Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to pay news publishers more than $1 billion over the next three years to license content from the news organizations, specially curated for a new offering, Google News Showcase. The new offering will allow readers to click on articles and go straight to publishers’ sites, rather than staying in a Google portal. Google’s decision comes as a growing number of...
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Zume, which raised $375 million from SoftBank to automate pizza-making with robots before switching to developing sustainable packaging, has shut down. The company is insolvent and has retained restructuring firm Sherwood Partners to liquidate the assets for the benefit of the creditors, an alternative to bankruptcy, according to Martin Pichinson, Sherwood Partners’ cofounder. It ceased...
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