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Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1.1bn

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AOL will retain a licence for the patents and return a 'significant portion' of the sale proceeds to shareholdersAOL is to sell more than 800 technology patents and related applications to Microsoft for about $1.1bn (£690m), in the latest land grab in an increasingly expensive battle for intellectual property.AOL, facing...
Microsoft to buy AOL patents for $1.1bn

'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

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Not the actual NowThis News headquarters, sadly. (Photo: DC Wikia The video startup formerly known as Planet Daily is stealth mode no more. Today the company announced its proper name–NowThis News–plus the identity of its executive team. The site will launch with a partnership with BuzzFeed in place, positioning the...
'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

Huffington Post Ad Sales Chief Ousted Over 9-Year-Old Arrest Warrant (AOL)

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Huffington Post sales head Moritz Loew was dismissed from his job after only three months when a background check turned up a DWI charge from 2003, according to Ad Age: He also confirmed that his dismissal centered around a background check turning up an old, outstanding warrant for failure to...
Huffington Post Ad Sales Chief Ousted Over 9-Year-Old Arrest Warrant (AOL)
Video news 2.0: HuffPost Live launches with a focus on viewer engagement

Audio Equipment Site Unique Squared Raises $1 Million

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Unique Squared, a music gear ecommerce company, has raised $1 million in venture backing, according to an SEC filing. The Atlanta-based company launched operations out of its founder’s basement in 2007 with a $6,000 investment and hit profitability later that year. Founders Paul D’Arrigo, Eugenio Fernandez and Richard Scalesse...
Audio Equipment Site Unique Squared Raises $1 Million
Nokia and AOL team up to create Entrance by Aol, a Lumia-only entertainment hub

Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

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Video blogging pioneer Ze Frank quietly raised around $756,000 late last month from Marc Andreessen, Buzzfeed co-founder John Johnson and Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti. The financing comes just two months after a successful Kickstarter campaign to relaunch his web series that netted close to $150,000. Frank told me that...
Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges

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As we noted last month, the community at Reddit responded to the whole SOPA mess by deciding that they should collaborate to write their own piece of legislation that protects internet freedoms. The first draft of the Free Internet Act is now available as an open Google doc, where there...
Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges

With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

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When I was in New York last week, I got a chance to sit down with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, the former not-Marissa-Mayer Googler, to talk about how it’s going in his thankless efforts to turn the New York-based Internet company around. Unlike Mayer, who is just getting started...
With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as it Plans First Season of Web Series

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Just like a regular TV network, Amazon ordered up a bunch of pilot shows this year, and will end up making a series out of some of them. Unlike a TV network, Amazon has asked the Internet to watch and rate its test shows, and has said the input will...
Amazon Kills Zombies, Keeps John Goodman as it Plans First Season of Web Series
AOL is an unsuccessful media company that overpays its executive team, activist investor says

BuzzFeed: Behold, The Future Of Journalism. LOL

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Et tu, David Carr? I actually had to double-check the byline on this New York Times piece about how BuzzFeed is hiring serious reporters to break real news. I couldn’t believe Carr — probably the best, and most cynical, American media writer working today — would be so simperingly credulous....
BuzzFeed: Behold, The Future Of Journalism. LOL

Twitter To Sunset the @Anywhere Platform, Official Shutdown Date Is December 6th, 2012

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Now that Twitter has introduced all of these fancy new things via its latest API, it’s time to get rid of some of the legacy stuff. One of the legacy items is a platform called @Anywhere, which was introduced by the company in 2010. In a post on the Twitter...
Twitter To Sunset the @Anywhere Platform, Official Shutdown Date Is December 6th, 2012

Guardian website wins five prizes at online media awards

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Site wins website of the year, best national news site and best use of social media, with Paul Lewis also honouredGuardian.co.uk was crowned website of the year and scooped four other prizes at the 2012 Online Media awards on Thursday.Judges at the ceremony at Arsenal's Emirates stadium praised the Guardian's...
Guardian website wins five prizes at online media awards

Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers Remain Unpaid

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Turns out you can’t give away your work, then demand to get paid after the fact. What? You already knew this? Then you were ahead of the U.S. judicial system, which had to spend the last year on a silly class action suit brought by a former Huffington Post contributor....
Unpaid Huffington Post Bloggers Remain Unpaid

How The Huffington Post's Traffic Is Killing Rival News Sites

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Media analyst Ken Doctor takes a close look at Nielsen Online's Huffington Post stats and finds several incredible stats about the five year old site's traffic. Huffington Post recently landed in the top 10 news sites. 13 million unique visitors to the site in March. That's a "whopping 94% year-over–year."...
How The Huffington Post's Traffic Is Killing Rival News Sites

So Long, Madison Avenue: Facebook Moving New York Employees to Frank Gehry-Designed East Village Office

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770 Broadway. (Photo: vnony.com) As Facebook expands in New York, it’s doing it in a very fanciful manner. A company spokeswoman told Betabeat that its new office space at 770 Broadway will be designed by starchitect Frank Gehry with “open floor plans, natural lighting, and an emphasis on space for...
So Long, Madison Avenue: Facebook Moving New York Employees to Frank Gehry-Designed East Village Office

Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

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Instagram user @luch313 Tons of great Sandy coverage on the Web last night and this morning. Largely absent from the conversation, though, are three New York-based news/aggregation sites: BuzzFeed, Gawker and the Huffington Post. All three publishers relied on Datagram, a Manhattan-based ISP, according to a BuzzFeed post published late...
Sandy Soaks Gawker, Huffpo, BuzzFeed

Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

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Depending on how you define it, blogging is about 15 years old now, and many believe that it has either been killed off by social networks such as Twitter and Facebook or forced to go upscale like The Huffington Post. But there are those who are trying to reinvent the...
Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?
7 reasons you can't take social networks for granted

More media sites integrate Open Graph as social readers grow

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MSNBC.com, The Daily Show, The Huffington Post, MTV News and other media companies launched Open Graph integrations last week to enable site visitors to share their activity back on Facebook. With the announcement of the new apps, Facebook revealed statistics about existing media partners who are seeing success with Timeline:...
More media sites integrate Open Graph as social readers grow

Taking New York tech from "young" to "permanent"

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What’s happening in New York City’s tech ecosystem is great — it’s what seemingly every city in the country, hell, the world, would love to see in their city. A thriving tech ecosystem leads to a thriving economy. “Vibrancy,” even. Mayor Bloomberg clearly knows that. Today at WeWork Labs,...
Taking New York tech from "young" to "permanent"
If not for Apple, Siri would have been preinstalled on every Droid

AOL’s Armstrong on Winning Proxy Battle: Time To “Maniacally Execute”

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AOL fended off activist shareholder Starboard Value today, as all of the company’s existing directors were re-elected to the board. All eight of them — Tim Armstrong, Richard Dalzell, Karen Dykstra, Alberto Ibargüen, Susan Lyne, Patricia Mitchell, Fredric Reynolds and James Stengel — are staying according to a preliminary vote...
AOL’s Armstrong on Winning Proxy Battle: Time To “Maniacally Execute”

Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

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Even as social media firms get all the hype, email remains big business. The latest proof of this is a major new investment in Sailthru, a start-up that helps media and e-commerce firms offer personalized email to their subscribers. On Monday, New York-based Sailthru announced $19 million in Series B...
Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings
From a party of 1 to a million: 20 tech tips to celebrate New Year's Eve

Don't Worry, Arianna Huffington Is Not Abusing AOL's Money

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At last week's Startup 2012 conference, Arianna Huffington told us what her number one reason for selling The Huffington Post to AOL was. "The main reason I wanted this acquisition was because I would finally have the resources I needed to grow HuffPost much faster than we could do it...
Don't Worry, Arianna Huffington Is Not Abusing AOL's Money

More AOL Tech Moves: HuffPo Tech Head Tim Dierks Out After 5 Months

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Yet more change at embattled AOL: Tim Dierks, the top engineer at its Huffington Post Media Group unit, is out, less than six months after he joined the company. AOL tech SVP Michael Manos will replace him, at least temporarily. Dierks left Google to work for Tim Armstrong and Arianna...
More AOL Tech Moves: HuffPo Tech Head Tim Dierks Out After 5 Months

NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone

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NowThisNews, the startup that’s trying to create a video news service for the iPhone generation, has raised another $4.8 million. In addition to earlier investors, who include Lerer Ventures, Oak Investment and Bedrocket, SoftBbank Capital has also put in money into the new round; SoftBank principal Nikhil Kalghatgi will join...
NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone

Man With World's Biggest Penis Makes Music Video About His Big Penis

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Internet. (Photo: YouTube) There are few things sadder than watching an Internet star try to recapture their fleeting fame by starring in a forced “viral” video. Jonah Falcon, the dude with the world’s biggest schlong (13.5 inches erect!), is the newest online “celeb” to fall for this gimmick. The financially struggling Mr. Falcon has...
Man With World's Biggest Penis Makes Music Video About His Big Penis
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