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Elon Musk Calls Media Coverage of Tesla Unreasonable

In the past couple of months, several fires have broken out as a result of accidents involving Tesla Model S cars and multiple purchasers. As the company fought to repair the damage, their stock price zig-zagged as if it were riding a rollercoaster; this week, USNews.com reports CEO Elon Musk condemning the media coverage of the car fires as “extremely …

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Gigaom Shuts Down PaidContent As A Brand

Gigaom is shutting down paidContent.org as a standalone brand, and is rolling it into the Gigaom site. Last year, Gigaom acquired paidContent along with the rest of the ContentNext Media assets (which included mocoNews.net, contentSutra and paidContent UK – all of which have been living on paidContent.org) from Guardian News a & Media. The amount wasn’t disclosed, but was reportedly …

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Yahoo News Gets Yet Another New York Times Columnist With Matt Bai Hire

Yahoo continues to build its news team, adding Matt Bai as a new Yahoo News National Political Columnist. Bai is the former chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine.Yahoo says in his new role he’ll offer “unique commentary and deep analysis of politics in Washington and around the country.” This is the third recent hire from the New …

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Xbox One Rewards You For Watching TV

(image) You may be familiar with the above icon that pops up out of nowhere during game play on your Xbox 360; it usually signifies that the player has achieved some notable feat or challenge (i.e. points). The numbers and letter signify that 1000 game points have been achieved, which contribute to the user’s Gamerscore. What if you want to …

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Amazon’s Set-Top Box May Not Arrive by the Holidays

The oft-rumored Amazon set-top box has been delayed once again, according to a report from The Verge: Amazon has been been rushing to finalize and release a set-top box in time for the holidays, designed to compete directly with the Apple TV and Roku. However, The Verge has learned that the company recently made the decision to delay the device, …

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Facebook Reveals How To Increase Referral Traffic By Over 80%

Facebook has some new advice on how to get more traffic out of your Facebook Page. Post more frequently. Yep, so simple. But there must be a little more to it than that, right? Do you believe posting more frequently will get you more traffic? Let us know what you think in the comments. Okay, first of all, let’s put …

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Facebook Gives Publishers ‘Stories to Share’ Tool

Facebook announced today that it is giving media organizations a new tool on their Facebook Pages, suggesting content from their sites that they may wish to share with their followers. Right now, the “Stories to Share” feature is only being tested. It appears in the Insights Dashboard, and lists stories that have already been getting some Facebook engagement. These may …

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Yahoo Taps David Pogue To Lead Tech Coverage

Yahoo announced on Monday that well-known tech columnist, author and TV host David Pogue is joining the company to lead the expansion of its consumer tech coverage. Pogue will publish columns, blog posts and video stories about gadgets, apps and other technology on a new Yahoo site. CEO Marissa Mayer blogged about the news on Tumblr, saying, “Yahoo is in …

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Glenn Greenwald Is Leaving The Guardian for ‘Dream Journalistic Opportunity’

The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald has announced that he will be leaving the publication for a “once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity.” Greenwald, as you probably know, broke the whole NSA surveillance story wide open when he published leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. His work led to the current conversation over the United States’ secret domestic spying initiative. Here’s what Greenwald …

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Twitter Experiments With News By Direct Message With Event Parrot Account

Twitter has been running a lot of experiments lately, and the latest one deals with helping users keep up with what’s happening in the world. It’s being conducted using an account @eventparrot, which has already accumulated nearly 10,000 followers despite not having tweeted yet. It may not be tweeting much anyway, however, as in the bio it says followers will …

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Amazon’s Set-Top Box Reportedly Coming by Christmas

The fact that Amazon is developing its own set-top streaming device shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Not only does Amazon have its own content library to promote (Amazon Instant Video), but the company’s also been stepping its toes into the original content production game through Amazon Studios. Plus, much of Amazon’s competition already has such a device on …

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Bezos’ Acquisition Of The Washington Post Is Now Complete

The Washington Post Company has officially completed the sale of The Washington Post to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The deal was first announced back in early August. Bezos would buy the publishing business from the company, including the newspaper. The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi writes: Bezos’s $250 million purchase was completed as expected with the signing of sale documents. The …

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