Posts tagged with Aggregators

Techmeme: this is what happens when aggregators aggregate aggregators

For many in the tech community, Techmeme is one of the top places to turn when you want to discover the latest news. Launched in 2005, Techmeme was automated, but since 2008, it has employed human editors to curate the best tech news on the web.

The idea: human involvement is necessary to filter the wheat from the chaff. Which seems like a good idea given just how much chaff there is on the web.

But is it working for Techmeme?

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Is this the first salvo in the 'hot news' war?

Few traditional publishers like aggregators. They never have, and they never will. The problem: consumers do.

While publishers have made a fuss about aggregators for years, for the most part, there has been little they can do. And for all of their efforts, aggregation, in all of its various forms, isn't going anywhere. But a lawsuit filed by Dow Jones & Company could signal a tougher fight ahead if Dow Jones wins.

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Rupert Murdoch clears the air on the future of journalism

Rupert Murdoch's media empire produces news, but he also has a habit of making it himself. Most recently, he was a headline-creator when he stated he'd be pulling his websites out of Google's index.

Journalism in the 21st century is clearly something that matters a lot to Murdoch, both financially and personally. And in an op-ed piece in his own Wall Street Journal, Murdoch laid out his views on where he sees journalism going, and who needs to stay out of it.

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Q&A: Hiscox's Mike Beddington on selling financial services online

Insurance firm Hiscox recently relaunched its UK website, as part of a strategy to improve the company's online performance.

I've been talking to Hiscox's head of online and customer experience Mike Beddington, as well as UK web manager Stephen Rumbelow, about the revamped Hiscox site, and the challenges of selling financial products and services online...

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Lawsuit could have big implications for online publishers

Is copying a headline and the lead sentences from a news story on a third party website you link to fair use or copyright infringement?

That's a question that a Massachusetts court will have to answer in a trial that has been scheduled to begin next week.

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