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Reuters faces fresh hacker attack

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News agency hacked for the third time in a fortnight, as hoax story falsely claims Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has diedThe Reuters news agency has fallen victim to computer hackers for the third time in a fortnight, with the latest incident involving an article that falsely claimed Saudi Arabia's foreign...
Reuters faces fresh hacker attack

Well, this is one way to ensure your daughter isn’t disrespectful on Facebook [Video]

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Let’s face it, we’ve all said something that we might not be too proud of on the Internet, but one girl from Albemarle, North Carolina found out just what happens if she oversteps the mark by disrespecting her family on Facebook. Tommy Jordan’s daughter posted an irate status to her friends...
Well, this is one way to ensure your daughter isn’t disrespectful on Facebook [Video]

Associated Press sues 'parasitic' news agency over licensing claim

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AP continues fight against digital agencies using its content, claiming Meltwater News does not pay licence feesAssociated Press is suing a digital news agency, claiming that it uses unlicensed content without paying licence fees.AP, which claims to be the world's biggest news agency, said on Tuesday it had filed a...
Associated Press sues 'parasitic' news agency over licensing claim

Gaopeng, Groupon’s Flagging Effort in China, May Be Headed For A Merger with FTuan

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This post is contributed by Ben Jiang, editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. Gaopeng, a joint venture between Groupon and Tencent, may be headed for a merger by the end of next month with FTuan, according to reports from local Chinese news agencies. Notably, FTuan is a...
Gaopeng, Groupon’s Flagging Effort in China, May Be Headed For A Merger with FTuan

Indiegogo Campaign for Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Quickly Gives Way to Self-Promotion

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Ms. Klein (Photo: Pulse2) On June 19th, just before a heat wave clutched New York in its punishing grip, a YouTube user named CapitalTrigga uploaded a video to YouTube entitled “Making the Bus Monitor Cry.” The video shows a gaggle of middle schoolers from Greece, New York hurling vicious insults...
Indiegogo Campaign for Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Quickly Gives Way to Self-Promotion

Russian President to Appear on Twitter Personally Unhappy with Actions of Fake President’s Account

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Can you name any field that you want to get news on and somehow don’t manage to find relevant sources on Twitter? I certainly can’t as Twitter has definitely become a brief copy of the entire internet and you can get to know almost everything that exists online via Twitter...
Russian President to Appear on Twitter Personally Unhappy with Actions of Fake President’s Account

China's secretive networking giant Huawei weighs an IPO

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Telecom infrastructure powerhouse Huawei has reached out to investment banks about a possibility of publicly listing its stock on an international exchange, according to reports from the Wall Street Journaland Reuters. While the news agencies’ sources said no final decision has been made, an initial public offering (IPO) could help...
China's secretive networking giant Huawei weighs an IPO

Twitter pictures put in spotlight following London helicopter crash

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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
Riding an iPhone wave, Japan's Softbank buys competitor eAccess

Technology, middlemen and the future of news

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The internet is supposed to be about the end of intermediaries. So why are middlemen so successful? For years, aggregators have ruled the content space and now a new breed of brokers is using technology to redefine the interaction between readers and publishers. One of the most successful is NewsCred, a...
Technology, middlemen and the future of news

Content newswire NewsCred buys cloud publisher Daylife

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NewsCred is a media upstart that offers a one-stop shop for high quality content form the likes of the Economist and Bloomberg. After relaunching less than a year ago with a $4 million, the company’s technology driven syndication service has proved a hit with both publishers and brands. Today, NewsCred...
Content newswire NewsCred buys cloud publisher Daylife

Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not

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Shared by Jesse Stay Amen! I’ve been critiquing moves made by Facebook for a long time and I’m pretty used to them being misinterpreted. When I lamented the development of the News Feed, many people believed that I thought that the technology was a failure and that it wouldn’t be...
Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not

World Water Day

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Today, March 22nd, is recognized by the United Nations Water Group as "World Water Day", this year's theme being "Clean Water for a Healthy World". Although we live on a water-covered planet, only 1% of the world's water is available for human use, the rest locked away in oceans, ice,...
World Water Day

Huge natural gas producer knocked offline by malware attack

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A liquefied natural gas plant in operation. KBR.com One of the world's biggest producers of liquefied natural gas has been hit by a malware attack that has taken down its website and e-mail servers. This is the second documented computer attack to hit a large energy company this month....
Huge natural gas producer knocked offline by malware attack

Cont3nt.com: connecting videographers and news agencies around the world

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News agencies that want to cover events happening in restricted parts of the world have had few options for licensing high-quality content. But with the rise of citizen journalism and the spread of viral video during the Arab Spring, a startup called Cont3nt.com is creating a way for publishers to...
Cont3nt.com: connecting videographers and news agencies around the world

U.S. sales ban of Galaxy Tab 10.1 looms large: hearing scheduled for June 7

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Yesterday, the CEOs and chief lawyers of Apple and Samsung started their two-day court-moderated settlement talks in San Francisco. Nothing is known about how those talks went on the first day. High-profile media and news agencies reported on this meeting right before it started (Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times,...
U.S. sales ban of Galaxy Tab 10.1 looms large: hearing scheduled for June 7

Datasift launches real-time social analytics service for the financial sector

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Technology and real-time data are becoming two hugely important areas for almost any industry, as worldwide communication continues to evolve, and the financial services space is one where access to details and information is crucial. San Francisco-based Datasift is aiming to be the company that brings a real-time social feed...
Datasift launches real-time social analytics service for the financial sector

'Covered up' Samsung plant accident kills one, injures four

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Korean news agencies are reporting that electronics giant Samsung is covering up a hydrogen fluoride tank gas leak that killed one worker, and hospitalized four in a South Korean plinth. The incident began last night at 11PM local time, when a large tank of hydrofluoric acid started leaking. Initially stopped...
'Covered up' Samsung plant accident kills one, injures four

This Week In Bots: Nothing's Gonna Stop Them Now--The Robot Revolution Is Everywhere

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Quadrocopter Swarms Go TinyIf you're a fan of This Week In Bots you'll be exquisitely familiar with quadropters--the technology is blooming right now because the battery, motor, and control technology is ubiquitous and the stable flight platform offered by the design promises so much for the future of aerial robotics....
This Week In Bots: Nothing's Gonna Stop Them Now--The Robot Revolution Is Everywhere

Ex-Microsofties raise cash for Chinese mobile ad startup Redloop

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China not only has the most people in the world, it also has the most smartphone users. The country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a report in March showing that China now has more than one billion mobile phone subscribers and a fast-growing percentage of those people are getting smartphones....
Ex-Microsofties raise cash for Chinese mobile ad startup Redloop

French court orders Twitter to reveal personal data to fight racist and anti-Semitic tweets

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Paris High Court today ordered Twitter to reveal data that will help identify authors of racist and anti-Semitic tweets, French news agencies AFP and Reuters report. The court also gave the company 15 days to comply, after which it will be subject to a daily penalty of €1,000 ($1,335). As...
French court orders Twitter to reveal personal data to fight racist and anti-Semitic tweets

Associated Press to use Bambuser user footage for news

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Sweden's Bambuser, which lets users stream live video content from their phones or webcams, has now partnered with the Associated Press. The deal will let the media outlet use Bambuser member footage in their news reports for the many news agencies around the world. Users will need to opt in...
Associated Press to use Bambuser user footage for news
Pro-Syrian government hackers send fake news through Al-Jazeera's SMS service

Iran blocks Google, Gmail, users report

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The Iranian government appears to have blocked access to Google's search engine and Gmail webmail service from inside Iran, according to Internet users there. A security researcher going by the Twitter handle of @0xal reported late Sunday that access to Gmail and Google had been restricted", and later said...
Iran blocks Google, Gmail, users report

Why are more newspapers turning to video? It's what readers expect, says the AP's Director of Video

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The Next Web was out and about at IBC in Amsterdam this past week, and we caught up with some of the key movers and shakers from the digital media space. One of these companies was The Associated Press (AP), who you’ve no doubt encountered before, even if you don’t...
Why are more newspapers turning to video? It's what readers expect, says the AP's Director of Video

Google's newest H.264 royalty demand is still hundreds of times the pool rate

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Major news agencies (Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters) report on a "settlement offer" that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility made Microsoft, and Microsoft's response, describing this as "little more than an effort to change the subject" at time when antitrust authorities are increasingly concerned over standard-essential patents (SEP) abuse.I'll get to the...
Google's newest H.264 royalty demand is still hundreds of times the pool rate
News Licensing Outfit NewsRight Bags First Client
'Mitt's VP' app beat by seven hours in announcing Romney's running mate
Do we really need state-funded news entities like the BBC any more?

Judge: News agencies shouldn't have used Twitter photos

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A judge rules that the AFP news agency and The Washington Post infringed on the copyrights of a photographer by publishing images that he'd posted to Twitter. [Read more]...
Judge: News agencies shouldn't have used Twitter photos
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