Pharrell Williams reflects on the viral success of “Happy” in an op-ed for The New York Times. He’s turning 24hoursofhappiness.com into a UN fundraiser.
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NYT Now, from the New York Times, now offers a discounted subscription option for mobile readers at $8 every four weeks. for heavy newsmonger, the Times will offer a Times Premier to content like Times Insider which will have behind-the-scenes content.
The Times Premier subscription will cost $45 for four weeks, or an extra $10 for the same period for home delivery subscribers. The subscription, which also includes special content like access to compilations of articles from the Times’ archive and additional crossword puzzles, is shareable with two family members, and includes three 12-week all-digital-access gift subscriptions each year. Read more
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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.
Most tech journalists are self-entitled pussies who are afraid to ask the companies they cover tough questions because they’re afraid of losing out on a job opportunity with them. This is a fact.
Tackling dry subject matter, Elon Musk captivated a massive audience at SxSW by pairing his larger-than-life undertakings with a seemingly understated demeanor that gave nerdy entrepreneurs an ideal role model. But it became clear watching Musk speak that he operates on another wavelength altogether. Is he a genius or a madman?
The New York Times is lowering the pay walls for coffee drinkers by partnering with popular coffee chain Starbucks. Users logged into the chain’s wi-fi can get access to 15 free articles each day – a massive amount of words per cup in my opinion.
It’s not a complete free for all though, only articles from Top News, Business, Tecnology, Most-Emailed, and daily special print sections will be available. Jim Romenesko quickly pointed out that he’s been using the Time Readers to get free content for ages, so that’s worth trying if you don’t want to pay for your news. There are also plenty of other ways to get free access to various NY Times content, but why not just hop over to Starbucks and enjoy some overly sugared lattes and charge your smartphone while you read The NYTimes, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal on Starbucks Digital Network?
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.
We reported yesterday that social networks were abuzz with New York Times blogger Nate Silver’s success predicting the outcome of the presidential election. Today, the meme has morphed into a #drunkNateSilver predicting — well pretty much everything.
NEW YORK – At the NYU Media Talk on June 13, social media experts from BuzzFeed, Flipboard, and the Washington Post’s WaPo Labs joined David Carr of the New York Times to talk about what’s working – and what’s not working – in the business of curating social content.
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.