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November 19, 2012
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  • Advance Publications unit buys Streetwise Media
    Streetwise Media, which operates two websites aimed at young professionals in Boston and Washington, has been acquired by American City Business Journals, a unit of Advance Publications. Greeting the new acquisition, ACBJ President Whitney Shaw said, “In a short amount of time, Streetwise has attracted a very loyal and robust audience that is different from but complementary to what we do at our business journals in Boston, Washington and elsewhere.” American City Business Journals/New Mexico (11/16), TechCrunch (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Revenue 
  • AOL keeping Huffington Post for now, with focus on overseas expansion
    Although investors have expressed interest, AOL says it intends to hang on to The Huffington Post for now. The company's focus at the moment is on international expansion, building on the Post's current overseas partnerships with newspapers in five markets, says AOL Huffington Post Media Group international Senior Vice President Jimmy Maymann. PaidContent.org (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Innovation 
  • Reuters teams with NewsCred for awards season special package
    Reuters and NewsCred are creating a special journalistic team for the upcoming entertainment awards season, offering coverage in addition to the standard fare that includes video, photos, celebrity interviews, archival footage and special contributors. The Red Carpet Ready package is aimed at brands and marketers looking "for more compelling and more engaging content" that can be used, for instance, on social networks, said NewsCred CEO Shafqat Islam. Adweek (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Intelligence 
  • Facebook reveals how newsfeed content is determined
    Responding to complaints over changes in its news feed, Facebook is explaining the factors that go into deciding newsfeed placement for a piece of content. The social network says it is aiming to tailor feeds more precisely to individual users' interests, as reflected in what they viewed and liked in the past, while assigning lower priority to pages that generate a lot of user complaints. TechCrunch (11/16), GigaOm (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mobile ads trounce TV, online ads on key performance metrics
    Mobile ads are massively more effective than broadcast or conventional digital ads on a slew of key metrics, according to an AdColony/Nielsen study. Almost 6 in 10 mobile users recalled the brands advertised, versus about 1 in 10 for TV and digital users, and mobile ads were also several times more effective at influencing consumers' purchasing intent. eMarketer (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Media Industry News 
  • Scott Dadich comes back to Wired to lead editorial
    Scott Dadich is returning to Wired magazine, this time as editor in chief. During his previous tenure as creative director for Wired from 2006 to 2010, the magazine won three National Magazine Awards for design. Dadich has been parent Conde Nast's vice president of editorial platforms and design for the past two years. Adweek (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Case Studies 
  • Sex scandals show how different countries approach social media libel
    Broad, rapid dissemination of reputation-destroying and wholly false content across Twitter are producing widely different consequences in the U.K. and U.S. Thousands of Twitter users who retweeted false sex allegations may be liable for their actions in the U.K., while similar Twitter users in the U.S. reacting to another scandal off the legal hook, according to this article. GigaOm (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  API News and Events 
  • Poynter’s Jeff Sonderman joins API’s Transformation Tour
    Want to know how to engage and interact more effectively with your digital audiences? Just ask Jeff Sonderman at API's Transformational Communities workshop on Dec. 7 in Arlington, Va. The Poynter Institute digital media fellow, who specializes in tracking social media trends for Poynter.org, will show you how news organizations are changing the way they gather, curate and distribute news and information – and create value. It's social, mobile and very personal. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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