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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘News Aggregation’

Inside Has Improvements On The Way

Last week, Jason Calacanis released a new news aggregation app called Inside. As far as we can tell, the response so far has been generally positive, with some users suggesting they have quickly become “addicted” to it. Like with any other app launch, it’s not perfect, and there is plenty of room for improvement. The Inside team has addressed some …

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How This Panda Victim Google-Proofed His Business

Earlier this week, famous web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis unleashed his new app Inside. It’s a news aggregation service, which has proven immediately addictive to fans. While the app itself is an interesting enough story in its own right, there’s another story here that has a moral a lot of online businesses should pay attention to: you need a business that’s …

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Reddit Traffic Stats Show Huge Subreddits

Even if you’re only going by Alexa’s numbers, it’s clear Reddit.com is a huge site that garners a ton of traffic on a daily basis. Just consider the impact Reddit had on the Karen Klein donations, reddit’s ability gather a large audience, one that will mobilize for causes deemed worthy, is undeniable. However, just how big is reddit, and, more …

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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 links to) publishers’ content. As discussed in a previous article, there are a lot of gray lines around what should …

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Curator’s Code: Can Content Curation Really Be Standardized?

Let me preface this by saying that I am all for giving credit where credit is due on the web. However, people are trying to develop standards for online content curation and attribution on the web, and I just don’t see it working on any mass scale. In theory, it sounds like a reasonable cause, and a way to keep …

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Is Linking Something That You Should Have To Pay For?

Should you have to pay to link? Sadly, it’s a question we keep having to ask, because organizations and lawmakers keep giving us reason to. If you’re a longtime reader, you probably already know my stance on this: the web is based on pages freely linking to each other, and when barriers are set up that impede that, it makes …

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German Lawmakers May Be Jeopardizing Search

News aggregation as we know it, and possibly even search as we know it, may be in danger – at least in Germany. German lawmakers are reportedly kicking around new legislation, which if turned into law, would require a news aggregation site (like Google News) to pay royalties to content publishers. Out-Law.com, in a piece posted at The Register, links …

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