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Reddit Apologizes for ‘Dangerous Speculation’ in Wake of Boston Bombings

Reddit’s General Manager Erik Martin has posted a formal and heartfelt apology on behalf of the site and its many users for the part they played in the spreading of false information in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Of course, the most public consequence of the misinformation and false accusation swirling around on reddit in the Boston bombings’ …

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Matt Cutts Thinks You Should Consider Giving Up News

An interesting Twitter exchange between Googlers Matt Cutts and Tim Bray: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts A great article about why you should consider giving up news: http://t.co/p32BilNFxc   Follow @timbray Tim Bray @timbray @mattcutts Except for, the world is run by people who care about what’s going on in it. Want to be one of them, or not?   …

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LinkedIn Acquires News Reader App Pulse for $90M

LinkedIn has decided to take another step toward being a platform for news, officially announcing the acquisition of Pulse, the news reader app similar to Flipboard. The transaction is valued at around $90 million, which is at the high-end of the “somewhere between $50M and $100M” range that we heard when rumors of the acquisition began swirling about a month …

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Google May Soon Pay Publishers In Portugal

Publishers in Portugal want Google to pay for the right to include links and snippets of articles in Google News. The story is always the same from country to country. In recent months, we’ve seen Google playing ball with publishers, and it seems other countries are seeking solutions similar to those Google has proposed elsewhere. Reuters is reporting: Alberico Fernandes, …

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Yahoo, CNBC Launch ‘Big Data Download’ Web Show

Yahoo and CNBC announced the launch of Big Data Download today. This is a new twice daily online program hosted by CNBC’s Courtney Reagan, and regularly featuring Yahoo Finance’s editor-in-chief Aaron Task, senior columnist Michael Santoli and co-host of “The Daily Ticker” Lauren Lyster. “‘Big Data Download’ is a daily digital program that taps into the big data revolution to …

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Ruling In AP/Meltwater Case Could Be Trouble For Search Engines

Search engines and fair use suffered a legal blow this week, as a judge sided with the Associated Press in its ongoing case against Meltwater, a service that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and topics of interest. Essentially, Meltwater’s service displays content with links and snippets in a similar format to Google News and …

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KAPOOYA! Woman Describing Hailstorm Is Your Next Big Meme

There was a pretty significant hailstorm in Brookshire, Texas on Wednesday morning. And when it hit, it sounded like KAPOOYA KAPOOYA!

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Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will.

I was out on leave when the news came out: Google is killing Google Reader. No! Why? No! Should Google kill Google Reader? Will you miss it? Let us know what you think or if you care in the comments. So here I am back to work. Immediately, I’ve already been using Google Reader like all day. The truth is, …

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Twitter Isn’t Really a Great Representation of ‘The Public’

If you’re on Twitter, you know that users there have some pretty strong opinions on what’s currently going on in the world. But a new study from Pew calls into question the reliability of Twitter as a true gauge for public sentiment. In the study, Pew looked at eight different major news events over the past year. They compared each …

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Newspapers Support AP Fight Against Meltwater

A group of newspapers, including The New York Times, has lent its support to The Associated Press in a lawsuit against Meltwater, a company that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and topics of interest. The service reportedly reproduces headlines and story snippets for clients, along with links to the actual stories – pretty much …

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Are These Google’s Ranking Signals For Google News?

Computerworld has a new report out about an old patent of Google’s that is drawing some attention. It looks at ways Google might be ranking content in Google News, which is not only helpful for all publications trying to gain eyeballs from the aggregator, but interesting in light of how Google is dealing with unhappy publishers around the world. Does …

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For Developing News Stories, Google Says It Prefers One Page To Separate Articles

After taking a month off, Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, and has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This one talks about news sites, and how to approach developing stories. The user-submitted question being addressed is: Do you have any specific tips for news sites, which have unique concerns compared with commercial sites? For example, if I have …

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