Google is readying its own Apple News competitor

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Apple News
Apple News+ growth has been unimpressive so far.
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Google is allegedly planning to launch its own news aggregation service that will compete directly with Apple News.

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Google has been in talks with multiple publishers about paying a licensing fee for content used in its upcoming news product. So far it sounds like the company is mostly talking to publishers outside the US, but the company says it views the initiative as an important tool for an informed democracy.

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Meet Microsoft News for iOS.
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Google News lands on iOS with sleek new interface

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Grab the new Google News app while it's hot.
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Apple News is getting some fresh competition today from it’s biggest rival in Silicon Valley today.

Google launched its new Google News app this afternoon that was revealed at Google I/O last week. The updated app brings an all-new UI that’s supposed to give you a faster, smarter briefing on the top news stories going on right now.

All the important stuff revealed at Google I/O

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Google I/O 2018 was full of AI surprises.
Google I/O 2018 was full of AI surprises.
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Google just took the wraps off its big software lineup for 2018. If Apple executives were watching, there’s a lot they should be worried about.

Artificial intelligence has always been one of Google’s strengths over Apple. But in 2018, the search company is going all out, putting AI in everything. Pretty much every app the company has is getting some new machine-learning tricks in the next few weeks that make certain iOS features look ancient.

Check out the biggest announcements from this morning’s Google I/O keynote.

Awesome iOS 8 widgets that make your Today screen worth tapping

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Clear from Realmac Software has become one of the most adored to-do apps for iOS, but it's no longer just a list-maker. Thanks to support for reminders and its excellent widget, you can finally add important tasks and get alerts when they are due, ensuring you never forget that bottle of milk on the way home, or that important report that's due tomorrow morning.

Get CLear for iOS now for $4.99.
Clear from Realmac Software has become one of the most adored to-do apps for iOS, but it's no longer just a list-maker. Thanks to support for reminders and its excellent widget, you can finally add important tasks and get alerts when they are due, ensuring you never forget that bottle of milk on the way home, or that important report that's due tomorrow morning.

Get CLear for iOS now for $4.99.

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