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Verizon reported as potential buyer of Yahoo

Via recode: “Verizon is closing in on a deal to buy Yahoo’s core business for about $5 billion, according to sources familiar with the talks. The telco giant has long been considered the favorite to buy Yahoo’s internet assets, which it wants to combine with AOL, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion. Part of Verizon’s pitch to Yahoo’s board is that it is the logical choice, since it is already operating a similar business. The concept of such a deal is to combine its advertising tech assets and become the third alternative to leaders Facebook and Google. Both companies also have extensive media assets…”

Pokémon Go‘ app – infographic on data usage and battery drain

“Have you spotted people gathering around places and staring into their smartphones while being dressed as a yellow stuffed animal in the last days? There is a real hype going on in the press and social media, so you probably already know this is due to the ‚Pokémon Go‘ app which was launched in some countries recently. ‚Pokémon Go‘ is… Continue Reading

Pew – Election 2016: Campaigns as a Direct Source of News

 Election 2016: Campaigns as a Direct Source of News, July 18, 2016. “…Clinton’s campaign has almost entirely bypassed the news media while Trump draws heavily on news articles. Clinton’s website offers two main sections for campaign news updates, both of which mimic the look and feel of a digital news publisher, but oriented around original… Continue Reading

Facebook activated safety feature to assist in Nice attack

The Attack in Nice, France FACEBOOK SAFETY CHECK Please login to Facebook to access this Safety Check. Via Twitter see also Recherche Nice (@Avis2recherche) and (@urgencesnice) are currently both active. UK Embassy contact for citizens in Nice – The embassy’s 24-hour number is +33144513100. Continue Reading

MSU McLellan Free Expression Online Library

“MSU Law’s First Amendment Law Clinic is the only clinical program in the country solely dedicated to the protection of student speech and press rights. Now, a $500,000 donation from leading Michigan attorney and MSU Law Trustee Richard D. McLellan will expand the clinic’s impact nationwide by creating a Free Expression Online Library and Resource… Continue Reading

Pew – Social Media and the Workplace

New platforms can be tools for connection with colleagues and outside experts, but can also serve as distractions while on the job – “Social media influences and permeates many aspects of daily life for Americans today, and the workforce is no exception. These digital platforms offer the potential to enhance worker productivity by fostering connections… Continue Reading

U.S. Digital Registry

“Whether for emergency management and public health, reliable financial services or trusted access to education programs, the need for users to confirm the validity of official U.S. government digital platforms is critical. A challenge in embracing emerging startup and private sector platforms for public service is ensuring that citizens can trust the app used for… Continue Reading

Paper – Social Clicks: What and Who Gets Read on Twitter?

Maksym Gabielkov, Arthi Ramachandran, Augustin Chaintreau, Arnaud Legout. Social Clicks: What and Who Gets Read on Twitter?. ACM SIGMETRICS / IFIP Performance 2016, Jun 2016, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France. 2016. https://hal.inria.fr/hal-01281190 Submitted on 13 Apr 2016. “Online news domains increasingly rely on social media to drive traffic to their websites. Yet we know surprisingly little about… Continue Reading

Facebook litigating $15B user internet track case

Facebook Accused Of Tracking Users’ Internet Activity By Consuella Pachico – Jun 18, 2016 – “Facebook is facing multidistrict litigation over allegations that the social media site tracked users’ internet activity after they logged off. Facebook is insisting that users cannot sue because they were not harmed by the site’s tracking activities. In response to users’… Continue Reading

Pew – State of the News Media 2016

FOR RELEASE JUNE 15, 2016 – State of the News Media 2016: “Eight years after the Great Recession sent the U.S. newspaper industry into a tailspin, the pressures facing America’s newsrooms have intensified to nothing less than a reorganization of the industry itself, one that impacts the experiences of even those news consumers unaware of… Continue Reading

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2016

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism – “This is our fifth annual report that explores the changing environment around news across countries. The report is based on a survey of more than 50,000 people in 26 countries, which makes it the largest ongoing comparative study of news consumption in the world and twice as… Continue Reading

Did your representatives accept campaign contributions from the NRA?

Enter your zip code via http://whoismyvoice.com/ – and your address – data will follow that includes the name of your representative and a statement indicating whether or not your Representative and Senators accepted any money from the NRA (and if so, how much) in this election cycle. You will also be provided with respective email,… Continue Reading