Google Launches News Publication Center: How Publishers Can Take Advantage of the Tool

Google, the giant search engine, recently launched the Google News Publication Center. While European publishers don’t necessarily favor this concept, US publishers see it as a welcome opportunity for them to have control over how Google indexes their particular site.

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Pinterest wins new funding, raising valuation to $5 billion

Pinterest has raised a new $200 million round of funding that gives it a valuation of $5 billion, the photo pin-up site said on Thursday. Pinterest, which allows users to create online bulletin boards based on various themes such as...

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Mode Media

US online publisher Glam rebrands as Mode Media after $15M funding round

Brisbane, California-based online publisher and ad firm Glam Media rebranded as Mode Media after raising $15 million in an unannounced funding round from undisclosed investors to launch a new video business in Los Angeles.

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Gala Television Corp (Gala TV)

Formosa Plastics agrees to acquire Taiwanese cable firm Gala TV

Kaohsiung, Taiwan-based business conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group agreed to acquire a 95% stake in Taiwanese cable network Gala Television Corp (Gala TV) from Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners for an undisclosed amount.

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Comcast Corp

Comcast to divest 3.9 million subscribers if Time Warner Cable merger pushes through

Comcast confirmed that it had plans to divest 3.9 million subscribers if the merger deal with Time Warner Cable would push through as it still awaiting regulatory approval.

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Wanderful Media

California-based e-commerce startup Wanderful Media raises $14.5M in funding

Los Gatos, US-based e-commerce startup Wanderful Media raised $14.5 million in its fourth funding round from different media companies to launch a mobile app called Find & Save that aggregates local sales deals.

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Radio Africa

Times Media Group acquires Radio Africa Limited in a deal valued USD18.62 million

South African company Times Media Group has acquired a majority stake in Radio Africa Limited valued USD18.62 million, reported Ventures Africa.

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French publisher Webedia adds Lebanese digital media firm Diwanee

Paris, France-based digital publishing firm Webedia added Lebanon-based digital media firm Diwanee for an undisclosed amount to help the latter reach out to women in the Middle East.

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Times Media Group

South African firm Times Media picks up 49pct stake in Radio Africa in $18.6M deal

Johannesburg, South Africa-based media firm Times Media Group (TMG) picked up a 49% stake in Nairobi, Kenya-based broadcasting company Radio Africa Ltd in a deal valued at $18.62 million ZAR1.58 billion.

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Station 12

Station 12 raising $250M to back growth rounds of media tech startups in Europe

UK-based growth capital fund Station 12 is raising $250 million (£150 million) for its new fund that will invest in the growth rounds of media tech startups in Europe.

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American media asset manager Dalet inks deal to acquire British video firm AmberFin

New York, US-based media asset management firm Dalet Digital Media Systems inked a deal to acquire Basingstoke, UK-based video transcoding firm AmberFin for an undisclosed amount.

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Fuse TV

J-Lo’s NuvoTV inks deal with Fuse TV

According to sources who asked not to be named, J-Lo’s NuvoTV has inked a deal with Fuse TV, allowing the channel to reach more viewers, reported Bloomberg.

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Y Combinator

Paul Graham hands responsibilities of Hacker News to others

As part of his move to step back from Y Combinator, Paul Graham announced that others would be taking over the responsibilities of Hacker News, TechCrunch reported.

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Jaguar Consulting

US content and rights manager FilmTrack acquires Jaguar Consulting

Studio City, California-based content and rights management firm FilmTrack acquired Pasadena-based IP rights, royalty, and contract management software provider Jaguar Consulting for an undisclosed amount.

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Google Inc

Hackers target news organizations

Journalists and news organizations are being targeted by hackers who are working for or supporting a government, according to two Google security engineers, Reuters reported.

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