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Why we are buying paidContent

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First the news: Yes, the rumors are true. We are indeed buying the assets of ContentNext Media from Guardian News & Media Limited. And no, we are not disclosing the terms of the deal, except that we are buying the entire group of properties — paidContent.org, mocoNews.net, contentSutra and paidContent:UK...
Why we are buying paidContent

5 ways LinkedIn can freshen up for 2012

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Unlike some aficionados of social media, I’m actually a big fan of LinkedIn and use it on a regular basis either as part of group discussions or for often useful direct conversations – both of which I think it handles well. However it can’t be denied that, despite its IPO...
5 ways LinkedIn can freshen up for 2012

10 brands vying for ‘Socialympics’ supremacy

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The 50 day countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games in London is upon us so you can expect sponsor activation to step up a notch over the next few weeks. The London Games have already been labelled as the ‘Social Media Olympics‘ (or ‘Socialympics’) but after a closer look at the...
10 brands vying for ‘Socialympics’ supremacy
Report: Apple To Unveil An 8GB iPad 2 With The iPad 3, Begin Production On 7.85-inch iPad In 3Q12

Amazon: No plans to launch a standalone video service soon

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Amazon has aggressively grown its Prime Instant Videos service over the past year, more than tripling the amount of content available to subscribers since launch. And as Amazon continues to add more content to Prime Instant Video, there have been speculations that it could introduce a service not tied to...
Amazon: No plans to launch a standalone video service soon

Editorial: Android cameras -- could Samsung's Galaxy gamble save the point-and-shoot industry?

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WiFi in a camera. No matter the practicality or the cost of adding wireless functionality, it's become a must for high-end point-and-shoots, and if they don't pack it now, they soon will. But access hasn't become as prolific as protocol prophets once preached -- we're at the mercy of...
Editorial: Android cameras -- could Samsung's Galaxy gamble save the point-and-shoot industry?

Tablets vs. E-Readers: Why There's Room For Both

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E-readers are screwed. That's the main takeaway from Wednesdays ominously worded report from IHS, anyway. The numbers are pretty dramatic: By the end of the year, sales of dedicated ebook reading devices will have dropped 36% from 2011. Come 2016, says IHS, total e-reader sale volume will be just two-thirds of...
Tablets vs. E-Readers: Why There's Room For Both

Why Google Will Abandon Android

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This article is the opinion of the author and should not be confused as news. Google has not actually decided to abandon Android. In short order, Google will launch its tablet. And in doing so it will start down the path of abandoning Android. As I explained in my article on...
Why Google Will Abandon Android

CEO Says SOPA & CISPA Are Needed Because A Disgruntled Customer Once Set Up A Parody Site To Mock Him

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The Washington Post is running a rather bizarre op-ed piece from a guy who runs an "internet marketing"/SEO business in which he argues that we need SOPA and CISPA because someone once set up a parody page mocking his business -- something that this guy, Kenneth Wisnefski claims is "an...
CEO Says SOPA & CISPA Are Needed Because A Disgruntled Customer Once Set Up A Parody Site To Mock Him

Facebook buys Instagram for $1B, says it will keep the product independent

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Facebook announced today that is has acquired Instagram, the red hot photo sharing startup which recently passed 30 million members. Instagram has become the number one social network for taking and sharing photos on mobile devices, so it makes perfect sense that Facebook would want them. For weeks it was...
Facebook buys Instagram for $1B, says it will keep the product independent
Media6Degrees Knows What You Want To Buy Even Before You Do

GigaOm Buys PaidContent (Like Peter Kafka Said)

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GigaOm finally fessed up and said that it had bought another tech and media news site PaidContent, as AllThingsD.com media ninja Peter Kafka had reported earlier this week it would. The price is reportedly low, according to sources, and we’ll find out for you since GigaOm or the former...
GigaOm Buys PaidContent (Like Peter Kafka Said)

Sure Facebook has 900 million users, but its engagement is smoked by these other sites

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Whenever the question of which social network dominates the landscape is raised, it seems as if the same two or three major players are the only sites that ever earn a mention. If you’re judging social networks based solely on the number of users each can claim, this makes perfect...
Sure Facebook has 900 million users, but its engagement is smoked by these other sites

The New Yorker Lands On the iPhone, with Help from Lena Dunham and Jon Hamm

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Here’s another way to crack the “big stack of old New Yorkers you don’t have time to get to” problem: You can now read the magazine on your iPhone, via a new app. If you’ve used the New Yorker’s iPad app, then you’ll have a very good sense of what...
The New Yorker Lands On the iPhone, with Help from Lena Dunham and Jon Hamm
Pandora pumps up the volume on its automotive strategy with new Chrysler deal

Two Years and $33 Million Later, Startup Investor Lerer Ventures Starts Building Its Own Companies

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A couple of years ago Ken Lerer and his son Ben put together an investment fund that concentrates on early stage startups. Which means they were doing the same thing that lots of other well-off, well-connected guys have been for the last couple years. At the time, the Lerer’s pitch...
Two Years and $33 Million Later, Startup Investor Lerer Ventures Starts Building Its Own Companies

The Law Should Never Be Secret, So Why Will CISPA Debate Be Secret?

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As we mentioned last week, CISPA is scheduled for markup tomorrow, and the markup will be done behind closed doors without any public scrutiny allowed. This makes no sense. They are not debating the reason for the law, but rather the text of the law itself. The law will be...
The Law Should Never Be Secret, So Why Will CISPA Debate Be Secret?

Facebook Buying Instagram Makes Perfect Sense

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Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning that Facebook has "agreed to acquire" Instagram for a cool $1 billion. The tiny team that took over the mobile world will now work at Facebook. Instagram launched on Android last week, much to the chagrin of many special-snowflake iPhone users, and this news is...
Facebook Buying Instagram Makes Perfect Sense
Xbox Live gets an Amazon Instant Video app

WhatsApp Denies Facebook Deal Rumor - But It Still Makes Sense

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Hit mobile messaging app WhatsApp denies that it's in talks with Facebook, but that doesn't mean the idea of the social behemoth gobbling up an SMS-alternative app is crazy. WhatsApp reached out to ReadWrite to deny the rumor, stating: "The reported story is a rumor and not factually accurate. We...
WhatsApp Denies Facebook Deal Rumor - But It Still Makes Sense

Groupon Shares Suffer As eBay Enters The Daily Deals Business (EBAY, GRPN)

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - EBay Inc has quietly launched an online marketplace for deals on local services, taking on Groupon Inc and expanding into a potentially big category. Called eBay Lifestyle Deals, the offers are being run in a limited number of urban areas, including the San Francisco...
Groupon Shares Suffer As eBay Enters The Daily Deals Business (EBAY, GRPN)

Know What's Crazy? People Are Signing $100 Million NBA Contracts On An iPad

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For industry people who keep up with the daily tech blog cycle of incremental feature updates, startup launches, and seed funding stories, it can be easy to lose sight of how tech has really changed how the world operates. So sometimes, it’s fun to just step back and realize how...
Know What's Crazy? People Are Signing $100 Million NBA Contracts On An iPad

Groupon Streamlines Its Food Operations: Mike DeLuca Now VP Of Savored As Well As Breadcrumb

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Groupon got put through the meat-grinder last week as founder and CEO Andrew Mason defended himself and managed to hold onto his role after another terrible earnings quarter. Now Groupon is getting down to the business of streamlining: Mike DeLuca, the VP of sales for Groupon’s restaurant reservation system Savored (just...
Groupon Streamlines Its Food Operations: Mike DeLuca Now VP Of Savored As Well As Breadcrumb

How To Buy A Smartphone: Intro - The Myth Of The Perfect Device

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You've made the decision: it is time to buy a new smartphone. Like any large purchase, this can be a paralyzing decision for even a well informed consumer. You want something that fits your lifestyle that also will not become obsolete when the latest and greatest inevitably comes out two...
How To Buy A Smartphone: Intro - The Myth Of The Perfect Device

Wedding Startup Appy Couple Has A Wait List 7,000-Strong And It’s Still In Beta

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Your wedding day is supposed to be the biggest day of your life — but it’s also the hardest. Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful processes known to man, especially known to woman, so it only makes sense that someone would build an app for...
Wedding Startup Appy Couple Has A Wait List 7,000-Strong And It’s Still In Beta
ZipDial Has Turned 400M Missed Calls Into Moneymaking Connections

Foxconn Allegedly Replacing Human Workers With Robots

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Foxconn has been planning to buy 1 million robots to replace human workers and it looks like that change, albeit gradual, is about to start. The company is allegedly paying $25,000 per robot – about three times a worker’s average salary – and they will replace humans in assembly tasks....
Foxconn Allegedly Replacing Human Workers With Robots
Wired Opinion: Can Brands Become Money-Making Publishers Themselves?

Social software platform KickApps gets acquired (again), this time by Perfect Sense Digital

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Perfect Sense Digital (Perfect Sense), a ‘digital products and professional services’ company started by former AOL execs, says it has ‘acquired’ distributed social software platform KickApps. Oddly, Perfect Sense speaks of a ‘product acquisition’ and doesn’t mention anywhere that the selling party is, presumably, video management software and services company...
Social software platform KickApps gets acquired (again), this time by Perfect Sense Digital

The Heat Is On: Founders Of Eye-Tracking Startup GazeHawk Join Facebook; Product/Tech Looking For A Home

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Yet another talent acquisition by Facebook: the social network is taking on the team behind GazeHawk, a two-year-old Y Combinator startup that uses a computer’s webcam to track eye movements and then plot them on a heatmap. But unlike past occasions when Facebook has bought companies for the people and...
The Heat Is On: Founders Of Eye-Tracking Startup GazeHawk Join Facebook; Product/Tech Looking For A Home
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