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Wikimedia may be launching its own online travel guide

Wikimedia, Internet Brands settle Wikivoyage lawsuits

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Lawsuit claimed volunteers for the formerly not-for-profit project were encouraging others to "fork," or copy open-source code to another project. [Read more]...
Wikimedia, Internet Brands settle Wikivoyage lawsuits

Wikimedia removes beta tag from free online travel guide Wikivoyage, its 12th official project

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Coinciding with the 12th anniversary of the founding of Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation is today debuting its 12th official project: Wikivoyage, a free (and ad-free) online travel guide that anyone can edit. Skift has published an interview with Peter Fitzgerald, Wikivoyage administrator, and you should also read Tnooz’s coverage of...
Wikimedia removes beta tag from free online travel guide Wikivoyage, its 12th official project

Twitter allows advertisers to target users directly in bid to increase profits

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Social media platform slashes the price of 'promoted tweets' and will sift through messages to discern users' specific interestsTwitter will begin allowing advertisers to directly target users based on the interests they reveal in their tweets, the social media company has announced.The move will see Twitter, which carries 400m messages...
Twitter allows advertisers to target users directly in bid to increase profits

Yahoo follows Google in shutting down music service in China

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Yahoo China has announced that it will shut down its Chinese music service due to an adjustment of its product strategy on January 20, 2013. A statement posted on the company’s music search portal reads: “Thank you all for your continued support of Yahoo’s products. As part of an adjustment...
Yahoo follows Google in shutting down music service in China

InfoSpace changes name to Blucora

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One of Seattle’s longest-running Internet brands is being swept into the dust bin of history — and some may say it is about time. InfoSpace, the dot-com survivor founded by Internet entrepreneur Naveen Jain in 1996, today announced that it is changing its name to Blucora Inc. As part of...
InfoSpace changes name to Blucora

Digg sold for just $500,000

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Social news site once valued at up to $175m sold to Betaworks for $500,000 in cash plus equityDigg, the "social news" site which was once the poster child for Web 2.0 and valued at up to $175m, has been sold to San Francisco incubator Betaworks for just $500,000 (£324,000) in...
Digg sold for just $500,000

Were you offline this weekend? Catch up with the tech news you missed

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How was your weekend? If you were largely offline, here’s a chance to catch up on the tech news and discussion you missed on The Next Web and beyond. In the news Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle all litigation, clearing path for free wiki travel site Wikivoyage Mega update: Dotcom’s...
Were you offline this weekend? Catch up with the tech news you missed

Startup Weekend continues global expansion, opens offices in Mexico City and London

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Startup Weekend already covers a lot of territory across the globe, hosting its 54-hour coding and entrepreneurial marathons in more than 300 cities since it was founded. All told, 65 percent of the events are now held internationally, with upcoming events planned for Melbourne, Australia; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Barcelona, Spain....
Startup Weekend continues global expansion, opens offices in Mexico City and London

Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle all litigation, clearing path for free wiki travel site Wikivoyage

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The Wikimedia Foundation has just announced that it has reached a settlement with new media company Internet Brands to put a stop to all litigation between the two parties concerning the creation and recent launch of free wiki travel site Wikivoyage. Wikivoyage is a free (and ad-free) online travel guide...
Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle all litigation, clearing path for free wiki travel site Wikivoyage
Lessons From The Dramatic Slow-Motion Death Of Wikitravel

Leading Coupon Site Tjoos Acquired By Internet Brands

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Internet Brands has announced the acquisition of Australian online coupon site, Tjoos, bringing it into it’s stable of more than 100 websites.Tjoos (pronounced “choose”) grew by 150 percent year on year to well over 1 million unique visitors in February 2010. This growth was driven by the site’s more than...
Leading Coupon Site Tjoos Acquired By Internet Brands
Wikimedia sues Wikitravel parent company to protect new, non-commercial travel site
Baidu shows China pushing forward mobile, cloud, maps and apps

Digg this: Former social-sharing superstar sold for $500K

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Maybe it was the BusinessWeek cover that sealed Digg’s fate. When the social-sharing site was near the height of its popularity in 2006, the business magazine put founder Kevin Rose on the cover with the caption: “How this kid made $60 million in 18 months.” That was the estimated...
Digg this: Former social-sharing superstar sold for $500K
Honest Buildings offers inside look at 32,000 Seattle structures

Media’s evolving spheres of discovery

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Here’s another in an occasional series of posts to “> that try to examine, explain, and illustrate the new structure of media. This one looks at how we discover content now. Back in the day, a decade (to 50 decades) ago, we discovered media — news, information, or service —...
Media’s evolving spheres of discovery
Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle five-month lawsuit over new Wikivoyage site

Link by Link: Travel Site Built on Wiki Ethos Now Bedevils Owner

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Internet Brands, which bought Wikitravel in 2005 without securing copyright to the site's travel reviews, is now in a legal battle with the Wikimedia Foundation over reproduction of its content. Read more »...
Link by Link: Travel Site Built on Wiki Ethos Now Bedevils Owner

Former Groupon President and COO Solomon Joins Accel Partners

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Accel Partners has added longtime tech exec Rob Solomon — who was most recently president and CEO of Groupon — as a venture partner. The high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm said Solomon will focus on early stage and growth equity opportunities and focus on “operational issues like product management,...
Former Groupon President and COO Solomon Joins Accel Partners

Boot up: Marissa Mayer's new job, Kevin (Rose) needs to speak, Nexus 7 reviewed and more

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Plus how Dragon Systems' sale went wrong, Eric Schmidt on Mayer's hire, value creation (and destruction) in the phone industry, and moreA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamEric Schmidt's thoughts on Marissa Mayer's departure for Yahoo >> PandoDailyEdited version of...
Boot up: Marissa Mayer's new job, Kevin (Rose) needs to speak, Nexus 7 reviewed and more

Mayer's 10X Challenge: Yahoo's Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Show Significant Year-Over-Year Declines

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This week in Las Vegas, the new management team running Yahoo — including CEO Marissa Mayer — are at International CES to schmooze with big advertisers and convince them that Yahoo is the place to put large chunks of their marketing budgets. One of the longtime selling points of...
Mayer's 10X Challenge: Yahoo's Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Show Significant Year-Over-Year Declines

Marissa Mayer's appointment: what does it mean for Yahoo?

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Giving the former Google executive the job should reinvigorate a company that had been drifting for yearsOne of the first compliments came on Twitter - a service that Marissa Mayer may feel more free to use now."Marissa Mayer is probably the most effective individual I've ever worked with," commented Kevin...
Marissa Mayer's appointment: what does it mean for Yahoo?
Mining Marissa Mayer's Googly Past For A Glimpse At Yahoo's Future

Wikitravel And Wikimedia Are In A Legal Battle... But Not Over Creative Commons

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Late last week, a bunch of folks passed along an interesting blog post by David Gerard about a legal dispute between the company Internet Brands and the Wikimedia Foundation (the folks behind Wikipedia). By Gerard's account, Internet Brands -- a company that runs a bunch of content sites, including Wikitravel.org,...
Wikitravel And Wikimedia Are In A Legal Battle... But Not Over Creative Commons

Wikimedia Launches Its Crowdsourced Wikivoyage Online Travel Guide

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The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit parent organization of Wikipedia, just officially launched its twelfth official project: Wikivoyage. The new site, which was already in beta for a while and has a bit of a tumultuous history, is a free online travel guide that, just like Wikipedia, is edited collaboratively. It...
Wikimedia Launches Its Crowdsourced Wikivoyage Online Travel Guide
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