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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJack Nicas Oct. 25, 2018 Many of Apple’s employees moved into a glistening new $5 billion glass headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., this year. A mile west, at Apple’s old campus on 1 Infinite Loop, a project antithetical to Silicon Valley’s ethos is now underway. In a quiet corner of the third floor, Apple is building a newsroom of sorts. About a dozen former journalists have filled a few nondescript offices to do what many other tech companies have for years left to software: selecting the news that tens of millions of people will read. One morning in late August, Apple News’ editor in chief, Lauren Kern, huddled with a deputy to discuss the five stories to feature atop the company’s three-year-old news app, which comes preinstalled on every iPhone in the United … [Read more...] about Apple’s Radical Approach to News: Humans Over Machines
A trial at a major Australian music festival in 2016 found two in three people wouldn't consume a pill if a test showed it contained methamphetamine.Around 700 people sought medical attention from paramedics at the Sydney International Regatta Centre during the festival. Another man is in a critical condition at Liverpool hospital."I'm absolutely aghast at what's occurred [and] I don't want any family to have to go through the tragedy that some families are waking up to this morning - it's just terrible to think about".A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman died on Saturday after collapsing at the Defqon."Gladys Berejiklian would rather shut down entire music festivals, such as Defqon.1, rather than introduce pill testing which would actually save lives", said Greg Ducayne on Twitter. "I don't want to see this ever happen again -young lives lost for no reason".In 2015, a 26-year-old man died while attending the festival and in 2013 a 23-year-old man died, both of suspected drug … [Read more...] about Two people die after attending Sydney’s Defqon.1 festival
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Australia Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Letter 68 ByDamien Cave Aug. 16, 2018 The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter reflecting the experience (and quirks) of our Australia bureau chief. Sign up to get it by email. Here’s where to find all our Australia and New Zealand coverage . ______ I’m in Melbourne this week and once again, I’m struck by how different this city is compared to Sydney — and by how much fun it is to eat with Besha Rodell. She’s our Australia Fare columnist, of course, the award-winning writer of many gems, including a nostalgic essay on milk bars, a glowing review of a hidden taco joint near Adelaide, and this candid takedown of a Rockpool failure in Sydney. Eating with Besha is always a joy, for her ordering and her conversation, but this time, I got to thinking about … [Read more...] about Get to Know Besha Rodell. And Maureen Dowd Is on Her Way to Sydney.
KXAN’s evening anchor team includes sports director Roger Wallace, left, news anchors Sydney Benter and Robert Hadlock and chief forecaster Jim Spencer. TV stations across the country wrapped up the all-important May “sweeps” period Wednesday, pulling out all the stops to get viewers to tune in. Looking at total households and the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults ages 25-54, NBC affiliate KXAN and ABC affiliate KVUE were the frontrunners, for the most part. KVUE was the station to beat in the morning, while KXAN was the frontrunner in the evening. CBS Austin, meanwhile, reported that it saw year-over-year growth for six of the seven newscasts it produces weekdays, including a 27 percent increase in households at 10 p.m. That was enough to push “CBS Austin News at 10 p.m.” into second place, behind KXAN and ahead of KVUE.“I am proud of this team’s hard work,” said Amy Villarreal, vice president and general manager for CBS Austin … [Read more...] about May TV ratings: See how your favorite Austin news station fared