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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 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 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 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 …

Demand Media: Everything Looking Good For eHow After Deleting 600K Articles Demand Media: Everything Looking Good For eHow After Deleting 600K Articles

As previously reported, Demand Media released its Q1 earnings report today, beating estimates. During the company’s last earnings call, the company indicated that eHow had not been impacted by a Google algorithm change since July. It would appear that this …

Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lacks It Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lacks It

Twitter announced some new improvements to its Discover tab today. It’s getting more personalized, and will begin surfacing content based on tweets that are popular among people you follow and who they follow. “The Discover tab’s new design shows who …

Exclusive: Adobe on CS6, Creative Cloud, and New Focus Exclusive: Adobe on CS6, Creative Cloud, and New Focus

On Monday, Adobe made some big announcements including the next version of its professional design software suite and a new cloud service for syncing, sharing, and storing files. Although there is always excitement surrounding news from the leading company in digital experiences, this week’s announcements were especially intriguing since they included 14 new products and 4 new Creative Suite additions.

Kevin Allison: Comedian Talks Podcasting And Social Media Kevin Allison: Comedian Talks Podcasting And Social Media

We always like to look at stories about how the web has changed (and continues to change) the media landscape, whether that be journalism, entertainment or anything else. When I was growing up, one of my favorite shows was MTV’s …

The AP Links, But For Those Running AP Stories, It’s Up To Them The AP Links, But For Those Running AP Stories, It’s Up To Them

This week, we ran an article about the Associated Press and its linking policies, which pointed out an article that seemed to be doing the kind of thing the organization has historically frowned upon from others – short articles based …

Associated Press: You Can Link, But It’s Not Encouraged [Updated] Associated Press: You Can Link, But It’s Not Encouraged [Updated]

The Associated Press and the Internet at large have had something or a rocky relationship through the years. The organization has not taken kindly to the direction web news has gone in…essentially since the rise of blogs. In 2009, AP …

Fox News Mole Tweets About His Encounter With The DA Fox News Mole Tweets About His Encounter With The DA

You remember that former Fox News employee that was doing recon for Gawker, right? Well, it appears that Fox News was serious about pursuing legal action. “Fox Mole” Joe Muto was apparently served with a search warrant this morning, according …

Newsy Comes To Roku Today, Another Set-Top Box Later This Month Newsy Comes To Roku Today, Another Set-Top Box Later This Month

Newsy announced that it is making its way into living rooms via the Roku player today. It’s part of Roku’s news and weather category. “Connected TV is an important part of Newsy’s strategy – we will be announcing our app …