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NBC Says "No" to iPad, Wants People to Pay

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NBC isn't hopping on the iPad bandwagon, according to recent reports. The media giant known for popular shows like "The Office" and "30 Rock" reportedly told Apple it won't be making any of its online shows iPad-compatible anytime soon. And they're not alone. Sources cited by The New York Post's...
NBC Says "No" to iPad, Wants People to Pay

Idealab Spin-off Perfect Market Raises $6 Million From Tribune Company, Others

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Perfect Market, which markets solutions aimed to assist publishers in growing revenue from their online content, has secured $6 million in a Series C funding round led by Tribune Company. Just to be clear, that’s the media giant that owns newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago...
Idealab Spin-off Perfect Market Raises $6 Million From Tribune Company, Others
Having created 200 LA tech jobs in 2012, Science raises another $30M

News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App

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The Daily, News Corp.’s attempt to create a newspaper for the iPad era, is shutting down after less than two years. The media giant, which also owns this Web site, said it will “cease standalone publication” of the app on Dec. 15. It says that “technology and other assets from...
News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App

What's a Facebook Follower Worth?

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Figuring out the value of a Facebook fan has become more complex for many small-business owners, ever since the social-media giant began asking businesses to pay to "promote" their posts....
What's a Facebook Follower Worth?

Japan's GREE Acquires Social Mobile Game Developer Pokelabo

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Marking its third such purchase in the past 18 months, Japanese Internet media giant GREE International has acquired social mobile gaming company Pokelabo for $175 million in cash....
Japan's GREE Acquires Social Mobile Game Developer Pokelabo
Why Facebook Has Banned Some People From Seeing The 'Want' Button
How Facebook could change the game for sustainability

Zynga Taps A Veteran Of Yahoo's Glory Days To Its Board (ZNGA)

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If you don't know who Ellen Siminoff is, then you missed the best years of the Internet's first wave. So catch up! Zynga just tapped Siminoff, now the CEO of educational website Shmoop, to its board of directors. Here's why we're stoked about this appointment. As a twentysomething executive, Siminoff...
Zynga Taps A Veteran Of Yahoo's Glory Days To Its Board (ZNGA)
Yahoo Sues Facebook in a Web Patent Shakedown

SoundCloud Partners With Getty Images Music -- Users Can 'Sync' License Their Tracks For Commercial Use

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In a tie-up with the stock photography and digital media giant Getty Images, users of SoundCloud can now offer their tracks for commercial licensing, providing another avenue for monetization for musicians and sound artists who use the platform to host their creations. Likewise, it gives “media, advertisers, designers and creatives”...
SoundCloud Partners With Getty Images Music -- Users Can 'Sync' License Their Tracks For Commercial Use

Exclusive: Digital Chief Jon Miller Leaves News Corp.

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According to sources close to the situation, News Corp.’s Chief Digital Officer Jon Miller will be leaving the media giant soon. It seems to be a cordial, though perhaps inevitable, parting — sources said Miller will remain an adviser to chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, as well as COO...
Exclusive: Digital Chief Jon Miller Leaves News Corp.

China's Sina didn't just launch a Path rival, it cloned its iOS app

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We’ve written about the rise of Path clones in China, and now the US-based social network might have just got its largest competitor after media giant Sina launched MeYou (密友), its own clone that hit China’s App Store today. The app, spotted by Technode, faithfully follows the design intricacies and principles of Path’s...
China's Sina didn't just launch a Path rival, it cloned its iOS app

YouTube loses music clip copyright battle in court

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German court rules that YouTube must take down copyrighted music clips - a move which could lead to royalty paymentsYouTube must take down copyrighted clips of music, a German court has ruled, in a move which could be a step towards forcing it to pay large sums in royalties.The move...
YouTube loses music clip copyright battle in court

Samsung Wants to Be a Media Giant. Meet the Guy in Charge of Getting Them There.

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Apple used media — first music, then lots of other stuff — to help build its giant hardware business. Samsung already has a giant hardware business, and now David Eun is trying to help it with the other stuff. Eun, who is EVP of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, gave us...
Samsung Wants to Be a Media Giant. Meet the Guy in Charge of Getting Them There.

The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

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The New York Times has just announced timeSpace; an incubator which invites early stage media startups into the company’s headquarters. The program will allow up to five companies to connect with NY Times staff, demo their product, and “teach/learn alongside entrepreneurs and employees who make their livings in digital media, technology...
The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

News Corp and Yankees set to play ball, raise TV bills

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Poor Yankees fans. The mighty Bronx Bombers have become a squad of overpaid geriatric chokers led by a hobbled captain. Now, fans can expect to pay more to watch this mess. Reports say media giant News Corp is about to acquire a 40% stake in the YES Network, a group...
News Corp and Yankees set to play ball, raise TV bills

Twitter Exec Previews Plan for Presidential Debate

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Twitter Director of Washington Sales Peter Greenberger joins digits with details on the new technology and features the social media giant is unveiling ahead of tonight's first presidential debate. Photo: Twitter....
Twitter Exec Previews Plan for Presidential Debate

Twitter reportedly bags huge payday with "milestone" ad deal

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It's a big deal -- a really big deal, according to a published report -- and one which undergirds the pitch the social media giant has been making to advertisers. [Read more]...
Twitter reportedly bags huge payday with "milestone" ad deal
Booting Up: Looks Like Notorious Club Kid Mark Zuckerberg Was at a Rave

CBS acquires all of TV Guide Digital

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TV Guide Digital has fared well between its web portal and mobile apps, but part-owner CBS thinks there's a lot of potential locked away. Enough so, in fact, that CBS is taking over TV Guide Digital by acquiring Lionsgate's remaining 50 percent stake in the venture. The media giant...
CBS acquires all of TV Guide Digital

Yahoo app now summarizes stories with beautiful, full-screen images

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Yahoo updated its iOS app today to include its recently purchased Summly technology. Now, you’ll be served much more enticing story summaries with beautiful images before you dive into your content. The company purchased Summly at the end...
Yahoo app now summarizes stories with beautiful, full-screen images

Facebook Funneled Nearly Half A Billion Pounds Into The Cayman Islands Last Year

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Accounts filed by Facebook Ireland this week show that the social media giant funneled £440m into an Irish sister company in 2011, which then shifted the money into a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands. The move forms part of a complex tax structure known as a "Double Irish", where large...
Facebook Funneled Nearly Half A Billion Pounds Into The Cayman Islands Last Year

Facebook says ticker symbol will be FB, annual revenue $3.7 billion

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Facebook Inc. finally filed its long-awaited S-1 on Wednesday afternoon and revealed lots of juicy details about the company. The social media giant also disclosed its ticker symbol, FB, but did not say whether it would be listed on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchance -- it could be...
Facebook says ticker symbol will be FB, annual revenue $3.7 billion

Facebook will take away users' right to vote on policy - unless they vote for it

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Site rules mean 30% of users must vote against change to governance policy if the right to do so is to remainThe right to vote appears to be about to be taken away - on Facebook, at least. Users have until 10 December to decide whether future policy changes should...
Facebook will take away users' right to vote on policy - unless they vote for it

News Corp. puts IGN Entertainment up for auction

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Media giant hopes to get $100 million for the network of video game and pop culture Web sites, for which it paid $650 million in 2005, sources tell The Wall Street Journal. [Read more]...
News Corp. puts IGN Entertainment up for auction

Pass notes No 3,141: Pete Cashmore

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The 'planet's sexiest geek' – boss of website Mashable – is in talks with CNN over a $200m deal. Not bad for a business he started in his teensAge: 26.Appearance: "The planet's sexiest geek", according to Gawker.Never heard of it. Or him, though that probably goes without saying. It's a...
Pass notes No 3,141: Pete Cashmore

Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again

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It’s back to the future time at Yahoo, it seems. The Internet portal/media giant has decided to invest in original content again, embarking on a hiring spree that’s so far added almost a dozen journalists from both traditional print media outlets (like Jane Sasseen from BusinessWeek) and online media...
Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again

Obama, Facebook and the power of friendship: the 2012 data election

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A unified computer database that gathers and refines information on millions of potential voters is at the forefront of campaign technology – and could be the key to an Obama winBarack Obama's re-election team are building a vast digital data operation that for the first time combines a unified database...
Obama, Facebook and the power of friendship: the 2012 data election

Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M

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On the heels of Google buying Wildfire and Salesforce nabbing Buddy Media, we have heard from two very reliable sources, plus a third anonymous source, that Gannett Co., the media giant that owns USA Today and other properties, is buying BLiNQ Media. The price for the Facebook advertising software and service...
Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M
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