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Sky News clamps down on Twitter use

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Reporters banned from reposting non-company tweets and told to check with the news desk before breaking news storiesSky News has told its journalists not to repost information from any Twitter users who are not an employee of the broadcaster.An email to staff on Tuesday laid out new social media guidelines...
Sky News clamps down on Twitter use

Orange is bringing second-screen app TVCheck from France to the UK

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The French telecoms company Orange is bringing its second-screen app TVCheck to the UK this month, PaidContent reports. First launched in France last year, the app has proven quite popular in its home country, where it was downloaded over 100,000 times since its release. As it names indicates, TVCheck is...
Orange is bringing second-screen app TVCheck from France to the UK

Milestone: Digital Gains Offset Magazines' Decline At Future

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Magazine and web publisher Future has hit a key milestone in the media industry’s great transition - UK digital revenues made up for print revenue falls between October and December. Digital circulation and advertising revenue growth of 51 percent from the previous year came thanks to Future having pushed...
Milestone: Digital Gains Offset Magazines' Decline At Future

News providers should not like Facebook all the time

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Social network sites may drive a lot of traffic to websites such as guardian.co.uk but they act in their own best interestThis week's most stunning statistic: In a few days in February, Facebook drove more traffic to the Guardian website than Google. This fact was proffered (I couldn't bring myself...
News providers should not like Facebook all the time

Technology leads in English language teaching innovation awards

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Milan university switches to teaching in English; Pearson buys online business English leader; English-teaching robot debuts in TaiwanHand-held devices and computer games took centre stage at last month's ELTons awards in London, demonstrating that technology continues to set the agenda for change in English language teaching.Judges in the British Council's...
Technology leads in English language teaching innovation awards

Local newspapers' crisis: yes, hyperlocal sites can work in big cities too

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Today's extract from What do we mean by local?* concerns the possibility of forging communities through hyperlocal websites.Sarah J Johnson considers the notion through the prism of one particular London-based site, West Hampstead LifeI need to declare an interest here: Sarah is studying for an MA in newspaper journalism at...
Local newspapers' crisis: yes, hyperlocal sites can work in big cities too

Grant Shapps doesn't follow his department on Twitter

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Minister for housing ignores his own advice and fails to follow his department on TwitterMinister for housing Grant Shapps is the only tweeting Communities and Local Government minister not following the department's Twitter account - @communitiesUK.Shapps, who was hailed by the BBC as the first MP to join the site,...
Grant Shapps doesn't follow his department on Twitter

Look who Rupert follows on Twitter

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Rupert Murdoch may not have been on Twitter for long but he already has 195,897 followers, and probably more by the time you read this.But the media magnate follows just 19 users. And six of them are related to his own companies, such as The Sun, The Times, New York...
Look who Rupert follows on Twitter

Betting on the Future, Washington Post Hires Slashdot Founder

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To say that journalism has changed in the last few years is putting it mildly. Those that watch the news industry and have a concern for its future are all too the familiar with the statistics. Dramatic drops in print advertising revenue are followed by layoffs, pay cuts and even...
Betting on the Future, Washington Post Hires Slashdot Founder

This Is Why Kodak Could Have Never Built Instagram

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GUEST AUTHOR BLOG: Instagram vs. Kodak: Smart Customers Sidestep Stupid Companies by Michael Hinshaw co-author of "Smart Customers, Stupid Companies: Why Only Intelligent Companies Will Thrive, and How to Be One of Them." When a pre-revenue company with about a dozen employees gets a $1B Silicon Valley payday, tongues wag. Did Facebook pay...
This Is Why Kodak Could Have Never Built Instagram

Is the NYT’s CEO search winding down?

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In the nearly seven months since Janet Robinson was forced out, the New York Times Co. has either had an interim CEO in Arthur Sulzberger Jr. or no CEO, depending on your point of view. In any case, Sulzberger was never meant to continue as chairman and CEO long...
Is the NYT’s CEO search winding down?

NYC & Company and CityMaps Team Up to Launch Free Mobile Map App

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CityMaps, the social map tool that raised $2.5 million in funding last month, has partnered with New York's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization to launch a new app map called NYC Map. The app, which is available free in the iTunes store, uses CityMaps' reliance on recognizable logos...
NYC & Company and CityMaps Team Up to Launch Free Mobile Map App

Google Pairs With Belgian Precursor

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By Frances Robinson A global network of neatly-ordered, carefully-interlinked facts available upon a simple request. Sound familiar? No, it’s not the Internet. Picture instead 16 million index cards in a giant warehouse, bustling secretaries in fin-de-siecle frocks and requests delivered by telegram: the Mundaneum, a Belgian “paper Google” which won its...
Google Pairs With Belgian Precursor

I was shocked – shocked! – to find out there are tech startups in Portugal

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I spent the past few days in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal, to attend the annual Switch Conference and gain some insights into the Portuguese startup ecosystem (and enjoy some amazing local seafood dishes and pastry). Honestly, the reason I accepted the invitation in the first place was to...
I was shocked – shocked! – to find out there are tech startups in Portugal

Using digital collaboration to help beat cancer

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The Open Labs weekend grouped together cancer and digital innovation experts to code, communicate and help beat cancer"Imagine a world where 100,000s of people playing a simple game-based app on their smartphones or social networks or computers were at the same time analysing data and helping to beat cancer. Think...
Using digital collaboration to help beat cancer

The irresistible rise of Will Lewis, News Corp's clean-up campaigner

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You have to hand it to Will Lewis, the guy has a knack of being in the right place at just the right time.Then again, as he would undoubtedly say, getting into the right place at the right time is a skill in itself.Similarly, he has had penchant for making...
The irresistible rise of Will Lewis, News Corp's clean-up campaigner

Economists Urge Government to Stop War on Piracy

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The Spanish Government has recently proposed new legislation under which BitTorrent sites could be taken offline without a judicial order. The new Sustainable Economy Law, sponsored by President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, further includes a wide range of measures that are aimed at protecting copyright holders from online piracy. It...
Economists Urge Government to Stop War on Piracy
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