How The Times is achieving hyper-personalisation with “JAMES, Your Digital Butler”

Last week Jasmien Lismont, Project Manager and Data Scientist at Twipe, presented the first insights from the “JAMES, your digital butler” project at ConTech in London. In the year since it was announced as a recipient of Google DNI funding, we’ve heard a lot of interest in the industry about our collaborative project with The Times &[…]

Highlights from Google’s DNI Fund Round 5

It’s that time of the summer again, with Google announcing the latest recipients of funding from round 5 of their Digital News Initiative. Audio was the clear standout, with roughly 17% of all projects focusing on audio, whether that be creating content for smart speakers, podcasts, or something else. Video comes in second, with roughly[…]

Reuters names JAMES a development to watch for 2018

‘JAMES, your digital butler’, Twipe’s Google-DNI funded project with the Times and The Sunday Times, has been named a development to watch in 2018 by Nic Newman in his recent report “Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2018” for Reuters. Using machine learning and AI, JAMES will gradually get to know the habits, interests,[…]

Google DNI 4th Round Winners

Google DNI has announced the results of its 4th round of innovation funding, and Twipe is proud to be among the winners for our collaborative project with The Times and The Sunday Times on ‘JAMES, your digital butler‘. With over 100 winners, there is a lot of innovation in this group. Here are 8 especially interesting[…]

Google DNI funds collaborative project of Twipe and The Times & The Sunday Times

We are proud to announce today that a collaborative project of Twipe and The Times & The Sunday Times has been granted Google DNI Funding. ‘JAMES, your digital butler’ is a collaborative project from The Times & The Sunday Times and Twipe. JAMES will enable individualised distribution of the digital editions of The Times &[…]

2017 Google DNI funding – our 7 favourite projects

Last week in Amsterdam, the Google Digital News Initiative announced the winners of its early-2017 funding round. Overall, almost 22 million euro were awarded to 107 projects from 27 different European countries. Fields such as fact-checking, AI, investigative reporting and augmented reality were the stars of the show, but the big focus was collaboration: 49%[…]

2016 … What a year it has been!

Click to read As we are wrapping up our presents and the year, we want to look back on 2016 full of discoveries and new learnings. We worked hard all year to create stunning publications for our customers. On our publishing platform we added many new features that increase the visibility of the bundle (PromoSpot) and the comfort of automatic downloading. By migrating to[…]

Google Digital News Initiative

Which projects have been funded by Google Digital News Initiative in the first round?

On Wednesday, Google has announced that 128 projects were selected during the first funding round of its Google Digital News Initiative. According to public sources, the following projects have received Google DNI funding. If you know of a project not in our list, please let us know by e-mail or join the conversation on our community[…]

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