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Mobile Minutes: Facebook downgrades media pages; Chatbot lawyer; Amazon’s ad-subsidized phones; Walmart offers free shipping

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June 30, 2016

28901Facebook to prioritize posts from friends over media pages
Facebook Inc. will make changes to its News Feed rankings, highlighting posts from friends and family over those from publishers and brand pages that users have “liked.”
Read more on Bloomberg

Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York
An artificial-intelligence lawyer chatbot has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York for free, showing that chatbots can actually be useful.
Read more on The Guardian

Amazon slashes prices on budget phones by half – but there’s a catch
If you could save a few bucks on a new phone by allowing ads on your lockscreen, would you do it?
Read more on CNET

With Amazon in sight, Walmart to offer free shipping for 30 days
Walmart Stores Inc. said it launched a free 30-day trial of ShippingPass, its two-day shipping program to all shoppers in the United States, as the world’s largest retailer looks to take on Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime subscription service.
Read more on Reuters

 

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