Barbara Ortutay, Ap Technology Writer Updated 9:14 am CDT, Thursday, September 12, 2019 FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the expansion of a tool that provides people with local news and information, but says it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, it is expanding its “Today In” service to 6,000 cities and towns across the U.S., up from 400 previously. less FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the expansion of a tool that provides people with ... more Photo: Ben Margot, AP Photo: Ben … [Read more...] about Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink ‘news deserts’
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 23, 2019, 9:12 PM UTC By Dylan Byers President Donald Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday just hours after claiming the company had treated him poorly. The 30-minute, closed-door meeting, which was confirmed by representatives from both the White House and Twitter, focused on "the health of the public conversation" on social media and ways to respond to the opioid crisis, according to a Twitter spokesperson. Trump has been both a prolific user of Twitter and a vocal critic, suggesting at times, and without evidence, that Silicon Valley's social media giants have a bias against conservatives. The meeting, which also included other Twitter executives and senior White House personnel, was prompted by an invitation from the White House. Earlier on Tuesday, Trump tweeted out a quote from Maria Bartiromo's show on Fox Business … [Read more...] about Trump meets with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, discusses ‘health of public conversation’
Advertisement Editor’s Picks Making Medical AI Trustworthy and Transparent AI Won’t Replace Us, Docs Say Layoffs at Watson Health Reveal IBM’s Problem With AI In 2014, IBM opened swanky new headquarters for its artificial intelligence division, known as IBM Watson. Inside the glassy tower in lower Manhattan, IBMers can bring prospective clients and visiting journalists into the “immersion room,” which resembles a miniature planetarium. There, in the darkened space, visitors sit on swiveling stools while fancy graphics flash around the curved screens covering the walls. It’s the closest you can get, IBMers sometimes say, to being inside Watson’s electronic brain. One dazzling 2014 demonstration of Watson’s brainpower showed off its potential to transform medicine using AI—a goal that IBM CEO Virginia Rometty often calls the company’s moon shot. In the demo, Watson took a bizarre collection of patient … [Read more...] about How IBM Watson Overpromised and Underdelivered on AI Health Care
I had liked iOS's Newsstand before that went away, so I was interested to see if Apple News+ would offer a better experience. Importantly, I wondered if subscribing to News+ would lead me to cancelling my existing magazine subscriptions. After trying it out for a few hours, my answer is... not really. Yet, I'll likely subscribe to News+ all the same.As mentioned in Apple's presentation, News+ is (unsurprisingly) an extension of the existing News app, and not an app of its own. It also requires iOS 12.2, so be sure to upgrade if you want to try it out. News+ is available on the MacOS News app as well, as long as you update to 10.14.4.When you launch the News app on iOS, you'll see the free news portion in the main "Today" home screen, along with a new "News+" option in the bottom row. On the MacOS app, the "News+" option sits underneath the "Today" on the left sidebar. Select that, and you'll see some information about what News+ offers. You can then sign up for the service right on the … [Read more...] about Apple News+ has issues, but it’s a great deal for casual readers
The newspaper industry in Chattanooga dates back the late 19th Century, but it was three individuals born in the 20th Century that shaped the current legacy of the Times Free Press, which celebrates its 150th birthday in 2019. Roy Ketner McDonald, Ruth Holmberg and Walter Hussman Jr. each owned, or in Hussman's case owns, a family-owned newspaper business, and the combination of the three have reported news and shaped public opinion for generations of residents of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. "Each of these leaders made their own unique mark on the newspaper industry," said Alison Gerber, Times Free Press editor and director of content. "Their legacies are marked by a commitment to what they believe and the community they serve." McDonald turned an advertising circular into the Chattanooga News Free Press in 1933 and was chairman of the board of the Chattanooga Publishing Company, a company formed when his newspaper and the Chattanooga Times entered a joint operating … [Read more...] about Moments in Memory: What was in the news on birthdays of paper’s VIPs?