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Engadget Editor-in-Chief Leaves

Engadget Editor-in-Chief Joshua Topolsky announced that he is leaving the publication. This comes after two other editors of the publication recently left, citing “the AOL way” as a catalyst. Here’s an exerpt from Topolsky’s post: After nearly four years at …

LinkedIn Today – Another Attempt at Social News, Noise Reduction
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LinkedIn has launched a new social news product designed to let users see the top news in the fields they are interested in, as shared by those in said fields. It’s called LinkedIn Today. The three basic selling points of …

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller Steps Down
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NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller announced her resignation today. NPR sent us the following statement: The NPR Board of Directors announced today that it has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately. …

Watch: The Today Show Streams Live Web-Only Show
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The Today Show is simultaneously broadcasting its regular show and an online version, which includes web-only content created specifically for online viewers. While they say it airs exclusively at Today.com, they did make the embed code available, so here it …

Embed Facebook Updates or Tweets in Your Content with SocialDitto

Last month, we introduced a tool called SocialDitto. The idea was to offer a tool that would do for Facebook posts what Blackbird Pie did for Tweets. It simply lets you embed posts into articles, blog posts, or any webpage. …

Huffington Post Officially Part of AOL
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Things are moving very quickly at AOL these days. Just a month after its announcement, the company has closed its acquisition of The Huffington Post. Along with that announcement comes the addition of some more editorial staff, ¬†including¬†Senior Media Reporter …

Huffington Post Contributor Goes On Strike, Huffington Doesn’t Care
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Clearly AOL’s purchase of The Huffington Post has created some ripples within AOL. The company has lost several high profile execs and editors since the acquisition. It appears some ripples have been created within the Huffington Post’s ecosystem itself as …

Gawker Traffic Reportedly Down 25% Following Design Changes
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A lot of sites have been experiencing major crises in traffic over the last week or so since Google’s recent algorithm update aimed at low quality content. Gawker has been hit with a similar problem, but for an entirely different reason.

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton revealed today that the company’s traffic is down by nearly a quarter as a result of the recent widely publicized redesign. 

Search, Personalization And Recommendation
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Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about the future of our information consumption. Are we going to be using search in a different way or using niche search engines? Are we going to get recommendations from from our social network? Will the results be personalized based on our behaviors, or even just a list of topics that we like? If you ask three different people you will probably get three different answers. The context can also change the answer. If someone is mobile, search may not be as relevant as recommendations.

News Corp’s The Daily Happy to Have People Put Its Content in Blogs
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Remember when News Corp. first launched The Daily – the Apple iPad news app (early review here) – and somebody indexed all of its stories in blog format so they could easily be read on the web? Well, that guy (Andy Baio) has put a post up about how he did it, and said that he’s taking it down, but it’s not for the reasons you might think.

Engadget Editor: AOL Has Its Heart in the Wrong Place with Content
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Outsiders have been wondering how all of the content properties AOL has been buying up will hold up as part of the media giant. Engadget has been part of AOL for quite a while, having been purchased in 2005 – some time before AOL’s real push for mass content, most recently punctuated by its purchase of The Huffington Post.

AOL’s strategy appears to be taking its toll on some of its content producers. Engadget Editor Paul Miller announced his resignation last night, and left no room for speculation about the reason. 

News Corp’s Content Aggregation Double Standard
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Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. have long conveyed a disgruntled outlook on news aggregation. It wasn’t that long ago when there were stories everywhere about the company blocking access to its content from news aggregation sites, and the never-ending verbal sparring with Google over the issue. 

Who Will Survive In The New Networked Media Oceans?

Media companies used to exist in their own separate waters.  The newspaper industry was the newspaper industry.  TV was TV and so on and so forth.  Each of these unconnected territories had a few super-predators that were top of their respective food chains, untroubled by the small fry.

Apple Subscriptions Raise Antitrust Questions

This week, Apple launched a subscription service for the app store. It enables all publishers of content-based apps (including magazines, newspapers, video, music, etc.) to follow the model of the recently launched The Daily from New Corp. 

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the service has raised concerns about antitrust, though neither Apple nor the Justice Department has commented on the matter. 

HP Finds Twitter Trending Topics Often Dictated by Mainstream Media

HP has released an interesting report looking at where Trending Topics come from on Twitter. It claims that mainstream media are responsible for a lot of them. 

Complaints About The Daily Roll In As Super Bowl Ad Reaches Masses

The Daily – the subscription-based iPad news publication/app that some have indicated would revolutionize the digital content industry has been riddled with problems since its launch last week. While there are certainly plenty of positive reviews out there, many have simply been unimpressed and taken to the web and expressed their disdain. 

AOL Adds The Huffington Post To Its Growing Content Factory
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AOL has acquired The Huffington Post, one of the biggest content networks on the web, for $315 million. HuffPo co-founder Arianna Huffington is now editor-in-chief of all of AOL’s content properties. 

The move is the latest, and possibly the boldest move AOL has made into the content production industry. AOL counts The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, Autoblog, Fanhouse, Patch, and Seed among its major content properties. Other recent AOL acquisitions include About.me and Goviral. 

Reviewing The Daily
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The Daily (the new iPad news publication from News Corp.) has been out for a day now, and after having the chance to mess around with it, it’s hard for me to know just what to make of it, and frankly I’m having a hard time seeing this as a revolution in digital content (or print content or paid content). 

Will the Next Wave of Content Farms Eliminate Humans?
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If you’re a regular WebProNews reader, I probably don’t have to tell you that content farms have been in the news a lot lately – mainly Demand Media. While that company uses technology and algorithms to come up with its story assignments, it does utilize a large team of humans to craft the content before it goes out to the masses. 

What Does The New Business Model For Journalism Need To Be?

Think about the best article you read last year. The hard hitting, excellently researched, insightfully written article that you just couldn’t put down. Now think about how much money you spent to read it. Was it in a magazine you subscribe to? Or perhaps a website that you accessed and read for free?

Techmeme Now Posting Tweets As Stories

Update: Rivera has elaborated a bit more on the site’s use of tweets in a blog post (blogs aren’t dead yet):