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Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

By Chris Crum August 29, 2014

Google Blog Search is now more – at least as a standalone offering from the search engine. Search Engine Land points out that if you go to its previous home – google.com/blogsearch – it simply redirects you to the Google …

Here's How The Facebook Outage Affected News Sites Here's How The Facebook Outage Affected News Sites

Last Friday, Facebook went down for somewhere between a half an hour and an hour for a lot of users. According to CharBeat, this led to a decline of 3% in overall web traffic to news sites, and an 8.5% …

LinkedIn Announces Newsle Acquisition LinkedIn Announces Newsle Acquisition

LinkedIn just announced that it has acquired Newsle, a service that lets you connect to Facebook, LinkedIn, and your Gmail contacts, and lets you see when your connections are in the news. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t …

The Colbert Report Informs More Viewers Than Others

When Stephen Colbert started The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, he stated that his goal was to “feel the news” at his audience, purporting that anyone could read the news to them. According to a new study released by the …

Platform Companies Alter Digital Content Creation Platform Companies Alter Digital Content Creation

A group of companies is seeking to change the face of content creation and alter how brands are able to connect with target audiences online. They’re attempting to make an impact on the online news industry in a way that’s …

CNN Fires News Editor for 50 Instances of Plagiarism CNN Fires News Editor for 50 Instances of Plagiarism

CNN has fired a news editor after they discovered around 50 instances of plagiarism in her articles. Marie-Louise Gumuchian has been terminated after CNN’s internal investigation. According to the company, Gumuchian wrote frequently about international events–especially in Africa, Europe, and …

Reddit Expands Defaults For Front Page Reddit Expands Defaults For Front Page

Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet,” announced today that it is doubling the number of default subreddits (sections) to have stories featured on its own front page. These are what appear for logged out users, and as the …

George Stephanopoulos Signs New Deal With GMA

Good Morning America news anchor George Stephanopoulos has signed a new long-term deal with the network. While the terms of his new contract, including length and pay, have not been revealed, GMA spokeswoman Heather Riley says that ABC expects him …

Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists

Facebook announced the launch of FB Newswire on Thursday. It’s powered by Storyful, and is described as a way for journalists and newsrooms to find, share, and embed newsworthy content from Facebook. This is keeping in line with other recent …

The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee turned on the World Wide Web. Since then, it has become one of the most pervasive technologies ever created. In fact, one could argue that it’s the most important invention in human history. To celebrate …

Bezos And Others Give Business Insider $12 Million Bezos And Others Give Business Insider $12 Million

Business Insider announced on Wednesday that it has raised a new $12 million round of funding from existing investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Others include IVP, RRE, and Gordon Crovitz. According to CEO Henry Blodget, Business Insider will use …

Flipboard Acquires Zite From CNN Flipboard Acquires Zite From CNN

Flipboard has acquired news reader Zite from CNN, and the two have partnered to put more content from CNN personalities on the Flipboard app. “As a news-loving entrepreneur, I’ve long admired the work of both of these companies: Zite has …

Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S. Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S.

Google and The Local Media Consortium, which is made up of 800 newspapers and 200 local broadcast outlets from 41 member companies throughout the U.S., announced a strategic partnership, which will see Google providing the consortium’s members with ad products. …

FCC Wants Greater Control Of The News

The Federal Communications Commission is planning on conducting a study to determine how news outlets decide what topics to take up. It sounds simple and innocent enough, but many are critical about the move on speculations that it is the …

Google Kills Currents, Sends Users To Google Play Google Kills Currents, Sends Users To Google Play

Google continues to shift its users of various news consumption products to different ones. Google famously killed Google Reader last year in a bold and controversial move (that many would probably still question) that sent users to various other RSS …

Hey Local News: Clear Your Browser of Porn Sites Hey Local News: Clear Your Browser of Porn Sites

That’s just a simple tip, guys. If you’re going to use your iPhone to film stock video for a local news segment, it might be wise to make sure your bookmarks and history list doesn’t read “Pornhub Mobile.” Or, I …

Facebook Enters News Reader Space With 'Paper' Facebook Enters News Reader Space With 'Paper'
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There’s been talk all month that Facebook would soon launch a news reader app called Paper, and the company has now made the official announcement. It won’t be available until February 3rd, and it’s only for iPhone in the U.S. …