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Gannett’s reason for embracing Apple products was Android’s fragmentation

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Towards the end of last year, an internal memo was sent to Gannett journalists letting them know that they would be outfitted with new iPhones and iPads to assist them with breaking stories. It’s a forward-thinking approach for an old-school company that owns publications such as USAToday. Not only is...
Gannett’s reason for embracing Apple products was Android’s fragmentation
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A BreakingNews ticker for every TV channel

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We’re all familiar with TV news tickers, scrolling along the bottom of news channels.  But what if a ticker only appeared for a few moments when a story breaks?  And what if it worked across all live TV channels?  Here at BreakingNews, we’ve created a connected TV app that does...
A BreakingNews ticker for every TV channel

Ingrid Lunden Now Writes For Us From London And Colleen Taylor Will Be Our TCTV Reporter

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Silicon Valley thrives on change. At TechCrunch, we chronicle change, honor it, and, lately, we’ve been living it. As we rebuild TechCrunch, it’s the talent of our writers that sets us apart. We are adding two new names to the editorial staff, saying goodbye to some colleagues, and promoting from...
Ingrid Lunden Now Writes For Us From London And Colleen Taylor Will Be Our TCTV Reporter

The AP's New Apps: The Style, Substance And Strategy

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The Associated Press this week unveiled snazzy updates to its popular news apps. Here’s a review plus a look at what the apps mean for the AP and its newspaper partners. The Style Credit where credit’s due, the AP designers got it right. The updated apps offer a pretty,...
The AP's New Apps: The Style, Substance And Strategy

Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable

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Google just launched an update to Google Currents, the company’s Flipboard competitor, that makes it easier to scan through categories and editions from Google publisher partners like The Guardian and Forbes in the app. In addition, Google says it also brought some of its search technology to the app to...
Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable
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Breaking News debuts its first iPad app for discovering news before everyone else

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If you’re not aware, the @BreakingNews account on Twitter is one of the speediest at getting the latest worldwide breaking news to the masses. It’s quite impressive to see how far along it has come. Since MSNBC acquired the service in 2010, it keeps getting better. Today, the team launched...
Breaking News debuts its first iPad app for discovering news before everyone else

NowThis News launches an Android app for its bite-sized video news network

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Digital media startup NowThis News has launched an Android app to supplement its current offering on iOS, serving up bite-sized video clips for a variety of news categories, breaking stories and popular events. The app uses an uninspired but functional interface. Videos are shown as thumbnail images and you can...
NowThis News launches an Android app for its bite-sized video news network

Don't ignore Twitter's power to scoop, but it's not a full news rival

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Twitter wins the race for eyeballs with breaking stories that won't hold for long, but can't do a full report on a famine in DarfurPaul Dacre may not be troubled by calling Hugh Grant mendacious, or five Lawrence suspects murderers, but even the great bear of Fleet Street can be...
Don't ignore Twitter's power to scoop, but it's not a full news rival

Wikileaks releases a new batch of confidential data, the Syria Files

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Wikileaks has released yet another batch of data.  Known as #Syriafiles, the release was also announced during a press conference at London’s Frontline club today. As their name says, these files focus on Syrian politics. According to Wikileaks, the Syria Files include over 2 million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries...
Wikileaks releases a new batch of confidential data, the Syria Files

YouTube Capture now supports 1080p uploads, Google Currents goes 2.0 on iOS

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Updates to both YouTube Capture and Google Currents on iOS have just hit Cupertino's App Store, bringing with them a handful of functionality and UI updates. Mountain View bumped YouTube Capture to version 1.1, adding support for 1080p uploads, improved audio syncing, detailed upload feedback and a grab bag...
YouTube Capture now supports 1080p uploads, Google Currents goes 2.0 on iOS

Twitter pictures put in spotlight following London helicopter crash

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Issue of image copyright highlighted as major media outlets use photos taken by Twitter account holders and posted on siteThe fatal helicopter crash in London on Wednesday morning once again put Twitter in the spotlight, with the social network beating traditional media to the story with instant eyewitness accounts, pictures...
Twitter pictures put in spotlight following London helicopter crash

Nick Denton Is Resurrecting Valleywag

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Valleywag, a Silicon Valley gossip blog Gawker killed off in 2009, is making a comeback. Nick Denton, Gawker's CEO and founder, says he'll be bringing the site back to life, and he's currently hunting for an editor or two to run it.  At least three people, including two people who...
Nick Denton Is Resurrecting Valleywag
Thirst looks beyond Twitter to launch a social news network of its own

Apps: YouTube Capture gets 1080p uploads, Vine, Google Currents 2.0, more

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YouTube Capture version 1.1: Google has updated its newly released YouTube Capture app with some welcomed features including 1080p video uploads: · 1080p uploads! · Improved audio sync · More detailed upload feedback · Share to networks after uploading · Bug fixes & stability improvements Vine — Make a scene...
Apps: YouTube Capture gets 1080p uploads, Vine, Google Currents 2.0, more

Hitwise: People get their news from Facebook and Google — not Twitter

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The value of Twitter when it comes to breaking news and eyewitness reports has been discussed as length (evidenced by CNN’s race to get the most followers, and the buzz surrounding the site’s role in the Iran protests last year), but its impact on the news and media may be...
Hitwise: People get their news from Facebook and Google — not Twitter
Google overhauls Currents for iOS with faster navigation, breaking news, and more

The two ways to break news

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Matthew Yglesias on the two ways to break news: But there are really two ways to break news. A Type 1 scoop is a story that if you don’t break, just won’t be broken. A Type 2 scoop is a pure race for priority. You get Type 2 scoops by...
The two ways to break news

Reuters to Journalists: Don’t Break News on Twitter

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Last night, Reuters released their social media policy, which includes instructing journalists to avoid exposing bias online and tells them specifically not to “scoop the wire” by breaking stories on Twitter.The strict instruction makes it clear that even though news continually breaks on Twitter first — especially in disaster...
Reuters to Journalists: Don’t Break News on Twitter
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