Square Has Jumped on the E-Commerce Curation Bandwagon, Starring a Wacky Lumberjack Video

If you’re an e-commerce marketplace and you don’t “curate” your goods into “collections,” do you really exist?
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Listen Up, Computers: You Still Can’t Beat the Human Touch

Algorithms are essentially sequences of finely-tuned rules for organizing 1’s and 0’s. Humans, unlike computers, can break these rules.
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Distributor Magnify, a Web Video Curator, Raises $1 Million

Magnify, a video distribution and curation startup, has raised $1 million from a group of investors that includes TED conference producer Chris Anderson and Chris Kelly, Facebook’s former chief privacy officer. Magnify, which has previously raised $4.2 million over five years, helps publishers find, sort and publish Web video on some 90,000 sites. The New York-based company has 13 employees.

New Flipboard: News and Posts Handpicked and Shared

A new second generation of Flipboard allows users to create and share their own handsome digital magazines with a few clicks and without any design talent required, says Walt.
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Out-Trending the Trendmakers: NewsWhip Says It Defeats Twitter and Facebook’s Filter Bubbles

Friends? Who needs friends when you can just fall back on everybody to keep you informed?
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Yahoo Poised to Acquire Content Curation Site Snip.it (Updated)

Another step in its efforts to become a destination for content.
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I, Editor

There’s value in being divorced from your friends … I’d rather see what’s on the front of the New York Times.

— Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera on the value of human editing and curation

After Pinterest, Japan’s Rakuten Makes Another U.S. E-Commerce Investment — This Time in Daily Grommet

Are you ready for “Citizen Commerce”?
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In Your Hands, Just What You Want to Read

Until now, personalized-reading apps have been mostly found on tablets like the iPad, but Wednesday, the first of those apps moves to the smartphone for reading on the go.
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