All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Washington Post’

Under Bezos, Washington Post Has A New Way To Make Money

Last year, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post. Now, the newspaper is moving forward with a new revenue stream, and it’s something pretty unique for a newspaper publisher. The Post will license its content management system to other newspaper sites, according to a report from The Financial Times, which says: Potential clients could include the recently …

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Bezos’ Washington Post Puts Amazon Affiliate Links In Articles

Over the weekend, some observers noticed that the Washington Post, which was purchased by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last year, was featuring Amazon “Buy it Now” buttons/affiliate links in certain articles. Paul Carr at PandoDaily points to an article called “What Divisive ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ cover says about books and readers.” The article is about the cover art …

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Marijuana Legalization: The White House Fights Back

One by one, states are taking matters into their own hands and legalizing marijuana in one form or another. For some, it is for medicinal purposes, commonly called “medical marijuana”. For others, they simply go the route of either “decriminalizing” marijuana — which means reducing possession from a felony to a misdemeanor — or legalizing it entirely. Just because a …

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Marijuana Legalization Spikes Teen Use? Nope.

For many years, there were several arguments that anti-legalization forces leaned on to keep pot at bay, medicinal or otherwise. One by one those arguments have been deflated and disproven. As it turns out, marijuana is not a “gateway” to harder drugs. It does not cause mental illness. It is not physically addictive, in the same way that nicotine is. …

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Eric Shinseki Resigns Amid Growing VA Scandal

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned today amidst the scandal that exposed widespread failings in the healthcare system for military veterans. President Barack Obama said he accepted Shinseki’s resignation after Shinseki delivered an interim review that found systemic mismanagement, treatment delays, and falsified records through the Veterans Health Administration, according to Bloomberg News. “This morning I think some of you …

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Erykah Badu Sings “Happy Birthday” To Monarch

It’s very strange for someone who labels themselves as a “community activist” and “conscious spirit” to sing “Happy Birthday” to a monarch who plethora of wives and a love of luxury while his people 63 percent of his people subside off less than $1.25 per day. It’s even stranger when you consider said person’s history, such as setting up their …

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Edward Snowden Interview With Washington Post

In a recent television message from Edward Snowden – his comment “I’ve already won” undoubtedly has people talking. Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) leaker, has given a revealing interview to The Washington Post about how the disturbing information he shared with the media has shed a light on the U.S. surveillance tactics. The secrets revealed from Snowden, a …

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The Implications Of Bezos’ Purchase Of The Washington Post

As you’ve more than likely learned by now, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post for $250 million. The news was announced Monday afternoon, and the Internet (at least the business end of it) just about exploded with excitement, skepticism and other reaction in general. Can tech mogul Bezos reinvent the newspaper? Let us know in …

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The Washington Post Plans to Go Behind a Paywall This Summer

Today, The Washington Post announced that they will be the latest publication to put some content behind a paywall. The move will take place some time this summer, and the Post is still in the process of determining exactly how much to charge readers. The paywall will pop up after readers access more than 20 articles a month. According to …

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Digg Parted Out, Sold For Significantly More Than $500,000 [REPORT]

Late yesterday, we told you that once-popular link aggregation site Digg had been sold to Betaworks, the company behind bit.ly, news.me, and Chartbeat. Considering Digg’s massive decline over the past few years, news of it selling wasn’t too shocking. But the price was – a paltry $500,000. To put that in perspective, Facebook just bought Instagram for $1 billion. Seriously, …

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Digg Engineers Join Washington Post and SocialCode

At the beginning of the month we reported that there was some type of deal going on with Digg’s tech and engineering team and the Washington Post. If you remember there was some debate about what exactly the deal was, an acquisition or a highjacking, or whatever. There was no official word from Digg at that time. Today the Digg …

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Washington Post Hires Digg Tech Team

Some thought it was going to be an acquisition, others thought it would just be talent acquisition, but it turns out, the Washington Post is just hiring some members of Digg’s technology team. The Next Web initially reported that the Washington Post was buying Digg and TechCrunch seemed to believe it some sort of acquisition also, but now, All Things …

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