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Fandium raises $1.25 million for sports app that blends storytelling with betting

Evri spins out SportStream with $3.5M from Paul Allen

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Seattle startup Evri was founded in 2007, designed to help people make better sense of news and information. A lot has changed since then, especially given the rise of tablets and mobile computers. Now, the company is evolving, announcing today that it has spun off a new social sports startup...
Evri spins out SportStream with $3.5M from Paul Allen

Marissa Mayer Is Working On A Revolutionary Change To Yahoo.com, And Sources Say It Might Look Like This

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Sources say Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is, at this very moment, working on a major overhaul of the Yahoo homepage. One source familiar with the product roadmap says this new homepage is not going to come out any time soon, and that Mayer has not yet even made some very...
Marissa Mayer Is Working On A Revolutionary Change To Yahoo.com, And Sources Say It Might Look Like This

Next Call of Duty will bring "meaningful innovation" says Activision

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The forthcoming Call of Duty title, likely to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, is set to mix things up promises Activision Publishing's Eric Hirshberg. Plus, Bobby Kotick on Bungie's forthcoming projectNo one listening to Activision's investor call on Thursday will have been surprised to hear that a new...
Next Call of Duty will bring "meaningful innovation" says Activision

The Brilliant, Unusual Way Media Startup Upworthy Grew To 10.4 Million Monthly Readers In Its First Year

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Most media companies focus on covering the latest news.  Eli Pariser and his army of bloggers at Upworthy don't, yet they have grown from no readers last year to 10.4 million last month. If The New York Times is a designer store with new, original items that keep readers informed,...
The Brilliant, Unusual Way Media Startup Upworthy Grew To 10.4 Million Monthly Readers In Its First Year
Big media is helping social curation startup Mass Relevance grow like gangbusters
About face: Event platform Splash takes off, causing VCs to eat their words
Top jobs of the week in digital media
Blekko's new social content curation site ROCKzi turns search inside out

Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps http://j.mp/dqXhka

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Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps http://j.mp/dqXhka

Censorship in China: How ReadWriteWeb China Was Closed Down For a Month

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In the West, the concept of the 'read/write Web' is a relatively easy one to get behind. Everybody can contribute content to the Web ('write'), as well as read it - it's a very democratic notion and a big reason why I named this blog ReadWriteWeb back in 2003. However...
Censorship in China: How ReadWriteWeb China Was Closed Down For a Month

Books Come Alive with QR Codes & Data in the Cloud

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Paper books are a joy to hold and read, but in a hyperlinked world they can feel a little limited. Dr. Sorin A. Matei of Perdue University is making paper books writable and multi-layered with 2D barcodes (QR codes) through a system he's built called Ubimark. Imagine having a cloud...
Books Come Alive with QR Codes & Data in the Cloud

Yahoo Acquires Citizen Sports

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Yahoo has just confirmed that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Citizen Sports. Press release below: SUNNYVALE, Calif, March 17, 2010 — As part of its ongoing commitment to be the center of people’s online lives, Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to...
Yahoo Acquires Citizen Sports

New Digg Vs. Reddit Vs. BuzzFeed: Your Mind on Viral Content

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For three straight days in early August, unintentional gay porn innuendos of Olympic men’s swimming reigned supreme in traffic on Buzzfeed, the breakout curated newsite of viral content. Buzzfeed’s closest competitors, Reddit and the newly relaunched Digg, each featured dramatically different stories, from the Syrian rebellion to video game history...
New Digg Vs. Reddit Vs. BuzzFeed: Your Mind on Viral Content
Shoutlet brings Facebook ad creation to marketing platform, partners with Kenshoo

27 Marketing Lessons B2B Marketers Should Know

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This week the MarketingProfs B2B Forum was held in Boston. The event brought together B2B marketers from all industries to share best practices and case studies. Most of the content at this year's conference focused on online marketing, particularly social media, but other aspects of B2B marketing such as event...
27 Marketing Lessons B2B Marketers Should Know

Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

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Yesterday, it was reported that one of Tumblr's earliest investors, Union Square Ventures, received a 5,000% return on investment when Yahoo purchased the social content company for $1.1 billion. While Union Square Ventures did receive a significant amount from the deal, the firm says it was nowhere near that high...
Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale
Startup Spotlight: Plumage bridges gap between physical retail stores and social media
Rallyverse, a platform that helps brands spread authentic content, releases API
HootSuite adds 5 more power tools to manage blogs, videos ... and Pinterest

With Spindle, Ex-Microsoft Engineers Rethink the Social Discovery App

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There’s a running dialogue that has bubbled up with the rise of Facebook and Twitter over the past decade: Googling the indexable, global Web isn’t the end-all for information anymore. The Social Web can serve us data just as pertinent, if not moreso. It’s a race for relevance, they say,...
With Spindle, Ex-Microsoft Engineers Rethink the Social Discovery App

Interscope Records relaunches its corporate website for the e-commerce, Twitter generation

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Interscope Records, the record company behind the likes of Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Lana Del Rey, Carly Rae Jepsen and La Roux, is taking a new approach to its corporate website, working to merge traditional and social content. Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) is actually the full name of the umbrella...
Interscope Records relaunches its corporate website for the e-commerce, Twitter generation

Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo

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Sina, the creator of China’s top microblogging platform, has announced a new partnership with market-leading navigation company AutoNavi to integrate location-based services into its Weibo service. The companies said the deal will allow Sina Weibo users to login to AMAP, AutoNavi’s mobile map application, and have direct access to the...
Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo
Adobe Social Launches To Create And Monitor Social Ads

Agawi cloud game streaming headed to Windows 8, focused on 'mid-core and hardcore' games

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Cloud streaming provider Agawi (formerly "iSwifter") is making a second major push with its cloud-based game streaming service alongside Windows 8 this October. Beyond the social content it already brings to the iPad -- "more than 12,000" Facebook games -- Agawi's second run at streaming is more focused on...
Agawi cloud game streaming headed to Windows 8, focused on 'mid-core and hardcore' games

DreamWorks Incubates a Mobile Video Editing App Called PTCH

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A team spun off from the studio behind “Shrek” and “Madagascar” wants to make the next Instagram. DreamWorks Animation is incubating a new social photo and video app called PTCH, which is being independently built by DreamWorks CTO Ed Leonard and a small team he’s put together from inside and...
DreamWorks Incubates a Mobile Video Editing App Called PTCH

Yahoo Buys Social Sports Startup Citizen Sports

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Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) has hinted for several months that it would be making more acquisitions and it’s finallly made one—buying up social sports startup Citizen Sports, which it says will compliment Yahoo Sports, the top sports site in the U.S. And, indeed, the move immediately gives Yahoo clout in...
Yahoo Buys Social Sports Startup Citizen Sports

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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This week Aereo ruffled a few more feathers: The New York–based mobile TV service is fighting lawsuits with lawsuits, as it enters another tricky dispute with broadcasters. As you may recall, Aereo’s CEO Chet Kanojia appeared on stage at paidContent Live last month to speak about his company’s latest plans to disrupt...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

Yahoo! and Citizen Sports: Ready, Set, Score!

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In the past month, Yahoo! Sports has proven that it is the destination that sports fans turn to when news happens.  Not only did the site surpass all of its competitors to become the #1 online destination for the Winter Olympics, it also set a traffic record, generating more...
Yahoo! and Citizen Sports: Ready, Set, Score!
Reddit raising venture financing? It would be crazy not to
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