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RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests

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Remember RockMelt The "social web browser"? The name doesn't come up often, especially when we talk about conventional browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari. Well, rest assured, the startup is still alive and kicking: after releasing an iPhone app earlier this year, it's introducing an iPad version as...
RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests

New York Times Juices Up Its Document Viewer

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The New York Times' new Doc Viewer 2.0 is, depending on what you value, either a pasted-on ornament of no real use to a typical news consumer, or it's an open-source, crowd-sourcing game changer. With information-taming technologies like search engines already at a reader's fingertips, there is debatable value in...
New York Times Juices Up Its Document Viewer

We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

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At GigaOM, we’re all about emerging technology — particularly emerging technology that’s disruptive. We believe there are certain technology shifts, like big data or the cloud, or advances in mobile networks or the spread of digital media, that aren’t mere trends: They are part of fundamental changes in how...
We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

Fast Chat: Why People Are Skeptical of Legit Stories Posted on Twitter

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Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz discuss a study showing that news stories posted on Twitter are viewed as less credible than those posted elsewhere on the Web. This post is brought to you by our content partnership with Daily Download. You can find the original post on the site’s front...
Fast Chat: Why People Are Skeptical of Legit Stories Posted on Twitter

ICOA denies report of Google purchase after flurry of trades forces stock freeze

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AP and other news outlets pick up hoax release from online PR company, leading to 3.321bn trades before sales are called offIt was Cyber Monday deal that wasn't. On Monday morning as people took advantage of the online sales, Google appeared to be doing a little shopping of its own....
ICOA denies report of Google purchase after flurry of trades forces stock freeze

Can Niiiws be the Flipboard for local stories?

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On first glance Niiiws, a recently-released app for the iPad, looks like many of the other news aggregators out there. It lets you browse a selection of headlines and story excerpts from major websites; it acts as a souped-up RSS reader; you roll through a smooth, clean design that’s more...
Can Niiiws be the Flipboard for local stories?

From breaking news to Pulitzer prizes: This week in media

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Does breaking news still make sense? Is physical media dead? How can media businesses monetize their content? These are some of the interrogations that emerged in the media world over the last few days. Let’s take a look back at a week that was particularly rich in reflection upon the future...
From breaking news to Pulitzer prizes: This week in media

Living Stories (experimental Google format for delivering news stories)

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Living Stories (experimental Google format for delivering news stories)

The BBC outlines its plans to push ‘Red Button’ online

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When discussing the BBC’s digital services, iPlayer and its website will likely feature highly in the conversation agenda. But what about the BBC Red Button? First introduced in 1999 as BBC Text, the Red Button constitutes part of the BBC’s digital TV offering, replacing its analogue Ceefax service. Today, the...
The BBC outlines its plans to push ‘Red Button’ online

'Google Search' for iOS Updated With Google Now

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Last month, Google briefly leaked a video showing that its information aggregation tool Google Now would be coming to iOS. Several weeks later, Google chairman Eric Schmidt was asked about Google Now for iOS, and he noted that "you'll need to discuss that with Apple", although it was later confirmed...
'Google Search' for iOS Updated With Google Now

Weekly Wrap-Up: How Evil Is Your Smartphone, When To Pivot Your Startup, And How To Watch The Presidential Debate Online

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How Evil Is Your Smartphone, 8 Startups On When To Pivot, and How To Watch The Presidential Debates Online. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are...
Weekly Wrap-Up: How Evil Is Your Smartphone, When To Pivot Your Startup, And How To Watch The Presidential Debate Online

Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

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LONDON — British prosecutors said they will charge two former top executives of News Corp’s U.K. newspaper unit and others with crimes as part of a bribery probe, expanding their criminal prosecution to include journalists at the company’s tabloid The Sun. Prosecutors said they will charge Rebekah Brooks, former editor...
Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

Leveson data protection plans 'could have chilling effect on journalism'

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Information commissioner Christopher Graham says there are 'legitimate concerns' about impact of proposals on journalismLord Justice Leveson's proposals for tougher data protection laws could have a "chilling effect" on investigative journalism, the information commissioner has warned.In his official response to Leveson's report, Christopher Graham said there were "legitimate concerns" about...
Leveson data protection plans 'could have chilling effect on journalism'

If I had to define a theme for Techdirt, it would be something

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If I had to define a theme for Techdirt, it would be something like: "Technology constantly evolves: get it, some don't." So, first up for my favorites this week are stories about the ones that don't get it: Working in computer security at a major bank (note, everything I say...
If I had to define a theme for Techdirt, it would be something

Nokia Expands its Geolocation Plans with Location Services Buy

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Nokia acquired location-based services company MetaCarta on Friday, a service with two distinct focuses: geosearch and geotagging. With MetaCarta's geosearch technology, the service finds content, data and information about a place and then presents it in a single mapped-based view using any map server, whether one from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo,...
Nokia Expands its Geolocation Plans with Location Services Buy

April Fool's Day news stories catch readers out | The Daily Telegraph #aprilfools

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April Fool's Day news stories catch readers out | The Daily Telegraph #aprilfools

CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show wrap-up

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It's never easy to leave Japan -- the friendly people, incredible food, cutting-edge tech, clean streets and efficient public transit network mean we never hesitate when given an opportunity to visit this incredible country. But sadly, our latest adventure has come to an end. This year's CP+ Camera &...
CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show wrap-up

Buzz Out Loud 1588: Loved the show (Podcast)

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At 1,588, it's the final episode of Buzz Out Loud, the podcast that launched a thousand news stories, arguments, hosts and co-hosts, producers, and good times. We packed the studio full--Tom Merritt, Veronica Belmont, Jason Howell, Rafe Needleman, Donald Bell, plus of course, me, Brian Tong, and Stephen Beacham ......
Buzz Out Loud 1588: Loved the show (Podcast)
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We're live from E3 2013 in Los Angeles!

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) officially kicks off on Tuesday morning, but press attendees have packed schedules starting bright and early tomorrow AM. Microsoft's kicking things off with its briefing, which promises new Xbox One details and a major focus on games. Sony, meanwhile, is officially unveiling its new...
We're live from E3 2013 in Los Angeles!

Why Facebook Needs Trending Links

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Facebook is not working on an RSS product, we hear, but it still has a huge and truly social opportunity in news discovery. Facebook could turn what links we share with friends into an automatic Digg for the world. Over a billion people are on Facebook, and many share links...
Why Facebook Needs Trending Links

5 startups changing the way the news business delivers content

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It’s fair to say that the future of news consumption and media won’t look like a bunch of traditional newspapers copied onto the desktop web, and when five different entrepreneurs addressed paidContent Live Wednesday about the ways they’re bringing content online, the approaches were as diverse as the startups themselves....
5 startups changing the way the news business delivers content
TechCrunch Goes To India -- Bangalore Meetup On Tuesday

The Cost of Paying Lip Service

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I just read this piece by David Weinberger about how the Internet wasn’t especially useful to him during the traffic misery caused by the Iceland volcano issue. The services work fine when everything is going well, but when the crisis hit, the sites became immediately useless. I’m not surprised, but...
The Cost of Paying Lip Service
How one fake press release on a Google "acquisition" fooled the press

Twitter Needs to Find a Way to Monetize Big News Events

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Twitter will need to think beyond advertisements and find better ways to capitalize on breaking news events if it wants to remain a dominant communication player, according to a startup and marketing expert interviewed by ReadWriteWeb. "Their attempts at finding a revenue stream in promoted Tweets or display ads fail...
Twitter Needs to Find a Way to Monetize Big News Events

Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

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As Sky News clamps down on staff Twitter updates, corporation tells reporters to file copy before tweeting itBBC journalists have been told not to break news stories on Twitter before they tell their newsroom colleagues.The new rules, which apply to all of the corporation's correspondents, reporters and producers, were announced...
Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

Romney using targeted Google ads to zing Obama around the net

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Oh my, this is fun. Today, in case you missed about 16,000 news stories, the President gave the commencement address at Barnard College. His likely contender, Mitt Romney also recently gave a commencement address, at Liberty University. Now, that’s just standard American politics. Here’s where things get interesting: according to a report...
Romney using targeted Google ads to zing Obama around the net

Leaked Twitter iPhone App Update: Here's What to Expect

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If you tweet from your iPhone, get ready for big changes. Twitter's official iOS app is about to get a meaty upgrade, judging by screen shots leaked from the App Store. Twitter 4.3 for iPhone is expected to deliver deeper interactivity, improvements to search and more granular push notification settings, among other things. ...
Leaked Twitter iPhone App Update: Here's What to Expect

VIDEO: Self-driven cars and other tech news

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A convoy of self-driven cars has taken a test drive on a Spanish public road plus other technology news stories....
VIDEO: Self-driven cars and other tech news
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