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Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post for $250M (SocialTimes)
Blockbuster news broke late Monday afternoon that the Washington Post newspaper has been purchased by Amazon owner and founder Jeff Bezos. The Washington Post’s online properties, such as Slate and TheRoot.com, are not part of the deal. The purchase also doesn’t include the land, meaning it’s a pure content buy by Bezos.

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Tech Company Hack Facts and Fictions

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Few facts, but many assumptions, have emerged since Facebook revealed on Friday that it had been hacked. SocialTimes asked Facebook for further details, but was pointed to the same blog post we’d already reported on. So we’ve scoured the news reports to see what’s in them. Sadly the facts are few: Both Facebook and Apple claim staff laptops were infected by visiting a site on mobile development. The malware argeted Java plug-ins running in the browser.

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YouTube & The New York Times Want To Know How September 11 Changed You

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The tenth anniversary of September 11 is approaching and to pay tribute to pay tribute to those affected by the tragedy around the world, the New York Times and YouTube have launched a September 11 YouTube channel featuring special content from the New York Times, archived broadcasts from September 2001, and personal stories and tributes, and they want you to share your 9/11 story.

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NYTimes News.me a Hybrid of Flipboard & The Daily

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Shortly after the iPad became available last year Flipboard introduced a remarkable and free app (also named Flipboard) for the iPad that took links from your own Twitter and Facebook accounts feeds and turned them into a newspaper-like reading experience. Who you chose to follow on Twitter and friend on Facebook determined the topics and kind of information you saw in the app. In efffect, you were, to use a popular buzzword of the last few years, your own curator of news.

The well-funded The Daily too a more traditional newspaper/magazine approach to news curation: They decided on the content. However, they to did something interesting. Its subscription fee choices are a very reasonable 99 cents per week or $39.99 for a year.

So, what if you took an approach somewhere in between Flipboard and They Daily? I think we just found out reading the description of the New York Times’ soon-to-debut iPad app News.me.

News.Me, Social News Service, Debuts for iPad (New York Times – Bits)

News.me looks through Twitter for news too. The twist is that the NYTimes partnered with the creators of the URL shortener and tracker bit.ly to find links that are being widely circulated. News.me is also licensing content from popular free blogs and news sources like AP, Fast Company, Forbes, GigaOm, and Mashable to provide rich content for their app. Of course, you could subscribe to the RSS feeds of most if not all of their sources and use Flipboard or one of the other RSS re-display apps to create a personalized newspaper.

Like The Daily, News.me’s weekly subscription fee will be 99 cents. However, its annual subscription price will be slightly lower at $34.99. If you are curious about the service but do not have an iPad or do not want to pay for a subscription, News.me has what appears to be a free email service that creates a daily digest of news from links of the people you follow on Twitter. You can learn more about this option at:

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