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Next Issue Media Joins Digital Race With <cite>New Yorker</cite>, <cite>Time</cite>, <cite>Esquire</cite>

Wired Media - May 17, 2011 - 9:27pm
Next Issue Media, billed as the magazine industry's digital newsstand, launched a preview of its offerings Wednesday, announcing digital versions of Condé Nast's New Yorker, Hearst's Esquire and Popular Mechanics, Meredith's Fitness and Parents, and Time Inc.'s Fortune and Time.


Bot-Breakdown: Deconstructing a Twitter-Spam Marketing Campaign

Wired Media - May 17, 2011 - 2:15pm
What do Jill Dawnsoll, Kerry Ohnes, Dakota Baylie, Ellanah Cailn, Heidi Illems, Mirinda Latel and Paige Decanso have in common? For one thing, they don't appear to be real people at all -- although their Twitter accounts are designed to look like they are.


Facebook PR Firm Deletes Google 'Smears,' But Heads Don't Roll

Wired Media - May 13, 2011 - 1:45pm
Just when it looked like the Facebook Burson-Marsteller block-ops anti-Google smear scandal couldn't possible get any more bizarre, new details emerged about the botched campaign Friday as the debacle reverberated from New York to Silicon Valley.


Netflix App Released for Android Phones, Sorta

Wired Media - May 12, 2011 - 5:00pm
Netflix is coming to Android! Or well, to a select few Android devices. Blame the sheer number of handsets, Netflix says.


BOOM! Goes Facebook's Google Smear Campaign

Wired Media - May 12, 2011 - 3:30pm
In the annals of shady public relations stunts, Facebook’s attempt to surreptitiously plant negative — and highly misleading — stories about Google into leading media outlets will surely go down as one of the most ham-handed in recent memory.


CNNMoney Relaunches Website, Adds StockTwits for Wall Street Chatter

Wired Media - May 9, 2011 - 11:59am
Financial news heavyweight CNNMoney unveiled its newly redesigned website Monday and announced that it has struck partnerships with StockTwits, the financial discussion platform created by investor Howard Lindzon, as well as SigFig, a portfolio-management tool launching in June.


Report: Cond&#233; Nast Leapfrogs Hearst With iPad Subscription Pact

Wired Media - May 6, 2011 - 11:21am
Condé Nast, the publisher of Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GQ and Wired, is on the verge of announcing a pact with Apple to begin selling digital subscriptions to its iPad applications, according to the New York Post's Keith J. Kelly.


Traffic Spikes on Military Facebook Pages After Bin Laden's Killing

Wired Media - May 2, 2011 - 10:55am
In the hours after a team of U.S. Navy SEALs attacked Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan -- and shot the world's most wanted man in the head -- the Facebook pages for the U.S. Navy, SEALs and Army saw a dramatic spike in activity as users flocked online to post their thoughts and comments about the event.


Time, Apple Strike Deal on iPad Access for Print Subscribers

Wired Media - May 1, 2011 - 9:34pm
Time, the giant magazine publisher, has reached a deal with Apple to provide its magazine subscribers with access to the iPad versions of its publications, a spokesperson confirmed, in an important step toward detente between the publishing industry and the Cupertino, California, tech giant.


AOL, Huffington Post Seek Another 8,000 Free Bloggers

Wired Media - April 27, 2011 - 2:07pm
So you want to be writer. Well, have I got a deal for you. Join Patch, and write for free for a multibillion company run by millionaires. In a continuation of one of the more, um, unusual media stories in recent memory, AOL is asking the editors of Patch to recruit 8,000 people to write for free on Patch's various hyperlocal news sites.


Netflix Profit Up 88 Percent, But Shares Fall 5 Percent

Wired Media - April 25, 2011 - 3:54pm
Netflix, the streaming-video and DVD-rental-by-mail giant, said that its profit soared 88 percent in the first quarter as it added 3.6 million subscribers globally. But the company's shares were battered in after-hours trading, falling 5 percent after the company projected that its profits next quarter wouldn't likely be as high as Wall Street traders hoped for.


AT&T Files to Buy T-Mobile Amid Objections

Wired Media - April 21, 2011 - 4:30pm
AT&T is telling the feds that buying T-Mobile will be good for the country, but Sprint and public interest groups want the feds to block the $39 billion buyout. They say it will only lead to higher prices and a wireless duopoly.


Google's Groupon Clone Now Live

Wired Media - April 21, 2011 - 2:45pm
Google launches its own daily deal site, just months after Groupon rejected its $6 billion offer to buy the king of local coupons.


Google Holds Out Against 'Do Not Track' Flag

Wired Media - April 15, 2011 - 3:57pm
Google is the only major holdout in the "Do Not Track" flag initiative that Microsoft, Apple and Firefox are incorporating into their browsers. Google says the flag is too unclear -- but it could also hurt its bottom line.


Google Still Pulling Ahead in Search, Says ComScore

Wired Media - April 13, 2011 - 2:29pm
New monthly search share numbers show Bing and Yahoo combined handle about 30 percent of U.S. searches, with Google slowly growing to close to 66 percent.


Unpaid Blogger Hits Huffington With $105M Class Action Lawsuit

Wired Media - April 12, 2011 - 1:10pm
Arianna Huffington is like a "slave owner on a plantation of bloggers," according to the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit that seeks more than $100 million in damages on behalf of 9,000 unpaid bloggers who, he argues, should be paid for helping build The Huffington Post into the valuable media property AOL bought for $315 million.


Feds OK Google to Buy ITA Travel Search, With Conditions

Wired Media - April 8, 2011 - 11:58am
The world's search giant is set to get even bigger, as the federal authorities are proposing to allow it to buy travel-search company ITA. But the approval comes with some conditions intended to spare dedicated travel search sites.


LinkedIn Announces Facebook-Like Tentacles for the Web

Wired Media - April 6, 2011 - 10:45am
LinkedIn is offering websites and developers easy tools to embed "share" buttons, company-profile boxes and friend widgets on third-party websites -- as well as a way to log in to other sites using LinkedIn. Calling it the professional web, the business-based social networking site is seeking to challenge Facebook's growing control over online identity.


MTV's O Digital Music Awards Target 'Echo Boomers'

Wired Media - April 4, 2011 - 10:00pm
MTV is down with digital music — as long as its 'legal.' On Tuesday, the network that popularized the music video announces a new awards show designed to celebrate the wild and woolly world of online music and the millions of fans who now consume it, as well as the techies who make it happen.


Movie Studios Sue Streaming Movie Site Zediva

Wired Media - April 4, 2011 - 3:00pm
The MPAA sued DVD streaming site Zediva, alleging the company is streaming new release movies illegally. Zediva says it rents the disks one at a time so it's in the clear -- a court showdown looms.


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