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BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

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BBC Worldwide has announced today that it has agreed to sell Lonely Planet, a website and publisher of travel guide books, to NC2 Media for £51.5 million ($77.8 million). The BBC will receive £41.2 million ($62.24 million) once the deal has been completed, followed by the remaining £10.3 million ($15.56...
BBC Worldwide sells travel publisher Lonely Planet to NC2 Media at a loss of $119M

Touch Publishing Platform Onswipe Now Reaching 10M Monthly Active Users On iOS

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Onswipe, a startup that helps publishers build websites optimized for iPads and other touchscreen devices, is closing out what sounds like a big year. Content published through the Onswipe platform reached 44 million unique visitors over the course of the year, the company says, and it’s now reaching 10 million...
Touch Publishing Platform Onswipe Now Reaching 10M Monthly Active Users On iOS

Intel Capital makes Endeavor company Minha Vida its first Brazilian investment for 2012

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Intel Capital and Endeavor‘s new vehicle Catalyst have joined forces to invest in the Brazilian health and wellness portal Minha Vida, the two funds announced today without revealing the deal amount. Currently celebrating its eighth birthday, Minha Vida (“My Life”) provides Brazilians with online information on fitness, beauty, health and wellness,...
Intel Capital makes Endeavor company Minha Vida its first Brazilian investment for 2012

Police Handcuffed Then Attacked Me, Says Busted Torrent Site Owner

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In 2008, File.lv, Latvia’s largest BitTorrent community at the time, was taken offline. The 100,000 member tracker was shuttered following action by the Latvian Economic Police and the IFPI-affiliated Latvian Music Producers Association, otherwise known as LAmpA. At the same time another site called Advbt.lv was targeted. Its owner, Tom...
Police Handcuffed Then Attacked Me, Says Busted Torrent Site Owner

Inside Pinterest's Frightening Pro-Anorexia 'Thinspo' Cult

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Pinterest, social media's newest darling, has had a meteoric rise. But with a 52 percent traffic growth between January and February, it was only a matter of time before some of Pinterest's 17.8 million unique visitors uncovered a dark side. Hidden among the digital scrapbooks dedicated to recipes, fashion...
Inside Pinterest's Frightening Pro-Anorexia 'Thinspo' Cult

4 Characteristics All Successful Founders Possess

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No two successful people are the same. But Inc's Mehdi Maghsoodnia, who has spent 20 years investing in and starting companies, came up with four common characteristics the best entrepreneurs possess. They are:Adventurous - "Starting a company or investing or joining a startup is like embarking on a four-week backpacking...
4 Characteristics All Successful Founders Possess
Yelp Reports Q4 Losses As Local Gets More Crowded Than Ever

A look back: Seven years of YouTube [video]

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The first video ever uploaded to YouTube recently celebrated its seventh anniversary. The video, called “Me at the zoo,” was uploaded by YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim at 8:27 pm on April 23rd, 2005. In the video, Karim stands in front of elephants at the San Diego Zoo and comments...
A look back: Seven years of YouTube [video]

Zillow’s visitor count tops 32 million users in March

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Zillow continues to attract users to its Web site and mobile apps, but not quite at the same rapid pace as earlier this year. The Seattle online real estate company reported 32.3 million unique visitors during the month of March, up 67 percent from 19.4 million during the same period...
Zillow’s visitor count tops 32 million users in March

How The Huffington Post's Traffic Is Killing Rival News Sites

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Media analyst Ken Doctor takes a close look at Nielsen Online's Huffington Post stats and finds several incredible stats about the five year old site's traffic. Huffington Post recently landed in the top 10 news sites. 13 million unique visitors to the site in March. That's a "whopping 94% year-over–year."...
How The Huffington Post's Traffic Is Killing Rival News Sites
Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra said to be leaving company

Confirmed: Match.com Acquires Singlesnet

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We called it. IAC’s Match.com is acquiring fellow dating site Singlesnet. We originally reported on the deal last week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Match.com said the acquisition is more of a “value acquisition than a strategic one” and Singlesnet will continue to be run as an...
Confirmed: Match.com Acquires Singlesnet
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India’s Times Internet Embraces Real-Time Finance With ET Speed

Hunch Gets It Right, Adds A $10 Million B Round Led By Khosla Ventures

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Hunch, a buzzy startup that answers questions using crowd-sourced recommendations, has resolved one query of its own: Who’s going to fund our B round? Sources tell me that Khosla Ventures is leading a new round that will add another $10 million to $12 million to the startup’s bank account. General...
Hunch Gets It Right, Adds A $10 Million B Round Led By Khosla Ventures

Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

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Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers visited by approximately 12 million unique visitors each month. In addition to millions of listings, the website also offers a variety of comparison resources, pricing tools, expert automotive content and dealership reviews. To support its high volume of site traffic, Cars.com...
Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

Japan's Recruit Co. Acquires Indeed.com To Extend Jobs Reach From US To Asia

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Amid all the recent brouhaha over why Craigslist has failed to improve for so long (in part leading to frustrated developers building things) the entire classifieds market continues to chug along in its various guises. One of those is the more formal recruitment industry – and today Recruit Co. Ltd,...
Japan's Recruit Co. Acquires Indeed.com To Extend Jobs Reach From US To Asia

AOL On Network launches mobile video apps to lure advertisers across multiple platforms

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AOL is launching Android and iOS apps to help users find and watch video content on their smartphones, the company announced today during the Advertising Week in New York. The apps are operating under the company’s video umbrella, the AOL On Network, which launched in April 2012. One of the top ten...
AOL On Network launches mobile video apps to lure advertisers across multiple platforms
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Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

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Tumblr is wasting no time in ramping up the amount of advertising it serves now that its $1.1 billion acquisition by Yahoo has been announced. Tumblr will launch a test of "in-stream" ads on its desktop users' dashboards as soon as tomorrow, a source tells Business Insider. A company representative...
Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

300m people now view TripAdvisor content on other sites each month, doubling in a year

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The popular travel organizing website TripAdvisor has published statistics for its partner program, according to which the monthly number of people who view its content on other websites doubled since last year and has reached 300 million per month. TripAdvisor has already signed content syndication agreements with more than 500...
300m people now view TripAdvisor content on other sites each month, doubling in a year

Olympics Website Leans on Open Source, Akamai for Winning Results

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Like the athletes themselves, the official website of the London 2012 Olympics gets only one chance to reach peak performance under intense pressure. To meet that demand, the site has been load tested to handle a million unique visitors per hour. Read what else CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden learned from...
Olympics Website Leans on Open Source, Akamai for Winning Results

YouTube Music Lessons Are Popular, But Won't Get You To Carnegie Hall

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More and more, aspiring musicians are turning to YouTube for free music lessons. But are they effective at moving you from chopsticks to Tchaikovsky?Last year, all top 10 searches on YouTube with the word “lesson” in them were music related, and searches for guitar tutorials jumped 50 percent in 2011...
YouTube Music Lessons Are Popular, But Won't Get You To Carnegie Hall

Foursquare redesigns web listing pages for its 50M site visitors after Explore usage doubles in 2 months

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Foursquare has been undergoing a transition over the past year from something of a check-in game to a full-fledged ‘decision service’ along the lines of Yelp. That transition has been accomplished by taking the massive amount of data from its 3.5B check-ins and offering up that value to people ‘searching...
Foursquare redesigns web listing pages for its 50M site visitors after Explore usage doubles in 2 months
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others

Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips

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Hark has sealed a new content partnership with the Associated Press, gaining access to more than 100 years of audio clips and photos from the news agency. As part of a licensing deal, Hark will post everything from World War II broadcasts to presidential debates to sporting milestones. “Some of our...
Hark inks deal with the AP, gains access to 100 years of audio clips

Ask.fm Claims It’s Overtaken Q&A Giant Formspring – What’s Going On Here?

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After Formspring’s recent pivot away from the personal end of the social Q&A space, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s little growth left in this narcissistic of all mediums. But if European competitor Ask.fm‘s numbers are to believed that may not be the case. The Latvia-based Formspring competitor says...
Ask.fm Claims It’s Overtaken Q&A Giant Formspring – What’s Going On Here?
This Survey Says Tumblr Is a Ghost Town For Brands (YHOO)

HuffPo goes to Italy, asks more of UK edition

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Tuesday’s arrival of L’Huffington Post in Italy follows what is now the established international launch configuration for the brand — partner with a strong, existing local player. Arianna’s Italian launch leans on La Repubblica publisher Gruppo Espresso, and takes as its editor Lucia Annunziata, a TV host who previously worked...
HuffPo goes to Italy, asks more of UK edition
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