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Jun 24, 2013

Demand Media acquires e-commerce marketplace

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Demand Media, the owner of content websites eHow, Livestrong and Cracked, said on Monday it had acquired the e-commerce marketplace Society6 for $94 million (60.8 million pounds) in cash and stock as the company diversifies its business model.

Society6 marks Demand’s first real foray into e-commerce. With a community of about 300,000 members, Society6 helps artists sell their goods such as iPhone cases, T-shirts and prints directly to consumers.

Jun 24, 2013

Demand Media acquires e-commerce marketplace for $94 million

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Demand Media, the owner of content websites eHow, Livestrong and Cracked, said on Monday it had acquired the e-commerce marketplace Society6 for $94 million in cash and stock as the company diversifies its business model.

Society6 marks Demand’s first real foray into e-commerce. With a community of about 300,000 members, Society6 helps artists sell their goods such as iPhone cases, T-shirts and prints directly to consumers.

Jun 20, 2013

Facebook rolls out video for Instagram

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc introduced video for its popular photo sharing application Instagram in an attempt to go to head-to-head with rival Twitter.

The world’s No. 1 social network said on Thursday its more than 130 million Instagram users can now record and post 15 second videos on the platform.

Jun 18, 2013

Angelina Jolie stunt double sues News Corp over hacking

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – A stunt double for Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie has sued News Corp over allegations its British newspapers hacked her phone, the first lawsuit in the United States against the company since the scandal broke two years ago.

The lawsuit, filed on June 13 by professional stunt double Eunice Huthart, said reporters from News Corp’s tabloids The Sun and the defunct News of the World, hacked her mobile phone while she was working for Jolie on location in Los Angeles.

Jun 18, 2013

Exclusive: Facebook reaches 1 million active advertisers

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it now has 1 million active advertisers globally who used the platform in the last 28 days, a milestone for the company that is seeking to revive its revenue growth.

A vast majority of those advertisers are small business owners who have flocked to the world’s No. 1 social network.

Jun 18, 2013

Facebook reaches 1 million active advertisers

June 18 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it
now has 1 million active advertisers globally who used the
platform in the last 28 days, a milestone for the company that
is seeking to revive its revenue growth.

A vast majority of those advertisers are small business
owners who have flocked to the world’s No. 1 social network.

Jun 4, 2013

IBM to buy website hosting service SoftLayer

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – International Business Machines said on Tuesday it would acquire Web hosting company SoftLayer Technologies and create a new division for clients interested in so-called cloud services, a move to better compete with larger rivals in the space.

Executives with IBM and SoftLayer declined to comment on the terms of the deal on a call with reporters.

May 28, 2013

Murdoch aims to defy naysayers with new News Corp

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch tried to convince Wall Street on Tuesday that there is still money to be made in newspapers, reminding investors that he had defied skeptics over the past 60 years to build one of the world’s biggest media empires.

As News Corp prepares to separate its publishing business from its entertainment assets, Murdoch said that while some brands face individual challenges, as a whole the publishing portfolio is “undervalued and underdeveloped.”

May 25, 2013

News Corp to take charge of up to $1.4 billion this quarter

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – News Corp said on Friday it will write down the value of its Australian and U.S. publishing assets by up to $1.4 billion, as the company prepares to split its business between its newspaper and entertainment operations.

The company said the goodwill impairment charge was primarily for its Australia newspapers though it gave no more details. It also said it expected reduced cash flows in the future.

May 24, 2013

News Corp’s publishing business to initiate stock buyback

May 24 (Reuters) – News Corp set the distribution
ratios for the spinoff of its publishing business, which may
start buying back stock right away.

The board of the publishing business, which will retain the
News Corp name, authorized a $500 million stock repurchase
program, the company said on Friday.