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New Pirate Bay Criminal Investigation Confirmed New Pirate Bay Criminal Investigation Confirmed

Swedish web hosting company Binero confirmed that police have began a new investigation against the Pirate Bay today. Binero, a domain name registrar, was contacted by police regarding cusomer details concerning the piratebay.se site. Last week news leaked that Swedish …

Marvel Comics to Receive Free Digital Download Codes Marvel Comics to Receive Free Digital Download Codes

In a move that is very un-Disney like, Marvel has announced that, beginning June 2012, all Marvel super hero comics priced at $3.99 will include codes for free digital copies of those same issues on the Marvel Comics app for …

Comedy Central Acquires Off-net Rights to Community Comedy Central Acquires Off-net Rights to Community

Greendale Community College’s most famous study group will have a new member beginning in 2013 (and it’s not Beetlejuice) as COMEDY CENTRAL has reached a multi-year deal with Sony Picture Television to license the critically-acclaimed comedy series “Community,” it was …

Billboard Adding Digital Music Services To Chart Billboard Adding Digital Music Services To Chart
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There is no doubt that digital music streaming is here to stay. In fact, there’s been no doubt for a couple of years now. Services like Spotify, Rhapsody, Pandora, and more draw millions of users who find digital streaming a …

Rush Limbaugh’s Comments Worse Than Bill Maher’s? Rush Limbaugh’s Comments Worse Than Bill Maher’s?
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Ever since Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute, talk about civility in political discussion has been all the rage. Limbaugh has faced a backlash of advertiser bailouts, both in his national commercials, as well as at …

Lizzie Borden Trial Lawyer’s Journals Recently Discovered Lizzie Borden Trial Lawyer’s Journals Recently Discovered
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Did you ever learn this ditty when you were a kid? Lizzie Borden took an ax, And gave her mother forty whacks; When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one. It’s a grim rhyme, no? In …

Encyclopedia Britannica to Stop Printing After 244 Years Encyclopedia Britannica to Stop Printing After 244 Years
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Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 depicts a future world in which books are no longer published, and where members of society instead receive their information in rooms with screens for walls, or falling asleep at night with little seashell radios in …

UK Paper Uses Call of Duty Graphic In Story About Real-Life Military Operation UK Paper Uses Call of Duty Graphic In Story About Real-Life Military Operation

People are up in arms about the use of a video game character graphic in a serious news story about a failed military operation. On Sunday, the UK paper The Sunday Times ran a piece called “Hostage tragedy of ‘mission …

Crimes Committed Against Journalists in Mexico May Be Federalized Crimes Committed Against Journalists in Mexico May Be Federalized

The Mexican senate approved constitutional changes on Tuesday that make any attack on a journalist and media workers a federal crime. Any crime carried out against these types of professionals will be investigated by the central government’s attorney general. In …

South Park Returns Tonight! [Video] South Park Returns Tonight! [Video]

After a 4 month wait, the Comedy Central show “South Park” is back! The adventures of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, Butters, and Randy continue in what is consistently the funniest, most “real” show on TV. Here is the press release …

Rush Limbaugh’s Perfect Storm Brewing Rush Limbaugh’s Perfect Storm Brewing
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Rush Limbaugh has ticked people off before. In fact, much of his approach to his brand of entertainment is to create an us-versus-them atmosphere where liberals are demonized. Therefore, he’s made a lot of enemies. Most of the time, Limbaugh’s …

“Homeless Hotspots” At SXSW Drawing Praise And Criticism “Homeless Hotspots” At SXSW Drawing Praise And Criticism

SXSW, the enormous annual event in Austin, Texas which merges art, music, and technology with a party atmosphere, is making headlines–and waves–with their latest event, “Homeless Hotspots“. Merging marketing with a charitable function, BBH Labs has hired several homeless individuals …

Some Traditional Media Organizations Understand The Web Some Traditional Media Organizations Understand The Web

It’s always nice to see when traditional media organizations show some understanding of the way the web works. Last week, we reported on proposed legislation in Germany that seeks to have news aggregators pay to use snippets of (and possibly …

Fonda And Steinem Want Limbaugh Off The Air Fonda And Steinem Want Limbaugh Off The Air
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For years, Rush Limbaugh has been under fire for his comments on air during his radio program, “The Rush Limbaugh Show”. Lately, however, he seems to be going out of his way to incense the public, and his sponsors are …

Mozilla Announces Living Docs Project in Open-Source Documentaries Mozilla Announces Living Docs Project in Open-Source Documentaries

Mozilla hopes to revolutionize open-source, Web-based documentaries through its new Living Docs Project, which launched yesterday. The open source non-profit organization announced recently its partnership with The Tribeca Film Institute, The Center for Social Media at American University, ITVS, and …

Rush Limbaugh Syndicator Cancels Ads Rush Limbaugh Syndicator Cancels Ads
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In a curious move, the syndicator of Rush Limbaugh’s program has announced that they are suspending certain national commercials that normally air during the show for two weeks. According to radio-info.com, Premiere Networks sent a memo to the traffic managers …

Spotify Germany to Launch Tuesday Spotify Germany to Launch Tuesday
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Germans will soon have to decide what article to assign “spotify,” when the new word enters their vernacular–and the web-based music streaming service enters their country–this Tuesday. A representative for Spotify confirmed to WebProNews that the music service will be …

Blogging Guidelines Already Unpopular With Bloggers Blogging Guidelines Already Unpopular With Bloggers
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Earlier, I wrote about these new content curation/news aggregation guideline initiatives that were brought up at SXSW, and first reported on by The New York Times’ David Carr. I didn’t look much at what others were saying about them before …

“Bully”: MPAA Receives Letter From U.S. Congressman “Bully”: MPAA Receives Letter From U.S. Congressman
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The Weinstein Company’s documentary “Bully” has received some very prominent support, as some members of Congress are beginning to speak up about the film needing a PG-13 rating. The MPAA has pretty much already said that they won’t change the …

YouTube And SBNation Launch A New Sports Channel YouTube And SBNation Launch A New Sports Channel

SBNation, the sports blog network, has formed a partnership with YouTube to create a sports channel which could eventually rival ESPN. YouTube, which has recently begun to expand their programming, is promising celebrities and original content within the coming months, …

Game of Thrones Season 2 Trailer: “The More You Love” Game of Thrones Season 2 Trailer: “The More You Love”

We’re less than a month away from the second season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. To help build anticipation for the show, a new trailer has been released online. “The More You Love” highlights some of the many plot …