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Livefyre has bought Storify, a tool that’s often used by journalists for collecting conversations on Twitter and elsewhere for the purpose of telling stories. The Storify product will continue under its new owner, and will be run by the same team. Building on top of its comment plugin for publishers, Livefyre had already developed its own social content-curation tools, which companies like ours have used — for instance, at the D11 conference.
Would it surprise you to know that BoomTown doesn’t really care anymore if TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington sidelines as a blogger while he makes investments in tech companies his tech news site covers? Especially after reading his post yesterday that made a good argument about who he is and, frankly, who he has always been. But that does not mean his boss, AOL content head Arianna Huffington, doesn’t have some ‘splainin’ to do.
It’s getting closer: Spotify has finalized a U.S. distribution deal with EMI Music. That won’t get Spotify to America–at a minimum, it’ll need Universal Music Group on board as well–but it’s a step in the right direction. Now, about those Apple subscription fees…