European Editor, The Next Web
poynter.org — Analyst Ken Doctor reports at Nieman Labs that NewsRight, an industry-owned agency that has tried to license content to aggregators, has gone out of business. NewsRight's own news release describes the dissolution a bit differently saying that its database, existing contracts and brand name will go to collaborator Moreover and that anti-piracy advocacy will pass to the Newspaper Association of America.
businessinsider.com — There's a common misconception floating around Silicon Valley that ideas mean nothing, and execution means everything. But the reality is much less binary and much more nuanced, The Founder Institute maintains. Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator that works with companies from the idea stage to fruition.
blog.quoteroller.com — If you haven't noticed yet, after a successful seed funding round, Quote Roller's new digs is a house-slash-office in San Francisco. We still have our roots in Minsk and branches in Barcelona and NYC, but, like the majority of the tech/software/geeks-running-the-world companies, our homebase is now in the Silicon Valley.
ma.tt — It now looks pretty certain that Yahoo has pulled off a deal to buy Tumblr for 1.1B. The relationship between WordPress and Tumblr has always been pretty friendly: Tumblr's own blog used to be on WP, WordPress.com supports Tumblr as a Publicize option alongside Twitter and Facebook, our Akismet team sends them daily emails of splogs on the service, and there's healthy import and export traffic both ways.
finance.fortune.cnn.com — There is a good case for Yahoo to buy Tumblr. But there's a better case for it not to. By John Saroff, contributor FORTUNE -- It looks like Yahoo has offered to buy Tumblr for the sticker-shock price of $1.1 billion.
tnl.net — Imagine a company backed by Fred Wilson, one of the top venture capitalists on the Internet. The company is largely reliant on user-generated content and has had difficulties generating revenue in line with its stratospheric valuation. All of a sudden, Yahoo appears and offers a billion-dollar-plus valuation to acquire the company.
blogs.scientificamerican.com — Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you're starting to do something about it. This cannot continue. Sure, there's always been talk of health in America. We often encourage it.
online.wsj.com — The latest episode in Morgan Stanley's recently stormy relationship with the cost of money is what could end up being a large trading loss on wrong-way bets on inflation expectations. The world reacts to one of the strangest explanations ever for losing a soccer game.
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