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Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Flappers and chaperones

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This weekly feature examines certain ebooks’ paths to bestseller-dom, and highlights bestselling titles that are selling more copies in digital than in print. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (Penguin/Riverhead) What it’s about: Silent movie star Louise Brooks, at age 15, is accompanied by 36-year-old Cora Carlisle from Wichita to New York. The...
Ebook Bestsellers Breakdown: Flappers and chaperones

Paris Lemon and the No Good, Very Bad Day

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Sometimes we have bad days. It's a part of being human, part of working in a stressful time and place. Among the problems of being a blogger are that it exposes one's weaknesses, magnifies the limits of one's personal perspective, and often amplifies our feelings beyond what we might have...
Paris Lemon and the No Good, Very Bad Day

The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming!

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By now you must have heard of Unit 61398 of the People’s Liberation Army: “an overwhelming percentage of the attacks on American corporations, organizations and government agencies originate in and around [their] white tower,” claims the New York Times, who were themselves recently owned by the 1337 h4ck3r5 of the...
The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming!

NYT: Google to add Street View to Maps web app in two weeks

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While users wait for cartological improvements in Apple's new Maps service, they can still use all -- and then some -- of the functionality of the "old" Google-based Maps app by simply employing an iOS technology: visit the Google Maps website and add it as a "web app" to the...
NYT: Google to add Street View to Maps web app in two weeks

NYT story on data center waste scares some, frustrates others

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The New York Times today kicks off a series on how the cloud's physical structures affect the environment with a persuasive story that offers some harrowing stats. But some say it's unfair. [Read more]...
NYT story on data center waste scares some, frustrates others

New York Times videos now exempt from paywall, free 'for the foreseeable future'

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The New York Times announced this morning that its paywall is coming down from the videos section of its website, meaning that you can now enjoy more than 10 videos per month about vegetable caramelization best practices. The free access comes at the price of advertiser content, of course,...
New York Times videos now exempt from paywall, free 'for the foreseeable future'
Elon Musk On NYT's Brutal Assessment Of The Tesla Model S: "I Have A Problem With False Reviews"

What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?

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The New York Times is testing some kind of “entry-level” product aimed at a younger, more Internet-y audience, new CEO Mark Thompson said in the company’s earnings call Thursday. Forbes’ Jeff Bercovici followed up, and an unidentified source tells him that NYT Junior — which is seriously going to need...
What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?

What Everyone Dislikes About The New iPad (AAPL)

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iPad reviews are out! Every review is overwhelmingly positive, but there are small complaints about the new iPad and we've summed them up here. The one takeaway from reading over a half-dozen reviews: If you have an iPad 2, there's no need to upgrade. If you're looking to save...
What Everyone Dislikes About The New iPad (AAPL)
Twitter wanted to buy Instagram before Facebook's purchase, says NYT

Booting Up: What Is Art? Edition

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And it seemed like British politicians had let the internet off the hook in crafting proposed regulations to reign in the unruly U.K. press. Not so fast. Policy directors from Google and Facebook have been summoned to appear before Parliament next week. [Tech Crunch] Twice yearly, Google releases data on...
Booting Up: What Is Art? Edition

NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'

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Because nothing quite says "hip brand rejuvenation" like associating your channel with an 80-year-old magazine, NBCUniversal today announced the rebranding and makeover of its G4 television channel into "The Esquire Channel" (as in Esquire magazine). G4 primarily aired video game-centric programming, as well as a vast array of re-runs...
NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'
Google Business Photos goes to Canada, Ireland and Netherlands

NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

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Barnes & Noble's hardware division hasn't exactly been glowing recently, and if one New York Times source is to be believed, it'll take more than cute (and charitable) rhymes to keep investors happy. According to the NYT source, company executives want to shift from making Barnes & Noble branded...
NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)

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Typically, a CEO likes to downplay bad news and say it's going to have no real impact on a company's business. Not Elon Musk! For some reason, the Tesla CEO wanted to exaggerate the damage of the New York Times' bad review of the Model S. In an interview with...
Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)

EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center, also known as EPIC, isn’t backing down from its desire to have Google’s privacy policy changes investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. On February 18th, the FTC basically told the organization to “mind its own business” (as The NYT put it), suggesting to the court that...
EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

Who needs thumbs? Samsung Galaxy S IV may scroll using eye-tracking

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Samsung’s Galaxy S IV will feature software that uses eye tracking to scroll content on the screen, according to a report from the New York Times on Monday. When the phone senses that readers’ eyes have reached the bottom of the screen, it will page up the content on...
Who needs thumbs? Samsung Galaxy S IV may scroll using eye-tracking

Google Explains Why It Doesn't Have As Many Tablet Apps As Apple Does For The iPad (GOOG, AAPL)

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When Apple unveiled the iPad Mini two weeks ago, it spent a good deal of time trashing the competition: Google's Nexus 7 tablet. Most of the attention focused on Android's lack of tablet-optimized apps. (Many of the apps you use on Android tablets are blown up from the smartphone version.)...
Google Explains Why It Doesn't Have As Many Tablet Apps As Apple Does For The iPad (GOOG, AAPL)

The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

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For a 170-year-old magazine, The Economist has been surprisingly nimble in navigating the digital age. That’s why it’s worth noting the venerable UK publication’s latest business move — charging a premium to new print subscribers who want digital access to the magazine. “We’ve got three choices now. There’s a print-only,...
The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

Politico's Takedown Of The New York Times Editor 'Doesn't Ring True To Me,' Says Brian Stelter (NYT)

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Last night, Politico published a story called "Turbulence At The New York Times." Citing "More than a dozen current and former members of the editorial staff" it said that Times executive editor Jill Abramson is "stubborn and condescending" and "difficult to work with." It said: Just a year and a half...
Politico's Takedown Of The New York Times Editor 'Doesn't Ring True To Me,' Says Brian Stelter (NYT)

Flipboard’s Quittner: Magazines a “horrible,” “ugly,” “uneconomic” business

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“Virtually every publication in the world right now would desperately like to be 100 percent digital” but most can’t do it, said Flipboard editorial director and Time Inc. vet Josh Quittner said at Internet Week this week, as publishers debated how to monetize digital magazines. Since The Daily launched on...
Flipboard’s Quittner: Magazines a “horrible,” “ugly,” “uneconomic” business

New York Times Deputy Tech Editor Leaves For Kickstarter (NYT)

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David Gallagher, a deputy editor for technology at The New York Times, is leaving the company to work for Kickstarter. "After 7 years as an @nytimes tech editor it's time for something new," Gallagher tweeted today. "Thrilled about being part of @kickstarter and the NYC tech scene." Gallagher's departure comes...
New York Times Deputy Tech Editor Leaves For Kickstarter (NYT)

Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

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There’s something great about subscribing to a newspaper on a dedicated e-reader for automatic daily delivery. Goodbye, wet rolls of paper on the lawn. I love to read the New York Times at all hours on my Kindle Paperwhite. But the overall newspaper experience on Amazon’s Kindle is in need...
Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

New York Times to launch Chinese-language news site

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The New York Times is launching a Chinese-language news site, cn.nytimes.com, on Thursday. Aimed at “educated, affluent, global citizens,” the site will publish about 30 articles a day in categories like world affairs, business and culture. NYT foreign editor Joseph Kahn tells Media Decoder that “about two-thirds of the content...
New York Times to launch Chinese-language news site

New York Times sells About.com to IAC for $300M

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While we previously heard that Answers.com was a likely buyer for About.com, today the New York Times announced that it has sold the site to Barry Diller’s IAC conglomerate. Release below, refresh for updates. NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 26, 2012– The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) has entered into an...
New York Times sells About.com to IAC for $300M
Google Glass patent details controlling refrigerator, television, dishwasher, thermostat, garage door, A/V & security systems...kitchen sink?

Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

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The New York Times caused controversy this weekend after it published a story claiming that top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz “fumbled” its investment in Instagram, losing million of dollars by backing photo-sharing rival Picplz over the company that Facebook will acquire for $1 billion. As we already pointed out, the NYT...
Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

Here's How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On About.com (NYT)

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IAC has agreed to buy About.com from the New York Times for $300 million in cash, according to Bloomberg, and no wonder--the encyclopedia site was losing barrowloads of cash. But the sale won't fix NYT's overall digital problems--it's still seeing declining digital revenues, which mostly come from selling ads. NYT...
Here's How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On About.com (NYT)

Three Ideas Motorola's CEO Tossed Off To Make Cool Phones (GOOG, AAPL)

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How will Motorola beat Samsung in the Android phone market? By gutting its staff and focusing on just a few phones. Google announced its big plan for turning Motorola around in the New York Times today. It sounds much like what Steve Jobs did when he took over Apple. Focus...
Three Ideas Motorola's CEO Tossed Off To Make Cool Phones (GOOG, AAPL)

Report: UK to store email, phone, online records in new spy plan

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By msnbc.com staffData on all phone calls, text messages, email traffic and online visits would be stored for a year in vast databases under a new anti-terrorism plan in Britain, The Telegraph reported Saturday on its website.The report, which did not cite sources, said that phone companies and broadband providers would be...
Report: UK to store email, phone, online records in new spy plan
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