Archive for January, 2013

CNN’s Bleacher Report Programming Launches Saturday

January 30, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Sports Illustrated who? Turner's $175 million acquisition of Bleacher Report happened way back in August

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CNN’s Bleacher Report Programming Launches Saturday

January 30, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Sports Illustrated who? Turner's $175 million acquisition of Bleacher Report happened way back in August

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Most–But Maybe Not All–U.S. Carriers Will Have BlackBerry 10 Device by March

January 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

It has long been known that Research In Motion would show the first BlackBerry 10 devices today. One key question is just when you will be able to buy one. And the news was not exactly promising, especially for those in the Untied States. First came word via the Wall Street Journal that it would be March before the first customers in the U.S. could by a device. On stage, things actually got a bit worst as Heins said “most” of the big four U.S. carriers would have it by March. Verizon announced it would carry both the touchscreen Z10 and keyboard-equipped Q10 handhelds but did not give availability. Sprint also said it would carry a device, but it is carrying the keyboard-equipped Q10, which is expected to arrive later than the Z10. Sprint said only that it would come “later this year.” AT&T and T-Mobile did not immediately have plans to share. The device is going on sale in Canada and some other countries as soon as next week. Speaking with reporters, Heins said Wednesday that a longer testing period at U.S. carriers is why it will take longer to hit the market here. “The reason is that the testing process in the U.S. with those carrier partners is a rather lengthy one,” Heins said. The BlackBerry 10 event is still taking place. Click here for our live coverage.

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SPC nabs ‘For No Good Reason’

January 30, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Docu features Johnny Depp

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January 30, 2013  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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Are you addicted to Twitter?

Are you addicted to Twitter?

January 30, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

You won’t find any Twitter secrets written by experts on this post, just a listing of behaviors that may seem normal to some and outright weird to others. I have listed some of my (odd) behaviors below. What are yours? I check Twitter 3-4 times a day using Chrome. I look at my mentions every time I go onto Twitter. I follow people that are my close friends and business associates. I follow people that post interesting links pertaining to the stuff I am into. At least 50% of what I read online these days comes from links that were posted by the

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Lover.ly partners with Time’s Real Simple Weddings to share content and ad inventory

Lover.ly partners with Time’s Real Simple Weddings to share content and ad inventory

January 30, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Since launching its wedding-focused content platform and vertical search engine in late 2011, Lover.ly has been about two parallel missions: help brides design their dream weddings, and help wedding publishers better monetize their content. Today, the company took a massive step toward both those objectives through a new partnership with Time, Inc.’s Real Simple. Beginning this morning, content and search technology from Lover.ly will be integrated into the wedding channel on RealSimple.com. Visitors to the site will be able to click through hosted content to the original publisher, whether it be a wedding blog like Snippet and Ink, or an etailer

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Yandex Halts Development of Discovery App After Facebook Snips Data Access

January 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Russian search giant Yandex has ceased development on Wonder, a social discovery application it launched in the United States, after Facebook cut off the app’s access to the social network’s API data feed. Yandex launched the app in beta form last week to U.S. users, but only hours after the app debuted, Facebook snipped Wonder’s access to the API. “We discussed the issue with Facebook and it was confirmed that Facebook views the application Wonder as something that violates the Facebook Platform Policies (section I.12) and that the access to Facebook’s Graph API will not be restored,” a Yandex spokesman told AllThingsD . “Since this access was revoked, we decided to put our application on hold for the time being.” According to section I.12, outside sites and applications are not allowed to use Facebook’s Graph API if they are search engines or directories and don’t have Facebook’s express written consent. (Microsoft’s Bing, for instance, would fall into the “consensual partner” category.) Why does an app like Wonder get shut off so fast? Well, for one, Wonder aims for the exact space Facebook looks to dominate in the coming years — social discovery. It’s essentially a voice-navigated social search application that lets users see the types of local businesses their friends have visited, the food they’ve eaten, the photos they’ve shot and the news and music content they’re taking in. That’s all valuable data to take from Facebook. And with the recent Graph Search and updated Nearby mobile feature, it’s obvious that social discovery is one direction Facebook wants to dominate (much to the chagrin of others in the space, I’m sure, like Yelp and Foursquare). Facebook tried issuing a statement last week detailing just why it shut down API access to Wonder so quickly, as well as other recent shutdowns of apps like Voxer and, separately, Twitter’s Vine app. But the company’s statement wasn’t entirely clear on which apps encroach on the social giant’s territory, or what specific factors make Facebook decide to go after some apps but not others. What’s next for Yandex’s app?

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Bundle Up

January 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

People like bundles. People don’t like to work for their entertainment. They’ll pay a premium if it saves them time. – Mark Cuban

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Brands Cozy Up to Startups

Brands Cozy Up to Startups

January 30, 2013  |  Blog  |  No Comments

Hackathons are nothing new. Google and Facebook hold Red Bull-fueled all-night coding sessions all the time. They’re a hallowed part of Silicon Valley tech culture. But you know the tech-marketing era is in full swing when a soup company has an API and wanted developers to “hack the kitchen.” But Campbell Soup, which is currently running a contest for developers to create Web and mobile apps, is far from the only brand trying to build direct connections to tech startups. Nike has kicked off a similar contest to Campbell, giving 10 developers access to the Nike+ APIs, Nike+ mobile SDKs, and

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