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Reuters: Pentagon Bookkeepers Wasted $8.5 Trillion

Reuters: Pentagon Bookkeepers Wasted $8.5 Trillion

By Bennett Rieser November 19, 2013 | 6 Comments

Earlier this summer, Reuters authors Scot J. Paltrow and Kelly Carr conducted an investigation into the Pentagon’s payroll practices; in their report, the authors alleged that an unbelievable level of dysfunction is causing financial hardships for soldiers. Today, the news …

Reuters Happy to Take Traffic the AP Doesn’t Want
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Update: Google evidently likes the Reuters philosophy on this matter. The company recently tweeted the following message:

MySpace Overtakes Yahoo In Ad Views

According to Reuters, MySpace saw more advertiser ad views in June than Yahoo! Yahoo may be the second biggest search engine on the planet, but when it comes to advertising it saw 34.7 billion ad views compared to MySpace which saw 51 billion views. (figures are from a press release issued by ComScore last week).

Reuters Seeks Political MoJo

Mobile journalism appeals to Reuters as conventions for the Democratic and Republican political parties prepare to take place in the coming weeks.

YouTube Is Sued Yet Again

If Google has a legal achilles heel right now, it’s got to be YouTube. The search engine knew it was buying a can of worms, when it set aside $200 million in anticipation of potential lawsuits.

Reuters Report On Facebook Profiles

Here’s a headline from a new Reuters article:

"Facebook users willing to let employers see profiles"

Reuters looks at a new report on Canadian Facebook users and pretty much declares that they are now happy to let employers see their profiles.

But look at the data:

Reuters, Google Docs Spread Super Tuesday Polls

Through the use of the Spreadsheets feature in Google Docs, Reuters published poll charts for key states for the Republican and Democratic primary races.

Microsoft Introduces Mobile Ads
According to Reuters "Microsoft Corp.

Reuters Snares Content Deal With IHT

The International Herald Tribune agreed to an ad revenue sharing deal with Reuters that will monetize a new business report from the two news organizations.

MySpace Working on News Feed Feature

MySpace is working on a News Feed feature of its own, reminiscent of Facebook’s own feature, Reuters reports.

News Corp Schemes An Online Ad Network
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The broadening growth of Fox Interactive Media’s many properties has prompted News Corp to prepare FIM Serve, an online ad network, for deployment in and out of the company’s Internet reach.

Syria Stops Access To Facebook

Syrians can no longer use Facebook to keep in touch with people, or more importantly, groups that criticize the government.

Wal-Mart Kicks Off “Cyber Week”
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Compared to most retailers, Wal-Mart is really, really big.  So it only makes sense that the company is doing away with Cyber Monday, and is instead focusing on an entire “Cyber Week.”

MSFT Wants 30% of Search, 40% of Web Ads

Well, if you can’t be #1, then you should probably do like Microsoft and aim for being “one of the top two” (aka #2). Reuters reports that Microsoft is looking to knock one of their competitors (you know, Yahoo and Google) out pretty soon.

Microsoft Counts To 40 By Tens

Schoolhouse Rock or corporate strategy? Microsoft wants to achieve online advertising goals with its businesses, while measuring success with a 10, 20, 30, 40 yardstick.

Virtual Furniture Thief Arrested

 The question of who has metaphysical jurisdiction in virtual worlds is not one so carefully addressed in Amsterdam as police have arrested a virtual criminal. In the Netherlands, at least, theft is theft and has real-world consequences.

Google Still Waiting On SEC For Stock Quotes

When writing a story that revolves around stock prices, I prefer to wait until the market’s closed – don’t want the story reversing itself as I type, after all.  I’ve found that market updates from Google (and Yahoo and MSN) are a little slow, though, and for this, we can blame the Securities and Exchange Commission.