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Bloomberg Funds $50 Million To New Gun Control Group

Bloomberg Funds $50 Million To New Gun Control Group

By Alex Williams April 17, 2014

On Wednesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he’ll be setting plans in motion to spend $50 million towards tightening gun control. The billionaire philanthropist’s money will fund a campaign group that aims to reduce gun violence across …

New York Marathon: Should The Show Go On? New York Marathon: Should The Show Go On?

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many are wondering if the New York Marathon should still take place, especially considering that it’s not an event which can be held in one area, but would take runners through a winding path …

Yahoo Finance Incorporates Bloomberg Content

Less than a week ago, a company called Pageonce announced that it had hired away the head of Yahoo Finance.  Yahoo Finance doesn’t appear to be in any way floundering in the wake of that change, though, as the property is benefiting from a fresh content deal with Bloomberg.

NFL.com And Bloomberg Launch Fantasy Football App

The NFL has partnered with Bloomberg to introduce “Decision Maker,” an online fantasy football application that uses Bloomberg’s analytic tool to help NFL fantasy football players pick their best starting line up each week.

“Our goal in re-launching the NFL.com Fantasy game was to provide our fans the best possible fantasy football experience,” said Hans Schroeder, Vice President of Media Strategy and Development for the NFL.

Hulu Receives Good News Concerning Their Online Ad Format

paidContent has two pieces of good news for Hulu in the past week—they’re commanding not only similar ad prices to broadcast television, but also 10% of the online video ad market.

Does Steve Jobs Have Nine Lives?

Although I have ruthlessly defended new media’s potential for legitimacy as a news source, nobody said citizen journalism was a flawless concept. Today a story was posted at iReport.com claiming that Apple CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a severe heart attack. He did not.

Bloomberg To Provide Video To AOL Money & Finance

Bloomberg Television has reached a deal with AOL to provide video on AOL’s Money & Finance portal.

Steve Jobs Obituary Just a Journalistic Preparation
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Steve JobsRegardless of what you may have read on Bloomberg, Steve Jobs is still very much alive. The newswire accidentally published his obituary yesterday for a brief amount of time.

Reuters Snares Content Deal With IHT

The International Herald Tribune agreed to an ad revenue sharing deal with Reuters that will monetize a new business report from the two news organizations.

Humbled eBay Joins Yahoo In Japan
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A new partnership between eBay and Yahoo Japan returns the online auctioneer to a country where Yahoo dominates the Internet landscape.

Vodafone, T-Mobile, Battle Over iPhone Terms

Vodafone sought an injunction in Germany that would prevent Apple’s partner, T-Mobile, from selling the iPhone while tied exclusively to T-Mobile’s service.

Apple Freed From Option Backdating Lawsuit

Apple received an early holiday present as its request for dismissal of a suit against CEO Steve Jobs and other company executives earned a California judge’s approval.

EU Lengthening Probe Into Google, DoubleClick

European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes isn’t quite ready to rubber-stamp Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick.

BlogWorld Expo – Blogging Ethics

Amy Gahran ran her panel at the Blog World Expo on Ethics – with a cool group of people, including friends Lynne Johnson of Fast Company and Toby Bloomberg.

Microsoft, EU Close A “Dark Chapter”

Several years of contentious litigation over Microsoft’s business practices in Europe have finally yielded a compromise between the two sides.

Google Is Weak Because It Is Strong

Google’s stock closed last week at $637.39, Wall Street thinks Google’s third quarter earnings announcement may come in 50 cents higher per share than last quarter, the company gets two-thirds of the web searches and 40 percent of the ad revenue. They’re screwed.

Google Stock Crested $600 Per Share

The GOOG spent a brief time over the $600 mark, putting it in some pretty good company for a few minutes.