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USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dies USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dies

Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former chairman of Gannett died on Friday, reportedly after falling. He died in his home in Cocoa Beach, Florida at the age of 89. USA Today has compiled a round-up of reactions to …

The Washington Post Plans to Go Behind a Paywall This Summer The Washington Post Plans to Go Behind a Paywall This Summer

Today, The Washington Post announced that they will be the latest publication to put some content behind a paywall. The move will take place some time this summer, and the Post is still in the process of determining exactly how …

Ann Romney Blames Media For Election Loss
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Though blaming the media and labeling it “liberal” is a common refrain for conservatives in the U.S., hearing the accusation come from a woman who could have been First Lady shows just how divisive political media in the country has …

AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO

AOL just announced that it has appointed Susan Lyne CEO of its brand group, and she will run the AOL operating unit that houses the company’s portfolio of brands. There were already rumors being reported that she would be taking …

GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets

Social TV and movie-watching app GetGlue has joined the growing lists of apps and sites that have enabled Twitter Cards, meaning that GetGlue content will show up in Twitter’s Expanded Tweets. “Now, when you share and see GetGlue links in …

Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released

Demand Media announced today that its board of directors has authorized a plan for the company to explore separating into two separate public companies – one for its media business and one for its domain business. CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, …

Should Sites Be Forced To Pay For Linking? Harvey Weinstein Thinks So. Should Sites Be Forced To Pay For Linking? Harvey Weinstein Thinks So.
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Harvey Weinstein, an Oscar winning producer and prolific proponent of Obama, told Deadline that he is going to push for legislation that would force websites to pay for linking to news articles. This legislation would require news websites and blogs …

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 …