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Chicago Tribune gives readers Economist, Forbes under new paywall plan
The Chicago Tribune will at last begin charging for its online content through an innovative scheme that will also give readers access to a premium package of third party content. Under the plan, which goes into effect in the next few days, readers will see selections from the Economist and Forbes included in a new paid section that will also include Tribune content newly designated as premium.
Canada accuses UN of making Robert Mugabe tourism 'ambassador'; withdraws...
Robert Mugabe is currently under a United States and European Union travel ban because of human rights abuses in his own country. STRINGER/Reuters OTTAWA - Canada is withdrawing from the United Nations World Tourism Office, a move it said was formalized this week over the agency's recognition of Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe.
Pinterest locked in stalemate with image owners
Image-sharing site Pinterest has been in negotiations for months with photo service Getty. A breakthrough could dispel some of the copyright questions hanging over the hot startup - but one expert says not to hold your breath.
Can the Small Press Survive in the Digital Age?
How come we can find millions of debates on self-publishing vs. big publishing but never anything about how this will have affect on small presses? I believe that a lot of small presses will not survive for the long term and the ones that do will have to stay a step ahead of e-publishers and self-published authors just to compete.
Why Digital Ad Forecasts Are Irrelevant: The Future Is Not Display Ads | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age
Sometimes you think something is so simple to think about that it can't possibly be right. I was struck by just that feeling in looking at some of the recent eMarketer data on display advertising and the billions of dollars currently spent on it.
Dove Lets Women Give Facebook Advertising a Makeover
Dove Australia has created the world's first makeover targeted at advertisements instead of women. Created by Ogilvy, the campaign introduces an app that lets Facebook users choose a feel-good message about women's bodies and use Dove's media buy to pump out pithy bits of positivity to the Facebook universe-to counteract those self-esteem-destroying side blurbs that ask if your love handles are overexposed and the like.
"Why I break DRM on e-books": A publishing exec speaks out
Calls for big-six publishers to drop DRM have increased in recent weeks, coinciding with the DOJ price-fixing lawsuit. Many observers fear that the lawsuit will actually reduce competition in the e-book marketplace by cementing Amazon's role as the dominant player - and they wonder whether DRM is simply another weapon in Amazon's arsenal, keeping customers locked to the Kindle Store.
OWS protestor doesn't own his tweets, judge rules
In a candid ruling, a New York judge said a protester can't stop prosecutors from searching his Twitter account because he doesn't own the tweets in the first place. Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. cited a "widely-believed" but "mistaken" notion about online privacy rights and said that search and seizure protections don't apply because we "do not have a 'physical' home on the Internet."
"The hidden side of your soul": How the FBI uses the Web as a child porn honeypot
The e-mail arrived in James Charles Cafferty's inbox on July 14, 2011. Unlike most unsolicited e-mail on the Internet, the message did not pitch mortgages, get rich quick scams, or penis pills. Instead, it provided a link to an under-the-radar child pornography website and the password needed to access it.
The Atlantic tips its hand about new site " Talking Biz News
The Atlantic, which earlier this year hired away Kevin Delaney from The Wall Street Journal to start a business news website, has disclosed that the site will focus on business news for a global audience. In an online posting looking for staffers to help launch the site, The Atlantic states: We need journalists, developers, designers, and advertising salespeople.
Wildrose candidates' gaffes raise ire of mayors
The mayors of Alberta's two major cities have waded into the provincial election campaign, saying the remarks of some candidates hurt the image of their cities. In particular, they focused on Allan Hunsperger and Ron Leech, two pastors running for the Wildrose in Edmonton and Calgary, respectively.
Court tosses Howard Stern’s $300 million claim against Sirius XM
Shock jock Howard Stern can rant all he likes but he will not be paid a $300 million bonus after Sirius XM won a dispute over subscribers counts. In a ruling handed down on Monday, a New York state court found that subscribers the company had acquired through its merger with XM should not be counted in determining whether to award Stern a series of bonuses between 2004 and 2010.
Summary Judgments for April 17
4/17/12 What's in a headline? To one legal academic, quite a lot. Lawrence Lessig is a Harvard law professor who has argued some key constitutional copyright cases. He has been sparring in online posts with Randy Barnett, a Georgetown law professor who helpeddevise the legal strategy of the states challenging President Obama's health care law.
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New Groupon lawsuit targets execs, seeks board seats for shareholders
The lawsuits are coming fast and furious against Groupon after the daily deal site admitted to dodgy accounting tactics in a recent SEC filing. The latest complaint is a so-called "derivative suit" in which shareholders seek to stand in Groupon's shoes and enforce the company's rights against CEO Andrew Mason and other executives.
The YouTube Decision: What it means and what happens next
Today's appeals court ruling in YouTube v. Viacom is the biggest copyright decision of the year and already both sides are proclaiming victory. The case is about much more than the $1 billion that Viacom is claiming for the John Stewart and South Park clips that appeared on YouTube years ago.
To Catch A Primary: Bruning Accuses Opponent Of Following His Daughter On Twitter
A debate Tuesday night in Nebraska for the Republican primary for Senate took a turn for the awkward when state Attorney General Jon Bruning accused his main opponent, former state Attorney General Don Stenberg, of stalking Bruning's 14-year old daughter on Twitter. The Omaha World-Herald was there for the action.