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An unexpected side effect of remote work: Denser communities

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Will the rise of remote work mean we’re more spread out or more densely packed together? Obviously the latter, you could argue, pointing to the fact that logging in to work via the web allows colleagues to be spread from Abu Dhabi to Austin. But there is a case to...
An unexpected side effect of remote work: Denser communities

Why Asians Rule YouTube

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Fact: Asians rule YouTube. After decades of stereotypical roles as brainiacs and kung fu masters, the long underrepresented group is flexing its media muscles online.  Of the top 10 personalities on YouTube, three are Asian, occupying the second, sixth, and 10th spots respectfully. The top 10 women also include three Asians....
Why Asians Rule YouTube

Business Card Upstart Moo.com Buys Flavors.me To Expand Its Digital Profile

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Moo.com, the online-to-print business card company that was one of the UK’s earlier startup successes, branching out: it is buying all of the assets of Flavors.me, the site where people can create online personal profiles, effectively the digital equivalent of the business card. Hii Def Inc., which had created Flavors.me, is selling...
Business Card Upstart Moo.com Buys Flavors.me To Expand Its Digital Profile

Thrillist Is Officially The New Maxim -- It Just Poached The Guy Mag's Digital Editorial Director, Gene Newman

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Thrillist has hired Gene Newman, former Digital Editorial Director of guy magazine Maxim, to oversee all of its mobile and web editorial content. Newman will be Thrillist's first General Manager. He'll work with Thrillist's President Philippe Guelton and its co-founder, Adam Rich, who has been the site's Editor-in-Chief since it...
Thrillist Is Officially The New Maxim -- It Just Poached The Guy Mag's Digital Editorial Director, Gene Newman
Fetchnotes Launches A Simple, Cloud-Based Note-Taking Service (That Twitter Users Will Love)
Comixology expands its digital comics dominance with exclusive Marvel deal

The Unlikely Multimedia Path Of Guardian Interactive Guru Gabriel Dance

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The computer scientist by trade put multimedia skills to use in journalism and helped usher The New York Times, News Corp, and now The Guardian into the digital era.As an undergraduate at Colorado State, Gabriel Dance majored in computer science. But he didn't follow his peers into the technology sector....
The Unlikely Multimedia Path Of Guardian Interactive Guru Gabriel Dance

The Beatles’ music arrives on 50,000 digital jukeboxes across North America

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Sixteen months after its back-catalogue finally arrived on iTunes, and three weeks after it became available as official ringtones, The Beatles’ music has now been licensed to TouchTunes Interactive Networks, North America’s largest downloading pay-per-play network of digital jukeboxes. TouchTunes provides jukeboxes to more than 50,000 bars and restaurants across...
The Beatles’ music arrives on 50,000 digital jukeboxes across North America

The Daily Telegraph announces native Android and iPhone apps

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The UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper has announced that it’s launching apps for iPhone and Android, as it looks to capitalize on the boom in smartphones in the UK and across the world. The new apps will offer a range of content including breaking news, live financial data, picture galleries and...
The Daily Telegraph announces native Android and iPhone apps

Collective Bias Raises $10.5M Series A To Push Its Shopping Blogger-Powered Social Marketing Model Internationally

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The market for social marketing startups is getting some natural uplift as more advertising money shifts online and marketers experiment with alternatives to traditional ad formats (like banner ads) that don’t make enough of a mark in the digital space. One such startup, Collective Bias, has just closed a $10.5 million...
Collective Bias Raises $10.5M Series A To Push Its Shopping Blogger-Powered Social Marketing Model Internationally

High Five to AllThingsD.com -- Happy Birthday to Us

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Five years ago, AllThingsD.com was launched with just a few staffers, a few stories and a whole lot of hope. Also, as it turned out, with the panoply of LOLcat photos. The site had soft-launched a little earlier, but — officially — we opened our doors in the late...
High Five to AllThingsD.com -- Happy Birthday to Us

Silicon Valley Status: does your influence stack up against the "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" cast?

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Days before the premiere of the Bravo television network’s newest reality show “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley” comes a new site by the network to capitalize on the interest the show has received. Called Silicon Valley Status, it’s an extension of the controversial show that follows six entrepreneurs as they try to...
Silicon Valley Status: does your influence stack up against the "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" cast?
Your Company Has Social Media Nailed. Now What?

NYTimes.com gets a revamped video player, bigger and optimized for multiple Web and mobile devices

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The New York Times generally receives warm praise for its efforts in the digital space, as it has transformed a traditional print-based business into a modern, money-making, multi-platform publication. And it seems that video is likely to play a pivotal part in this transition too. NYTimes.com has relaunched its online...
NYTimes.com gets a revamped video player, bigger and optimized for multiple Web and mobile devices

The FT's new iPad Web app features morning and live editions, a personalized MyFT hub, and more

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The Financial Times (FT) has launched an all-new iPad-focused Web app today, representing its first major overhaul since it launched almost two years ago. Just to recap, the FT introduced its Web app way back in June 2011, and two weeks later it had notched up a fairly impressive 200,000...
The FT's new iPad Web app features morning and live editions, a personalized MyFT hub, and more

Buying Twitter Followers? Beware StatusPeople, The Service That Exposes Social Media's Black Market

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Late Sunday afternoon my friend @caronsue (2477 followers) posted a photo on Twitter displaying her StatusPeople "Faker Score," revealing that 96% of her followers are good, 3% inactive, and only 1% fake. While 2011 was the year of Klout, the popular service that calculates a user's online influence, this new...
Buying Twitter Followers? Beware StatusPeople, The Service That Exposes Social Media's Black Market

Newspaper circulation records its lowest growth in the Middle East, with online media trying to catch up

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With newspapers in the Middle East recording the lowest circulation growth rate in the past 3 years, a small but significant Arabic speaking audience is turning to the digital space to get their news fix, according to a study from the Arab Media Forum. Analysing news patterns in the region,...
Newspaper circulation records its lowest growth in the Middle East, with online media trying to catch up

Let the D11 Speakers Begin: Sandberg, Silbermann, Costolo, Woodside, Immelt and More!

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One of the best parts of planning the next D: All Things Digital conference — which is in its 11th iteration this year — is trying to figure out what group of top tech and media players will make the very best combination to bring real insight, news and...
Let the D11 Speakers Begin: Sandberg, Silbermann, Costolo, Woodside, Immelt and More!

Online ad spending up 18 percent from a year ago, hits $9.26B in Q3

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In 2012, publishers worried about how to make money from the growing tide of audiences who are consuming media on mobile devices. No clear answers have emerged to the mobile morass but the good news is that the overall online ad pie is growing rapidly. According to the to Interactive...
Online ad spending up 18 percent from a year ago, hits $9.26B in Q3

US Census Bureau posts its first API, allows smartphone apps for the stat-obsessed

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As much as the US Census Bureau has worked to embrace the digital space, its sea of data has been largely locked away from developers not keen on doing much of the heavy lifting. As of late last week, however, there's now a public app programming interface (API) for...
US Census Bureau posts its first API, allows smartphone apps for the stat-obsessed
MasterCard Opens Up: "No Single Wallet Will Rule Them All"

Walmart Has An Aggressive Strategy To Do E-Commerce Right, And Amazon Should Watch Out

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Walmart has realized that its consumers are going digital and is taking some big steps to overtake Amazon, its biggest online competitor.  "I'm not going to be Chicken Little and tell you the company is going to go away if we don't get the Internet and mobile right,"  Neil Ashe,...
Walmart Has An Aggressive Strategy To Do E-Commerce Right, And Amazon Should Watch Out

Alex Huot: London 2012 will be the first Social Media Olympics

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You might not often think about an ancient tradition like the Olympics Games in one sentence together with Twitter and Facebook, but that’s something that’s constantly on the mind of Alex Huot, the International Olympic Committee‘s (IOC) Head of Social Media, who will be speaking at The Next Web Conference this month. Alex has...
Alex Huot: London 2012 will be the first Social Media Olympics

New Life For Mail-Order Brands: Google Expands Its Digital Catalogs

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I can hardly be bothered to spend time in an actual, brick-and-mortar store anymore. Some purchases demand it, like produce, jeans and furniture, but I prefer the immediacy and convenience of shopping via the Internet. But there's a problem: The Web isn't anything like a store.  Online, we're expected to...
New Life For Mail-Order Brands: Google Expands Its Digital Catalogs

Saban Brands buys kid-safe online content company Zui

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Saban Brands has acquired kid-safe online content platform Zui to strengthen its position in the kids entertainment segment across all media, the company announced today. The amount of the deal wasn’t disclosed. The startup is best known for Zui.com, which lets children access a curated library of videos and online games as part of a...
Saban Brands buys kid-safe online content company Zui

AdRelevance founder Will Hodgman named KISSmetrics CEO

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Will Hodgman Will Hodgman, who previously founded Seattle’s AdRelevance and M:Metrics, has been named chief executive officer of KISSmetrics. Hodgman was previously executive vice president of international at comScore, Inc. As CEO, Hodgman will be responsible for driving the company’s business strategy and securing and managing capital.  He continues to...
AdRelevance founder Will Hodgman named KISSmetrics CEO

Why Comcast's New Streaming Service Won't Deter Cord Cutters

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Cable companies know the threat that lies ahead of them. The percentage of consumers who "cut the cord" and cancel their cable subscriptions isn't a huge one, but it's growing. Meanwhile, a new generation of TV watchers is growing accustomed to watching shows online, even if it's the next day...
Why Comcast's New Streaming Service Won't Deter Cord Cutters

Yahoo Fires News Guy Who Said The Romneys Are 'Happy To Have A Party With Black People Drowning'

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Politico's Dylan Byers reports that Yahoo News has fired Washington bureau chief David Chalian after he was caught on an ABC hot mic saying, in vulgar terms, that Mitt and Ann Romney were unconcerned with the fate of the residents of New Orleans in Hurricane Issac.  "Feel free to say, 'They're not concerned at...
Yahoo Fires News Guy Who Said The Romneys Are 'Happy To Have A Party With Black People Drowning'
Digital music sales grew 8% in 2011, now total 31% of industry revenue
Condé Nast starts clipping recipes with ZipList buy
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