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Mobile

I tried Blendle, the ‘Netflix of journalism,’ for a week and went broke — but you might not

Blendle is a service that lets you read articles from popular publications, for a small fee per story. While great for casual readers who want to get around the occasional pay-wall, news junkies could go broke.
Mobile

Facebook says no thanks to Apple, new feature will only be on Android platforms

Facebook is rolling out a new feature soon that may help struggling publications sell more subscriptions, but now Apple wants a slice of the revenue. In response, the new feature will only be available on Android devices.
Mobile

Google has redesigned Google News, its web portal for breaking stories

Google News, Google's one-stop shop for breaking and developing news stories, has been redesigned from the ground up. It's streamlined, simplified, and a lot easier to customize than before.
Computing

Robots may be responsible for a lot of the election coverage you’re reading

Each of these publications use algorithms to sift through data and turn it into text, and chatterbots to deliver this news coverage to readers via messaging apps.
Emerging Tech

Scientists successfully use DNA to store an OK Go music video, much more

Researchers from the University of Washington and Microsoft collaborated on a project that could revolutionize data storage. The team has developed a way of storing data on DNA, reducing the storage size needed to save our files and images.
Mobile

Google’s plan to speed up the mobile Web could start on February 24

Google has introduced its own platform for publishers, named Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). It is an open source project to build a faster mobile Web, capable of loading webpages ten times faster as it does currently.
Web

Check out what the media is really saying about the 2016 election

Politicians have wasted no time in painting the biggest target of the year on the backs of news outlets on both sides of the fence. But what is the media really writing about? The Analytics Election Tracker 2016 from OpenText knows.
Mobile

Google wants to help journalists effectively use its tools to better report the news

Google's News Lab aims to help journalists report more effectively using the company's research and editorial tools. It offers tutorials on Google's search products, plus partnerships with organizations to help verify crowdsourced content.
Mobile

Apple unveils Family Sharing, lets parents spread media across devices

Users now have the ability to share photo streams, calendars, reminders and Find My Friends (requires parental permission) to up to six devices designated as part of a family network.
Home Theater

Plex could hit Chromecast soon, support for iOS7 added this week

Definitely good news for anyone that's interested in streaming stored media to the Chromecast, a recent update to the Plex Media Server software could indicate that Chromecast support is looming.
Social Media

How the horrible Vegan Sellout List stunt tricked the Internet

You may have heard about the Vegan Sellout List, a site shaming ex-vegans. Horrible, right? The site creators think so, too. Turns out the list was little more than a stunt to redirect your eyeballs to something else.
Music

Why it’s still hard to discover new music online (and how we can fix it)

Services like Spotify and Pandora have radically disrupted the traditional state of music distribution, but the tools to help us deal with this glut of amazing music have yet to develop.