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Court Issues Blow to Hot News Doctrine, AP Calls it a Win Court Issues Blow to Hot News Doctrine, AP Calls it a Win

An interesting debate about the “Hot News” doctrine has arisen from a court ruling, or the overturning of a ruling rather, that says TheFlyOnTheWall.com can get away with reporting financial stock ratings as originally reported by Wall Street firms. The …

Business Insider Overtakes Mashable in U.S. Unique Visitors (Compete) Business Insider Overtakes Mashable in U.S. Unique Visitors (Compete)

Business Insider has overtaken Mashable in unique visitors according to Compete. It seemed noteworthy when competing blog Mashable overtook TechCrunch as the more popular tech blog, and now Business Insider (whose tech section is technically Silicon Alley Insider) appears to …

Gawker Redesign a Success? Gawker Redesign a Success?
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As you may recall, Gawker Media recently redesigned a number of its web properties in an interesting way that keeps users on the front page. For example, if you go to Gizmodo, and click on one of the headlines in …

Yahoo: Did You Know We’re #1? Yahoo: Did You Know We’re #1?
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Yahoo gets a lot of flack in the media – especially the search-related media, particularly since Bing started powering its search results, but Yahoo is reminding people that they’re about a lot more than search. The company has put up …

Bing for Mobile Gets New Features Bing for Mobile Gets New Features

Bing has launched some new mobile features, including Facebook sharing, news, maps/list split view, search history, and trending topics. Users can now share images, local business details and apps (that one’s just for iOS) with Facebook friends on the go. …

Big Reddit Changes Coming? Big Reddit Changes Coming?
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As you may or may not know, I typically watch the domain name purchases of many of the web’s biggest brands online. And I do it on a regular basis. Some of these purchases are interesting to see, and some …

Google News Changes Launched, Blog Filtering Enabled Google News Changes Launched, Blog Filtering Enabled
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Google launched some new features for Google News today. The most obvious change is that on the front page, after the top section, you will no longer immediately see story clusters, but rather a single article from a single source, …

AOL Industry – AOL Goes Niche and B2B, Starting with Energy, Government, Defense AOL Industry – AOL Goes Niche and B2B, Starting with Energy, Government, Defense

AOL has announced the launch of AOL Industry, a new trade media unit, which will see the growing media juggernaut tackling specific industry niches. This will begin with sites in the Energy, Government, and Defense sectors, but there’s no telling …

Is the State of the News Industry “Pathetic”? Is the State of the News Industry “Pathetic”?
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Mashable founder Pete Cashmore tweeted that Monday was the biggest traffic day ever for the publication (in terms of unique visitors. Clearly, it stands to reason that the death of Osama bin Laden and the site’s tendency to show up …

150,000 Osama bin Laden Links Spanning Just 5 Days, Courtesy of Google News 150,000 Osama bin Laden Links Spanning Just 5 Days, Courtesy of Google News

Google has an interesting post on the Google News blog today, talking about how far Google News has come since 9/11. It has indeed come quite a long way. Actually Google News was “born in the aftermath” of the tragedy, …

Osama bin Laden Death Drives Massive Traffic for News Sites Osama bin Laden Death Drives Massive Traffic for News Sites
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Obviously the Osama bin Laden news drove (and continues to drive) a massive amount of news coverage from all sorts of publications. Coverage from tech blogs has taken some criticism this week, as Mashable announced a record number of unique …

Blekko Already Powers Search on Topix After Just Six Months of Existence Blekko Already Powers Search on Topix After Just Six Months of Existence
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Blekko announced that it will begin powering the search functionality on local news aggregation site Topix, calling it “an unprecedented partnership for a search engine not yet six months old.” That Topix is turning to such a young search engine …

News FAIL: Obama Mixed Up With Osama News FAIL: Obama Mixed Up With Osama
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Late night reporting has to be exhausting, and with all the scrambling around to come up with the breaking Bin Laden news on Sunday, people were bound to make mistakes. Whether malicious or innocent, people unfortunately mixed up Obama and …

This Just In … News No Longer Breaks, It Tweets This Just In … News No Longer Breaks, It Tweets

Following the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death, Twitter once again celebrated its CNN-moment. This isn’t its first however, which actually seems to be news to emerging media pundits. The new reality of a real-time world is that news no …

Mashable Affected By Google’s Panda Update? Not Likely. Mashable Affected By Google’s Panda Update? Not Likely.
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Hitwise released some new data (we looked at the bigger picture here) obtained by Forbes, related to Google’s Panda Update. It has a list of sites that have experienced drastic changes in Google traffic since before the initial launch of …

Google News Gets More Personalized Google News Gets More Personalized

Google has done a lot in the past to make Google News more personalized. With the flow of information not slowing down in the slightest, personalized news consumption vehicles are becoming more important to readers. People want the news that …

Journalists on Facebook Page Launched Journalists on Facebook Page Launched
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Facebook is getting more and more serious about news. Today, the company announced the launch of some new journalist resources, including a Page called “Journalists on Facebook” and a new journalist workshop program that it says will span the globe. …

Katie Couric Plans May or May Not Include CBS
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There’s a lot of discussion going on about the future of CBS News anchor Katie Couric. It’s been widely reported that she will be stepping out of her current role, but what comes next is still in question, and Couric …

LinkNotify Makes Facebook Better for Content Discovery LinkNotify Makes Facebook Better for Content Discovery
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LinkNotify is a free service that lets you see links your friends share on Facebook, without all of the noise that surrounds them in your actual Facebook feed. Facebook is for friends, and LinkNotify is for content, but content that …

Ranking The April Fools Pranks On The Internet Ranking The April Fools Pranks On The Internet

April 1st, a day that some cherish and enjoy, while others scoff at all the false information being released on the internet. You then have the people in the comment sections which are proud for discovering which news is fake, …

PR in a Blogger Versus Journalist World
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Or to be more exact, what is the role of public relations (not publicity) in a world where journalism and blogging continue to butt heads? It’s a conversation I’ve been having with friends and industry colleagues, and should be front …