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This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

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It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the most interesting stories. From a not so surprising FTC probe into Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, to Google’s week of new features, updates and more, we take a look...
This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

Robert Teitelman: Whatever Happened to Occupy Wall Street?

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Gone but not forgotten. Occupy Wall Street has disappeared from Zuccotti Park, save for occasional gatherings of shivering souls watched over by yellow-jacketed police, but it lingers on the edge of consciousness, in the now embedded cliché "we are the 99%" and, apparently in Davos, where all things go to...
Robert Teitelman: Whatever Happened to Occupy Wall Street?

What Is the Future of Online News?

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Newspapers around the world are struggling to survive while competing with websites that offer comparable news more quickly and without a subscription fee. Many newspapers have embraced the Internet and use their own websites to post news. But their online revenue is a fraction of what they got from print...
What Is the Future of Online News?

Foxconn to allow workers to elect union representatives

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Asian manufacturer Foxconn will soon allow workers to elect union representatives for the first time, says UK newspaper The Telegraph. Under the arrangement, a chairman and 20 members of the Federation of Labour Unions Committee will be elected every five years. The Financial Times remarks that the current representatives weren't...
Foxconn to allow workers to elect union representatives

Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

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Pearson released its 2012 annual report Monday. The company had worldwide revenues of £6.1 billion (USD $9.2 billion). Some digital highlights: As previously reported, Financial Times digital subscriptions overtook print subscriptions for the first time in 2012. The FT now has “almost 316,000″ digital subscribers, compared to about 286,000 print subs, and...
Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales
Companies to begin polling users with in-tweet surveys later this year

After Months of Hacks, Twitter Launches Heightened Security Features

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After continued high-profile security issues over the past year, Twitter on Wednesday announced it will bring increased security features to users, a way to further verify a user’s identity when logging in to his or her profile. “Every day, a growing number of people log in to Twitter. Usually these...
After Months of Hacks, Twitter Launches Heightened Security Features

Nokia looking to unload Vertu brand?

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The troubled cell phone maker is in advanced talks to sell the luxury phone maker to a private equity group for about $265 million, the Financial Times reports. [Read more]...
Nokia looking to unload Vertu brand?

From Apple’s new iPad to Zeebox, here’s the week’s media news in review

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From a tech perspective, there’s little doubt that the launch of the new iPad was the biggest news this week. Considering how important tablets have become for newspapers, it is obviously important for the media as well. Yet, this is only one of the many things that have happened in...
From Apple’s new iPad to Zeebox, here’s the week’s media news in review
Apple's revised Samsung design statement printed in UK newspapers

Today in Tech: Can Justin Timberlake reboot Myspace?

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Facebook's newest advertising technique raises concerns; why so-called 'Silicon Valley wallflowers' are hot.  Myspace teases a completely rethought service, and believe it or not, it looks beautiful [THE NEXT WEB] As you can see in the teaser below, discovered by Grace Dent and The Financial Times' Tim Bradshaw, Myspace is debuting a media-focused social network which emphasizes...
Today in Tech: Can Justin Timberlake reboot Myspace?

Papers face increased contempt of court penalties

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Fines on newspapers found to be in contempt of court could be substantially increased, reports Caroline Binham, legal correspondent of the Financial Times.Under Law Commission proposals published yesterday, media organisations would be obliged to pay fines based on a percentage of their turnover if ruled to be in contempt of...
Papers face increased contempt of court penalties

Big Data Tracker Metamarkets Gets New Money to Back Its Newish CEO

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Last year analytics startup Metamarkets mulled a purchase offer from Twitter, and ended up raising money instead. Now investors are pouring more money in, via a $15 million round led by Khosla Ventures. The three-year-old “Big Data” company has now raised some $23 million, and is using the new money...
Big Data Tracker Metamarkets Gets New Money to Back Its Newish CEO
Random House and Penguin to combine, strengthen position with digital distributors

Pearson CEO Scardino out; what next for FT?

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Her company made £2 billion ($3.1 billion) in digital content revenue last year. Now Financial Times publisher Pearson’s CEO Marjorie Scardino is leaving the company after 15 years. Scardino will be replaced from January 1 by John Fallon, CEO of Pearson’s international education business, responsible for the company’s emerging-markets growth....
Pearson CEO Scardino out; what next for FT?

Is it a good thing that Elsevier bought Mendeley?

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When rumors sprang up in January about the scientific journal publisher Elsevier buying British reference manager and academic social network Mendeley, the reaction was negative in some quarters. Elsevier has a bad reputation among many academics over the amount it charges for access to its journals, which are generally populated...
Is it a good thing that Elsevier bought Mendeley?

Facebook’s New Like Button Will Power A Behavioral Ad Network

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The new Facebook like button that was rumored to be launched at this year’s f8 will power a new enhanced behavioral ad network according to the Financial Times. As FT states, “data from these interactions would be used to target them with related adverts once they return to Facebook.com”. Details...
Facebook’s New Like Button Will Power A Behavioral Ad Network

Flipboard amps up user-generated magazines with Android release and new Web-based editing tool

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Flipboard has brought its magazine curation service to Android devices. The popular service has released an update that will now brings in features iOS device owners have been experiencing for the past couple of months. In addition, to allow better organization with individually curated magazines, Flipboard has unveiled a new Web-based...
Flipboard amps up user-generated magazines with Android release and new Web-based editing tool

Fujitsu to show dust/water-proof Quad-core Tegra 3 Android ICS smartphone with 13.1 mpx camera at MWC

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One of the more interesting things at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will be the return of Japanese phone makers to the world market. Panasonic has already told us about its water proof Eluga. Fujitsu confided to Financial Times about its big smartphone plans in Europe, but kept silent about...
Fujitsu to show dust/water-proof Quad-core Tegra 3 Android ICS smartphone with 13.1 mpx camera at MWC

Apple Still Fighting for Smaller SIM Card Standard for Future iPhones

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Current micro-SIM (bottom right) punched out of a full-size SIM card (top right) The Financial Times reports that Apple is up against rival smartphone makers over the next industry standard for miniaturized SIM cards. (via Engadget). In May 2011, we reported that Apple had submitted a proposal for a...
Apple Still Fighting for Smaller SIM Card Standard for Future iPhones

Privacy group wants FTC to examine Facebook-Datalogix partnership

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should analyze Facebook's relationship with a data marketer to ensure it doesn't violate the social networking site's recently approved settlement, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said Monday. Facebook is working with Datalogix, a company based in Colorado that specializes in collecting data from retailers...
Privacy group wants FTC to examine Facebook-Datalogix partnership

Acer begs Microsoft to 'think twice' about Surface tablet

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Chief of the Microsoft partner tells the Financial Times that the competition would have "a huge negative impact" for the computing ecosystem. [Read more]...
Acer begs Microsoft to 'think twice' about Surface tablet

Landing on Mars, grappling with Microsoft Surface, and other quotes of the week

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The best quotes, comments, tweets and random observations we heard this week …  “If anybody has been harboring doubts about the status of U.S. leadership in space, well, there’s a one-ton, automobile-size piece of American ingenuity, and it’s sitting on the surface of Mars right now.”  — John P. Holdren,...
Landing on Mars, grappling with Microsoft Surface, and other quotes of the week

Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

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Rumoured £161bn takeover bid by US firms AT&T and Verizon would dwarf AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2000Vodafone's shares hit a decade high on Tuesday on renewed rumours that the mobile phone company may be subject to a £161bn bid - which would smash previous takeover records.Shares in Vodafone...
Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

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A milestone reached as the world of old media continues its push in a digital direction: the storied, pink-sheeted daily newspaper the Financial Times, read by 2.1 million readers daily, today said digital subscribers now outnumber those in print, and that digital revenues now account for half of all sales...
FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

Apple Loses UK Appeal: Public Shaming Goes Forward

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Earlier this year, a judge in the United Kingdom awarded a rare gift to Samsung in its global patent battle against Apple. The judge ruled that Samsung did not infringe on Apple's design patents and offered a strange remedy: Apple must publically apologize to Samsung in prominent news publications...
Apple Loses UK Appeal: Public Shaming Goes Forward

Google Is Leaving China

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Google’s talks with China over censorship have stalled and it now appears that Google will leave the Chinese market entirely.After Friday’s announcement that China would not cave on censorship regulations for Google, which came after Google announced that they would not censor their searches, this showdown seemed imminent. With neither...
Google Is Leaving China

Facebook Will Use Datalogix Offline Purchase Records To Show Ads The Perfect Number Of Times

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Show someone a Facebook ad once and they’ll forget, 100 times and they’ll be annoyed. So Facebook is going to use offline purchase data to help businesses increase ROI up to 40% by showing them “sweetspot” of ad frequency, it announced today at New York’s Advertising Week. Privacy fears flared...
Facebook Will Use Datalogix Offline Purchase Records To Show Ads The Perfect Number Of Times

New York Times to launch Chinese-language news site

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The New York Times is launching a Chinese-language news site, cn.nytimes.com, on Thursday. Aimed at “educated, affluent, global citizens,” the site will publish about 30 articles a day in categories like world affairs, business and culture. NYT foreign editor Joseph Kahn tells Media Decoder that “about two-thirds of the content...
New York Times to launch Chinese-language news site

Facebook’s New “Like” Button And The Anonymized “Like” Stream

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Last night’s story from the Financial Times about a behavioral ad network being powered by Facebook’s new Like button turned out to be completely false and the article was quickly changed to reveal nothing new. However with all the discussion around Facebook’s new “Like” button and speculation about its implications,...
Facebook’s New “Like” Button And The Anonymized “Like” Stream
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?