The national digital platform will roll out a video-driven, live news app in conjunction with its national news desk in Washington. Read more at TVNewsCheck.
Facebook wants to make it easier for people to find local news from vetted sources. The social network is testing a new section inside its app called “Today In,” a feed made up entirely of local news, events and announcements…. Read More ›
Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to devote 2018 to “fixing” Facebook. Now the Facebook CEO is kicking off the effort with a move he says is intended to boost the well-being of users, possibly at the expense of the well-being of… Read More ›
A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news stories and helps guide them to more balanced coverage. The plug-in, “Open Mind ,”… Read More ›
“TicToc by Bloomberg” combines the news-gathering abilities of Bloomberg’s 2,700 journalists and analysts from around the world with “the digital power and immediacy of Twitter, one of the world’s fastest and primary news distribution channels.” Read more at The Hill.
Dow Jones has launched NewsPicks, an influencer-driven news and content distribution app that curates content from premium news outlets such as Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Read more at The Drum.
A simple coding error in at least 685 apps put millions of smartphone users at risk of having some of their calls and text messages intercepted by hackers, cyber-security firm Appthority warned on Thursday. Read more at Reuters.
ESPN is creating a new, shorter version of its flagship sports highlight show exclusively for Snapchat. Read more at Recode.