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Yahoo didn't buy Tumblr. They bought Tumblr's market position

Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

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Autodesk announced today that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for approximately $60 million. The transaction is expected to close by October 31 this year and is subject to customary closing conditions. Socialcam is a Facebook and mobile app that allows users to create, edit and share videos....
Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

Fred Wilson on why he doesn’t invest in media

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Union Square Ventures managing partner Fred Wilson has a pretty hot hand when it comes to investing in the social web, with stakes in leaders such as Twitter and Tumblr, but he hasn’t put money into anything that looks like a media company for some time. In an interview...
Fred Wilson on why he doesn’t invest in media

Yahoo licenses the technology behind Arabic transliteration tool Yamli

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Yahoo Maktoob, the Middle Eastern arm of Yahoo, has acquired a license to use the technology behind the Arabic transliteration tool, Yamli. Co-founded by Habib Haddad, the brains behind YallaStartup and currently CEO of Middle Eastern entrepreneurial platform Wamda, Yamli launched in 2007. It was the first online service of its kind, allowing Arabic...
Yahoo licenses the technology behind Arabic transliteration tool Yamli

For the Future of YouTube Ads, It’s All About Context

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YouTube SVP Salar Kamangar speaks about the future of YouTube at the AllThingsD media conference. Photo: Asa Mathat/AllThingsD LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — It must have been frightening to be among the first advertisers for YouTube. Since the site’s inception it’s been seen as the wild west of digital content platforms,...
For the Future of YouTube Ads, It’s All About Context

UGC Startup Wikia Raises $10M From IVP, Bessemer Ventures And Amazon

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User generated content company Wikia is breaking the news of its raise of over $10 million in Series C funding today, in a press release soon to be sent out to tech media. The financing was led by Institutional Venture Partners with a follow on from existing investors Bessemer Ventures...
UGC Startup Wikia Raises $10M From IVP, Bessemer Ventures And Amazon

Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Rubberstamp The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)

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Pinterest is rubbing up against the limits of its own overmodest acceptable usage policy. The social site that lets people share images of things they really dig has told the FT  it plans to allow more nude images to be pinned by users — following complaints from artists and photographers...
Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Rubberstamp The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)

GetGlue Adds New Music, Movie & Book Recommendations Made by Human & Machine

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It's hard to keep up with all the newly released movies and music these days, but a lightweight social network with a whole lot of smarts under the hood says it can now offer you personalized recommendations of new releases that suit your very particular interests. GetGlue is a semantic...
GetGlue Adds New Music, Movie & Book Recommendations Made by Human & Machine

Who needs SOPA? Legitimate sites can already be taken offline by over-zealous authorities

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Yesterday we reported on how New York startup Jotform had its .com domain suspended as part of a US Secret Service investigation. Today, the domain has been reinstated, but some serious questions remain. Jotform wasn’t told why this happened, and all its DNS provider GoDaddy could tell it was to...
Who needs SOPA? Legitimate sites can already be taken offline by over-zealous authorities
Sean Parker And Shawn Fanning Open New Social Video Startup Airtime For Business

Who owns the content you upload?

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The thorny issue of ownership is under the spotlight again, after Instagram announced changes to its terms and conditionsThe outrage over Instagram's announcement that it is changing its terms and conditions has turned the spotlight on the relationship between websites and users who upload content, whether it is photos, video,...
Who owns the content you upload?

Priceline's Booking.com Enters Last-Minute Deals Race

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Priceline released a new mobile phone app today under its Booking.com subsidiary to offer last-minute hotel deals at up to 50 percent off. The online travel agency’s app, called Booking.com Tonight, is only the latest to tap into the market of procrastinating travelers who begin looking for accommodations only after...
Priceline's Booking.com Enters Last-Minute Deals Race

Google Buys Frommer's to Fold Into Zagat

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Google is buying the Frommer’s travel guide from Wiley, as was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it was not a huge one. Wiley had put the assets on the market earlier this year. While Zagat prided itself in pioneering user-generated...
Google Buys Frommer's to Fold Into Zagat

Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

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If you’re convinced this is the worst possible time to be a journalist, there’s plenty of evidence to support you: just this week, there have been cutbacks at the New York Post and news of cuts at the venerable Village Voice, not to mention periodic bankruptcies and printing-press shutdowns. But...
Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

TripAdvisor Continues Its Acquisition Spree, Buys GateGuru Mobile App For Real-Time Travel Information

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Travel port TripAdvisor continues to push ahead with its mobile and social acquisitions: today the company announced that it has acquired GateGuru, a mobile app that provides real-time information on airports, weather, and flights — much of it picked up from crowdsourcing, much like Waze does with road travel. Terms...
TripAdvisor Continues Its Acquisition Spree, Buys GateGuru Mobile App For Real-Time Travel Information

German Supreme Court Suggests Cyber Lockers Need To Filter Content If Alerted To Copyright Infringement

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A few years back, Megapuload and Rapidshare were often discussed in the same breath as the "big" cyberlockers for sharing content. However, over the last couple years or so, Rapidshare has made a concerted effort to make it clear that its service is not designed for sharing infringing works, and...
German Supreme Court Suggests Cyber Lockers Need To Filter Content If Alerted To Copyright Infringement

Wemo Labs releases Superfugu, an iPad kids game to go with its online underwater universe

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Wemo Labs has released Superfugu, an iPad game for children that draws from theBlu, the massively multiplayer online underwater universe that it has been creating. Superfugu follows a fugu pufferfish that has been tasked with helping save other sea creatures and protecting a reef. Players use the touchscreen to guide...
Wemo Labs releases Superfugu, an iPad kids game to go with its online underwater universe

There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)

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After an outbreak of user-generated porn on Twitter's new video-sharing app Vine, there's been a big debate about how such content should be managed by Apple, which explicitly prohibits porn in apps for iPhone and iPad. But much of it misses the point. The story here isn't the porn on...
There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)

Twitter Adds Another Ex-Googler And First Amendment Vet to Its Legal Team

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Twitter’s legal team has grown by one, as former Google deputy general counsel Nicole Wong joins the microblogging service. Wong, who announced her new position via Twitter, will serve as legal director for the company. Wong joins a number of former Googlers on the legal team, including general counsel Alex...
Twitter Adds Another Ex-Googler And First Amendment Vet to Its Legal Team

The battle for your mobile photos and the image brokers trying to get you paid

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By now through mainstream and alternative news organisations, most of us are accustomed to seeing user-generated content (UGC) images or photographs that have been taken by non-professional photographers, often created with a mobile phone. Along with the emergence of this source of video and stills photography is the rise of...
The battle for your mobile photos and the image brokers trying to get you paid
Startup Team ManCard Spreads The Testosterone
VineTune, An Ever-Changing Music Video Made Up Of 6-Second Vines

Facebook announces new mobile platform features to give app developers better tools

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Facebook today announced a number of changes meant to improve the experience and increase the possibilities for mobile developers building apps that integrate with the social network. This includes new Open Graph APIs, a standard mobile share dialog, faster login and a Technology Partners program to help developers find third-party...
Facebook announces new mobile platform features to give app developers better tools

News: Bungie hands over Halo to 343 Industries

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Bungie will complete the handover process for Halo on March 31, passing responsibility for the iconic shooter series to Microsoft's internal studio 343 Industries. "All live Halo data will be managed by 343 Industries, and Bungie will no longer be able to update game stats and player service records,...
News: Bungie hands over Halo to 343 Industries

Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense

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The expectations for TechStars NY darling Wander are high. Very high. It’s been almost a year since the company graduated from the accelerator program, having raised what VC’s have characterized as a “very hot” $1.2 million seed round. Wander’s mission wasn’t ever entirely clear to me, as evidence by my...
Why Wander isn't launching at SXSW, even though it would make perfect sense
YouTube Encourages Users To Video Their Vote

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"

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Valve co-founder Gabe Newell just gave a 30-minute keynote at the DICE 2013 Summit in Las Vegas. He didn’t make any huge product or game announcements — sorry, Half-Life 3 fans — and rather focused on how Valve is re-thinking what games are and how you sell them. You can...
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"

In-app advertisers need to catch up with mobile technology

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Based on its traction in the mobile development world, in-app advertising is the best option we have. But if that is the case, why hasn’t it taken off yet? Analysts have said that mobile advertising is a $20 billion opportunity this year in the U.S. alone, but according to even...
In-app advertisers need to catch up with mobile technology

A Postgame On Canada's Copyright Reform

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On Monday, after multiple attempts over several years, Canada's House of Commons passed Bill C-11 (previously known by other names), a sweeping copyright reform bill. Senate approval is all but assured, and the bill is essentially certain to become law in the near future. Luckily, unlike SOPA/PIPA in the States,...
A Postgame On Canada's Copyright Reform

Buddy Media, Bazaarvoice Team On App

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Buddy Media has teamed with Bazaarvoice to allow brands to integrate user-generated content into their social media brand pages and campaigns. Through the partnership, Bazaarvoice will feed its online consumer ratings, reviews and comments into brand pages and social media marketing initiatives powered by Buddy Media....
Buddy Media, Bazaarvoice Team On App
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