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June 16, 2019, 6:40 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
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.”
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.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
German mobile banking startup N26 says it now has 3.5M users across 24 European markets, handles €2B worth of transactions per month, and has 1,300 employees  —  Fintech startup N26 just issued an update on its main metrics.  The bank now has 3.5 million customers across 24 European markets.
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 …
Joern Poltz / Reuters:
Germany's ProSieben says Joyn, its free streaming service with Discovery, will launch on June 18 with ~50 channels, with premium version coming this winter  —  MUNICH (Reuters) - German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media will launch its streaming joint venture with Discovery Inc, on June 18 …
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 …

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