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About 60% of Hurricane Sandy Tweets Were “Informative” About 60% of Hurricane Sandy Tweets Were “Informative”

Although we’ve seen that social media users can easily fall victim to hoax photos and hoax news stories, I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that Twitter is an important firehose for real-time information during times of crisis. Whether …

Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers? Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers?
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In case you haven’t been following, Google has been battling traditional media publishers in a number of countries for years. Publishers want Google to pay to license their content so they can point to it in search results. In Brazil, …

Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right? Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right?
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The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions …

Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal Hurricane Sandy Prompts Paywall Takedowns at The New York Times, Wall Street Journal

As “Frankenstorm” Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast, a few online news sources have decided to make their content freely available to everyone with an internet connection. That means tearing down those paywalls The New York Times is …

Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site Bing Launches Its Own Elections Site

Bing announced the launch of Bing Elections at Bing.com/elections. It includes “real-time” algorithmic news results from what Bing calls “key national, partisan and non-partisan sources.” It also features an interactive map with national, state and local election results from the …

Flipboard Gets Audio On Android Phones Flipboard Gets Audio On Android Phones

Flipboard has launched an update to its Android app, which will enable users with Android smartphones to take advantage of the service’s audio category. “This means that you can now enjoy everything featured in our Audio category in the Content …

Google News Gets Some Layout Adjustments Google News Gets Some Layout Adjustments

Google is rolling out some new features to Google News search, including click-to-expand news results clusters, more multimedia and some updates to the layout. “Last year we updated Google News to make it easier for you to scan for stories …

Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety

The web claims a historic print publication. Penske Media Corporation, which owns publication/blog brands like BGR, Deadline, Hollywood Life, HollyBaby, ENTV, MovieLine, TVLine, and OnCars, has now acquired Variety, the entertainment news publication that has been around for over a …

We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade
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Google announced over the weekend that it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Google News’ launch. The product was unveiled on September 22, 2002, and has gone through quite a few changes in that time. According to Google, Google News …

Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal, And It’s A Keywords Meta Tag Google News Gets A New Ranking Signal, And It’s A Keywords Meta Tag
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Google announced the news_keywords metatag for publishers in Google News to help Google better identify and understand content that is related to things that are in the news. Do you think this is a good direction for Google News? Let …

iPhone 5 Has a Laser Keyboard, Holographic Images According to This FOX Affiliate iPhone 5 Has a Laser Keyboard, Holographic Images According to This FOX Affiliate
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With all of those concept videos floating around out there, I’m kind of surprised that this didn’t happen sooner. People are already waiting in line to purchase the iPhone 5, which is set to hit the shelves on September 21st. …

Bing Launches Bing News App For Facebook Bing Launches Bing News App For Facebook
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Bing announced the launch of a new Facebook app called My Bing News. The app lets you browse top stories and subscribe to categories you’re interested in. You can select from selected topics (Entertainment, Business, Health, Politics, Sports, etc.) or …

Google Makes It Easy To Stay Informed During This Election Year Google Makes It Easy To Stay Informed During This Election Year

The Internet played a pretty big role in the 2008 presidential election. That role is expanding even further during the 2012 election and major Internet players are helping you, the voter, to stay informed on the latest trends and announcements. …

Xbox Live Gets a New NBC News App Xbox Live Gets a New NBC News App

A new Xbox Live update launching today is bringing a whole new variety of content on the game console. Joining popular content apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, YouTube, Amazon Instant video, and MLB.TV is NBC News, which will …

HuffPost Live Goes Live Later Today HuffPost Live Goes Live Later Today
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Today, at 10 am EST, the Huffington Post is finally launching their long ago-announced streaming network, HuffPost Live. First announced back in January (and later previewed in February), HuffPost Live is launching as a 24-hour online news channel – a …

YouTube Launches The I Files, A New Hub For Investigative Journalism YouTube Launches The I Files, A New Hub For Investigative Journalism
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It’s clear that YouTube is and will remain one of the top landscapes for breaking news, citizen journalism, and in-depth reporting that may have never found its way to the public through more traditional media outlets. All you have to …

People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV

Information consumption has shifted dramatically in the internet age, as more and more people turn to online-only news outlets and social media to get their daily scoop. The sudden availability of such a great volume of information on the web …

New Compete Data: Top Business And Tech Sites New Compete Data: Top Business And Tech Sites
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Compete has released its new analytics numbers for May. Following is a list of some of the web’s popular destinations for tech, business, search and social media news, and what Compete lists as their unique monthly visitors (US Only). This …

Business Insider Hit 15 Million Uniques In May, Praises Aggregation Business Insider Hit 15 Million Uniques In May, Praises Aggregation
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In the publishing world, it’s no secret that Business Insider has seen tremendous growth in recent years. Today, co-founder, CEO and Editor-In Chief Henry Blodget announced that the site had 15 million unique monthly visitors in May, and he largely …

Twitter Takes A Hard Look At Real-Time Search Queries Twitter Takes A Hard Look At Real-Time Search Queries
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Google, which has essentially ruled the search world for years, once recognized the value of realtime search, and Twitter search in particular. The two companies had a deal, which would enable Google users to get quick, real-time results from Twitter …

Warren Buffett Declares Free News Unsustainable Warren Buffett Declares Free News Unsustainable

When Warren Buffett speaks, Wall Street listens. The 81-year-old Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has used his keen business sense to become one of the richest men in the world. So, when Warren Buffett says that free news is …