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Engadget Alumni Launch The Verge

New tech site from SB Nation

Former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky has unveiled The Verge, a new site dedicated to tech. The site launched early on Nov. 1. Topolsky says the new site will not just be…

'Post' Launches New Effort to Reach the Non-Tweeting Masses

87% of readers don't use social network

Back in August, Twitter launched “Fast Follow,” a feature that uses SMS to allow people to follow Twitter accounts even if they haven't signed up for the social networking service.…

Bloomberg, 'Post' Tap Social Media Companies for GOP Debate

Co-sponsors using LinkedIn, Quora, and Instagram

Technology has been playing a large role in the presidential primary debates this year. Google and YouTube have each cosponsored a GOP debate, drawing on data and video contributions to…

British Invasion: 'Guardian' to Join Gawker, 'Daily Mail' in Soho

U.K. paper’s U.S. operation will move to 536 Broadway

A month after Guardian News & Media launched the homepage for its expanded U.S. operation, guardiannews.com, the stateside digital team is already planning on relocating, going from Manhattan’s fashion district…

Huffington Post to Launch Detroit and Miami Sites

Local efforts could renew concerns about Patch

The Huffington Post will launch two new city pages in November, Adweek has learned: HuffPost Detroit and HuffPost Miami. HuffPo has been launching a lot of new topic pages lately, enough so…

Blodget on Reuters: 'I Just Find This Vague Tut-Tutting Bewildering'

Business Insider founder takes on charges of 'overaggregation'

As a catalyst for media feuds, aggregation seems to be a bottomless well. In the latest tête-à-tête, which has Reuters facing off against Business Insider, Reuters blogger Felix Salmon posted…

About.com Lays Off Two-Thirds of Editorial Staff

Decision comes after 17 percent decline in revenue

About.com, the website bought by the New York Times Company for $410 million in 2005, eliminated 15 of its 22 editorial positions, Business Insider reported Tuesday. The site says the decision…

'WSJ Social' Launch Leaves Some Underwhelmed

Enthusiasm lacking at party in honor of new product

Earlier this year, Facebook invited news outlets to create “Facebook editions,” applications that would put content from that outlet, be it CNN, The New York Times, or The Washington Post…

An Interview With Jack Shafer

Slate columnist talks about being laid off, and his future

Slate media critic and Press Box columnist Jack Shafer lost his job on Wednesday. He was, along with three others, part of a round of layoffs at the online news…

Slate Lays Off Jack Shafer, 3 Others

Editor David Plotz confirms 'reductions'

Slate, the online news magazine owned by the Washington Post Company, has laid off four employees, including editor-at-large Jack Shafer, Adweek has learned.  “We have made some editorial changes, including a…

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