Posts tagged with Ap

Alternative payments used in 11% of online purchases in the UK

Alternative payments such as digital wallets and direct debits are set to overtake credit card payments as the predominant payment method in e-commerce, according to stats from WorldPay.

WorldPay's new study, 'Optimising Your Alternative Payments', found that while credit and debit cards are the most common form of payment in the UK and US, in other European and emerging nations the use of alternative payments (APs) is growing rapidly.

APs are defined as anything other than credit or debit card payments.

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Associated Press launches online Video Hub for digital publishers

The Associated Press (AP) has launched a Video Hub to allow faster delivery of news content to online publishers.

Though still in beta, the Video Hub will give AP’s digital customers access to world news, sport and lifestyle video.

Journalists in the field will be able to upload content via mobile, where it will then be curated and linked to relevant footage from AP’s archive.

The organisation says that the interface is “simple and intuitive" for users and includes an integration with Twitter so customers can follow a particular story then be updated when new content is available.

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Associated Press to use video content from Bambuser members

Live video streaming site Bambuser has announced that its users will now be able to share newsworthy content via the Associated Press (AP).

The site already allows users to share content through Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels, and the partnership extends this to a potentially global audience – but only once AP has vetted the content.

The announcement comes as Kantar Media reveals that 35% of British internet users read user-generated content (UGC) and articles on newspaper websites, compared to 47% in Brazil, 44% in Argentina and 26% in Germany.

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Should the AP pay Woot $17.50 for a quote?

The founder of Woot, Matt Rutledge, may be a wealthier man following Amazon.com's acquisition of his company, but that isn't stopping him from sending a clear message to the Associated Press: you owe me $17.50. Why does the AP owe Rutledge? According to Rutledge, AP violated his copyright when they included a quote from Rutledge's email to Woot employees in their story about the acquisition.

The quote: "For Woot, our vision remains the same: somehow earning a living on snarky commentary and junk."

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Journalism's challenge: pageview economics

This weekend, the Washington Post's Ian Shapira detailed in a piece entitled "The Death of Journalism (Gawker Edition)" how the triumph he felt when Gawker blogged about a story he wrote turned into anger after his boss asked him why he wasn't angry that his story had been stolen.

After reviewing Gawker's eight-paragraph post, Shapira came to the same conclusion as his boss: he'd been ripped off.

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The AP gets serious about tracking content online

Newspapers are currently involved in a struggle to protect and monetize their content online. The Associated Press, especially, has been on the offensive when it comes to trying to get paid for articles online. To that end, the AP board announced a plan today to tag and track every piece of text content for the co-op and its members — and eventually photos and video.

The move could be excellent step for the AP. If they can figure out how and what to charge for licensing their content online.

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