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Algorithms/Data vs. Analysts/Reports: Fight!

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Quick, what’s the second most traded commodity in the world, after oil? Sorry, no: it’s not coffee. In fact, while hard data is scant, it may well be — of all things — carbon. No, really. According to the World Bank (PDF) , the global carbon market was worth a...
Algorithms/Data vs. Analysts/Reports: Fight!

US State Department to host Google+ 'Hangouts at State' series to discuss the nation's foreign policy

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The United States State Department is set to host its first Google+ Hangout as part of its “Hangouts at State” series. Beginning April 19, the agency will devote some time each month to discuss the country’s foreign policy on matters that the majority of Americans are concerned about. This month’s...
US State Department to host Google+ 'Hangouts at State' series to discuss the nation's foreign policy

Microsoft's "88 Acres" broadens the landscape for corporate storytelling

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This interactive online story, 88 Acres, looks at first glance like it comes from big independent news site — unfolding over multiple chapters, with graphics, video interviews and a character-driven storyline. The presentation style is reminiscent of Snow Fall, the epic feature published last year by the New York Times. In...
Microsoft's "88 Acres" broadens the landscape for corporate storytelling

Bangladesh Seeks To Throttle Independent News Sites And Their Awkward Stories

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One of the great things about online news sites is that they are so easy to set up: you don't need a printing press or huge numbers of journalists -- you just start posting interesting stories to the Web and you are away. That is, you do unless you happen...
Bangladesh Seeks To Throttle Independent News Sites And Their Awkward Stories

Sky News is launching its 24-hour Arabic news channel tomorrow

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Having just been made available in the US and Canada via Livestation, Sky News is launching a 24-hour Arabic news channel, which has been two years in the making. Tomorrow, Sky News Arabia, the multi-media news platform is finally launching at 4pm GMT (8pm UAE time). Joining the ranks of Al Jazeera, Al...
Sky News is launching its 24-hour Arabic news channel tomorrow

Banker/ex-KGB agent buys famed British newspapers for just ₤1

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LONDON (AFP) – Russian tycoon Alexander Lebedev bought Britain's struggling Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers for a token sum Thursday, a year after acquiring another top British title cheaply.Lebedev, an ex KGB agent, paid one pound (1.1 euros, 1.5 dollars) for the papers, while its current owners will pay...
Banker/ex-KGB agent buys famed British newspapers for just ₤1

Doing It Wrong: Irish Newspaper Licensing Organization Asks Women’s Charity To Pay For Links

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An Irish women’s charity, Women’s Aid, linked to some articles on the Irish Examiner (like this, this, and this) and thought that all was right with the world. Heck, that’s how the Internet works, right? It turns out that according to the Irish Newspaper Licensing organization, you need to pay...
Doing It Wrong: Irish Newspaper Licensing Organization Asks Women’s Charity To Pay For Links

Anonymous lays out plan for its independent news site, funded by $55,000 from Indiegogo

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It’s been some six weeks since ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous raised $55,000 from Indiegogo to build its own news site, and now the group has provided a few details about what it is cooking up. In a pastebin note, the group said it is “working hard to design something clean and...
Anonymous lays out plan for its independent news site, funded by $55,000 from Indiegogo

Secretary of State John Kerry kicks off "Hangouts at State" series on Google+

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Over the past year, Google+ has been used across the globe to connect people and enable free expression—from Syria Deeply, an independent news site which regularly uses Google+ and Hangouts to report about the crisis in Syria to Tom Fletcher, the British Ambassador to Lebanon, who issues dispatches from one...
Secretary of State John Kerry kicks off "Hangouts at State" series on Google+

Mobile Phone Network Truphone Raises $118M Led By Russian Tycoon Roman Abramovich, At $473M Valuation

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Truphone, a UK-based mobile network that lets its users make free or low-cost calls to other mobile devices, has today announced a surprise, large funding injection of £75 million ($118 million) from a group of investors led by Roman Abramovich, the wealthy Russian owner of Chelsea Football Club, among other...
Mobile Phone Network Truphone Raises $118M Led By Russian Tycoon Roman Abramovich, At $473M Valuation

Journalism Is Dead, Long Live Journalism: Anonymous' News Site Launching Soon

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(Photo: Twitter) Back in April, the hacktivist collective Anonymous raised almost $55,000 to go towards building a news site that could extend its coverage of current events and breaking news beyond its popular Twitter account, which is followed by over a million people. Yesterday, more info about just what the...
Journalism Is Dead, Long Live Journalism: Anonymous' News Site Launching Soon
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