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2 Women Have Raised $3.5 Million For A Controversial, Girls-Only App That Objectifies Men

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In London, two long-time friends Alison Schwartz and Alexandra Chong have an app that helps women anonymously gossip about men.  On Lulu, men aren't allowed in, and women can anonymously rate them without their consent.  The men, who are all guys the women know via Facebook, are rated on a...
2 Women Have Raised $3.5 Million For A Controversial, Girls-Only App That Objectifies Men

Local newspapers' crisis: how we let the readers decide

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Today's extract from What do we mean by local?* is taken from a chapter by Ian Carter, editorial director of the Kent Messenger Group.The company, which also owns radio stations, has been owned by the Boorman family since 1890. It publishes 14 newspapers across the county of Kent - eight...
Local newspapers' crisis: how we let the readers decide
Spotify on the future of streaming music: 'We want to cannibalize piracy'

Business Insider Is Hiring A Research Analyst For Our Paid Research Service

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We're hiring a Research Analyst to join the quickly expanding Business Insider Intelligence team. What Is BI Intelligence? BI Intelligence is a subscription research service from Business Insider that provides insights, data, and tech industry analysis. We publish notes and in-depth reports as well as an exhaustive library of charts and data that...
Business Insider Is Hiring A Research Analyst For Our Paid Research Service

Startup Weekend Acquires Local Events Newsletter Provider StartupDigest; Product Gets Spun Off As GroupTie

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Startup Weekend, the organization behind the weekend-long hackathons encouraging entrepreneurship, has acquired local events resource and email newsletter provider StartupDigest for an undisclosed sum. StartupDigest currently reaches over 230,000 subscribers across 99 cities and 43 countries around the world. Two of StartupDigest’s core team members, Editorial Director Jessica Ford and...
Startup Weekend Acquires Local Events Newsletter Provider StartupDigest; Product Gets Spun Off As GroupTie

Pocket Rolls Out New Site Subscription Partners: Is This A Better Way Forward For Mobile Magazines?

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Pocket announced its revamped Site Subscription feature along with launch partner Matter earlier this week, and today it’s adding two new partner publications, including The New York Review of Books and the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR). Both publications will now offer paid subscribers the ability to save articles for Pocket and access them for...
Pocket Rolls Out New Site Subscription Partners: Is This A Better Way Forward For Mobile Magazines?

"Hands-Off": The Impossible Promise

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Ah, the “hands-off” promise. When a highly publicized acquisition weds an insular startup to a giant media company, the giant media company’s vow to leave the insular startup untouched is inevitable. The “hands-off” promise is both necessary to make and impossible to keep. I remember hearing the promise from Jim...
"Hands-Off": The Impossible Promise

Rise of the Tech Bandits: Pete Cashmore, the Cyborg

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Editor's note: In the Summer 2012 issue of SAY Magazine, Dan Frommer chronicles the history of tech blogging. For the rest of this week, Richard McManus, who founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003, will be looking back on the early days. Mashable founder Pete Cashmore is described as "studly" in Dan Frommer's...
Rise of the Tech Bandits: Pete Cashmore, the Cyborg

Disney's Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of its titles, focus on TV-related books

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Hyperion, the book publisher owned by Disney, is reportedly planning to sell off most of its backlist. Going forward, the company will focus on books that tie into ABC-Disney TV shows, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company, under the direction of publisher Ellen Archer, has been...
Disney's Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of its titles, focus on TV-related books

DailyMotion Taps MTV Vet For VP of Content Role

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French online video sharing Web site DailyMotion has hired Neil Gladstone to be the site’s new VP of content. A former MTV.com director of content and programming — he was also AOL editorial director — Gladstone will work on producing editorial content with both brands and independent artists using DailyMotion’s...
DailyMotion Taps MTV Vet For VP of Content Role

Katniss vs. Harry: Hunger Games outsells Harry Potter on Amazon

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It’s happened. Something has outsold the Harry Potter series on Amazon. And that something is Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series. Heck, even Bill Gates liked it. Amazon announced today that the three-book Hunger Games series following hero Katniss Everdeen’s adventures of survival and derring-do have outsold the seven-book Potter series...
Katniss vs. Harry: Hunger Games outsells Harry Potter on Amazon

Need a good read? Amazon unveils top 10 best-selling books of 2012

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Here’s what we learned from Amazon’s top-10 best-selling books of 2012: People love bad boy romance novels and independent publishers are more important than ever. The Seattle retail giant unveiled its top-10 books of the year and “Fifty Shades Freed,” the third book of E.L. James’ extremely popular “Fifty Shades...
Need a good read? Amazon unveils top 10 best-selling books of 2012

Twitter snags former Google Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong for legal team

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Twitter has scored a nice get for its legal team with the addition of former Google VP and Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong. Wong joins the team today, which already sports several ex-Googlers of its own, including Twitter General Counsel Alex Macgillivray, who formerly worked with Wong. Wong was in...
Twitter snags former Google Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong for legal team

LinkedIn May Be Doubling Down On The Media Business By Buying Pulse, A News Reader (LNKD)

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LinkedIn is buying the maker of Pulse, a mobile news-reading app, for between $50 million and $100 million, Liz Gannes reports at AllThingsD. Gannes's colleague Kara Swisher had reported that a deal was likely earlier on Monday. "We don't comment on rumors or speculation," a LinkedIn spokesperson told us. Pulse...
LinkedIn May Be Doubling Down On The Media Business By Buying Pulse, A News Reader (LNKD)
Pocket Introduces Publisher Tools And Analytics To Extend Content Life With Its 8.5M-Strong Audience
The Electric Car Is Dead All Over Again

Celebrating #Twitter7

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There’s an old English saying, “Keep a thing seven years, and you'll always find a use for it.” Today is Twitter’s 7th birthday, which we observe on the day @jack first tweeted. Since then, we’ve seen breathtaking velocity in Twitter’s growth, which is due entirely to your many uses of...
Celebrating #Twitter7

Startup Weekend buys StartupDigest

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Startup Weekend’s Marc Nager Startup Weekend announced today that it has acquired StartupDigest, the email newsletter which lists startup-oriented  events. Startup Weekend’s Marc Nager offered this explanation of the acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed. “Startup Weekend is where you go when you have an idea, but before that...
Startup Weekend buys StartupDigest

Hunger Games beats Harry Potter to become Amazon's bestselling U.S. series

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Suzanne Collins’ dystopian YA trilogy “The Hunger Games” is Amazon’s bestselling series ever in the United States, the company announced. “The Hunger Games” is published by Scholastic, which reported in July that the trilogy has sold over 50 million copies in the United States. Amazon did not break out how...
Hunger Games beats Harry Potter to become Amazon's bestselling U.S. series

Lot18 Is Straight-Up Paying Unhappy Employees to Leave

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At least six employees are taking a buyout at the well-funded wine startup. (Photo: Foursquare) On Thursday night, Philip James, the oenophilic founder and CEO of the well-funded wine and artisanal sales startup Lot18, was confident, bordering on blustery. The wine market is bigger than the entertainment market, Mr. James told an audience...
Lot18 Is Straight-Up Paying Unhappy Employees to Leave

Blackhurst promoted at Indy to take charge of 'future integration'

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Clearly, the man who runs the Independent titles and the London Evening Standard loves Twitter.Evgeny Lebedev tweeted news today that the Indy's editor, Chris Blackhurst - who is gratifyingly described as "a brilliant journalist" - has been appointed as the "group editorial director."Moreover, he is said to be "in charge...
Blackhurst promoted at Indy to take charge of 'future integration'

Get your cat on: BuzzFeed creates new section where readers can publish

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Viral site BuzzFeed launched a new content vertical on Wednesday called “Community” that consists entirely of user-submitted content. While BuzzFeed has relied on reader content for years, the new vertical will increase the visibility of such contributions. It will also increase the chances of a viral pay-off from the site’s...
Get your cat on: BuzzFeed creates new section where readers can publish

Apple: We want our device back

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Filed under: iPhoneApple's Senior VP and General Counsel Bruce Sewell sent a letter to Gizmodo's Editorial Director Brian Lam requesting that their mystery iPhone be returned. From the letter: "It has come to our attention that GIZMODO is currently in possession of of a device that belongs to Apple. This...
Apple: We want our device back

Lot18 officially uncorks its wine delivery service in the UK

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I love wine. And you know what I love even more than wine? Having delicious, discounted wine delivered right to my door. A few months ago, I was a bit sad that I’d no longer be able to order wine from Lot18 as I prepared for my move to London. After telling...
Lot18 officially uncorks its wine delivery service in the UK

Flipboard’s Quittner: Magazines a “horrible,” “ugly,” “uneconomic” business

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“Virtually every publication in the world right now would desperately like to be 100 percent digital” but most can’t do it, said Flipboard editorial director and Time Inc. vet Josh Quittner said at Internet Week this week, as publishers debated how to monetize digital magazines. Since The Daily launched on...
Flipboard’s Quittner: Magazines a “horrible,” “ugly,” “uneconomic” business

Ex-tech blogger's new venture hooks up startups on both sides of the Atlantic

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Looking to expand your tech startup overseas, but not sure where to start? Entrepreneur and former journalist Courtney Boyd Myers [above] has launched an agency, dubbed Audience.io, to help young businesses with their digital marketing efforts as they move across the pond. More specifically, Audience.io will provide strategy around...
Ex-tech blogger's new venture hooks up startups on both sides of the Atlantic

Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is Probably Going To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite

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My old boss Owen Thomas is very close to becoming the new editor-in-chief at the SAY Media-owned tech site ReadWrite, according to a source with knowledge of the company. I’m hearing that it’s not quite a done deal, but that it’s looking very likely. Naturally, I called Owen to ask...
Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is Probably Going To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite

Apple To Gizmodo: You've Had Your Fun, Hand Over The Phone

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A few weeks after requiring iPad developers to work with devices chained to tables in windowless rooms, famously secretive Apple is in the awkward position of having to ask Gawker Media’s Gizmodo oh, so politely to give back an iPhone prototype left in a bar. No threats over buying...
Apple To Gizmodo: You've Had Your Fun, Hand Over The Phone

Tor Books says cutting DRM out of its e-books hasn't hurt business

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Early this week, Tor Books, a subsidiary of Tom Doherty Associates and the world's leading publisher of science fiction, gave an update on how its decision to do away with Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes has impacted the company. Long story short: it hasn't, really. Tor announced last April...
Tor Books says cutting DRM out of its e-books hasn't hurt business

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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