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Hey Zynga, Cut It Out With This “Far East” Crap

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This morning Zynga announced that it’s expanding its FarmVille franchise into an exciting new territory: Orientalism! Yes, there’s a new FarmVille add-on called — wait for it — Jade Falls. Now, fantasy stories set in exaggerated “Asian” locales are a familiar part of popular culture. But at least Disney (Mulan), DreamWorks...
Hey Zynga, Cut It Out With This “Far East” Crap

YouTube files appeal with Russian regulators to unblock controversial make-up FX tutorial (Video)

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Russia has blocked the above YouTube video that features a make-up FX tutorial. Roscomnadzor, otherwise known as Russian Federal Surveillance Service for Mass Media and Communications, a.k.a. Russia’s regulatory watchdog, blacklisted the video because it shows how to create a wound and implies suicide or suicidal tendencies. Russia notably launched a firewall Nov. 1,...
YouTube files appeal with Russian regulators to unblock controversial make-up FX tutorial (Video)

Sponsor Pay's Janis Zech discusses mobile ads now and in 2013

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Sponsor Pay’s value-exchange platformBrandEngage allows advertisers and developers to offer free premium content for interacting with an ad in a mobile game. It’s a concept other companies such as Tapjoy have been successful at. Inside Mobile Apps sat down with Sponsor Pay’s chief revenue officer Janis Zech, discussing current hot...
Sponsor Pay's Janis Zech discusses mobile ads now and in 2013

Having to Pay for It

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A long, long time ago, when the online world was new and small and driven by idealistic developers, someone came up with the idea that giving online content away for free was a good thing. The idea, at first, was to get popular with freeware, then after people appreciated the...
Having to Pay for It

Pirate Party fights to unblock sites hidden by Russia's new censorship law

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Activists from the Russian Pirate Party have accused the government of censoring the Internet after the Russian Federal Surveillance Service for Mass Media and Communications (Roskomnadzor) launched a “Single Register” of websites that violate state law. Starting November 1st, Russian authorities will be able to block access to any website they believe...
Pirate Party fights to unblock sites hidden by Russia's new censorship law

Intel Capital sells stake in European online retail powerhouse NetRetail to Naspers

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MIH Allegro, a unit of South African mass media conglomerate Naspers, has acquired a controlling stake in Netretail Holding, an online retail giant in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia with (self-reportedly) 3,200,000 registered customers. The exiting shareholders are early...
Intel Capital sells stake in European online retail powerhouse NetRetail to Naspers

Only 1% Of A Brand's Facebook Fans Actually Engage With It Online

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The Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, an Australian marketing think tank, has found that only 1 percent of a brand's Facebook fans will actually engage with it, reports AdAge. It used Facebook's "People Talking About This" metric, a running count of interactions that includes likes, posts, comments, tags, and shares to make...
Only 1% Of A Brand's Facebook Fans Actually Engage With It Online

Poland wants Kaczyński's plane crash photos deleted from sites hosted in Russia, Germany, and the US

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The public prosecution office of Warsaw has demanded law-enforcement authorities of the US, Germany, and Russia block access to photos made after the plane crash that killed the country’s president Lech Kaczyński last May. The websites where photos are published are allegedly hosted in these three countries, RIA Novosti reports. Graphic...
Poland wants Kaczyński's plane crash photos deleted from sites hosted in Russia, Germany, and the US
Mike Daisey's Steve Jobs monologue released under an open license

Cell Phones: The 7th Mass Media http://su.pr/8sEpPL (via @dhatfield)

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Cell Phones: The 7th Mass Media http://su.pr/8sEpPL (via @dhatfield)

Facebook’s Prospects In Asia

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Editor’s note: Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe) is the CEO of the Asia-based digital research & strategy firm +8* (Plus Eight Star), a speaker in 100+ conferences including TEDx, SXSW, LeWeb and Stanford GSB. He is also a founding partner of Cmune (@cmune), the Beijing-based makers of Facebook’s largest first-person shooter UberStrike (@uberstrike),...
Facebook’s Prospects In Asia

Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

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Maybe the extinction of newspapers was inevitable once digital publishing moved from proprietary services (which provided access to their own limited content, such as CompuServe, Prodigy, and AOL) and the slow speeds of dial-up delivery to the open access of the worldwide web and the possibilities of much faster broadband...
Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future

File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

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Following ineffective anti-piracy campaigns and continued displays of resilience by file-sharing sites, the emphasis of copyright enforcement has switched towards ‘educating’ the end user in recent years. These so-called “strike” programs are continuing to spread and recently landed on U.S. shores. While they are supposedly educational in nature, there is...
File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

Why Second Screens Beat the Super Bowl

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"If the Super Bowl is such a meaningless game, why are so many people posting updates about how they're not going to watch it?" said one of my Facebook friends, as the game approached halftime. OK, I don't follow football. And I especially don't know anything about the Super Bowl....
Why Second Screens Beat the Super Bowl

The DeanBeat: The Newtown shooting will turn up the heat on video game violence -- but will it make us think?

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The horror is still fresh around the deaths of 20 children and six adults in the Newtown shootings. And with game-playing at a peak after Christmas, the debate on video game violence will be a conversation for many families during the holiday season. In the aftermath, the attention is...
The DeanBeat: The Newtown shooting will turn up the heat on video game violence -- but will it make us think?

John McAfee Claims Vice Outed His Location Just So They Could Get Exclusive Video of His Arrest

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Mr. McAfee and Mr. Castoro (Photo: Vice) The twisted, ever-paranoid saga of John McAfee continues, much to our great entertainment. The newest installment of this bizarre tale? Mr. McAfee now believes that highers up at Vice orchestrated the release of his location via iPhone metadata so that they could film his...
John McAfee Claims Vice Outed His Location Just So They Could Get Exclusive Video of His Arrest

Monday Signal: Block Those Ads!

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Monday's Signal round up is light. The news was a bit boring over the weekend, and I'm OK with that. We all watched the Oscars and enjoyed the suspense of disbelief. I tweeted that it feels like, as a culture, we're closing in on One Big Mass Media Event each...
Monday Signal: Block Those Ads!

One Twitter click - and it's so easy to destroy someone's world

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The social networking site has become a hang-out for those wanting to name and shame child abusers and superinjunctorsDominic Mohan, the Sun's editor, was one of several people who told the Leveson inquiry that he wanted to see "a level playing field" between the internet and the mainstream media. He...
One Twitter click - and it's so easy to destroy someone's world
HomeShop18′s $30M investment shows India's e-commerce market growth
15th-century news network put the Mass in mass media
Anonymous uses Twitter to highlight humanitarian crisis in Burma

The Penguin and Random House merger clears a big hurdle, as the European Commission gives the go-ahead

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We’ve known for a while that publishing behemoths Penguin and Random House were to merge, thus creating a colossal book publisher. Well, that deal has been given yet another big seal of approval with the European Commissioning now greenlighting the proposed merger. Today’s announcement follows on from the US Department...
The Penguin and Random House merger clears a big hurdle, as the European Commission gives the go-ahead

LOLCat King on What Makes Internet Culture Viral [VIDEO]

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Ben Huh is the CEO of The Cheezburger Network, a ring of highly lucrative websites that curate and capitalize on Internet memes and macros. During Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, he sat down to tell us all about Internet culture: what makes for a guaranteed flop online, and...
LOLCat King on What Makes Internet Culture Viral [VIDEO]

Twitter, hate speech, and the costs of keeping quiet

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commentary Purging mass media of hurtful opinions would deny everyone important knowledge. Simply put, says author Greg Lukianoff, it's far better to know that there are bigots among us than to pretend all is well. [Read more]...
Twitter, hate speech, and the costs of keeping quiet
Smile: People Like Your Picture More Than Your Words

China gives the Penguin and Random House merger the all-clear

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Penguin and Random House first announced their plans to merge last October, thus creating a colossal book publisher. Well, that deal has been given yet another big seal of approval with MOFCOM, the Chinese competition authority, giving the deal the go-ahead without conditions. Today’s news follows on from the US...
China gives the Penguin and Random House merger the all-clear

Reeder 3.0 Review

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In 2009, reading news on the iPhone was different. The App Store was only one year old; Twitter wasn’t the information network adopted by mass media and millions of users we interact with today; there was no iPad, no universal apps, and no Flipboard. In 2009, reading news on an...
Reeder 3.0 Review
Twitter Dominates Live TV Because Social TV Is Failing
The Top Five TV-Related Activities On Social Media

Russia Wants To Ban Children From Using WiFi

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Ah, Russia. Officials in the Federal Mass Media Inspection Service (?!?) are considering a plan to ban children from using WiFi -- and would enforce the ban by holding the hotspot owners liable if anyone under 18 got on their networks. Seriously. The Communications and Press Ministry has proposed banning...
Russia Wants To Ban Children From Using WiFi
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