Star Wars Cast Sends Support to Carrie Fisher as She Remains in Intensive Care — TIME

Carrie Fisher’s current and former co-stars, including the cast of the Star Wars franchise, are sending support and prayers to the actor as she remains in the hospital after having a medical emergency on a plane heading to Los Angeles from London. Fisher was taken to a Los Angeles hospital from the airport on Friday,…

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Washington Post Issues Correction To “Fake News” Story

JONATHAN TURLEY

220px-Washington_Post_buildingThe Washington Post has been under fire for its publication of an article entitling “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say.” The article by Craig Timberg relied on a controversial website called PropOrNot, which published what is little more than a black list of website that the authors deemed purveyors of fake news including some of the largest sites on the Internet like Drudge Report. However, the previously unknown group was itself criticized for listing “allies” that proved false. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton ramped up the call for action against “fake news” which she described as an epidemic. Now the Washington Post has published a rather cryptic correction to the fake news story. The controversy is the subject of my latest column in USA Today.

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Analytics for AI assistants: VoiceLabs reveals vital stats for Alexa Skills and Google Actions — VentureBeat

Web developers have Google Analytics. Mobile publishers have Flurry. There are analytics for servers, analytics for marketing, and analytics for sales. Now we also have analytics for smart agents. Today as Google announced Actions, its version of Alexa skills, VoiceLabs is launching free analytics for the platform. VoiceLabs already offers analytics for Alexa skills, and now developers…

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Comet Ping Pong Starts GoFundMe to Pay Expenses After Pizzagate Shooting — TIME

The owners of Comet Ping Pong launched a GoFundMe campaign Thursday to help pay expenses related to a shooting at the pizza restaurant last weekend. The owners aim to raise $28,000 to pay security expenses, pay staff for lost wages and fix damage at the store, according to the page. “Comet Ping Pong is overwhelmed…

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