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June 16, 2019, 4:05 PM

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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Genius claims it has irrefutable proof of Google lifting song lyrics, displayed in search results, from Genius.com; Google says it licenses lyrics from others  —  Genius Media says it can prove lyrics from its site are appearing in Google search information panels— by examining the apostrophes
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
The “Amazon's Choice” label seems to imply curation, but it's awarded to listings by an algorithm, and some of the products have defects and manipulated reviews  —  When you're looking at a search result with hundreds of options on Amazon, the “Amazon's Choice” label may give you a sense of relief.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart is now offering a new grocery delivery subscription option called Delivery Unlimited for $12.95 per month or $98 per year  —  Walmart is taking aim at Instacart, Target's Shipt and Amazon Prime Now/Whole Foods with a new grocery delivery subscription service called simply, “Delivery Unlimited.”
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Lifen, a France-based messaging platform for hospitals and healthcare practitioners, which also allows users to send letters via post, raises $22.7M Series B  —  French startup Lifen is raising a $22.7 million (€20 million) funding round.  Partech is leading the round with Idinvest Partners …
Reuters:
China on Thursday officially launched Shanghai's STAR Market, a Nasdaq-style tech board which is China's first exchange allowing listings of pre-profit startups  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Thursday officially launched Shanghai's Nasdaq-style tech board, with the country's top securities …
Aarian Marshall / Wired:
A spate of breakups and makeups in self-driving industry in 2019 may be a sign of industry consolidation, as many expect the enabling tech to become a commodity  —  THE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE industry is looking a lot like a middle-school dance.  Monday, Aurora and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced …
Gretchen McCulloch / Wired:
Archive of Our Own, a database for fanfiction containing nearly 5M contributions, has 350 volunteer “tag wranglers” who sort tags better than any AI is able to  —  One of the nominees for the Hugo Awards this year is Archive of Our Own, a fanfiction archive containing nearly 5 million fanworks …
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
Survey of 34K+ LGBTQ+ youth across the US: 76% prefer to seek mental help by text or chat; 81% say having a safe social networking space online is very valuable  —  THE KIDS ARE not all right.  Almost 40 percent of young people between the ages of 13 and 24 who identify as LGBTQ+ have seriously considered suicide in the last year.

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