Reporter, Charlotte Observer
nytimes.com — More than a decade ago, at a vintage computer fair in Silicon Valley, Dag Spicer had an opportunity to buy an original Apple-1 for $2,000. He passed. Any regrets? Not really, he said. "Of course," Mr. Spicer added, "I could have paid off my mortgage now with what it would be worth."
netnewscheck.com — LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. reported higher-than-expected revenue in the latest quarter, with losses in line with analysts' forecasts, as the number of subscribers who pay for ad-free listening more than doubled to exceed 2.5 million.
allthingsd.com — Add one more name to Hulu bidding derby: Yahoo, which just announced plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, has made an offer on the video Web site as well. The Web giant submitted a bid for the video site this morning, according to a person familiar with process.
digiday.com — Publishers are seeing social as a big traffic driver across the board, but the question remains how to organize for this. For some very socially savvy publishers like a Mashable, this can mean a team of five-strong and a detailed strategy for matching pieces of content to the appropriate social platform.
washingtonpost.com — Federal investigators have begun probing whether Google is using its increasingly potent position in the online advertising market to undermine competition, an issue officials have monitored since its acquisition of digital ad company DoubleClick in 2008, said people familiar with the inquiry.
online.wsj.com — Google increasingly appears to be following Amazon's lead in such services as a new e-commerce site, cloud computing and services for online shoppers.
thedailybeast.com — The press-punishing, speech-chilling, and unabashedly overreaching actions by the Obama administration against the Associated Press and Fox News Channel's James Rosen lay bare the essential dynamic between any president and a press that is always more prone to being lapdogs than watchdogs: The president feeds or punishes them as he sees fit, while chanting a bogus rosary about "national security."
washingtonpost.com — NEW YORK - Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins. Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code using a text message each time they sign in to Twitter.com.
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