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Here's Burger King's Lame Apology For The Twitter Hacking

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Burger King has issued an apology after its Twitter account got hacked earlier today. It's a lame lawyerspeak-filled response. "We apologize to our fans and followers who have been receiving erroneous tweets about other members of our industry and additional inappropriate topics," Burger King said in a statement to the...
Here's Burger King's Lame Apology For The Twitter Hacking

Awkward: Sex offenders taking to court, fighting for Facebook access

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According to the Chicago Tribune, registered sex offenders in several US states are suing to regain access to social networking sites, such as Facebook. The lawsuits, which are taking place in Louisiana, Indiana, and Nebraska, pit legal bans against the use of certain websites by the prior offenders, versus a free speech...
Awkward: Sex offenders taking to court, fighting for Facebook access

Digital ‘tagging’ firm BrightTag snags a $15M third round of funding

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This is the second Chicago-area company to raise an eight-digit round of funding today. BrightTag, a company that runs the tracking of consumer preference and their data, has picked up $15 million from its previous investors New World Ventures, TomorrowVentures, EPIC Ventures, I2A and Silicon Valley Bank, alongside a new firm, Baird...
Digital ‘tagging’ firm BrightTag snags a $15M third round of funding

What does all the bad press mean for Groupon?

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Groupon faced a deluge of bad press and unfavorable comparisons this week following its accounting restatement on March 30. This morning, I searched for Groupon and got this on Google News: Notice that Google News algorithms put the Enron logo next to a story about Groupon. I think I’ve made the...
What does all the bad press mean for Groupon?

Idealab Spin-off Perfect Market Raises $6 Million From Tribune Company, Others

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Perfect Market, which markets solutions aimed to assist publishers in growing revenue from their online content, has secured $6 million in a Series C funding round led by Tribune Company. Just to be clear, that’s the media giant that owns newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago...
Idealab Spin-off Perfect Market Raises $6 Million From Tribune Company, Others

6 Thoughts About Location Madness

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Location based social networks - are you over it already? It feels like location is all we ever hear about anymore, especially this week leading up to SXSW. We're excited about location too; see our enthusiastic write-ups What Twitter's Geolocation API Makes Possible and The Era of Location as Platform...
6 Thoughts About Location Madness
Teens post video of murderous attack on disabled father to Facebook, get arrested

News App News360 Announces Publisher Program With The Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, And Others

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News360, a startup promising a personalized newsreading experience, just announced its beta publisher program, where it works directly with publishers to create a custom, branded experience in the app. The initial partners include The Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, FOX Sports, GigaOM, Popular Science-publisher Bonnier Corp, and 25 others. Content from these...
News App News360 Announces Publisher Program With The Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, And Others

Chicago parks, public spaces to get free Wi-FI

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In an effort to establish Chicago as a hub for ultra-fast Internet service, Mayor Rahm Emanuel revealed a plan today to bring free Wi-Fi access to a number of public areas. Dubbed the Chicago Broadband Challenge, the new initiative will bring Wi-Fi to Chicago's parks and other public spaces. The...
Chicago parks, public spaces to get free Wi-FI

Apple is reportedly beating scalpers in China, thanks to increased supply to the country

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Apple’s continued expansion of supply chain and new partners in China is leaving unofficial iPhone ‘scalper’ sellers struggling in the country, according to a Chicago Tribune report, that claims increased product availability is squeezing the once successful black market there. A series of moves to open up supply to China,...
Apple is reportedly beating scalpers in China, thanks to increased supply to the country

Apple Supply Audit Finds Use Of Underage Labor By Manufacturing Partner

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Apple's continuing to pressure its supply chain to conform to higher standards. Apple's latest annual Supplier Responsibility report into its third party manufacturing partners has revealed that it has severed business relations with Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics. Apple found, after investigation, that Pingzhou was employing underage staff on...
Apple Supply Audit Finds Use Of Underage Labor By Manufacturing Partner
The Guardian's data journalism is cool, but it takes three months to make

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Keeps His Job! (Today)

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Well, Groupon's board meeting has concluded, and CEO Andrew Mason hasn't been fired, Melissa Harris of the Chicago Tribune reports. But given several un-denied stories that the board is "seriously discussing" canning him, the leadership limbo at the top of Groupon is not going to go away. And that...
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Keeps His Job! (Today)

Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program

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Personalized reading app Zite is adding more publishers to its three-month-old ZitePublisher program. The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hearst’s Harper’s Bazaar, the International Business Times, Entrepreneur magazine, Macworld and PC World magazines, and tech blogs TechHive and Cult of Mac are joining the program and will have their own...
Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program

The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

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A Chicago-based media startup called Journatic, which we profiled earlier this year, has sparked a firestorm of controversy over the outsourcing of hyper-local journalism by newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, after a staffer revealed that the company added fake bylines to its material — which in some cases...
The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

Tribune Explores Sale of Newspapers

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Tribune has enlisted investment banks to help sell its newspaper business, including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune....
Tribune Explores Sale of Newspapers

Kicksend teams up with Walgreens to let US users order photo prints from their iPhone

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Kicksend, the service that allows you to privately share photos with friends and family, has rolled out a nifty new feature which allows US-based users of its iOS app to order prints directly from their phone. The Y Combinator firm has teamed up with pharmacy chain Walgreens to offer the...
Kicksend teams up with Walgreens to let US users order photo prints from their iPhone

5 Research-Driven Reasons To Quit Facebook

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How many times do you check Facebook a day? And what are your motivations for doing so? Are you bored? Don't have enough to do? If you have a hard time coming up with good answers, here are some things to think about. It's addicting. How soon after you get...
5 Research-Driven Reasons To Quit Facebook

How and why you should do data journalism

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One of the big areas of focus for technology companies over the past year has been “big data” — in other words, the idea that there can be a lot of value in finding patterns in the massive quantities of user data and other information that a business generates....
How and why you should do data journalism

The morning lowdown June 27, 2012

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Chicago Tribune gives readers Economist, Forbes under new paywall plan (paidContent) Nora Ephron, wry woman of letters, is dead at 71 (NYT) News Corp. decision on split due this week (paidContent) The newsonomics of the News Corp. split (Nieman Journalism...
The morning lowdown June 27, 2012

SXSW 2010: 'Be more like the porn industry' -- survival tips for the music business - Greg Kot (Turn It Up/Chicago Tribune)

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SXSW 2010: 'Be more like the porn industry' -- survival tips for the music business - Greg Kot (Turn It Up/Chicago Tribune)

A majority of the biggest newspapers in the country now have paywalls [infographic]

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Click to enlarge Several hundred newspapers now have paywalls of some kind, but for the most part, it’s the small and mid-size papers that have been the early adopters. Last year, for example, Gannett put all 80 of its community newspapers’ websites behind metered paywalls, while keeping its flagship paper, USA Today, free...
A majority of the biggest newspapers in the country now have paywalls [infographic]
Twitter agrees to hand over Occupy protestor data after lengthy dispute

The Chicago Tribune is launching a site redesign, consolidating its content and moving towards a paywall

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Hot from its own (digital) presses is the news that the Chicago Tribune has a large redesign on the way, one that will consolidate content from its properties into a single location, boost social integration, and critically, require user registration for access to certain content. For the time being, users...
The Chicago Tribune is launching a site redesign, consolidating its content and moving towards a paywall

How “Facebook Search” Might Help Google Escape The Antitrust Noose

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Last week in the Chicago Tribune former judge and scholar Robert Bork (who is also a Google advisor) penned an opinion column arguing that by the accepted standards of antitrust law Google has done nothing legally wrong. Bork says, “There is extraordinary competition in the search engine... Please visit Search...
How “Facebook Search” Might Help Google Escape The Antitrust Noose

Virgin Mobile USA opening flagship Chicago store, selling 'culture' on top of phones

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Virgin Mobile USA is adding actual bricks and mortar to its primary selling channels -- the internet and box stores -- but said that a new flagship Chicago store will not just be about the phones. The location has been set up like a casual, music-themed lounge, where customers...
Virgin Mobile USA opening flagship Chicago store, selling 'culture' on top of phones

Manti Te'o's Fake Girlfriend Tweets From Beyond The Grave, Further Complicating An Insanely Mysterious Story

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The Notre Dame football star says he duped by a group of hoaxers. What's going on here? A heart-wrenching thread through this past college football season was that of Manti Te'o, a well-liked Heisman candidate from Notre Dame whose girlfriend Lennay Kekua, a reported Stanford student, died of cancer...
Manti Te'o's Fake Girlfriend Tweets From Beyond The Grave, Further Complicating An Insanely Mysterious Story

Sex offenders fight in court to overturn social network bans

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Registered sex offenders banned from using social networks are asking courts to lift the restrictions. Blocks on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ help protect its users from potential abuse according to authorities, however the offenders claim such orders infringe their freedom of speech, the Chicago Tribune writes. The...
Sex offenders fight in court to overturn social network bans

New mind-controlled bionic limb to debut with a 103-story stair-climb

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Zac Vawter thinks big. A software engineer and former competitive long-distance runner, Vawter’s blog is a list of his not-so-modest aspirations, things like winning a marathon or writing a new large-scale search engine. After the motorcycle accident that took his right leg, Vawter kept running and quickly volunteered as a...
New mind-controlled bionic limb to debut with a 103-story stair-climb

Media outsourcing and Journatic: Hate the player, not the game

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There’s been a debate raging in the media sphere lately over the practices of a journalism-outsourcing startup called Journatic, which used to provide hyper-local news content to papers like the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle. The service was dropped by several newspapers after it was revealed that...
Media outsourcing and Journatic: Hate the player, not the game
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