The Big Money Is In The Platform, Not The Content

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Do venture capitalists use real money or Monopoly money when they throw cash at a startup? For the startup’s sake, I hope it’s real money, but it sure looks like Monopoly money from here. According to The Wall Street Journal, micro-blogging platform, Tumblr is valued at $800 million by the money men who have put […]

Social Gaming The Oscars: @JCPenney #OscarsTrivia

The exclsuive retail sponsor for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, JCPenney hopes to catch the attention of ceremony watchers who are simultaneously using Twitter, according to Clickz. The contest is live now on Twitter. Here is one of the brand’s first questions: The first person who tweets the correct answer and mentions JCPenney receives a […]

Words Move Me

Erick Schonfeld of Tech Crunch reports on Sony’s foray into micro-messaging. In conjunction with today’s announcement of a new wireless Sony Reader, the electronics giant also launched a literary clone of Twitter called Words Move Me. The site falls into the category of viral social marketing–there are links to the Sony Reader website and eBook […]

The Times Ain’t Scared

The New York Times is inviting developers to mess with its data. On Wednesday, Derek Gottfrid announced on The Times “Open” blog that programmers and developers can now easily access 2.8 million news articles going back to 1981 via the new Article Search API. Mathew Ingram at Gigaom wonders why people in journalism aren’t screaming […]

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