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Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program

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Over the past couple of months, commenting service Disqus has been rolling out an advertising program that it calls Promoted Discovery with relatively little fanfare (or at least without much outreach to the tech press). Now it’s ready to talk about some of the initial results. The ad program takes...
Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program

Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

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Facebook users, do you "like" this? Today Facebook launched 12 media apps for Timeline, joining social news apps such as Yahoo!, Washington Post Social Reader, Digg Social Reader and The Guardian's social news app. This announcement comes shortly after Facebook launched 60 social apps that focused mostly on cooking, eating,...
Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline
10 Of The Best Tweets In Twitter History

What Happens When A Famous Restaurant Doesn't Buy Its Domain Name

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See the latest internet joke in what has been a prank-filled day. On a day when Jeep's Twitter feed was hacked and MTV's was fake-hacked, a New York-based programmer became an instant internet sensation on Tuesday after he pulled a prank of his own on his recently purchased internet...
What Happens When A Famous Restaurant Doesn't Buy Its Domain Name

DailyMotion Taps MTV Vet For VP of Content Role

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French online video sharing Web site DailyMotion has hired Neil Gladstone to be the site’s new VP of content. A former MTV.com director of content and programming — he was also AOL editorial director — Gladstone will work on producing editorial content with both brands and independent artists using DailyMotion’s...
DailyMotion Taps MTV Vet For VP of Content Role

Oh, The Humanity: My Chatroulette Experience

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SFWeekly Web Editor Alexia Tsotsis (not pictured left) spent some time early this morning trying out Chatroulette, a website that connects random strangers for a video chat. The results are unlikely to surprise you. Unless you are new to this whole Internet thing. Screen shots of some of her more...
Oh, The Humanity: My Chatroulette Experience

Vevo's new live TV channel: it's all about devices

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Vevo took another step towards becoming a full-on music TV network Tuesday with the launch of Vevo TV, a 24-hour live stream of curated programming. The channel is using MTV-like VJs, and is at launch available on the web as well as on mobile devices, Roku boxes and Xbox 360...
Vevo's new live TV channel: it's all about devices

How Facebook could monetize Instagram

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Facebook is not likely in any rush to monetize Instagram since it acquired the mobile photo sharing application last week, but with the app coming at a billion-dollar price tag, the social network is bound to have some ideas on how the service could eventually benefit its advertising business. Mobile...
How Facebook could monetize Instagram

10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch

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Mr. Horowitz Earlier this week, 10gen, the promising AlleyCorp startup launched by DoubleClick cofounder Dwight Merriman, announced a new partnership with an eye toward helping developers who work with big data and cloud technologies. The boost in market share probably doesn't hurt either. 10gen both develops and sponsors the open...
10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch

Should you choose this one or that one? VERSUS IO gets to the heart of the matter

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There are plenty of online options to compare almost anything you care to mention from kittens to cars, but there are very few who get right down to the bones of the matter comparing specs when it comes to choosing something to buy. Berlin-based startup, URGE IO has created VERSUS...
Should you choose this one or that one? VERSUS IO gets to the heart of the matter

Nintendo brings Hulu Plus streaming to Wii, 3DS soon

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Nintendo has made available the Hulu Plus app for US owners of its Wii home gaming console, as expected, though delayed. While the monthly fee to the subscription-based streaming TV show service will be $8 per month, new users will get a free, two-week trial. The service offers over 16,000...
Nintendo brings Hulu Plus streaming to Wii, 3DS soon

Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

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So Dish is the latest company interested in building an Internet TV service, as Bloomberg reported last week that it was in talks with various networks about licensing their content and delivering it over-the-top. But while an over-the-top live TV would certainly be a welcome choice among video options, it’s...
Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

La La La La La: The Internet Routes Around Copyright Censorship To Restore Daria

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One of the things I've never liked about copyright is its potential to be the functional equivalent of censorship. Sometimes this censorship comes about because an author didn't get permission to create his work in the first place (see: Richard Prince, JD California). While this unfortunately turns judges into cultural...
La La La La La: The Internet Routes Around Copyright Censorship To Restore Daria

Viral Video: I Just Like Everything About Rebel Wilson

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Here are two promo videos for the upcoming MTV Movie Awards, each starring the fantabulous Rebel Wilson, who will host the show. Personally, I would watch her read a phone book. Enjoy: Get More: 2013 MTV Movie Awards, Latest Movie News, Rebel Wilson Get More: 2013 MTV Movie Awards, Latest...
Viral Video: I Just Like Everything About Rebel Wilson
10gen Raises $42M to Expand MongoDB, Its Open Source Database Software

HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

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In common with many other websites on the Internet, Google has an obligation to remove infringing content upon receiving a valid DMCA request from copyright holders. Starting a few months ago copyright holders drastically increased the number of notices sent, totaling more than 50 million last year. While many of...
HBO Wants Google to Censor.... HBO.com

DirecTV, Viacom dispute pulls channels off the air #thecircuit

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DirecTV, Viacom: A dispute between Viacom and DirecTV has left millions of satellite customers without access to popular channels such as Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and CMT. In all, 17 distinct channels are out, though the HD versions of some bring the total up to 26. Read full article...
DirecTV, Viacom dispute pulls channels off the air #thecircuit

Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience

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No company or person has yet nailed the digital reading experience for longform texts, such as books and magazine articles. The Kindle is a great platform, but it’s built around the Amazon store and it’s social elements can best be described as weak. Instapaper, Readability, and Pocket all provide...
Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience

More media sites integrate Open Graph as social readers grow

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MSNBC.com, The Daily Show, The Huffington Post, MTV News and other media companies launched Open Graph integrations last week to enable site visitors to share their activity back on Facebook. With the announcement of the new apps, Facebook revealed statistics about existing media partners who are seeing success with Timeline:...
More media sites integrate Open Graph as social readers grow

Jersey Shore, Dora, iCarly To Amazon Prime Instant In Viacom Deal

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Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is expanding its Prime Instant Video library in a deal with Viacom (NYSE: VIA), bringing the total number of streaming videos available free Prime members to over 15,000. The deal brings “thousands” of Viacom episodes to Prime Instant “over the next several months,” including MTV’s The...
Jersey Shore, Dora, iCarly To Amazon Prime Instant In Viacom Deal

Edelman hires former Rocketboom host Joanne Colan as senior content specialist

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One of the largest public relations firms in the world, Edelman, has over 4,200 employees globally. The company shared a new hire exclusively with The Next Web and it’s an interesting hire for a brand new position. Former Rocketboom host and writer Joanne Colan is joining the firm as senior...
Edelman hires former Rocketboom host Joanne Colan as senior content specialist
Dora, meet Prime: Amazon snaps up Viacom shows after Netflix deal expires

How The Top 100 Brands Perform In The Apple App Store

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In this month’s report, app store analytics firm Distimo examined how the top 100 global brands approach the Apple App Store and how well they perform. Not surprisingly, most now have a presence there – in fact, only 12 do not. The most successful brands in terms of downloads are...
How The Top 100 Brands Perform In The Apple App Store

Google Chrome’s Matt Frost will give keynote at Streaming Media East 2012

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StreamingMedia.com just announced Senior Business Product Manager for Google Chrome Matt Frost would give a keynote speech during the 15th annual Streaming Media East conference in New York that is occurring between May 15 and May 16 at the Hilton. Frost’s presentation will discuss device, operating system, and browser deviation and how it impact...
Google Chrome’s Matt Frost will give keynote at Streaming Media East 2012

Ning Gets Glammed Up With Site-Wide Update

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Ning, the social network network, announced its largest new release since being acquired by Glam Media last year, the next version of Ning targeted primarily at businesses and professional customers. The new product, Ning VIP, is a subscription-based service starting at $1,000 monthly, offering a suite of tools for larger-scale...
Ning Gets Glammed Up With Site-Wide Update

Manti Te'o's Fake Girlfriend Tweets From Beyond The Grave, Further Complicating An Insanely Mysterious Story

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The Notre Dame football star says he duped by a group of hoaxers. What's going on here? A heart-wrenching thread through this past college football season was that of Manti Te'o, a well-liked Heisman candidate from Notre Dame whose girlfriend Lennay Kekua, a reported Stanford student, died of cancer...
Manti Te'o's Fake Girlfriend Tweets From Beyond The Grave, Further Complicating An Insanely Mysterious Story

Why Twitter's move into TV could be a recipe for disaster

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There’s been plenty of debate recently about the extent to which Twitter is a media entity and/or a technology business, but there is little question that the company sees its future as controlling more and more of the content that flows through its network — in other words, building walls...
Why Twitter's move into TV could be a recipe for disaster

Sony patent application aims to put names to faceless MMO players, organize real-world meetups

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Dear MMO players, Sony's getting worried about your indoor tan. Really. The electronics giant's even gone so far as to file a patent application to get you out of your parent's basement and into the great outdoors. Alright, so the move isn't altogether altruistic -- it's more of a...
Sony patent application aims to put names to faceless MMO players, organize real-world meetups

NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone

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NowThisNews, the startup that’s trying to create a video news service for the iPhone generation, has raised another $4.8 million. In addition to earlier investors, who include Lerer Ventures, Oak Investment and Bedrocket, SoftBbank Capital has also put in money into the new round; SoftBank principal Nikhil Kalghatgi will join...
NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone

Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames

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Vox Media, the Washington, D.C., online media start-up that owns The Verge and SB Nation, is finally debuting its standalone videogames site called Polygon. Back in February, Kara Swisher reported that the goal of the site “is to create the premier destination and media outlet for video games news, reviews, video...
Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames
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