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AOL tunes into video ads with Adap.tv buy

US Internet pioneer AOL announced Wednesday that it is buying online video advertising platform Adap.tv in a $405 million deal spotlighting the lucrative potential of the market.

Aug 08, 2013
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Roku raises $60M from Hearst, News Corp, others

Roku, the streaming video device maker, has raised $60 million in its sixth round of funding. Media giant Hearst Corp. and an unnamed institutional investor joined News Corp. and its subsidiary British Sky Broadcasting in ...

May 29, 2013
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Twitter says hackers compromise 250K accounts

Twitter confirmed Friday that it had become the latest victim in a number of high-profile cyber-attacks against media companies, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its ...

Feb 02, 2013
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Google to set up $82M fund for French publishers

Google will help French news organizations increase their online advertising revenue and also set up a €60 million ($82 million) fund to finance digital publishing innovation, settling a dispute over whether the Internet ...

Feb 01, 2013
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Facebook kicks off vote on new policies

Facebook asked its one billion members Monday to vote on an overhaul of privacy and other policies in what may be the last binding referendum of its kind at the huge social network.

Dec 03, 2012
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Thomson Reuters profit tops forecasts

Financial news and information group Thomson Reuters said Friday third-quarter profit rose 25 percent from a year ago to $462 million, led by its financial and audit services.

Nov 02, 2012
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Obama gets sudden spike in Facebook 'likes'

US President Barack Obama got an exceptional spike of more than one million "likes" on Facebook this week in his battle with Republican Mitt Romney in the social media space, a monitoring site showed.

Oct 10, 2012
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California feeling fallout from Facebook's stock plunge

Facebook stock plunged to an all-time low of nearly half its IPO price Thursday, but it's not just investors feeling the pinch: The state of California stands to lose "hundreds of millions of dollars" in the fallout, state ...

Aug 03, 2012
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Facebook hopes investors like first earnings

Facebook reports its first earnings as a public company on Thursday in an announcement that will be closely watched for signs of whether the social media giant can deliver on its financial promise.

Jul 26, 2012
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Australian media in digital shakeup

A shakeup which will see Australia become the first country in the world with all its flagship newspapers behind an Internet paywall has prompted declarations that the "golden age of newspapers is dead".

Jun 20, 2012
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