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Cisco Internet of things infographic

Its the summer of infographics! This time its from Cisco and its about the Internet of Things. As the internet and data connectivity expand to more and more devices the traffic from all of the connected devices is set to explode. Cisco wants to be at the center of that explosion and made this nice graphic to demonstrate the potential opportunity.

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Hearst buying Kaboodle (updated)

Aggregation marches on. From PaidContent: “Hearst has announced its second online acquisition in two weeks: first it bought UGO for between $100-$150 million, and now it is buying shopping recommendation site Kaboodle, reports WSJ. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. (Updated: Om says the price was around $40 million). It started as a general sharing […]

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Sprite Yard…wtf?

Mobile Insider takes a look at Sprite Yard and comes away confused. From Mobile Insider: “But this branded Sprite project The Yard has me pretty much befuddled. I can’t figure out what I am supposed to be doing here — let alone why I am here. One rarely sees such a terrific misfire. The mobile […]

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Tribune’s local sites: Metromix

More local websites from traditional media. From Lost Remote: “Tribune just took the wraps off LosAngeles.Metromix.com, a “fresh and dynamic new site for young and socially active Angelenos looking for the latest in pop culture, local trends and the newest spots to hit on the scene.” New York is next, and Tribune plans to roll […]

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Google’s Socialstream

Google comes to the table with a social networks aggregator. From the site: “Socialstream is the result of a Google-sponsored capstone project in the Master’s program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. This project was guided by three goals that built upon each other: Initial Task: Rethink and reinvent online social networking Refined Focus: […]

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Hyperlocal Deadpool: Backfence

Hyperlocal takes a hit with the closing of Backfence. Lot’s of people have opinions. From American Journalism Review: “The idea of virtual town squares seemed so promising that within months Potts (a veteran reporter and editor at the Washington Post and cofounder of its digital division) and DeFife (founder and chief executive of Womenconnect.com for […]

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MySpace TV

In a bid to compete with Youtube, MySpace announces plans for MySpace TV. From Adweek: “News Corp.’s MySpace will launch an enhanced beta version of its video site this week designed to compete with Google’s YouTube. “This is the next step in the evolution of video on MySpace,” said Jeff Berman, gm of video at […]

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Me.dium: attention data

Me.dium raises $15m. From Venturebeat: “The figure might seem staggering, considering Me.dium is merely a downloadable plug-in for FireFox. Once you install it, it tracks where you go on the web and lets you talk with other people who have also downloaded the plug-in — as long as they’re sitting on the same websites you […]

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Sprite Yard!

KO global introduces Sprite Yard to the Chinese mobile market. From the press release: “The Coca-Cola Company is redefining the relationship between consumers and their sparkling beverages with the launch of the Sprite Yard, a real-time digital “on-the-go” community that provides social connections and downloadable content via their mobile phone anytime, anywhere. This mobile marketing […]

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Lin and Hearst launch social networking tools

Today both Lin and Hearst are launching social networking tools like user blogs, comments polls and recommendations. From Lost Remote: “Lin Television’s 29 websites are rolling out user-generated videos, photos, audio, blogs, ratings, polls, and other community-driven content powered by VMIX. “This is a significant milestone for our company and further advances our strategic vision […]

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