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Should Sites Be Forced To Pay For Linking? Harvey Weinstein Thinks So.

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 to pay a monitoring organization a fee for every link to an article written by a journalist. Should news sites, …

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Would You Ever Pay To Link?

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 yourself with some SEO problems, to say the least. The fact that people do engage in this practice, however, illustrates …

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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 republished a Twitter user’s photos without his permission. The case involves a photographer named Daniel Morel, who accused both the …

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Twitter Fiction Festival Selects Participants, Starts Tomorrow

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, editors, press marking directors, and educators. That panel has selected 29 different fiction projects that will be showcased from November …

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The Twitter Fiction Festival Is About to Start Choosing Participants

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 of days to submit their ideas. If you want to submit your idea for a new fiction experience that utilizes …

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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! and Yahoo Music respectively. omg! and Yahoo Music will also have permanent branded pages on UsMagazine.com and RollingStone.com respectively, as …

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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 47%. Random House Chairman and CEO Markus Dohle has been appointed as CEO, with Pengin Chairman and CEO John Makinson …

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Dish Network Finally Has AMC Again

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 New York Supreme Court and related to VOOM HD. Dish has agreed to pay a cash settlement of $700 million …

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Twitter Wants to Host Your Videos [REPORT]

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 half ago, Twitter began to crack down on third-party apps that attempted to alter the way in which users experience …

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Twitter Turns Discover Tab into Media-Rich Stream of Tweets

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 network, as tweeted by influential users. Today, the company has announced an upgrade to the Discover tab that will provide …

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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 in 2011. In case you’re unfamiliar with the sites, Slashdot is a user-generated tech news site. You used to hear …

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Tim Tebow Coverage Draws ESPN Viewers’ Ire On Twitter

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 equation, it would be no contest. The job would be Tebow’s. I don’t think Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano cares …

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