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Grumpy Cat shows claws, vows to sue infringers

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The owners of feline internet sensation Grumpy Cat have applied for trademarks over a wide-range of merchandise such as cell phone covers, beer mugs and video games. The cat’s lawyer, however, says the owners will “try to be cool and stay righteous” about kitty-related fan art, and will only go after “dirtbags”...
Grumpy Cat shows claws, vows to sue infringers
"Bug" Lets People Save Snapchat And Poke Videos, But Why Would Anyone Want To Do That?

Twitter Launches Expanded Tweets, Letting You Read News, Check Out Images, And Watch Video Inline

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On the Twitter blog today, the company announced a new way that users will be able to get access to an expanded array of content from partners. The latest new innovation, Expanded Tweets, will let users check out content directly from certain partners, without having to leave its web site....
Twitter Launches Expanded Tweets, Letting You Read News, Check Out Images, And Watch Video Inline

Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

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Facebook users, do you "like" this? Today Facebook launched 12 media apps for Timeline, joining social news apps such as Yahoo!, Washington Post Social Reader, Digg Social Reader and The Guardian's social news app. This announcement comes shortly after Facebook launched 60 social apps that focused mostly on cooking, eating,...
Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

Latest BuzzFeed Listicle Contributor: President Obama

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Our presidential candidates are fond of numbering their points during debates--they sound like talking listicles. But the Obama campaign is the first to place one of those listicle-style presentations in its native environment: BuzzFeed. Meet BuzzFeed's first paid political content: "4 Ways President Obama Will Strengthen The Middle Class." It...
Latest BuzzFeed Listicle Contributor: President Obama

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, AMZN)

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Good morning. No kidding around, what follows is probably the best "10 things" you'll read all week. Good stuff out there today! Fancy tech types on Twitter are going nuts over this story from Buzzfeed: "Google's Lost Social Network." Watch out, Microsoft. Google will stop giving its Office clone away...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, AMZN)
PandoMonthly with Tony Hsieh Post-Event Recap

Booting Up: Zuck's Boring Wardrobe Edition

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You get what you pay for. (Photo: Killer Hip Hop) Microsoft invited a rapper named “Machine Gun Kelly” to performer at one of its stores and then got butthurt when he acted like someone named “Machine Gun Kelly.” [BuzzFeed] Here comes that mini iPad. [Wall Street Journal] When the TODAY...
Booting Up: Zuck's Boring Wardrobe Edition
Despite Sexting Snafu, Snapchat Continues To Crush Facebook Into 2013 (FB)

Media Decoder Blog: BuzzFeed Announces $20 Million in New Financing

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BuzzFeed, the social news Web site that was one of the media industry darlings of 2012, said Thursday that it had raised nearly $20 million in new financing from its investors....
Media Decoder Blog: BuzzFeed Announces $20 Million in New Financing
Techies Gather For a Real-Life Branch with Ev Williams and Jonah Peretti
After finding success with cheap HDMI cables, Monoprice aims for loftier ambitions

Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

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Video blogging pioneer Ze Frank quietly raised around $756,000 late last month from Marc Andreessen, Buzzfeed co-founder John Johnson and Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti. The financing comes just two months after a successful Kickstarter campaign to relaunch his web series that netted close to $150,000. Frank told me that...
Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

Twitter now forces you to use its own image service in its iOS apps

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We knew it was coming, but with the release of its new iOS apps earlier today, Twitter has confirmed that it has dropped the option allowing users to select a third-party image upload service, forcing them to use its own service powered by Photobucket. When entering the options screen in...
Twitter now forces you to use its own image service in its iOS apps

BuzzFeed Adds A Little Nostalgia To Your Facebook Timeline

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Facebook’s Timeline is a cool idea, but as a representation of my life, it doesn’t have much to say about my experiences before 2004. Now, in its own small way, viral content site BuzzFeed is trying to change that. Specifically, it’s adding buttons in a few posts to take advantage...
BuzzFeed Adds A Little Nostalgia To Your Facebook Timeline
BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Explains If You Don't Like Cute Animal Pics (Hence BuzzFeed), You're Not Human

Buzzness? Bizzness? BuzzFeed Officially Launches New Business Vertical

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One of our Most Innovative Companies of 2013 continues to... innovate. BuzzFeed is to launch a business-based website, it officially announced today. (Though the news was much-discussed on Twitter over the weekend.) The blog network, seen by just about everyone as King of the Memes (and, indeed, seen by...
Buzzness? Bizzness? BuzzFeed Officially Launches New Business Vertical

Being A Jackass On Twitter Shouldn't Be Illegal; Public Shame Should Be Enough

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We've been talking about the unfortunate set of cases in the UK lately, in which people acting like jackasses online are being held criminally liable for being a jerk online. There are, of course, significant problems with this. And if you thought it was just limited to Europe, where they...
Being A Jackass On Twitter Shouldn't Be Illegal; Public Shame Should Be Enough

Booting Up: Add Another $2.5M to the Bill for Sean Parker's Fairy Tale Wedding

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Rough day. (Photo: flickr.com/joi) After building that enormous $9 million set for his John William Waterhouse dream wedding in an “ecologically sensitive area” without the proper permits, Sean Parker has to cough up $2.5 million in fines. [San Jose Mercury News] The Chicago Sun Times fired its entire photography department last week. But...
Booting Up: Add Another $2.5M to the Bill for Sean Parker's Fairy Tale Wedding

Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

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Google recommends you seek therapy. (level343.com) Today's "Tech Confessional" in BuzzFeed's FWD tech blog is the stuff of nightmares. Reyhan Harmanci talked with a one-time Google contract worker who told of what sounds like a truly horrifying  year dealing with the very worst of the Internet. The unnamed techie basically...
Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill
Village Voices' parent company partners with Foursquare to license "Best of" content
Does social beat search, or does “peacocking” get in the way?

Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

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Instagram user @luch313 Tons of great Sandy coverage on the Web last night and this morning. Largely absent from the conversation, though, are three New York-based news/aggregation sites: BuzzFeed, Gawker and the Huffington Post. All three publishers relied on Datagram, a Manhattan-based ISP, according to a BuzzFeed post published late...
Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

Is Twitter heading toward a future in video?

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Everybody and their mother has attempted to create “Instagram for video,” and it’s possible Twitter is joining the club. CEO Dick Costolo sent a tweet Wednesday morning that included a short video that auto-plays when you click to expand his tweet, raising some questions about the company’s intended future in...
Is Twitter heading toward a future in video?

Online Dating Is Bigger Than Porn [Infographic]

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Online daters should no longer be considered a desperate minority that trolls the web for love. In fact, a fascinating infographic from Online Schools reveals the truth about online dating — it’s booming and might even be bigger than porn.Per the graphic — which pulls data from a number...
Online Dating Is Bigger Than Porn [Infographic]
How to pitch to Chris Dixon

TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch

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Mr. Chung (Photo: TechStars) In December, after reports about an impending downturn in the accelerator boom, some local investors expressed concerns about the future of TechStars New York. Would the next Demo Day be the same parade of oversubscribed startups when much-hyped graduates were still stuck in beta? Were the...
TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch

Tumblr continues its quest for original content, sending out a call for paid freelancers

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More than any other social network, Tumblr has blurred the line between what a media company does and what a technology company does. Or, to piggyback on a metaphor of Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti, Tumblr both drives the trains and owns the railroad tracks.  Sure, Twitter and Facebook have journalism managers...
Tumblr continues its quest for original content, sending out a call for paid freelancers

AOL On Network launches mobile video apps to lure advertisers across multiple platforms

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AOL is launching Android and iOS apps to help users find and watch video content on their smartphones, the company announced today during the Advertising Week in New York. The apps are operating under the company’s video umbrella, the AOL On Network, which launched in April 2012. One of the top ten...
AOL On Network launches mobile video apps to lure advertisers across multiple platforms

Unpolitic.me Hides Political Posts On Facebook and Twitter

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I know Facebook and Twitter forever changed the political process and promises to usher in a new era of global citizenship. But, sometimes I just need a mind-numbing escape of drunken Vegas photos and cat memes. Now you can relive the old glory days of social media with a new...
Unpolitic.me Hides Political Posts On Facebook and Twitter
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