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delivers news about social media communities such as Reddit, Facebook and Youtube the way a local newspaper might deliver news about a city.
Drew Curtis' FARK.com has settled a lawsuit with a patent troll.
The popular "not news" site was sued by "Gooseberry Natural Resources LLC" which held a ridiculous broad patent (6,370,535) that it claimed covered the basic concept of generating a press release online.
Other sites targeted included Reddit, Digg, Slashdot, TechCrunch & Others.
In the case of Fark, the suit was settled for $0. Curtis writes, "I paraphrased our best one-time settlement offer as "how about jack sh*t and go f*ck yourself."
: A news aggregator that cuts out a lot of the fat and gives you relevant local and national news.
In February, AOL acquired
the Huffington Post for $315 million. (Previously)
The formation of The Huffington Post Media Group was announced
, to integrate content for a new combined, claimed audience of "117 Million Americans and 270 Million Globally."
Then, AOL fired 200 US employees (leaving many sites without editorial staff
) and began restructuring
. Today, they announced that 30 brands
, including popular site Slashfood
, will be closed or folded into existing Huffington Post sections. [more inside]
NBC Universal and Microsoft are holding talks about changing the address
, the third most popular news website on the Internet, as its "strictly objective" news coverage and staff
become more differentiated from the television network, which is asking viewers to Lean Forward
in a new ad campaign directed by Spike Lee
Google began inviting
volunteers to a public preview test
of their new Wave
web-based collaborative email and document communications platform yesterday, which enables users to "communicate and work together in real time." Initial reviews
this past May
) [more inside]
Long form journalism on the Web is "not working."
- TIME.com Managing Editor Josh Tyrangiel ..Among the detractors of this statement is David Sleight, Deputy Creative Director of BusinessWeek.com: "Really? It’s 2009 and we’re still having this conversation?
" Scattered industry advice on this topic
varies from moderate to extreme, and while web analytics paint a convincing picture of web readers, some wonder if long form journalism has EVER worked
. Of course there seem to be other factors at play, like methods of presentation
is sort of a daily paper for the museum world. The site, which marked its tenth year in 2008, aggregates museum news, job listings, and links from around the world, helping readers stay up-to-date on issues and events like artifact repatriation, art theft and trade, archaeological discoveries, innovative programs, unusual museums
, threats to collections from war and natural disasters, and plenty of stuff just for fun. [more inside]
--drilling beneath the headlines. A new webmagazine, offering expert in-depth coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. The site is built around major “digs,” led by authorities in their fields, who will drill down into contemporary topics and assemble packages of content... Robert Scheer
is editor in chief (you may know him from the SF Chronicle
). The current featured "dig" is on religion and homosexuality.
:: use your powers of deduction to predict what happens next in today's news stories
, a new tabloid style website aimed at the Drudgereport, is launched by Lockhart Steele
founder of Gawker Media, home of Gawker
. Looks a lot like the recently relaunched National Enquirer
(Will 'enquiring minds' accept The Equirer's move to New York and British editorial makeover?
ESPN teams up with MSN
First the Justice Department folds, and now this: “ESPN.com’s sports content will be uniquely integrated with MSN and will carry MSN branding and links throughout the ESPN.com site.” Is it really a surprise? Will it really make a difference?