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Vasyl Lomachenko seeks unification fight and promises UK return after convincing victory over Luke Campbell

Vasyl Lomachenko seeks unification fight and promises UK return after convincing victory over Luke Campbell

Sports
Vasyl Lomachenko promises he will return to fight in the UK after his stunning win over Luke Campbell at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night.The Ukrainian knocked Campbell down in the 11th round and claimed a unanimous decision by two scores of 119-108 and one of 118-109. Getty Images - Getty Lomachenko delivered a boxing clinic at the O2 While the judges’ scorecards were arguably a little harsh on the Hull fighter, Lomachenko underlined just why he is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet as he took another step towards becoming the undisputed champion in the 135lb division. The victory saw him retain his WBA and WBO lightweight titles and scoop the vacant WBC crown. ...
How a new breed of media companies is convincing people to pay for news again

How a new breed of media companies is convincing people to pay for news again

Finance
Comcast Ventures had seen enough. Years of researching business models, seeing their own portfolio's performance and watching digital media startups struggle had made an impression. For 2018, the venture capital firm made a decision: it would no longer put seed money behind advertising-driven media companies. "Starting an ad-supported business is really, really tough," said Daniel Gulati, a Comcast Ventures partner, in an interview. "As a general thesis, we are not actively looking to invest in seed companies that have an advertising-based business model." It's a shift in thinking for Comcast Ventures, which has put money beh...
Exeter City 3-1 Lincoln City (3-1 agg): Grecians earn place in Wembley play-off final with convincing win

Exeter City 3-1 Lincoln City (3-1 agg): Grecians earn place in Wembley play-off final with convincing win

Sports
Fans celebrated the win with a pitch invasion Thursday, May 17, 2018 Exeter booked their place in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final with a 3-1 victory over Lincoln at St James Park. After a goalless draw in the first leg, Exeter held a narrow lead at the break thanks to Jayden Stockley's neat finish. Hiram Boateng doubled the home side's advantage early in the second half before Ryan Harley finished off Lincoln, who did give their travelling fans something to cheer when Matt Green netted late on. Exeter will face Notts County or Coventry at Wembley on May 28. Let's block ads! (Why?)
Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots

Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots

Technology
Google says it will take steps to ensure that humans are not fooled when they get called by software bots that can convincingly mimic the human voice. Anyone called by the bot will be told they are conversing with a machine, Google told tech news site the Verge.The vocal skills of the Duplex bot were demonstrated at Google's I/O developer conference this week when it was shown booking a hair appointment.The demo left one technology expert "horrified" by what she had seen.Social impactIn its statement, Google said it valued the discussion the demonstration had fostered and said "transparency" around the use of the technology was important."We are designing this feature with disclosure built-in, and we'll make sure the system is ap...
Lions seal convincing win over Maori All Blacks in wet conditions

Lions seal convincing win over Maori All Blacks in wet conditions

Sports
Maori All Blacks v British and Irish LionsMaori All Blacks (10) 10Tries: Messam Cons: McKenzie Pens: McKenzieBritish and Irish Lions (15) 32Tries: Penalty try, Itoje Cons: Halfpenny Pens: Halfpenny 6The British and Irish Lions gained a confidence-boosting win as their power told against the Maori All Blacks in wet conditions at Rotorua International Stadium.Leigh Halfpenny kicked them into a half-time lead with Liam Messam scoring for the hosts.The Lions' forwards dominated the second half and scored with a penalty try from the scrum.Maro Itoje then drove over four minutes later as they eased to comfortable win.Relive the Lions' victory in RotoruaWarren Gatland's side came into the game with two wins from four games, following Wednesday's 23-22 defeat by the Highlanders.That made this a mu...