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(CNET) Tech companies want to control the news

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This just in: Tech companies are fighting to be your main source for news.

Twitter will highlight tweets for breaking news, Google launches YouTube Newswire, and LinkedIn ruins the Pulse app to pick stories it thinks you should like. Along with Apple and Facebook, more tech companies want to decide which stories you read.

There’s a shift happening in how we consume news. More people depend on social media and mobile apps to stay informed — and that means more tech companies can influence the news you see.


Apple is launching its News app later this year to curate top stories, but will it shy away from stories critical of Apple? Facebook’s Paper app also picks articles it deems most important. But perhapsFacebook is working on something that can give users a little more control over the headlines in their feed.

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