Category: Technology

Facebook says it is partnering with media orgs in India ahead of elections to flag false stories across multiple languages, limiting them in News Feed by ~80% (Rishabh R. Jain/Associated Press)

Rishabh R. Jain / Associated Press: Facebook says it is partnering with media orgs in India ahead of elections to flag false stories across multiple languages, limiting them in News Feed by ~80%  —  NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India’s

Apple News+ could accelerate the demise of some news outlets by decimating their revenue and disrupting publishers’ relationships with readers (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Apple News+ could accelerate the demise of some news outlets by decimating their revenue and disrupting publishers’ relationships with readers  —  At the mercy of a new algorithm  —  Apple doesn’t care about news, it cares about recurring revenue.  That’s why publishers are crazy to jump into bed with Apple News+.

Uber brings Ride Pass, its $14.99+/month service that locks in a flat fee for UberX and UberPool trips, to 20 more US cities, up from five at its October launch (Brittany A. Roston/SlashGear)

Brittany A. Roston / SlashGear: Uber brings Ride Pass, its $14.99+/month service that locks in a flat fee for UberX and UberPool trips, to 20 more US cities, up from five at its October launch  —  Popular ride-sharing service Uber has expanded its Ride Pass into 20 more cities, the company has announced … from

The danger of “I already pay for Apple News+”

Apple doesn’t care about news, it cares about recurring revenue. That’s why publishers are crazy to jump into bed with Apple News+. They’re rendering their own subscription options unnecessary in exchange for a sliver of what Apple pays out from the mere $10 per month it charges for unlimited reading. The unfathomable platform risk here

The danger of “I already pay for Apple News+”

Apple doesn’t care about news, it cares about recurring revenue. That’s why publishers are crazy to jump into bed with Apple News+. They’re rendering their own subscription options unnecessary in exchange for a sliver of what Apple pays out from the mere $10 per month it charges for unlimited reading. The unfathomable platform risk here
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