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2014-06-26 12:26:12

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a record-high 11.5 million unique visitors in May, the Daily Dot has completed an unprecedented round of editorial hiring to better serve the needs of the Internet generation. The addition of six staff writers underscores the company's deep commitment to original reporting and progressive, investigative journalism. As the paper of record for Internet-community news and cultural commentary, the Daily Dot covers aspects of the...

2014-06-09 12:26:26

BANFF, AB, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Heather Conway, Executive-Vice President, CBC English Services announced today Sally Catto has been named General Manager of Programming for CBC Television. The announcement was made at the Banff World Media Festival. Catto's appointment is effective immediately. An extensive international search was conducted over several months. In making the announcement Conway commented, "The breadth of candidates we interviewed was most impressive but after...

2014-03-11 23:31:03

Powered by Buzzstarter, WinSXSW.co Asks Founders to Pitch Themselves for a Chance at $100K+ in Cash, Prizes, Access to Leading Venture Capitalists, and a Chance to Participate in 500 Startups’ Next Batch AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 The editors of VentureBeat, a media company that covers disruptive technology and explains why it matters in our lives, has announced WinSXSW.co, the second annual tech startup pitch contest which will be held at SXSW. Powered by technology-enabled...

2014-03-06 08:35:19

First-Of-Its-Kind Collaboration To Co-Produce and Distribute Original Video Content; Gives Millions of Viewers Access To Emerging Trends and Biggest Names in Tech NEW YORK and CHICAGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post's live-streaming network, and global ad agency Leo Burnett today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership for the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive festival to co-produce original video interviews with the world's biggest technology...

2014-03-05 12:23:58

Partnership Brings CNN's Global Coverage, Programs and Personalities to Flipboard PALO ALTO, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Flipboard, Inc. announces its acquisition of Zite, a popular news reader application for iOS and Android, from CNN. By integrating Zite's personalization technology and recommendation engine, Flipboard will further its mission to be the world's best personal magazine. In addition to the acquisition, the two companies will embark on a multifaceted...

2014-03-04 16:24:52

Unprecedented coverage includes more than 90 hours of fully accessible TV broadcasts and more than 250 hours of digital streaming across all CPC Broadcast Consortium platforms CBC/Radio-Canada's coverage will also be available as video-on-demand content via TELUS Optik TV, Rogers and the Canadian Paralympic Team Mobile App Tweet this release: http://ow.ly/ucavq TORONTO, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games begin Friday, March 7 and CBC is Canada's...

2014-02-24 08:24:45

The Global Social News Network Will Produce News Programming for MSNBC and Other NBCUniversal News Group Platforms NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MSNBC (www.msnbc.com) announced today that the network will collaborate with Vocativ (www.vocativ.com), a startup media company for the digital generation, on the production of news stories for MSNBC and NBCUniversal News Group digital properties. The announcement was made by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, and Mati Kochavi,...

2014-01-14 23:29:05

In response to an article published by Mashable, online marketing firm fishbat explains Facebook’s reasoning behind eliminating Sponsored Stories in April. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 fishbat, an award-winning online marketing firm, responds to an article published by Mashable on January 10th, which reports that Facebook will be nixing its Sponsored Stories marketing feature by April of 2014. According to the Mashable article titled “Facebook Set to Eliminate Sponsored...

2014-01-13 00:21:54

A Partnership to Reach Young Consumers with Original Short-Form News Video Designed for Mobile and Social Platforms NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected news portfolios in the world, and NowThis News, the first exclusively short-form video news network built specifically for mobile and social, have agreed that the News Group will take a minority stake in NowThis News and the two companies will co-produce...

2014-01-08 20:21:08

LONDON, January 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comment, Analysis, and Insight From World Renowned Figures The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com) and the Berggruen Institute on Governance (http://www.berggruen.org) today announce the creation of THEWORLDPOST, a new online publication that will bring together an unparalleled group of contributors from diverse countries, backgrounds, and perspectives. Editorial board members and contributors...

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2013-08-04 07:45:49

Born on April 24, 1983, Alexis Ohanian is an American internet entrepreneur, activist and investor based in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for co-founding the social news website Reddit, helping launch travel search website Hipmunk, and starting social enterprise Breadpig. Ohanian attended the University of Virginia in 2005 and went on to start Reddit.com with co-founder Steve Huffman. Reddit was later acquired by another company, but Ohanian, stays closely connected by being on its...

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