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Google rolls out a better way to search for movies

Google is rolling out a new feature today that will help you better plan your night at the movies. While the company has supported displaying movie showtimes within Google Search results following the closure of its standalone movie site  in 2016, this update will help you narrow down your options more efficiently, thanks to the additions of drop-down filters in the Movies Showtimes interface that appears at the top of Google’s search results. After you perform a search for “showtimes” and are directed to Google’s Movies Showtimes screen as usual, you’ll notice a new set of drop-down filters at the top. You can use these to filter the movies near you by a number of factors, including screen type (e.g. 3D or IMAX), the movie’s genre, ratings, the critic scores, language, and preferred chains. That way you could click a few buttons to do a very specific search for something like “Family” movies rated “PG” or “G” at Cobb or AMC theaters in the afternoon on Sunday, for example. Or “R” rated “Dramas” with a critics’ score of 70% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics’ Score filter supports reviews from Metacritic and IMDb, as well. Once the filters are applied, you’ll be shown all the matching results that meet your exact criteria. When you’re ready to go, you can then click on the showtime you want to purchase your ticket using Fandango, MovieTickets.com, AMC Theatres, or Atom Tickets. In addition to the showtime search filters, you can also now tap over to the “Theaters” tab to see what’s playing at your favorite theaters, that also matches your requirements. Google says the update is rolling out to the Google Search app on Android in the U.S. and India in Hindi and English, as well as in mobile search in the browser, and soon, the Google Search app for iOS.

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Google rolls out a better way to search for movies

Google is rolling out a new feature today that will help you better plan your night at the movies. While the company has supported displaying movie showtimes within Google Search results following the closure of its standalone movie site  in 2016, this update will help you narrow down your options more efficiently, thanks to the additions of drop-down filters in the Movies Showtimes interface that appears at the top of Google’s search results. After you perform a search for “showtimes” and are directed to Google’s Movies Showtimes screen as usual, you’ll notice a new set of drop-down filters at the top. You can use these to filter the movies near you by a number of factors, including screen type (e.g. 3D or IMAX), the movie’s genre, ratings, the critic scores, language, and preferred chains. That way you could click a few buttons to do a very specific search for something like “Family” movies rated “PG” or “G” at Cobb or AMC theaters in the afternoon on Sunday, for example. Or “R” rated “Dramas” with a critics’ score of 70% or higher on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics’ Score filter supports reviews from Metacritic and IMDb, as well. Once the filters are applied, you’ll be shown all the matching results that meet your exact criteria. When you’re ready to go, you can then click on the showtime you want to purchase your ticket using Fandango, MovieTickets.com, AMC Theatres, or Atom Tickets. In addition to the showtime search filters, you can also now tap over to the “Theaters” tab to see what’s playing at your favorite theaters, that also matches your requirements. Google says the update is rolling out to the Google Search app on Android in the U.S. and India in Hindi and English, as well as in mobile search in the browser, and soon, the Google Search app for iOS.

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SoftBank leads $450M investment in Paytm’s e-commerce business

SoftBank is at it again giving money companies that rival startups it has already invested in. The Japanese firm and its long-time ally (and existing Paytm backer) Alibaba have come together to invest $450 million more into Paytm’s e-commerce business, Paytm Mall,  as first reported by Mint . The deal is said to value the business at $1.6-$2 billion, with SoftBank providing around $400 million of the committed investment. SoftBank is already present in India’s e-commerce space courtesy of an investment in Flipkart via its Vision Fund . The firm also previously backed Snapdeal which it tried to shoehorn into a merger deal with Flipkart that was ultimately unsuccessful. Alibaba meanwhile has been behind the core Paytm business, which specializes in mobile payments with plans for financial services, having invested $1.4 billion  into parent firm One97 Communications last year. This new deal signals its crossing into the e-commerce business, too. “This latest investment led by Softbank and Alibaba reaffirms the strength of our business model, growth trajectory, execution capability and the potential of India’s massive O2O model in the retail space,” Amit Sinha, Paytm Mall COO, told Mint in a statement. SoftBank added: “Paytm Mall’s offline-to-online operating model, combined with the strength of the Paytm ecosystem, is uniquely positioned to enable India’s 15 million offline retail shops to participate in India’s eCommerce boom.” Alibaba’s involvement in Paytm has seen the business — or rather, its many businesses — become proxies for Alibaba in India. Paytm Mall has linked up with Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace in China to extend the reach of Chinese merchants into India. Similar arrangements have also been reached in Southeast Asia via Alibaba’s Lazada e-commerce business

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After 150+ cryptocurrency hedge funds opened amid 2017’s meteoric rise in prices, this year’s ~50% drop in Bitcoin value has led at least 9 funds to…

Olga Kharif / Bloomberg : After 150+ cryptocurrency hedge funds opened amid 2017's meteoric rise in prices, this year's ~50% drop in Bitcoin value has led at least 9 funds to close   —  At least nine funds have been shuttered so far this year  —  Funds have losses of 23 percent in 2018, industry tracker says

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Intel debuts new 8th Gen CPUs: i9 and i7 with 6 cores for laptops, 6 new H-series including vPro, 4 new U-series with Iris Plus, 17 new desktop Coffee…

Ian Cutress / AnandTech : Intel debuts new 8th Gen CPUs: i9 and i7 with 6 cores for laptops, 6 new H-series including vPro, 4 new U-series with Iris Plus, 17 new desktop Coffee Lake CPUs   —  The march from Intel for everything to be under the ‘8th Gen Intel Core’ branding is now at its climax: today is the official launch …

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