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The Daily Mail: Paywall? We don't need no stinking paywall

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“Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!” — Gold Hat, Treasure of the Sierra Madre As newspapers around the world rush to erect paywalls to bolster their declining revenue — with Britain’s Telegraph and Sun papers just...
The Daily Mail: Paywall? We don't need no stinking paywall

How Facebook comments affect trolling for news websites

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Whether news sites should or shouldn’t use the Facebook comment plug-in or Facebook identity seems to have been a recurring theme in the last few days. The Nieman Journalism Lab called it a “movement”, which seems quite a grand term for two sites announcing similar but different things on the...
How Facebook comments affect trolling for news websites

What Is the Future of Online News?

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Newspapers around the world are struggling to survive while competing with websites that offer comparable news more quickly and without a subscription fee. Many newspapers have embraced the Internet and use their own websites to post news. But their online revenue is a fraction of what they got from print...
What Is the Future of Online News?

Microsoft sells MSNBC.com stake

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Tech giant to launch its own news service this autumn as broadcaster rebrands website as NBCNews.comMicrosoft is selling its stake in the news website MSNBC.com, ending a 16-year digital union formed in the earliest days of the commercial internet.The software giant confirmed late on Sunday that it will sell its...
Microsoft sells MSNBC.com stake

Google's Eric Schmidt Seeks Rapprochement With French Over Proposed Newspaper-Linking Tax

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Earlier this month Google, which past French president Jacques Chirac once called an agent of “Anglo-Saxon cultural Imperialism,” threatened to stop linking to French news websites after French publishers and the French government floated a proposal to require the search engine to... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Google's Eric Schmidt Seeks Rapprochement With French Over Proposed Newspaper-Linking Tax

Microsoft buys into multi-lingual social analytics with Netbreeze acquisition

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Buying your way into more social media analytics capabilities is all the rage.  Oracle bought Vitrue last year and then Eloqua for $871 million; Salesforce.com dropped $689 million on Buddy Media. And now Microsoft is buying Netbreeze, a Swiss company that it says will beef up its CRM play. This, just...
Microsoft buys into multi-lingual social analytics with Netbreeze acquisition

Mobile Devices Lead To A Stronger Connection To News Brands: Study

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A new study finds that mobile devices, more than social networks, are driving the revolution in digital news consumption.The newspaper isn’t dead, it’s just gone mobile. Not only are more Americans getting their news on mobile devices than ever before, but these mobile users may also have a stronger bond...
Mobile Devices Lead To A Stronger Connection To News Brands: Study

Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files -- FOSS Patents was first to publish 6 of them

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I had to wait for this day -- yesterday, to be precise -- for almost 16 long months. But there are other people who believe in things they say and have to wait even longer, or don't even live to see, their vindication.On January 21, 2011, I published a blog...
Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files -- FOSS Patents was first to publish 6 of them

Jordan blocks 200 news websites

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The authorities in Jordan have ordered the country's internet services providers to block access to more than 200 websites, reports Al Bawaba. The decision was condemned by the International Press Institute (IPI) which staged its world congress in the capital, Amman, just two weeks ago.The International Press Institute (IPI) condemned...
Jordan blocks 200 news websites

Australia May Extend Censorship To Include Anything Deemed Racist, Including Blog Comments

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The Australian Government is considering a crackdown on online racism, including the possibility of extending the proposed internet filter to block anything moderately deemed as racist content. Australian Attorney-General Robert McClelland has requested that the Australian Human Rights Commission undertake a “sweeping review of arrangements for dealing with racist...
Australia May Extend Censorship To Include Anything Deemed Racist, Including Blog Comments

Taiwan proposes China-style block on overseas Internet services that infringe copyright

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China is famous for its unique Internet censorship policy — known as the Great Firewall — which restricts content, and in particular sites and services from overseas, preventing its 500 million-plus Internet users from having free reign online. Now that policy could be duplicated in Taiwan, where officials have proposed...
Taiwan proposes China-style block on overseas Internet services that infringe copyright

Google Adds Facebook Pages to Real-time Search

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Google has announced that it has added a new content source to its real-time search feature: Facebook Pages.Google launched real-time search in December, providing a real-time feed of information from Yahoo Answers, Twitter, blogs, news websites, and other sources for hot or trending search results.Two integrations have lagged though:...
Google Adds Facebook Pages to Real-time Search
Less than 10 percent of people rely on Facebook and Twitter for news

Anarchists wearing Nikes, and other highlights from the #seamayday show

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The images that won the day. Did you tune in to Tuesday’s almost-riot show? Not the one on Seattle news websites, on the radio or even on TV. I’m talking about the stuff that streamed raw and unscripted under the #seamayday hashtag on Twitter. As soon as I heard people...
Anarchists wearing Nikes, and other highlights from the #seamayday show

News websites falling victim to online hackers

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New York Times breach by hackers is only the latest in a spate of attacks directed at news mediaIt is a defining moment in modern warfare, when state TV channels succumb to the invading army. So it has become in the age of cyberwarfare, as media titans including the BBC,...
News websites falling victim to online hackers

Websites knocked offline by Sandy

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News websites operating out of New York have been affected by the storm damage left in the wake of Sandy....
Websites knocked offline by Sandy
Eric Schmidt meeting with French government to discuss search engine levy law

Google To French Media: We May Have To Cut You Off

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If you're like me, you may have thought that France was simply a repository for cheese-eating surrender-monkeys. It turns out that's not true. They also have a wonderful court system that doesn't want to understand the digital world. That same French court system also managed to make a complete mockery...
Google To French Media: We May Have To Cut You Off
Internet Archive *legally* adds three years worth of news videos from CNN, Fox, & others
Newspapers take aim at Google News again. Maybe because they're no longer scared
Forty-two Polish news sites push Piano's 'pay' switch

427 million Europeans are now online, 37% uses more than one device: IAB

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Yesterday, IAB Europe said the online advertising market is now worth about 21 billion euros, and today the organization is following up with a report on Internet usage across 28 European markets. According to IAB Europe’s most recent media consumption study, Mediascope Europe, there are now close to 427 million...
427 million Europeans are now online, 37% uses more than one device: IAB

21 Percent Of Ads On News Sites Are House Ads: Pew Study

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Online news sites are struggling to get advertisers to move from their traditional platforms to online outlets. One of the effects of that, according to a new report from Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, is that more than one in five ads on news websites are house ads. The......
21 Percent Of Ads On News Sites Are House Ads: Pew Study

AOL Q3 2012: Revenue Flat At $531.7M, Traffic Up, Ad Revenue Up, Shares Pop 22%

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AOL (owner of TechCrunch) reported earlier today its quarterly earnings for Q3 2012 ending September 30. The results beat expectations with a flat revenue of $531.7 million compared to Q3 2011. It’s the first time in over seven years that revenue didn’t decline. Net income was $20.8 million compared to...
AOL Q3 2012: Revenue Flat At $531.7M, Traffic Up, Ad Revenue Up, Shares Pop 22%

Google Will Not Surrender if France Charges For Search

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French newspapers believe it’s unfair that Google profits from ads. They’ve been pushing their government for a law that would essentially make search engines like Google and Bing pay for the content they index. Google, concerned that the French government agrees with the publishers, has issued a warning about the...
Google Will Not Surrender if France Charges For Search

E-books for smart kids on ‘dumb’ phones

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Worldreader has already distributed over 75,000 e-books to students in sub-Saharan Africa. Now the literary nonprofit is launching an e-reading app designed for basic mobile phones. In many African countries, 80 percent of the population owns a cell phone. Up to now, Worldreader has focused on distributing Kindles to classrooms...
E-books for smart kids on ‘dumb’ phones

E-mail tells Senate staffers they should not access PRISM documents

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Senate security is reportedly telling its staffers to ignore the widely available “top secret” documents that revealed a couple of the NSA’s data collections programs last week. According to Forbes, the department sent out an e-mail to its employees saying that despite the fact that the information is out...
E-mail tells Senate staffers they should not access PRISM documents
Suddenly Google's Stock Quotes Look Different (YHOO, GOOG, AOL, TWX)

Letters: Internet justice

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Dan Sabbagh is right to point out (Judges deserve the red card for pressurising news websites, 23 July) that the internet poses a challenge to our contempt of court law, but it is worth remembering that when judges try to prevent jurors from Googling defendants' histories they are not just...
Letters: Internet justice
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