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Will CNN buy Mashable for $200M? (rumor)

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CNN will reportedly buy social media blog Mashable for more than $200 million, according to Reuters blogger Felix Salmon. Salmon said that a source told him that CNN will announce the deal on Tuesday. We are checking with Mashable for confirmation but are unable to confirm anything at the moment....
Will CNN buy Mashable for $200M? (rumor)

Report: iPhone owners are China’s most active mobile Internet users by some margin

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They may have to pay more than double the price of a regular smartphone to buy one, but Chinese iPhone owners are four times more active on the country’s mobile Internet space than any other device, according to a report from Chinese search giant Baidu. In the annual report Baidu, which...
Report: iPhone owners are China’s most active mobile Internet users by some margin
Chrome beats Internet Explorer for a day, usage peaks on weekends

Twitter, Facebook and app scams: who cares about fake followers?"

www.guardian.co.uk
Preventing scams is critical for social networks – but no one seems very interested in indentifying bogus fans or followersHere is the latest Twitter scam I've heard this week. Consider two fictitious media, the Gazette and the Tribune operating on the same market, targeting the same demographics, competing fort the same...
Twitter, Facebook and app scams: who cares about fake followers?"

Google's plan to dominate mobile

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It's dominant in mobile ads and its Android makes up half of smartphone traffic. Now, it wants to goad more businesses onto the mobile web. By Sierra Jiminez, reporter FORTUNE — Google launched a new service today allowing companies to transform their websites for viewing on smartphones. The search engine...
Google's plan to dominate mobile

Six degrees of aggregation

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By Michael Shapiro Of the many and conflicting stories about how Huffington Post came to be—how it boasts 68 sections, three international editions (with more to come), 1.2 billion monthly page views and 54 million comments in the past year alone, how it came to surpass the traffic of virtually...
Six degrees of aggregation

Yahoo Japan: CEO change won’t affect prospective sale of Yahoo Inc stake

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Yahoo Japan has rejected claims that Yahoo’s latest change of leader will impact upon the potential sale of its share in the Japanese joint venture, as the troubled Web firm looks to streamline its business. Yahoo just let its sixth CEO in seven years go, after Scott Thompson finally paid...
Yahoo Japan: CEO change won’t affect prospective sale of Yahoo Inc stake
Use Pinterest to boost your site’s traffic, without looking like a marketer

The Medium Doesn’t Matter

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Today, word leaked out that the BCC has issued new guidelines on how their writers should be conducting themselves on Twitter. While guidelines like these are nothing new, the restrictions they place on reporters are noteworthy for such a large organization. In fact, the guidelines seem to contradict the very...
The Medium Doesn’t Matter

Google's +1 button to add content recommendations

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New feature will be present users with more content options when they hover over the button with their mouse, likely generating more page views. [Read more]...
Google's +1 button to add content recommendations

Google’s mobile revenue under threat in Japan as Yahoo Japan launches an Android browser

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Android’s Droid browser may be the world’s most popular mobile browser, thanks to the phenomenal rise of the Google-owned operating system, but it has a just got a very worthy competitor in Japan’s growing smartphone market after Yahoo Japan released a rival Android browser. The Yahoo! Browser has been launched...
Google’s mobile revenue under threat in Japan as Yahoo Japan launches an Android browser

Pinterest continues explosive growth. Cracks top 30 websites in the US

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According to Experian Hitwise, the Pinterest train keeps rolling and with 21% growth in traffic in Feburary this year, the site has broken into the top 30 for pageviews in the U.S.: Pintererst total US page views increased 21% in Feb-12 & ranks among the top-30 US sites overall in...
Pinterest continues explosive growth. Cracks top 30 websites in the US
Readability for iOS 1.1 improves article discovery, UI, and performance

How much traffic does a tweet from Paris Hilton bring you?

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Recently someone who works at an innovation department explained to me why it is so difficult for bigger companies to innovate. He explained: “When 29 people think that something is a great idea but one manager hates it the idea will be killed” I understood what he meant and I...
How much traffic does a tweet from Paris Hilton bring you?
Imgur doubles monthly page views to 2B in just 5 months

Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month

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Mobile operators Bharti Airtel and Japan’s SoftBank are set to launch a joint mobile Internet portal later this month in India, becoming the second service to be introduced from the duo’s joint initiative, Bharti SoftBank (BSB). The new service — called BSY — will lean on the expertise and know-how of...
Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month

Imgur Partners With Brisk And “Scumbag Steve” For Meme-ified Ads

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Imgur has built a massive audience for the sometimes amusing, sometimes adorable images and memes that it hosts. Now it faces another challenge: Making money. With 2 billion monthly page views, advertising seems like an obvious business plan. The problem, says CEO Alan Schaaf, is that “the Imgur audience has...
Imgur Partners With Brisk And “Scumbag Steve” For Meme-ified Ads

Time’s “Most Influential” List Snubs Zuckerberg, Googlers, Includes Tim Cook and Marc Andreesen

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People love rankings, lists — and awards. And publishers love them too because the sell issues and drive page views. Lists and awards inspire jealousy and envy and they’re often controversial accordingly. This is also part of the appeal. The new Time “100 Most Influential People... Please visit Marketing Land...
Time’s “Most Influential” List Snubs Zuckerberg, Googlers, Includes Tim Cook and Marc Andreesen

Sociable Labs’ EverShare Adds FB Auto-Sharing And Pinterest Boards To Any Site

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Referral traffic is pouring out of Pinterest and Facebook’s Open Graph frictionless sharing. With Sociable Lab’s licensable EverShare you can snatch their functionality without any serious development work and soak up some page views. EverShare lets you host your own Pinterest-style product or content boards to give your users their social...
Sociable Labs’ EverShare Adds FB Auto-Sharing And Pinterest Boards To Any Site

As web booms, so does demand for data centers

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Almost overnight, Pinterest is racking up billions of page views. Instagram is touching the 27-million-member mark. Zynga wants to build its own platform. Everywhere you look, you see the web economy booming and growing like never before. And that boom is spurring demand for data centers like never before....
As web booms, so does demand for data centers

When Viral Marketing Goes Viral

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It looks like there’s a new trend in the marketing world, and that is to acknowledge that videos go viral, and then design advertisements to go viral. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. First, let’s look at one that is entirely designed to go viral. Featuring Community star and Soup...
When Viral Marketing Goes Viral

Interview: Imgur's Path to 1 Billion Image Views Per Day

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Starting an image-hosting site in 2009 seemed like a silly idea. It was a commoditized business, with lots of competitors. A basic utility service was unlikely to inspire loyalty or give rise to a community that would make people stick around. And hosting images could get expensive if any of...
Interview: Imgur's Path to 1 Billion Image Views Per Day
Sink or Swim: Digital Publishers Need To Be Bold
ShareThis helps publishers figure out their social weaknesses

What Is An Embargo? Read This Before You Read An iPad Review

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Any minute now, we're expecting a bunch of blogs and other online publications to flood the web with their reviews of the new iPad. It will happen at the exact same time. If you follow most major tech sites on Twitter, you'll see what we mean around 9 p.m....
What Is An Embargo? Read This Before You Read An iPad Review

Data-driven publishing: How Hiptype hopes to be the Google Analytics for eBooks

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If an online business wants to know the behaviour of (potential) customers, there are a plethora of tools out there to help them know. There’s Google Analytics, for starters. With such tools, they can glean crucial data, such as where customers decide to abandon the check-out process, or which sections...
Data-driven publishing: How Hiptype hopes to be the Google Analytics for eBooks

Facebook reminds page owners of pages they haven’t posted to lately

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Facebook is testing a new notification that seems meant to get page owners to re-engage with pages they have neglected. The notification shows admins how many posts and views their page recently received. Previously, page owners did not see alerts for page views. This notification was also unique in that...
Facebook reminds page owners of pages they haven’t posted to lately

No slideshows!

allthingsd.com
The primary reason to publish slideshows, as far as I can tell, is to juice page views and banner ad impressions. Slideshows are super annoying and lists are awesome so we do lists! –Jonah Peretti, on part of how BuzzFeed respects its readers, from an email to employers and investors...
No slideshows!
Keen On... Ryan Holiday: Confessions Of A Media Manipulator [TCTV]

The browser wars are back!

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It’s like 1995 all over again. Again. Competition between Firefox, Google, and Microsoft for users’ time online — and especially on mobile devices — is fierce once again. FORTUNE — The long, cold war over the Internet browser is heating up again. Recent statistics from StatCounter indicate that Microsoft’s (MSFT) Internet Explorer...
The browser wars are back!
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