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Report: Microsoft News lays off editorial staffers amid rumored shift to algorithm-based robots

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The pitch for Microsoft News reads “trusted news handpicked by editors.” But those editors may soon turn into robots. That’s according to a report from Business Insider detailing job cuts at Microsoft News, the company’s news content arm that operates MSN.com and other properties. The layoffs affected around 50 contractors. “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis,”...

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