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Yahoo Strikes a Cross-Promotion Deal with Clear Channel

Yahoo struck another content deal yesterday. This time it’s with Clear Channel Communications and their iHeartRadio Network. The distribution and cross-promotion deal allows Yahoo access the to iHearRadio musical content to use as its digital radio service, and in return, ClearChannel, one of the biggest players in terrestrial radio, advances their digital presence. The partnership also offers Yahoo exclusive access …

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Overwhelming Majority are Distracted While Driving

According to self reports by consumers, drivers are engaging in 37 distracting behaviors per month. For the younger driver, age 18 to 34, the frequency goes up to 57 times in a month. Four in five new car buyers admit to engaging in behaviors that distract them from driving. These distracting behaviors include texting, emailing, drinking a beverage, and receiving …

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Yahoo! and Spotify Strike Global Content Distribution Deal

If you’re a fan of Spotify, you’ll be happy to hear they just struck a deal with Yahoo to bring more music to more listeners. That’s right, Spotify’s music collection is now going to be available through Yahoo. It’s going to start on Yahoo Music but will be contextually integrated to other Yahoo media sites as the year progresses. In …

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Google Steps Up their Game with American Made Nexus Q Player

Google’s new wireless home media player, the Nexus Q, features something you won’t find on too many other electric devices these day. No, it’s not some crazy new microchip, it’s a simple laser etched tag that says, “Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A”. A novelty to be sure, most companies have abandoned the high costs of American manufacturing in favor …

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Health Institute Study: Cut Carbs, Burn More Calories

According to a new study funded by the National Institute of Health, eating a diet low in carbohydrates helps the body burn calories faster. Scientists on the study took 21 participants classified as obese, challenged them to lose between 10% and 20% of their body weight, then, after the weight was lost, put them one of three different diets to …

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Facebook Underwriters Unsure About Q2 Performance

Estimates of Facebook’s second quarter financial performance are starting to pour in, and not surprisingly, the social network’s lead underwriters are predicting some of the lowest numbers. The general estimation for Facebook revenue comes in at around $1.16 billion and $0.12 per share. Morgan Stanley is saying it will be more like $1.11 billion with $0.10 per share. Goldman Sachs …

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Hacker to Pay Scarlett Johansson $66,000 Plus Spend 5 Years in Jail

Thirty-five-year-old Christopher Chaney of Jacksonville, Florida plead guilty to charges that he hacked email accounts of celebrity actresses including Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and Mila Kunis. After gaining access to personal and compromising photos of the celebrities he then sold them to various tabloid publications. Chaney, who is currently jailed until sentencing on July 23rd, will be ordered to pay …

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Huffington Post and Ustream Strike an Exclusive Deal

Today, Ustream Inc., and the Huffington Post struck an exclusive deal that gives Huffington Post access to live-streaming videos from the site’s citizen journalists. It’s a unique opportunity for both organizations. Ustream’s coverage can now be viewed by the Post’s near 37 million monthly readers, and the Huffington Post will gain access to diverse coverage of breaking events from all …

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T3Media Allows You to Sell Your Original Photos and Videos online with Paya

Tese days everybody is looking for a way to make some extra cash. Some people have a yard sale or sell things on ebay. Others are looking for a more unique way to get paid. T3Media out of Denver is just putting the finishing touches on a new service they call Paya. Paya allows you to sell your original content …

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55% of Adults Go Online Using Cellphones [Pew Study]

Pew Internet Research has been keeping track of how often people are using their cellphones to go online, and as of April 2012, 55% of adults who own cellphones are using them to go online. A majority of adults are now using their mobiles to check email or surf the internet. Pew research also points out that 88% of the …

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Zuckerberg Gave Sandberg a Sexist Introduction During Her First Day At Facebook

According to Katherine Losse’s tell-all book about Facebook’s early years, Mark Zuckerberg gave a rather inappropriate and slightly sexist introduction to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, on her first day at the company. According to Losse’s book, The Boy Kings, Zuckerberg made several candid comments about Sandberg when he introduced her to, what seemed more like a boys club …

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Linkedin Tips for Showcasing Your Own Personal Brand

Linkedin wants to make its users aware of the need to distinguish themselves from the pack. With today’s ever more competitive job market, you need to work on refining your online personality and promoting what they call, your personal brand. We are all familiar with branding and what branding can do for a company or its products, but less often …

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