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Facebook is now prioritizing local news globally

As Facebook continues to face fierce media scrutiny over how it handles user data, the company may well be wishing for some gentler headlines. So it’s perhaps no accident it’s chosen toda

Facebook launches a local news accelerator for publishers

Facebook is trying to play extra nice with local news publishers by putting $3 million behind the launch of the Local News Subscriptions Accelerator. The three-month pilot program will help 10 to 15

Crunch Report | Elon Musk’s flamethrowers bring in $5 million so far

Elon Musk's flamethrowers have made $5 million so far, Google invests in Go-Jek and Facebook will start prioritizing local news. All this on Crunch Report.

Facebook will start prioritizing local news in user feeds

Facebook’s latest step in its on-going effort to fix its embattled news delivery offering involves prioritizing local sources. The social media giant announced today in a blog post that, along with

Crunch Report | MoviePass pulls out of 10 AMC theaters

Google experiments in local news, MoviePass pulls out of AMC theaters and the Kalanick-Benchmark lawsuit has officially been dismissed. All this on Crunch Report.

Hoodline is trying to fix local news deserts with a new automated news wire

Local news is kind of a mess. While the global platforms have been exploding, making it easier to follow events at a world wide level, local news sources have atrophied. Those two things are, obviousl

Google experiments in local news with an app called Bulletin

Google is testing a tool called Bulletin that would allow anyone to publish local news stories and events, according to a report from Slate, which Google later confirmed. The company described Bulleti

ABC launches a suite of local news apps for Fire TV

Disney-ABC is going after cord cutters with the launch of a suite of streaming TV apps for the Fire TV, aimed at bringing ABC stations’ local news to those who don’t pay for cable. The com

Ripple News acquires Hoodline, bringing two local news startups together

Ripple has acquired Hoodline, a deal that combines two different approaches to covering local news. Founded by former Viki CEO Razmig Hovaghimian, Ripple launched earlier this year and taps communi

Hoodline launches Neighborhood Kits that package local news and data for real estate agents

After building out an editorial team focused on using data to cover San Francisco's neighborhood news, Hoodline CEO Andrew Dudley said the startup has begun to explore new ways to make money. Not that

NewsON Brings Your Local News Stations To iOS, Android And Roku

A company called NewsON launched today, offering cord cutters and mobile consumers access to local news with an app that works on iOS, Android, and Roku devices. The service, which is financially bac

Blockfeed App Surfaces Hyper Local News

This New York city-based startup is aggregating local news sources, from small blogs to established newspapers, geolocating relevant news stories to a hyper local location -- such as a particular stre

Google Testing Local News In Google Now, As Well As The Limits Of Feature Bloat On The Android Assistant

Google is testing out local news cards for Google Now according to a new report from Quartz, which cites Google's VP of Search and Assist as the source of the info. The local news card is in the exper

Glocal, Local Video News Aggregator, Launches Out Of Beta With A Bang

The revolution <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/22/streaming-tv-startup-aereo-files-appeal-in-network-case-cites-cablevision-precedent/">has already begun</a>. Television video content