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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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Napster: Culture of Free | Retro Report - Yahoo Screen

In 1999, a file-sharing program created in a Boston dorm room sent shockwaves across the music industry and served notice that a major cultural shift was underway. Seeing a fundamental threat to its long-profitable business model, the record industry took to the courts to shut down the upstart company. But a generation of consumers had tasted a new way to get what they wanted -- today's music industry, and the musicians themselves, are still grappling with the Culture of Free.
Ken Morrison's insight:

As someone who lives abroad, Yahoo 'News' deeply disturbs me. I think that they have two very irresponsible practices:

1) They often change headlines to exact news stories to make it appear that their are new developments in the existing story. During times of escalating tensions between the two Koreas, I have seen this practice cause more panic than needed among people who want to know the story

2) very closely related, they often change the text of stories, which greatly impacts the comments left by users. There are times when you wonder if the person even read the same article that your read. Many times, in many ways, they did not. They read a previous version of the story. I think they should start fresh when they make very major edits. 

With that said, I think that their content is much less nationalistic and simply more professional in the past three months. I also like this small area of quality videos

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David Karp’s Dilemma | TechCrunch

David Karp’s Dilemma | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Tumblr founder David Karp is probably having a very interesting weekend as he decides if he should cash in on a Yahoo deal or hold out for more money or continued control

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Well Done David Karp. He built a platform that took blogging to a new segment of society.  My key takeaway is this quote from the article:
 "Can Karp put on the big-boy pants, hire a Sheryl Sandberg character, and create a money-making machine? Because if he’s not sure, and he’s not ready for a long, hard, uphill fight, he should sell."

 
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No, Samsung did not try to pay Apple its $1bn fine in nickels

No, Samsung did not try to pay Apple its $1bn fine in nickels | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

Triangulate.  Never post anything online until you have checked at least two other sources that you trust. 

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It would take 2,755 18-wheeler trucks (max legal tare 80,000 lbs) to carry the money.".  There are not that many 5-cent coins in circulation in the USA

 

 

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Nasty as they wanna be? Policing Flickr.com

Nasty as they wanna be? Policing Flickr.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

FlickR's challenges in policing their online community.  How do they decide what photos are too racey, too racist, or too manipulative of their "no-selling" rule?  I feel that this is an interesting article about trying to balance free speech, the eyes of children and respect others cultures while maintaining a community that will keep viewers and investors happy.

 

I like the comment, "We Don't need to take all comers"

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ABC News, Yahoo! News Announce Online Alliance

ABC News, Yahoo! News Announce Online Alliance | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
New Venture Will Reach more than 100 Million Monthly, Includes Original Online Video Series...
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The Real Social Networking Battle: Isolated vs Integrated - Datamation

The Real Social Networking Battle: Isolated vs Integrated - Datamation | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

If you don't understand why the Tumblr aquisition is a big deal, these two pages will help you understand the historical and societal context.

Ken Morrison's insight:

My favorite part of this short piece is on the second page when it talk's about 'improving' Tumblr and that many users will not want it to be 'improved'  They found and stayed at Tumblr because it is different.  They don't want semantic search. They don't want an audience.  They want to share their ideas and their art. They don't want to be scaled.

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Mayer To Yahoo!: You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As It’s Not Blackberry | TechCrunch

Mayer To Yahoo!: You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As It’s Not Blackberry | TechCrunch | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

R.I.P. RIM?  This might hurt a little.  Yahoo allows employees to choose their own smart phones.  Actually, Yahoo 'almost' said that they can have any phone they want as long as it isn't Blackberry

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This Week in Google 155

The most insteresting is the discussion about the news coverage of Marissa Mayer's new job as CEO at Google.

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New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the Nexus 7 ships, the internet defense league, and more.

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The Rise and Fall of Internet Giants

The Rise and Fall of Internet Giants | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Beautiful infographic showing how the great giants of the internet thrived and eventually withered. Will Facebook suffer the same fate?

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Ashton Kutcher’s Conflict of Interest on ‘Two And A Half Men’ and Mark Zuckerberg Is on the Hunt (Literally)

Ashton Kutcher’s Conflict of Interest on ‘Two And A Half Men’ and Mark Zuckerberg Is on the Hunt (Literally) | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Did CBS get "punk'd" by Ashton Kutcher? The actor used his massive exposure on the sitcom "Two And A Half Men" to stealthily promote his personal tech investments.
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