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The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

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Has The Washington Post acquired Digg, as reported in The Next Web? Sort of. We’re hearing that the Post has hired the Digg team, but is not acquiring the site or the technology. In other words, this is a talent acquisition, and in fact Digg properties, patents, and assets are...
The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

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Facebook users, do you "like" this? Today Facebook launched 12 media apps for Timeline, joining social news apps such as Yahoo!, Washington Post Social Reader, Digg Social Reader and The Guardian's social news app. This announcement comes shortly after Facebook launched 60 social apps that focused mostly on cooking, eating,...
Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

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Men are more positively inclined towards social media activities and use social networking sites more than women, according to what Liberty Mutual called a “comprehensive national survey” of online behavior it released yesterday. This is somewhat surprising, since it’s the exact opposite of what other surveys have found, including...
Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

Google Patent Application: Wants to own social media invites to web services

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Hot on the heels of Facebook patenting the social news feed, Google-owned Mechanical Zoo, the company behind Aardvark, has filed a patent application which would see it owning the practice of using social status messages for word of mouth marketing.In the application, the company details how it wants to own...
Google Patent Application: Wants to own social media invites to web services

The New Digg And The Future Of Social News

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The New Digg And The Future Of Social News

Flud 2.0 meets quirky green robot: Startup launches ‘Spotify for news’ app for Android

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If you’re not yet familiar with Flud and its nifty news reader app, maybe it’s because it’s only been available for iOS devices (iTunes link) until very recently. Earlier this morning, the company formally launched its Flud 2.0 news reading app for Android on Google Play, and it’s well worth...
Flud 2.0 meets quirky green robot: Startup launches ‘Spotify for news’ app for Android

Weekly Search & Social News: 06/08/2010

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Testing 1-2-3 is this thing on?? It’s time for another edition with ‘7 Days of Search and Social‘ – it was a great week out there last week my friend. There were lots of great posts, videos and of course my fav, patents (Google at least) to keep this geek...
Weekly Search & Social News: 06/08/2010

'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

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Not the actual NowThis News headquarters, sadly. (Photo: DC Wikia The video startup formerly known as Planet Daily is stealth mode no more. Today the company announced its proper name–NowThis News–plus the identity of its executive team. The site will launch with a partnership with BuzzFeed in place, positioning the...
'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

10 niche social platforms to leverage for new leads

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Facebook can adjust their algorithms over and over again, and Twitter can find new ways to target promoted tweets, but let’s face it: sometimes, social networks are just too big. Though millions of users are checking these feeds constantly, they’re not always paying close attention to what they’re reading. There...
10 niche social platforms to leverage for new leads

Reddit Lands Facebook Vet Yishan Wong As CEO

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Reddit has a new CEO. Former Facebook engineer Yishan Wong is joining the rapidly growing social news site, which owner Conde Nast is spinning out as a separate company — in part so it could recruit people like Wong. “I’m not looking to step in and make “big, bold changes”...
Reddit Lands Facebook Vet Yishan Wong As CEO

Media Decoder Blog: BuzzFeed Announces $20 Million in New Financing

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BuzzFeed, the social news Web site that was one of the media industry darlings of 2012, said Thursday that it had raised nearly $20 million in new financing from its investors....
Media Decoder Blog: BuzzFeed Announces $20 Million in New Financing

Rethink Digg Survey Says: 92 Percent of Respondents Wouldn't Recommend Digg to a Friend

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(Photo: Rethink Digg) Looks like the ambitious and hardworking folks behind Rethink Digg have their work cut out for them. On Friday, the team–which is tasked with revamping the ailing social news site in just six weeks–released a survey to gather user feedback on the current and future status of...
Rethink Digg Survey Says: 92 Percent of Respondents Wouldn't Recommend Digg to a Friend

Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

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Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor / incubator / holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process. Nine months later, Betaworks has acquired news-oriented company, this time bringing Marco Arment’s popular story-saving app...
Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery
Twitter: you crossed the line

TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more

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Rovio’s astounding festive season downloads, BuzzFeed funding and Current TV becomes Al Jazeera America, it’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The...
TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more
Activists vow to defeat Iran’s Internet censorship

The New Digg And The Future Of Social News

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The New Digg And The Future Of Social News

Reddit thread inspires Warner Bros time travel movie

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Post on social news website about US marines going back in time to destroy the Roman empire optioned by film studioIn the past decade Hollywood has given us movies that began life as theme-park rides, board games, magazine articles, and even self-help books. Now get ready for the next wave...
Reddit thread inspires Warner Bros time travel movie

Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It “Magical”

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One of the core features of Twitter’s redesign last year was the addition of the Discover tab in the web and mobile interface. Today, the company is launching its first major update to this feature. The new and improved Discover tab, says Twitter, will now begin to surface more personalized...
Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It “Magical”

Social Media Integration for Social News Organizations

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Social Media Integration for Social News Organizations

Betaworks Acquires Digg, John Borthwick Promises, 'We Are Reverting Digg to a Startup'

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Just a couple of months after the Washington Post poached most of its staff, Digg proper--the "core assets," anyway--finally has a fate: It's been purchased by New York's own Betaworks, to be combined with News.me. As for what to expect: Betaworks CEO John Borthwick told Betabeat, "we are reverting digg to a...
Betaworks Acquires Digg, John Borthwick Promises, 'We Are Reverting Digg to a Startup'

From falling Facebook figures to corrupt Kentucky cops, here’s the week’s media news in review

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It’s Sunday today…this means there has been a whole six days of media news to catch up on. What do you do…take to your RSS feeds and Twitter streams in search for all the tidbits you missed? Or read on here to see a selection of the week’s most notable...
From falling Facebook figures to corrupt Kentucky cops, here’s the week’s media news in review

Social Curation Summit attracts expert curators and tastemakers -- July 31 in New York

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Join the industry’s leading curators, tastemakers, brand marketers, entrepreneurs and VCs at The Social Curation Summit on July 31 for sessions revolving around social news curation, brand loyalty, next-generation storytelling platforms and filtering. Attend expert panels, including Inspiration for DIY Communities, Leveraging Community for Curation & Commerce, The Social Media Mixtape, Artists on the...
Social Curation Summit attracts expert curators and tastemakers -- July 31 in New York

More media sites integrate Open Graph as social readers grow

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MSNBC.com, The Daily Show, The Huffington Post, MTV News and other media companies launched Open Graph integrations last week to enable site visitors to share their activity back on Facebook. With the announcement of the new apps, Facebook revealed statistics about existing media partners who are seeing success with Timeline:...
More media sites integrate Open Graph as social readers grow

Messenger Social: Building the Ultimate Social Dashboard for Staying in Touch while Eliminating the Noise

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Over the past year or so, I’ve been part of the team working on building the next version of the social news feed on Windows Live. Yesterday, the next iteration of this feature was made broadly available on http://home.live.com and http://profile.live.com. As I look back at the work we’ve...
Messenger Social: Building the Ultimate Social Dashboard for Staying in Touch while Eliminating the Noise
500 Startups Raises $10M '500 Durians' Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia
Former 'Facebook phone' maker Inq pivots to apps with beautiful Flipboard killer Material
Flipboard kicks off Android beta test, sign up now

Canadian astronaut to beam answers down from space for Reddit Q&A

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Chris Hadfield, a commander at International Space Station, to answer questions on social news site while miles above EarthCanadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will follow in the footsteps of Barack Obama and Snoop Lion (the artist formerly known and Snoop Dog) on Sunday by answering questions on social news site Reddit....
Canadian astronaut to beam answers down from space for Reddit Q&A

New Facebook guidelines require news and video apps to wait at least 10 seconds before publishing user activity

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Facebook has updated its Open Graph publishing guidelines to require social news and video apps to wait at least 10 seconds before posting “read” or “watch” actions to a user’s Timeline. This will prevent Open Graph applications from being able to publish stories on behalf of users immediately after they...
New Facebook guidelines require news and video apps to wait at least 10 seconds before publishing user activity
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