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beIN Sport USA soccer channel comes to Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network

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While most of us have spent the last few weeks preparing for the return of North American-style football (get our NFL Pick 'Em league info here), soccer fans in the US and France have been tracking the sudden rise of international TV network beIN Sport. Operated out of Qatar...
beIN Sport USA soccer channel comes to Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network
An Al-tacular acquisition: Al Jazeera buys Al Gore's Current TV cable network

Google reveals international streaming Google TV apps

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Google on Friday detailed some new apps that are aimed at Google TV platform users of various ethnic backgrounds. Through them, users can access TV and other content from various countries and regions. Some of the apps include Al Jazeera, Euronews, and IslamBox.......
Google reveals international streaming Google TV apps

Audioboo opens its first US office in San Francisco, as its big Stateside push begins at Sundance

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Social audio platform Audioboo has announced that it’s finally branching out from the UK with the launch of its first US office, opening in San Francisco. Launched in March 2009, Audioboo allows users to record a near-unlimited quota of audio snippets, which they can share with friends or broadcast to...
Audioboo opens its first US office in San Francisco, as its big Stateside push begins at Sundance

Pro-Assad Syrian hackers launching cyber-attacks on western media

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Syrian Electronic Army claims responsibility for attack on Guardian and other organisationsThe Guardian has come under a cyber-attack from Syrian hackers who have targeted a series of western media organisations in an apparent effort to cause disruption and spread support for President Bashar al-Assad's regime.The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claimed...
Pro-Assad Syrian hackers launching cyber-attacks on western media
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Al-Jazeera websites hacked by Assad loyalist group

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Group calling itself al-Rashedon said hacking came as 'response to your position against the people and government of Syria'The websites of the Arabic news network, Al Jazeera, were hacked on Tuesday, apparently by a group sympathetic to the Syrian regime.Al-Jazeera's English and Arabic websites were affected by the hack, made...
Al-Jazeera websites hacked by Assad loyalist group

TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more

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Rovio’s astounding festive season downloads, BuzzFeed funding and Current TV becomes Al Jazeera America, it’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The...
TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more

The Guardian and the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellowship

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What is the OpenNews fellowship? Who is our current fellow and what's happening next year?The Knight and Mozilla Foundations came together in support of OpenNews over a year ago. OpenNews brings together technologists and journalists to collaborate on the future of news. The programme is designed to address a specific...
The Guardian and the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellowship

How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online

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We've come a long way since 1960. That was the year of the first televised debate between two U.S. presidential candidates. Fifty-two years after Kennedy and Nixon verbally sparred onstage, this political traditional continues, but with more ways of watching than ever before.  Much has changed even in the last...
How To Watch The U.S. Presidential Debates Online

How Journalists Are Using Google+

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Google's still-young social network is largely the territory of early adopters and tech enthusiasts, but that hasn't stopped journalists from experimenting with it. (This is part three in a four-part series on how journalists are using social networks beyond Facebook and Twitter.)  Google+ makes a convenient distribution channel for content,...
How Journalists Are Using Google+

ABC becomes the first Aussie broadcaster to donate footage to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons

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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Antipodean public service broadcasting equivalent of the BBC, is marking its 80th anniversary by launching a new website called 80 Days That Changed Our Lives. Reflecting on eight decades of newsworthy and notable events, the site offers 80 segments of audiovisual content from its...
ABC becomes the first Aussie broadcaster to donate footage to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons

Ethiopian Government Bans Skype, Google Talk And All Other VoIP Services

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The Ethiopian government, Al Jazeera reports, has criminalized the use of Skype and other VoIP services like Google Talk. Using VoIP services is now punishable by up to 15 years in prison. This law actually passed last month, but mostly went unnoticed outside of the country. Ethiopian authorities argue that...
Ethiopian Government Bans Skype, Google Talk And All Other VoIP Services
A 30-second Skype call could land you in an Ethiopian prison for 15 years

Google TV team focuses on third party content, second screen apps as I/O approaches

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The slow-starting Google TV project has gotten a lot of attention at the last two Google I/O conferences, so what do the folks at Mountain View have up their sleeves this time around? Judging by recent updates to the Google Developers support pages, a major focus will be on...
Google TV team focuses on third party content, second screen apps as I/O approaches
YouTube to live stream Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, also adds 22 AOL-curated channels

YouTube Gets An Investigative News Channel

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Crack journalism is coming to the land of cat and Justin Bieber videos: YouTube is helping to launch a new channel with the Center for Investigative Journalism (CIR). The new “I Files” channel will curate videos from sources such as The New York Times and Al Jazeera, in a attempt to bring...
YouTube Gets An Investigative News Channel

TNW's Daily Dose - Facebook's fakers, YouTube's investigative reporting channel, Android's new home and more

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Facebook reveals its fake user accounts, investigative reporting lands its own YouTube Channel and Android moves out into its own blog. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the subscription button...
TNW's Daily Dose - Facebook's fakers, YouTube's investigative reporting channel, Android's new home and more
Al Jazeera's Secret Gaddafi Tapes: Dictatorship In The Age Of YouTube

How Al Jazeera wants to bring Twitter to the world

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Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera launched an educational campaign this month that aims to teach viewers in Turkey, Bosnia and elsewhere in the world with how to use Twitter and Facebook. The videos are being distributed on a new, dedicated YouTube channel called Al Jazeera Unplugged but may eventually also show...
How Al Jazeera wants to bring Twitter to the world

Al Jazeera English - Americas - US military 'cannot find Iraq tape'

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Al Jazeera English - Americas - US military 'cannot find Iraq tape'
Al Gore used his Current.tv payout to buy Apple shares worth $29.5M

YouTube Takes Another Swipe At TV With Its Election 2012 Livestreaming Coverage

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YouTube has been steadily expanding into the livestreaming business, from concerts and obscure sports to the 2012 Olympics, and now, to political coverage of the upcoming U.S. election. Today marks YouTube's first livestream on their "Election Hub":  the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, will begin streaming at 7pm EST...
YouTube Takes Another Swipe At TV With Its Election 2012 Livestreaming Coverage

Huffington Post launches social streaming video network, HuffPost Live

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At 10 AM ET on Monday morning, the Huffington Post is launching HuffPost Live, a streaming video network with a heavy emphasis on user participation via webcam, smartphone or tablet. “From the beginning, one of our goals has been to try and create the most social video experience possible,” said...
Huffington Post launches social streaming video network, HuffPost Live
YouTube Encourages Users To Video Their Vote

Glenn Beck Tried To Buy Al Gore's Current TV, Which Instead Sold To Al-Jazeera For $500 Million

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Controversial conservative showman Glenn Beck's media company, The Blaze, wanted to buy the cable TV company Current TV, which is part-owned by Al Gore. But, according to a WSJ report citing a person familiar with the negotiations, Current TV refused The Blaze's offer because "the legacy of who the network goes...
Glenn Beck Tried To Buy Al Gore's Current TV, Which Instead Sold To Al-Jazeera For $500 Million
Pro-Syrian government hackers send fake news through Al-Jazeera's SMS service

Bad news for cord cutters: Al Jazeera America won't be live streamed online

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Cord cutters won’t be able to tune into Al Jazeera America, the new cable news network that was announced Wednesday in conjunction with the news that Al Jazeera has purchased Al Gore’s Current.tv. At least not live, anyway: An Al Jazeera America spokesperson confirmed Thursday that the network won’t be...
Bad news for cord cutters: Al Jazeera America won't be live streamed online
Google TV adds international channels, but no sign of international release

livejamie on I know it has been said before, but Al Jazeera English is one of the best news outlets out there. It's a shame most Americans think they're in cahoots with terrorists.

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livejamie on I know it has been said before, but Al Jazeera English is one of the best news outlets out there. It's a shame most Americans think they're in cahoots with terrorists.
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