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Crowdsourcing is here to stay -- now it's about building tools for networked journalism

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As the media have become more social and thereby more “networked” — whether they like it or not — smart publishers like The Guardian and ProPublica have taken advantage of this phenomenon to crowdsource knowledge in a variety of ways. A decade or more after the concept started to become...
Crowdsourcing is here to stay -- now it's about building tools for networked journalism
Pinterest gets down to business by opening doors to brands

Facebook's New Business Site Emphasizes Education, Case Studies

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With some very visible questions about the effectiveness of advertising on Facebook in its rear-view mirror, Facebook has revamped its Facebook for Business Page with an emphasis on education and case studies. The new page takes a more hands-on approach to what you’d call... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Facebook's New Business Site Emphasizes Education, Case Studies

Foxconn Accelerating Sharp LCD Panel Orders to Launch Apple Television for Holiday Season?

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In a new research note published today, Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White points to a new report from Chinese business site 21cbh.com claiming that Foxconn/Hon Hai has accelerated its schedule for ordering television-sized LCD panels from Sharp, fueling speculation that the panels are destined for an Apple television set...
Foxconn Accelerating Sharp LCD Panel Orders to Launch Apple Television for Holiday Season?

Pinterest API Documentation Briefly Reappears On New Developer Site

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Remember how over a year ago, everyone was all excited about the forthcoming Pinterest API? CEO Ben Silbermann even teased its release in a March 2012 email to Pinterest users detailing a Terms of Service change. And API documentation even once popped up on the site, only later to lead...
Pinterest API Documentation Briefly Reappears On New Developer Site

Twitter Relaunches Its Twitter For Business Site With More Content, New Video

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Twitter has relaunched its Twitter For Business website with a new look, plus additional content that Twitter hopes will help businesses learn how to build a successful presence there. The how-to content is separated for new or advanced business users, and case studies are organized by size of... Please visit...
Twitter Relaunches Its Twitter For Business Site With More Content, New Video
Introducing Pinterest Web Analytics
Pinterest Removes Ban on Commercial Use as It Adds Business Accounts

Former Homestead Founder Returns to SV Curious -- And With $7.5 Million in Funding

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Justin Kitch — the founder and CEO of Web 1.0′s Homestead small-business site that was sold to Intuit in 2007 — is returning with Curious, a lifelong learning startup aimed at connecting teachers and students on “subjects as varied as salsa dancing, integral solving, pipe soldering, jewelry making and...
Former Homestead Founder Returns to SV Curious -- And With $7.5 Million in Funding

Twitter strikes ad deal with Starcom MediaVest Group, bringing in Coca-Cola, Walmart, P&G, more

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Twitter has reportedly signed a deal with the Starcom MediaVest Group, a division of advertising giant Publicis. According to the Financial Times, the deal could potentially be worth hundreds of millions of dollars over a multiyear period. The significance here is that it brings in large brands like Proctor &...
Twitter strikes ad deal with Starcom MediaVest Group, bringing in Coca-Cola, Walmart, P&G, more

Buzzfeed Launches In The U.K.

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I say old chap, did you see 50 Shades of Prince Charles on Buzzfeed this morning? Buzzfeed, the meme network that hosts a vertical in just about every subject imaginable--and is Fast Company's third most innovative social media firm in our MIC 2013 list, has launched a U.K. website....
Buzzfeed Launches In The U.K.

Twitter enters a lucrative 'strategic partnership' with WPP, 2 months after its Starcom deal

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Back in April this year, Starcom Mediavest Group entered into a media partnership with Twitter, giving it access to the social media platform’s data, and other ‘perks’ based around ads it buys on Twitter. Now, rival media behemoth WPP has announced a ‘global strategic partnership’ of its own with Twitter,...
Twitter enters a lucrative 'strategic partnership' with WPP, 2 months after its Starcom deal

New York Times poised to offload how-to site About.com

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Times in advanced negotiations to sell to Answers.com, ending ill-fated attempt to extend online publishing businessThe New York Times has announced that it is poised to sell the resource guide About.com, ending a costly and ill-fated attempt to extend its online publishing business.AllThingsD first reported that the Times is looking...
New York Times poised to offload how-to site About.com

Japan’s top social network Mixi is reportedly set for new ownership

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Japan’s ground breaking social network Mixi is reportedly set to be sold with its founder looking to offload his 55 percent majority stake in the company, according to tech blog Asiajin. Japanese business site Nikkei reports that Mixi founder and CEO Kenji Kasahara is ready to call time on the site that...
Japan’s top social network Mixi is reportedly set for new ownership

4 Terrific Tools for Creating Business Web Forms

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.Web forms can be a great asset on your business site. They let you collect pertinent data and contact information from your visitors without exposing your...
4 Terrific Tools for Creating Business Web Forms

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Look Ma! Still No App! Seven Months After Launch, Quartz Says Its Web-Only Business Site Is Thriving.

Alibaba opens up first e-commerce school outside of China in Bangkok

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is ramping up in Southeast Asia, and its new training program in Bangkok is evidence of its investment. The company held a launch event for the school earlier this week, according to the Alizila blog. The center will focus on providing resources for its Alibaba.com business-to-business...
Alibaba opens up first e-commerce school outside of China in Bangkok

What's the Better Buy: a Consumer or a Business Laptop?

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We give you six tips on how to shop a maker's business site for your next laptop and four things to consider when checking out its consumer laptops....
What's the Better Buy: a Consumer or a Business Laptop?

The Rise of the Niche Social Network

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The latest crop of social networking startups strutting their stuff at the DEMO Spring 2012 conference today don't dare confront Facebook head on. Instead, companies like Ticlr.com, Tradesparq.com, and Max My Play are looking to fill - or create - niches to complement the 800-million-member gorilla in the room....
The Rise of the Niche Social Network

Magic: The Gathering creator to crowd-fund mobile game

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The designer of the iconic collectible physical card game Magic: The Gathering has a new venture in the virtual mobile game world — and has launched a crowd-funding initiative to make it happen. The game business site Gamasutra writes that Richard Garfield is preparing a new location-based mobile game, Map Monsters. Garfield...
Magic: The Gathering creator to crowd-fund mobile game

Tech Weekly Podcast: How can technology empower the young of the developing world?

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This week's edition is given over to our sister podcast the Guardian Sustainable Business podcast, presented by Hugh Muir. Click here to visit the Sustainable Business site and subscribe to this podcast. To discuss the complex issues around many developing economies' emerging tech and digital cultures, Hugh is joined by...
Tech Weekly Podcast: How can technology empower the young of the developing world?
Intel picks up Israeli heartbeat identification startup IDesia Biometrics

Groupon Scheduler Gets Wide Release for Both Sides of the Counter

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Image courtesy GrouponThe scarcest resource for every business is time. Discounts, from early-bird dinners to off-season vacation rentals, have always been a way for businesses to manage time. So for a daily deals company like Groupon looking to expand its business into a broad suite of technology solutions for retailers...
Groupon Scheduler Gets Wide Release for Both Sides of the Counter

National Journal Brings In Conde Nast, DJ Vet Jessica Perry To Head Digital

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Atlantic Media continues its push to remake its properties with a digital-first business model with the hiring of Jessica Perry as Digital VP and GM of its National Journal Group. Perry, who recently left Conde Nast as VP of planning and development, has a remit to take an aggressive...
National Journal Brings In Conde Nast, DJ Vet Jessica Perry To Head Digital

Pinterest Web Analytics Puts Third-Party Developers And APIs Into Focus

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Pinterest Web Analytics, the site’s traffic measuring tool for website owners that was unveiled earlier today, is a foray into services that could help the social network generate revenues some day — for now, it’s free with “no plans to charge,” with the main aim being “help pinners see what...
Pinterest Web Analytics Puts Third-Party Developers And APIs Into Focus

New York Times Co To Expand Bits, Well Blogs As Part Of Digital Strategy

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A New York Times (NYSE: NYT) executive said on an earnings call today that the company would enhance its technology and health blogs. The move is part of the NYT’s larger digital strategy, which has been buoyed by subscriber increases but is also being dragged down by problems at...
New York Times Co To Expand Bits, Well Blogs As Part Of Digital Strategy

Pinterest Grows Up & Goes Corporate With New Tools (And TOS) For Businesses

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Now businesses can participate on Pinterest as their own corporate selves instead of as individuals. Today Pinterest launched a new business site that will allow a brand to participate under the corporate name. Some of the benefits that businesses will gain with the new accounts are better tools,... Please visit...
Pinterest Grows Up & Goes Corporate With New Tools (And TOS) For Businesses

Six Reasons SEOs Love Blogs

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by Jennifer Laycock With so much social media focus on sites like Twitter, FourSquare and Facebook these days, it's easy for companies to neglect one of the single most powerful social media tools available: their blog. In fact, for companies who are looking to increase their search engine optimization efforts,...
Six Reasons SEOs Love Blogs
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