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Amazon debuts ad-supported News video app for Fire TV

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Amazon After launching IMDb Freedive earlier this year, Amazon is preparing to offer another ad-supported video streaming service. This time, the app is called News and it will allow you to watch news coverage from organizations like CBS, Reuters, Bloomberg and more. It’ll offer both live and on-demand content. Amazon […]

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WSJ: Facebook’s news tab could launch by the end of the month

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links scanrail via Getty Images While Mark Zuckerberg gives speeches about not wanting Facebook to be the arbiter of truth, the Wall Street Journal reports his company is setting up deals to launch its dedicated tab for news. In a post earlier this year, the CEO said “It’s important to me […]

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Weed-Friendly Gala To Benefit Planned Parenthood Coming To Colorado

News – High Times The Colorado cannabis community will have a chance to show its support for reproductive health services on Thursday, October 17th. A coalition of marijuana businesses are teaming up to host an award ceremony honoring pot brands whose proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of the Rockies — at what could be precisely […]

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Compassion Lives on in California as Governor Signs The Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act

News – High Times After a multiyear effort by advocates, Governor Gavin Newsom announced over the weekend he had signed SB-34, The Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act, in support of medical marijuana compassion care programs.  The Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act, named for San Francisco’s beloved pioneering medical marijuana activists, would exempt compassionate […]

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The Washington Post hopes you’ll read articles on your TV

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Lauren Fisher/The Washington Post You probably retreat to the TV to tune out the day’s news, but the Washington Post is betting that you wouldn’t mind reading on the living room screen. It just launched a version of its app for Apple TV and Fire TV that offer a “highly-visual” […]

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Study: Americans believe social networks make the news worse

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links bigtunaonline via Getty Images You’re not alone if you think social networks are degrading the quality of news. A Pew study indicates that 62 percent of American adults believe social media companies have “too much control” over news, and 55 percent believe these companies have created a “worse mix” of […]

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On Being Seven Years Pharmaceutical And Cancer-Free

News – High Times In 2012, seven years ago this October, I was staring down a clean ultrasound, with the technician telling onlookers, “It must be a technical error,” as they could not find the cancerous mass that was just there, less than three months prior. The image seen in both the first mammogram and […]

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Google shutters Bulletin, its hyperlocal news experiment

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google Google is ending its hyperlocal news experiment Bulletin. Similar to Nextdoor, Bulletin was a blog-like service that allowed users to post stories with video and photo content to the app. People nearby could see those posts, and they could appear in Google Search. The service launched as a pilot […]

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Google removes news previews in France to avoid paying publishers

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Google has announced that it will not pay publishers in France for search results, and will instead show stripped back results for News. That will happen next month when France enforces new rules base on Europe’s controversial copyright law. “We will no longer display an overview of the […]

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Snapchat may add a dedicated news tab

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Amr Alfiky Snap’s efforts to bring news to Snapchat haven’t gone so well. You’ve had to plow through entertainment and other material just to find news, and that’s when creators aren’t backing out. The social app creator might be willing to give things another go, however. The Information sources […]

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