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Wavii Helps Computers Read and Summarize the News

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There’s plenty of companies that cull information from around the Web and serve up excerpts. But a startup called Wavii has nevertheless attracted prominent angel investors, in part because of the way it tackles such chores. Wavii Wavii’s Adrian Aoun The Seattle-based startup, which is launching Wednesday, plans to provide...
Wavii Helps Computers Read and Summarize the News
Sink or Swim: Digital Publishers Need To Be Bold

The NSA didn't end our right to privacy. We gave it away for free

pandodaily.com
As I’m sure you know, the big news this past week was about the technology giants providing information to the National Security Agency. It’s been covered ad nauseam in both the mainstream news and tech focused media, so I won’t recap the details. Instead, I’d like to propose some questions...
The NSA didn't end our right to privacy. We gave it away for free

Radian6 Launches Powerful Social Media Engagement and Monitoring Console For Brands And Agencies

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Brands are engaging in the conversations that are taking place on social media sites now more than ever. But in order to tap into the social conversations that are taking place on the web, brands and agencies need to have a powerful tool to track, measure and engage sites...
Radian6 Launches Powerful Social Media Engagement and Monitoring Console For Brands And Agencies

Twitter pictures put in spotlight following London helicopter crash

www.guardian.co.uk
Issue of image copyright highlighted as major media outlets use photos taken by Twitter account holders and posted on siteThe fatal helicopter crash in London on Wednesday morning once again put Twitter in the spotlight, with the social network beating traditional media to the story with instant eyewitness accounts, pictures...
Twitter pictures put in spotlight following London helicopter crash
Google spends another $200 million on YouTube channels as partners learn to reinvent TV

Media platform Chute creates Weatherchute to share first-hand after-effects of Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy has definitely affected a big part of the United States. For many of us, we have families and loved ones living in the affected regions and worry about their safety. Now that the storm has mostly passed through, the focus is on surveying the damage — to help...
Media platform Chute creates Weatherchute to share first-hand after-effects of Hurricane Sandy

SkyGrid Streamlines Realtime News Consumption With iPad App

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SkyGrid, which offers a powerful business news aggregator, has developed a compelling iPad app that makes accessing realtime news content simple. You can download the free app here. SkyGrid’s app aims to filter the news, with the aim of giving you the most important news right as it’s happening....
SkyGrid Streamlines Realtime News Consumption With iPad App

It's Not About Whether Amateur Internet Journalism Is Good Or Bad, But That It Happens And Will Continue To Happen

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There's been a lot of hand-wringing among the types of people who hand-wring about these things, that there was a flurry of activity on Reddit and Twitter late last night / early this morning believing that one of the suspects in the Boston Bombings was Sunil Tripathi, a Brown student...
It's Not About Whether Amateur Internet Journalism Is Good Or Bad, But That It Happens And Will Continue To Happen

If You Were A Tree... What Kind Of IP Protection Could You Get?

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drewmo wrote in telling us: "A friend of mine just posted a photo of the Lone Cypress in Pebble Beach and included a note saying, "Evidently, I can't sell this image. pebble beach owns the rights." From what I know about photography copyrights in the U.S., that's completely incorrect. He...
If You Were A Tree... What Kind Of IP Protection Could You Get?

After getting access to the Twitter firehose, social media data startup Dataminr lands $13m

thenextweb.com
Real-time social media data firm Dataminr today announced that it has raised $13 million in Series B funding. The company says the round was led by existing Series A investors from the financial industry but also includes new backing from GSV Capital, Deep Fork Capital, Viceroy Capital, Wharton Equity Partners...
After getting access to the Twitter firehose, social media data startup Dataminr lands $13m

Burner app creator Ad Hoc Labs gets funding for controversial privacy solutions

pandodaily.com
As mobile communications evolves, the need for privacy and identity solutions is increasing exponentially. Los Angeles-based Ad Hoc Labs, maker of the controversial disposable phone number creating iOS app Burner, has big ideas in the space and today announced a round of funding aimed at achieving them. Participants in the round include...
Burner app creator Ad Hoc Labs gets funding for controversial privacy solutions

Apple's Smaller Dock Connector Reportedly Coming to Entire iOS Device Lineup Including iPad This Fall

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iMore, which was the first source to report that Apple will be moving to a smaller dock connector with the launch of the next-generation iPhone, now claims that Apple will be moving its entire lineup of iOS devices to the new connector later this year. This includes the current 9.7-inch...
Apple's Smaller Dock Connector Reportedly Coming to Entire iOS Device Lineup Including iPad This Fall

News websites falling victim to online hackers

www.guardian.co.uk
New York Times breach by hackers is only the latest in a spate of attacks directed at news mediaIt is a defining moment in modern warfare, when state TV channels succumb to the invading army. So it has become in the age of cyberwarfare, as media titans including the BBC,...
News websites falling victim to online hackers

Apple's 'iWatch' Planned to Launch 'As Soon As This Year', Could Include Biosensors and Mapping Features

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Apple's long-awaited smartwatch could launch as early as this year, claims a Bloomberg article. The article also claims to have information on planned functionality from sources familiar with Apple's plans. Although there has been much speculation about what Apple is planning for its smart watch, there has until now been...
Apple's 'iWatch' Planned to Launch 'As Soon As This Year', Could Include Biosensors and Mapping Features
Dataminr builds a Twitter-powered early warning system

Twitter's Succès De Scandale: Olympics Suspension Fiasco Drove Signups

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There’s no such thing as bad publicity. A source tells TechCrunch that mainstream news coverage of the temporary suspension of an NBC Olympics coverage tweeter / hater gave Twitter’s signup rate a boost. The same source revealed that the debacle led to internal communication within Twitter, describing the scandal as having...
Twitter's Succès De Scandale: Olympics Suspension Fiasco Drove Signups

Sheryl Sandberg: Marissa Mayer Is Being Attacked Only Because She's A Woman (FB, YHOO)

www.businessinsider.com
When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided employees had to come to the office and could no longer work at home, we highly doubt she thought it generate as much controversy as it did. The story leapt from the pages of the industry press to mainstream news outlets in the matter...
Sheryl Sandberg: Marissa Mayer Is Being Attacked Only Because She's A Woman (FB, YHOO)

Twitter's Olympics suspension kickstarts signups, report says

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The company reportedly saw an uptick in its signup rate after mainstream news outlets covered the suspension of a U.K. reporter's Twitter account. [Read more]...
Twitter's Olympics suspension kickstarts signups, report says

Facebook Threatens To Sue Researcher For Crawling Their Site

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Despite the fact that the fundamental nature of the web is that public pages are open for indexing and analysis -- that's how search engines and other fundamental tools of the web work -- Pete Warden recently discovered that Facebook doesn't agree. Pete is the guy that analyzed Facebook data...
Facebook Threatens To Sue Researcher For Crawling Their Site
Following Samsung Galaxy S4 launch, Apple debuts 'Why iPhone' webpage to tout why people love iPhone, slam Android

Olympic tweets, bad ads, and startups that didn't make it: What you missed on TNW this weekend

thenextweb.com
Been offline for most of the weekend, or just not kept up? Here’s what you missed on The Next Web. Olym-picks The Olympics dominated the mainstream news this weekend, and we had our fair share of it on TNW too. Perhaps most importantly, we brought you 25+ ways to watch and keep...
Olympic tweets, bad ads, and startups that didn't make it: What you missed on TNW this weekend

CNN in talks to buy Mashable for $200m

www.guardian.co.uk
Global news network said to be in advanced talks to buy the social media news website founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005CNN is on the verge of buying social media news website Mashable for "upwards of $200m", according to reports.The global news network, which is owned by Time Warner, is...
CNN in talks to buy Mashable for $200m

Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator

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Yahoo has announced a series of changes set to roll out this week that integrate Facebook's social networking service into various Yahoo properties, including Yahoo Mail and its homepage. Also included in the announcement is news of a refresh for Yahoo Profiles. Originally launched in 2008, the new profiles will...
Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator
Nintendo won't hold a large E3 press conference this year

Anonymous raises $54,798 through Indiegogo to kick-start its dedicated news site for Your Anon News

thenextweb.com
An Indiegogo campaign set up by Anonymous to expand its news coverage through a dedicated site, rather than its existing Twitter and Tumblr services, has closed with over $5o,798 in crowd-sourced funding. Anonymous launched the project with an initial funding target of $2,000, which the hacktivist collective said will be...
Anonymous raises $54,798 through Indiegogo to kick-start its dedicated news site for Your Anon News

Dataminr gains access to full Twitter Firehose, turns tweets into ‘actionable signals’

thenextweb.com
Dataminr, a New York social media data startup, this morning announced a partnership with information deliver and social network company Twitter, giving it access to the latter’s full Firehose. Only a select few companies have received access to this in the past, including DataSift and Gnip. Basically, it gives access...
Dataminr gains access to full Twitter Firehose, turns tweets into ‘actionable signals’

Happy Internet Freedom Day! - But Was SOPA Really Defeated?

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“The Internet” celebrates the defeat of SOPA and PIPA as “Internet Freedom Day” today. What started as a small protest movement by activist groups developed into mainstream news when tech giants such as Google and Wikipedia joined in. Exactly a year ago following months of scattered protests there was a...
Happy Internet Freedom Day! - But Was SOPA Really Defeated?

LightSquared’s bankruptcy is Washington’s failure too

gigaom.com
Wireless networks are for the bold, the lucky and the impossibly rich. And as LightSquared, the company that hoped to build a wholesale LTE network using airwaves once reserved for satellite signals, files for bankruptcy, I feel an I-told-you-so coming on. I was doubtful of LightSquared’s success from the beginning,...
LightSquared’s bankruptcy is Washington’s failure too

Kitties, Komen and The New Editor of Mainstream News [Internet]

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There's a new editor in chief of mainstream news. More »...
Kitties, Komen and The New Editor of Mainstream News [Internet]
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