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Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) CEO: Billboards Will Soon Track Smart Phones And Send You Messages

ibtimes.com — The $1.5 billion company once known as CBS Outdoor got a new name, Outfront Media, and started trading today under ticker symbol NYSE: OUT on the New York Stock Exchange. It's the latest moves for one of the world's largest outdoor advertising businesses -- spun off from CBS earlier this year.

Bono: 100 Million iTunes Users Listened To At Least One Track On 'Songs Of Innocence'

ibtimes.com — Dublin -- There's a fine line between giving something away and foisting it on the unsuspecting. That's what U2 found out when millions of Apple users woke up on a Tuesday in September and found the band's latest, "Songs of Innocence", downloaded into their iTunes accounts.

Entrepreneurs Say Ireland's Tech Economy Will Survive End Of 'Double Irish' Tax Loophole

ibtimes.com — Dublin -- "Double Irish?" No thanks, say the entrepreneurs and geeks gathered in Dublin for the annual Web Summit. Global tech giants have been moving jobs and cycling profits through Ireland for decades, taking advantage of a low, flat tax rate and an educated, English-speaking population to turn Ireland into the so-called "Celtic Tiger" that boasts offices of 1,100 multinational tech companies, including the likes of Google, Apple, Facebook, Intel and Twitter.

World Series Game 7 Could Save Fox Broadcasting From Lowest-Rated Series In History

ibtimes.com — Call it a comeback. Not just by the Kansas City Royals, which forced a 7th and deciding game for the World Series Wednesday night, but also for the Fox Broadcasting Network, which was facing what could be the lowest-rated series in TV history.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Courts China By Giving Public Interview, In Mandarin

ibtimes.com — Facebook has been banned in China since 2009, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg is determined to make inroads in the country with the world's largest Internet population. On Monday, Zuckerberg was appointed to the board of the prestigious Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. And on Wednesday he did a 30-minute public Q&A entirely in Mandarin.

Tracking Beacons: Unregulated And Coming To A Store, Stadium Or Airport Near You

ibtimes.com — They're ubiquitous, unregulated and coming to a location near you. Tracking beacons, little wireless sensors that tell apps in your smartphone that you're nearby, are making their way into retailers, supermarkets, museums, drug stores, sports stadiums and all manner of public places, part of a complex infrastructure of tracking hardware and software designed to influence shopping behavior in real time.

Ashton Kutcher Friends Video Series on Facebook

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Can AOL Save Yahoo? In About-Face, Activist Hedge Fund Starboard Says, Yes

ibtimes.com — In 2012, Starboard Value CEO Jeffrey C. Smith thought AOL was so poorly-run he mounted a proxy fight to land three candidates on AOL's board. Two years later, Smith thinks AOL is so well run that it represents Yahoo's best chance to return value to shareholders.

Facebook Readies 'People Targeting' To Take On Google In Advertising

ibtimes.com — Until now, Facebook's ad business has remained largely on Facebook. But that's about to change this fall: The company is planning to use data within Facebook profiles to target ads across the Web in what it calls "people targeting," published reports indicate.

Gold iPhone 6 Selling As High As $4,128 In Beijing Stores

ibtimes.com — Apple hasn't yet launched the iPhone 6 in China, but you can buy one there in coveted gold with 128 gigs of memory if you're willing to part with 25,800 yuan (about $4,128). You can see here from photos taken at an "Apple Experience" store Sunday in an upscale mall in the Shigingshan District of Beijing that the iPhone 6 is available -- and expensive.
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Nov 21, 2014

@tolles as that case shows, journalists have wide latitude in the way they present facts

Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

RT @petersgoodman: talk of jill abramson partnering with huffpost, washpost as kindle fodder: media landscape upended ibtimes.com/arianna-huffin…

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Nov 20, 2014

French jihadi thought joining ISIS was an awesome idea, until he realized he's have to stop smoking mediaite.com/online/french-…



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