for the September 10 event. (credit: Apple) Liveblog starts in: View Liveblog CUPERTINO, Calif.—At 10:00 AM Pacific time on Tuesday, September 10, Apple executives will take the stage in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s headquarters to announce a slate of new products. Those […]

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WSJ: Facebook offers publishers millions for its dedicated news tab
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Facebook is gearing up for the launch of a dedicated news tab by offering publishers million dollar deals, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apparently, the social network told news outlets that it would pay as much as $3 million a year to licens…

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News discovery app SmartNews valued at $1.1B
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A $28 million financing has made SmartNews, an AI-powered news aggregation app, a unicorn. Japan Post Capital has led the Series E round, which brings the company’s total investment to $116 million and pushes its valuation to $1.1 billion. Existing investors in SmartNews include Development Bank of Japan, SMBC Venture Capital and Japan Co-Invest L.P. […]

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AI now can spot fake news generated by AI     – CNET
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It takes AI to know AI.

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Craigslist's nerdy founder wants to change the world — starting with your daily news     – CNET
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Craig Newmark is a self-proclaimed nerd and reformed jerk. Now he’s putting money behind his politics.

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News Industry Ad Study Knocked as 'Tripe'
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A study that estimates Google last year raked in $4.7 billion from news content has drawn widespread criticism. That $4.7 billion is a conservative estimate, according to the News Media Alliance, the trade group that released the study. That’s because the estimate doesn’t take into account Google’s advertising revenue from publishers and data collected from […]

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Researchers discover “Fishwrap” influence campaign recycling old terror news
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Enlarge / Old news, new fish. (credit: Rick Barrentine/Getty Images) Researchers at Recorded Future have uncovered what appears to be a new, growing social media-based influence operation involving more than 215 social media accounts. While relatively small in comparison to influence and disinformation operations run by the Russia-affiliated Internet Research Agency (IRA), the campaign is […]

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