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Would You Ever Pay To Link? Would You Ever Pay To Link?
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Money for links. What a concept. We’re not talking about paying someone to have them link to you. We all know Google’s stance on that. If you pay for a link that passes PageRank, and Google discovers it, you’ll find …

You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge You Better Get Permission to Use Twitter Photos, Rules Judge

The idea that content made public on social media is fair game for anyone and everyone to use has received a major strike, as a U.S. District Judge has ruled that two news outlets were in the wrong when they …

Twitter Fiction Festival Selects Participants, Starts Tomorrow Twitter Fiction Festival Selects Participants, Starts Tomorrow
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Twitter has just announced its official selections for the first ever Twitter Fiction Festival, the social media site’s foray into the world of experimental fiction. Earlier this month, they selected a panel of judges to review submissions which included authors, …

The Twitter Fiction Festival Is About to Start Choosing Participants The Twitter Fiction Festival Is About to Start Choosing Participants
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Last month we told you about The Twitter Fiction Festival, the social media company’s foray into the world of experimental fiction. Today, they’ve announced the panel of judges and have also reminded possible participants that they only have a couple …

Yahoo Finds Its Way Into Print Via Us Weekly And Rolling Stone Yahoo Finds Its Way Into Print Via Us Weekly And Rolling Stone

Yahoo announced a big deal today with Wenner Media, which will see editorial teams from both companies working together to produce new editorial franchises around entertainment topics. Us Weekly and Rolling Stone will have permanent branded pages on Yahoo’s omg! …

Penguin Random House Merger Becomes Official Penguin Random House Merger Becomes Official

Media groups Bertelsmann and Pearson, which own Random House and Penguin, respectively, announced a merger of these two publishing giants. Under the terms of the deal, Bertelsmann will hold 53% of the new publishing group, with Pearson holding the remaining …

Dish Network Finally Has AMC Again Dish Network Finally Has AMC Again
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Dish Network and AMC have finally worked out a deal that once again makes the channel available to Dish subscribers. Cablevision Systems Corporation and AMC Networks announced on Sunday that they have settled litigation with Dish Network, filed in the …

Twitter Wants to Host Your Videos [REPORT] Twitter Wants to Host Your Videos [REPORT]
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Twitter wants everyone’s experience with Twitter to be consistent. They want the way you view a tweet, whether on desktop or mobile, to be exactly the same as the way your neighbor views a tweet. Over a year and a …

Twitter Turns Discover Tab into Media-Rich Stream of Tweets Twitter Turns Discover Tab into Media-Rich Stream of Tweets
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Twitter’s Discover tab was launched last December in an effort to give new Twitter users suggestions on who to follow, help them find friends, and browse categories. Another part of the Discover tab provided top news stories from around the …

Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode For $20 Million Dice Holdings Buys Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode For $20 Million

Dice Holdings has acquired the online media business of Geeknet. This includes such notable tech sites as Slashdot, SourceForge and Freecode. The acquisition price is $20 million, which the companies say is the same amount the properties generated in revenue …

Tim Tebow Coverage Draws ESPN Viewers’ Ire On Twitter Tim Tebow Coverage Draws ESPN Viewers’ Ire On Twitter
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It’s likely that Mark Sanchez will remain the starting quarterback for the New York Jets for the foreseeable future, despite the fact that the team picked up QB Tim Tebow during the offseason, but if Twitter followers could enter the …

Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan magazine, has passed away at the age of 90. She took the editor-in-chief role in 1965, and held it for 32 years, before being replaced by Bonnie Fuller. Gurley Brown remained with …

HuffPost Live Goes Live Later Today HuffPost Live Goes Live Later Today
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Today, at 10 am EST, the Huffington Post is finally launching their long ago-announced streaming network, HuffPost Live. First announced back in January (and later previewed in February), HuffPost Live is launching as a 24-hour online news channel – a …

NBC Airs Racist or Unfortunately Timed Monkey Gymnast Promo After Gabby Douglas Wins Gold
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Deliberate racism? Unfortunate timing? Public overreaction? Simple FAIL? People are debating those questions this morning after a promo for the new NBC show Animal Practice ran immediately following Bob Costas’ lead out to Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas’ historic gold medal …

Would You Watch an Original Series Inside Twitter? Would You Watch an Original Series Inside Twitter?

No, we’re not talking about a reality show based on the people that make Twitter run (although there’s an idea) – we’re talking about a show that is debuted, streamed, and shared all within the walls of the service. Yep, …

People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV

Information consumption has shifted dramatically in the internet age, as more and more people turn to online-only news outlets and social media to get their daily scoop. The sudden availability of such a great volume of information on the web …

DailyMotion Looks To Give YouTube A Run For Its Money In The Distribution Department DailyMotion Looks To Give YouTube A Run For Its Money In The Distribution Department
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Yahoo and DailyMotion have reportedly struck a content syndication deal. Dailymotion VP of International Content, Daniel Adams said as much at Beet.TV’s Global Video Summit. Beet.TV shares video of Adams talking about the deals it has with publishers, and how …

Ask Looks To Spread Its Q&A To 30,000 Publishers With nRelate Acquisition Ask Looks To Spread Its Q&A To 30,000 Publishers With nRelate Acquisition

Ask.com has acquired content recommendation company nRelate for an undisclosed sum. nRelate is a service that serves up related article content on publishers’ pages in a box, similar to the one pictured. There is also an ad component, which enables …

Twitter Gets Expanded Tweets For More Content Twitter Gets Expanded Tweets For More Content
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Twitter announced some new expanded tweet functionality today for users accessing Twitter through twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com. Users will be able to view more content from the tweets themselves, before having to click through to the original site. I can’t imagine …

Old School Cigarette Ad: These Smokes Are Born Gentle, Just Like Your Newborn

Unless you’re a crappy son/daughter/husband, you know that yesterday was Mother’s Day. The annual holiday allows us to honor the most important person in our young lives, and the first woman we ever truly loved, our mommas. It’s also a …

Robin Quivers of the Howard Stern Show May Have Cancer
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Robin Quivers, the co-host of the Howard Stern Show, announced on air this morning that she may have cancer. She has an appointment today with a specialist to determine if a growth she has pressing on her bladder is cancerous …