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Google Currents debuts as more than a social news reader

December 9, 2011

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It’s been a long time in coming, but Google Currents has arrived. According to an article by Epicenter, Google Currents has been in development for most of the year under the alleged name “Propeller.” Google claims to have 150 partners within the newspaper and magazine industry for its tablet and smart phone focused reader app. […]

Apple pushes Ping for social sharing of music

December 8, 2011

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If you’ve opened up iTunes lately, you have probably seen the advertisement for Ping, which looks to be Apple’s response to the popular Spotify for social sharing of music. Like Spotify, you can view and listen to your friends’ playlists, but Ping’s interface feels more like a social network than Spotify. You can follow your […]

Get verified journo tweets through just one source: Muck Rack Daily

December 8, 2011

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Are you a newshound? Are you following hundreds of journalists on Twitter trying to get the most up-to-date news? Maybe you should try Muck Rack Daily. (You remember what muckrakers are, right?) Muck Rack Daily takes verified tweets and other posts in social media networks from journalists around the world. They grab the best of […]

Detroit newspapers will award $5,000 for best idea to increase circulation

February 24, 2011

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The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press is will give $5,000 to an individual or group of non-employees who come up with the best idea on how the newspapers can increase circulation and better serve the community. The Detroit Media Partnership, which owns the two papers, calls the contest IdeaQuest. What’s even better is that […]

How to make paper.li worthwhile

February 21, 2011

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I’ve been asked to provide my professional opinion about the benefits (if any) of paper.li. As always, I’m happy to oblige. If you aren’t familiar with paper.li, it’s basically an online paper generator that you can sign up for through either your Twitter or Facebook account. The idea is that it’s a way for you […]

Eminem grants rare interview to eighth-grader

February 14, 2011

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First, we liked Eminem’s Superbowl commercial. We also liked that although Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers) had to go through a lot to climb his way back into the music scene, he’s here. He’s been making headlines — good ones — lately and this last one is no exception. Eminem has shocked his fans by granting […]

Radiohead releases world’s first “newspaper album”

February 14, 2011

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The rock band Radiohead will release the first installment of its new record “The King of Limbs,” which the band is calling the world’s first “newspaper album.” We find it interesting that in a world where the newspaper industry seems to be in decline that someone in the music industry would try to capitalize on […]