About Newslines

Newslines is a news network that aims to give readers the complete, interactive news history of any topic. For example, our newsline of Conor McGregor, the UFC fighter, has over 2000 curated and tagged news events. As we add thousands more topics Newslines will become the world's largest curated news archive.

Newslines is built using news from NewsBlocks, a system for converting news articles into unbiased data and storing it on the blockchain, where it cannot be tampered with or censored. Anyone can use NewsBlocks to build trusted news applications, such as news sites, fact checking systems, fake news detectors and voice and chat apps.

Because newslines are built from NewsBlocks' data they can be sorted and filtered. Readers can view each newsline in breaking news view (newest news first) or sort it form oldest news to latest news to give a 'biography view' of the topic. Readers can also filter each newsline to find specific event types, for example to find all of Conor McGregor's legal issues.

Team

Newslines was founded by Mark & Mary Devlin, who are from Glasgow, Scotland. After moving to Japan in 1989, Mark & Mary founded Japan’s No 1 English magazine, Metropolis, in 1993. In 2000 they founded japantoday.com, the world’s largest news site about Japan in English. They sold their businesses in Japan in 2007, and after spending eight years in the U.S. and 26 years overseas in total, they returned to Scotland in 2016. Click here to read their newsline.

 

Awards

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Entrepreneurial Spark
Also in August 2016, Newslines was accepted to Entrepreneurial Spark's Glasgow "Hatchery". Entrepreneurial Spark is the world's largest free business accelerator.
Dell Scot Ignite

In August 2016 Newslines won #DellScotIgnite, a contest for scale-up businesses. Newslines will receive Dell equipment and Mark & Mary are receiving mentoring and support from Dell's UK management team.