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Google adds real-time updates from the NHL & NBA directly to its search results

 Google announced this afternoon it’s adding new features to both Google Search and Google Play Newsstand that will help people keep up with their favorite teams and their standings during the NBA and the NHL playoffs. In Search, you’ll now find Knowledge Panels with information directly from the teams, like highlights, photos or GIFs, for NHL, NBA as well as MLB teams. Meanwhile… Read More
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Crunch Report | ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer…Woooah

The Last Jedi Star Wars trailer is released, Facebook runs ads in French newspapers educating people on fake news and Apple gets permission from the DMV to start testing self-driving cars. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Facebook buys newspaper space to combat fake news

Facebook has splashed out on a bevy of full-page newspaper ads explaining how readers can better identify fake news. As Bloomberg reports, the marketing materials appeared in Bild, Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Die Welt -- among other dailies in Germany -...
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Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Surpasses Snapchat

Instagram Stories surpasses Snapchat in terms of users, Susan Fowler joins Stripe, Google makes its fashion image searches look more like Pinterest and Yext shares pop more than 20 percent in public debut. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | Boomerang Joins The Subscription Games

It’s the 500th episode of Crunch Report. Boomerang joins the subscription games, Lincoln tries to boost sales with chauffers and Justin Kan’s new legal startup AtriumLTS. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

There are thousands of cameras out there — in pockets and on dashboards, but no one's making use of them, founder Adam Walters told the outlet. NewsCar will help newsrooms get breaking news footage quickly, and in the right high definition, widescreen format. Read more...

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This startup wants Uber drivers to help deliver breaking news footage

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Your next Uber driver could deliver you and some breaking news.

An Australia startup aims to enlist drivers in the delivery of real-time news footage, according to the Financial Review.

Uber drivers can be found all over the city, so when an event occurs, NewsCar will help news networks direct nearby members to the scene. From there, they can shoot TV-ready footage from their smartphone using the company's app.

There are thousands of cameras out there — in pockets and on dashboards, but no one's making use of them, founder Adam Walters told the outlet. NewsCar will help newsrooms get breaking news footage quickly, and in the right high definition, widescreen format. Read more...

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Crunch Report | RetailMeNot Acquired for $630 Million

Trade in that old dusty GoPro for credit toward a new one, Instagram combines ephemeral and permanent messaging and RetailMeNot gets acquired for $630 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Uber isn’t welcome in Italy anymore | Crunch Report

Netflix reaches 75% of U.S. streaming viewers, LeEco scraps its plan to acquire Vizio, Uber isn’t welcome in Italy anymore and Cadillac is launching an autonomous driving system. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Crunch Report | YouTube now blocking ads on low-view channels

YouTube is now blocking ads on channels with less than 10,000 views, Amazon pulls Diapers.com and other Quidsi apps and Spotify’s invisible IPO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
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Europe clears 21st Century Fox’s purchase of Sky

21st Century Fox's £11.7 billion acquisition of Sky has edged a little closer to being a done deal today, as the European Commission approved the merger. The commission was assessing any potential competition concerns that might arise from the...