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- Puzzling Out Pandemi...November 27, 2020It probably isn't circled on your calendar, but the end of this week marks the halfway point between Singles' Day, the biggest global shopping event of the year, and Black Friday, when a sea of shoppers normally surges into stores looking for sales. But what do these days mean (for businesses, for customers, for workers) when pandemic lockdowns in much of the world have sent the transition to online shopping into overdrive? It's a good subject for a little depth, and this week the Digest pulls in recent articles from around the world on e-commerce, all gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model....View
- We’re All (Bro...November 20, 2020It probably isn't circled on your calendar, but the end of this week marks the halfway point between Singles' Day, the biggest global shopping event of the year, and Black Friday, when a sea of shoppers normally surges into stores looking for sales. But what do these days mean (for businesses, for customers, for workers) when pandemic lockdowns in much of the world have sent the transition to online shopping into overdrive? It's a good subject for a little depth, and this week the Digest pulls in recent articles from around the world on e-commerce, all gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model....View
- A “Shot”...November 13, 2020Editor: Christopher Brennan With cases soaring in many countries in recent weeks, the world received what appeared to be a jab of good news with the announcement of 90% effectiveness in trials of the vaccine developed by American pharma giant Pfizer and German BioNTech. The results are welcome, though what happens now, including more trials and issues of distribution, is more complicated. That makes vaccines a good subject for this week's Digest, which gathered quality, in-depth articles from around the world on issues such as ultra-cold storage, "science by press release" and more....View
- What Do the Election...November 6, 2020Editor: Christopher Brennan The votes are cast, and all that remains is the final counting in key states. As of the sending of this Digest, Joe Biden's supporters anticipate him reaching the 270 electoral votes needed to become the next president. Beyond the top headline, however, there are the more nuanced stories that brought us to this point, from which demographics showed up to the reliability of polls, legal challenges and more. While pieces in last week's Digest projected what would happen, this week uses the power of Deepnews.ai's technology to look back at what we can learn from the results we know thus far....View
- Vote Gets Out Early ...October 30, 2020Editor: Christopher Brennan After an election cycle that stretched for years, early voting in the 2020 U.S. elections has already begun and by next week all votes will be cast. While there is no shortage of coverage vying for your eyeballs, I thought it was a good use of Deepnews.ai's technology to search for in-depth, quality stories on the subject for this week's Digest and unearth articles you might not see scrolling through social media. Below are the results, a mixture of reporting from Las Vegas to Long Island, from long-established outlets to local papers to upstarts with a new way of looking at things. All gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model....View
- Cut to the Quibi #90October 23, 2020Editor: Christopher Brennan The "Streaming Wars" have claimed their first casualty. This week saw Quibi, the "quick bites" streaming service, announce it was ending after only six months. Beyond learning from the company's failures, it's also a good chance to take a look at what we'll be looking at on our TVs and phones in the years to come as different platforms jockey for position. Though some of them take longer than a Quibi show to read, for this week's Digest I thought it was a good use of the algorithm to set it looking for quality articles on streaming from around the world....View
- Thai Protesters vs. ...October 16, 2020Editor: Christopher Brennan Tens of thousands of protesters have spilled out into the streets of Bangkok as they demand reforms to the monarchy under King Maha Vajiralongkorn, thought to be the world's richest royal and sometimes called the "playboy king." While it may have been the subject of one article in your outlet of choice, I thought it was a good use of Deepnews.ai's technology to bring together the most in-depth pieces in one place. Here is a Digest on the protests, the crackdown, and an unexpected connection to Europe. All found with the Deepnews Scoring Model....View
- What to Read on the ...October 9, 2020Editor: Christopher Brennan With so much focus on what is going wrong in the world, it can be easy to lose sight of the people trying to make things better, whether through medicine, science, literature or efforts at peace. This week five of the six Nobel Prizes were awarded, and our Digest pulled in in-depth articles on the winners, their work and the awards themselves. All gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model....View
- Armenia and Azerbaij...October 2, 2020Editor: Christopher Brennan More than 100 people have been confirmed dead in fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which raises worries that violence could descend to the depths of a war in the disputed region that killed tens of thousands three decades ago. While the conflict may only get a passing mention in your news outlet of choice, I thought it was a good use of Deepnews.ai's technology to go deeper. Here are articles about the background to the fighting, efforts at peace and what it means for the world watching on....View
- Show Me the (Suspici...September 25, 2020Editor: Christopher Brennan Trillions of dollars floating around the globe, questions about just how legal it all is, and the people who help facilitate it anyway. This week's Digest was inspired by all the quality journalism that has come out around the FinCen Files, a trove of U.S. government documents obtained by Buzzfeed News, then shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 partner organizations. Here are stories about the documents themselves, the implications from Caracas to Kenya, and looks into money laundering more broadly. Gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model....View