Where US publishers see potential for innovation

Recently Google announced the funding recipients of its first-ever “North American Innovation Challenge“. 34 projects were chosen across the US and Canada, with funding totaling $5.8 million. We’re no strangers to Google’s Innovation Challenge here in Europe (or as it was previously called the DNI fund). At Twipe we’ve been fortunate enough to have a[…]

JAMES, Your Digital Butler – how The Times & The Sunday Times are personalising news triggers

Today we’re proud to be sharing findings from “JAMES, Your Digital Butler“, our collaborative project with The Times and The Sunday Times. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, JAMES personalises the distribution of editions, through individualised newsletters. During this one-year Google DNI project, JAMES served over 100,000 subscribers of The Times with individualised newsletters compiled from the[…]

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%[…]

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