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Online Privacy Debate Heats Up With FTC And Commerce Dept. Reports Coming Soon

To say online privacy is a controversial area is an understatement. It’s always been challenging but has gotten even more so with the rise of social networks, online shopping, and targeted advertising.

Larry King and Richest Man In the World Go Online Together? Larry King and Richest Man In the World Go Online Together?
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Carlos Saks is filthy rich. He’s 71 years old. He’s #23 on Forbes list of powerful people. He’s #1 on their Billionaires list. He has a fortune of $74 Billion. His wealth is roughly 5% of Mexico’s annual economic output, …

The Daily Comes To Android, Starting With Samsung Galaxy Tab The Daily Comes To Android, Starting With Samsung Galaxy Tab
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The Daily, the News Corp. publication originally launched as an experimental news app for the iPad, is now moving beyond the iPad and into Android territory. The publication announced that it will come pre-loaded on the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab …

NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators
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29 news organizations have teamed up to change the face of online news – or at least to attempt to get paid more for their work. Basically, they’re hoping aggregators will put up the money for content if they make …

Reddit Topped Two Billion Pageviews In December Reddit Topped Two Billion Pageviews In December
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Reddit had one hell of a December. In fact, they had a December that was more than twice as good as last December. Reddit’s Erik Martin just told the Daily Dot that the social aggregation site topped two billion pageviews …

Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither? Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither?
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According to the Free Online Dictionary, journalism is defined as: 1. The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles in newspapers and magazines and in radio and television broadcasts. 2. Material written for publication in a newspaper …

Google Currents Launched For Android And iOS Google Currents Launched For Android And iOS

Earlier today, we referenced a report that indicated Google would be releasing its new news reader app (and Flipboard competitor) Currents on Friday. Well, Google went ahead and decided to announce it today. It’s been introduced as a new app …

Currents, Google’s Flipboard Competitor May Launch Friday Currents, Google’s Flipboard Competitor May Launch Friday
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UPDATE: Google went ahead and announced it. Details here. Remember back in September when there were reports coming out of Google working on a Flipboard competitor under the codename “Propeller”? Now, according to Kara Swisher at AllThingsD, the product may …

Welfare Office Murder-Suicide Receives Live Facebook Updates From Young Victim Welfare Office Murder-Suicide Receives Live Facebook Updates From Young Victim

A little girl’s Facebook posts serve as the last dispatches from a stomach-turning tragedy that took place earlier this week in a Laredo, Texas welfare office. Monday night, 38-year old Rachelle Grimmer pulled a gun on a supervisor at the …

Facebook’s Top Status Trends of 2011 Facebook’s Top Status Trends of 2011
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Now it’s Facebook’s turn to talk about the trends it has seen over the course of 2011, and considering how many people are on Facebook, and how often they’re on it, this might be the most telling list yet of …

Washington Post Facebook App Nears 4 Million Users Washington Post Facebook App Nears 4 Million Users
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The era of Facebook’s “frictionless sharing” is in full swing, and while some are still expressing privacy concerns and lamenting that Facebook is killing the essence of sharing, it appears that some folks are happy to hop on the wave …

British Library Makes 300 Years of Newspapers Searchable Online British Library Makes 300 Years of Newspapers Searchable Online

The British Library and BrightSolid Online Publishing have teamed up to digitize up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library’s collection over the next 10 years. There is also a searchable online newspaper archive that consists of three …

Phony Craigslist Ads Lead To Murder Plot Phony Craigslist Ads Lead To Murder Plot
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Online classified site Craigslist, like most of the internet, has to ability to be a force for good in the world. Say you need a new dresser for your bedroom and there’s someone in your vicinity that needs to get …

Digg Traffic Not As Bad As You May Have Thought Digg Traffic Not As Bad As You May Have Thought

Digg used to be one of the most talked about sites on the web, at least in tech, web news, and social media circles. Over the last couple of years, however, Digg appears to have lost some of its luster. …

Legendary ’60 Minutes’ commentator Andy Rooney Dies, Twitter Reacts Legendary ’60 Minutes’ commentator Andy Rooney Dies, Twitter Reacts

Today we learned of the loss of a beloved newsman, Andy Rooney. Rooney was probably best known for his weekly broadcast “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney”, a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. …

Twitter Tests New Search Features Twitter Tests New Search Features
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Some users are seeing something new when they search for a person or topic within Twitter – highlighted search results appearing at the top. These new results, “Top News” and “Top People,” look like they are there to point Twitter …

Yahoo and ABC News Team Up On News Content and Advertising Yahoo and ABC News Team Up On News Content and Advertising

Yahoo announced this morning that it has entered a strategic alliance with ABC News to combine Yahoo’s massive reach, content breadth and technology with ABC’s brands, anchors and global news-gathering operation. Here’s what this entails: ABC News will become the …

Will Uncrunched Become the New TechCrunch? Will Uncrunched Become the New TechCrunch?
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A couple weeks ago, it became official that TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is no longer a part of AOL, after (and before) much drama unfolded. TechCrunch, so far, is going along with most of the same writers,though columnist Paul Carr …

News Comes to Life through Next Media Animations News Comes to Life through Next Media Animations
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Most people are visual consumers, meaning that anytime a picture, graphic, or video is included into a text document, they are more likely to be engaged. For instance, whenever we hear about a car bomb going off, chances are, it will have a bigger impact on us once we see an image or video of it.

Yahoo Livestand to Launch This Fall Yahoo Livestand to Launch This Fall

Last week, one of the hot topics was that Google is working on a Flipboard competitor, which is reportedly called Propeller. AOL launched one in Editions last month. Well, you may recall that Yahoo announced one earlier this year called …

Google Said to Be Working on Flipboard Competitor Propeller Google Said to Be Working on Flipboard Competitor Propeller

Google is reportedly working on a Flipboard competitor. Robert Scoble, the guy that knows just about everybody in the tech industry, posted the following on his Google+ account: I heard from someone working with Google that Google is working on …