Weekend Reading — The Latest Open Government Plan (Post-Edward Snowden)

Sunshine is the best disinfectant. As it turns out, we might need something a little stronger these days.
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Betaworks Hires Former HuffPost Publisher Balis as CRO

The New York-based tech studio is trying to monetize across all its online media platforms.
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Machinima Looks Beyond YouTube for More Gamers, Partners With Twitch

A new destination for the YouTube giant. But will the gamer-specific audience make a difference?
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AOL Turns Moviefone Over to BermanBraun for Reboot

Press one for a much-needed overhaul of the service that still lives in 1999.
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MarissaTV, the Yahoo Q3 News — If It Bleeds, It Definitely Does Not Lead

At least CEO Marissa Mayer impresses in her second video performance.
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Rogers Agrees to Carry BlackBerry’s Newest Flagship Phone

A week after announcing its decision to forgo the Z30, the Canadian wireless carrier has reversed course.
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Rise of the Machines: GE and AT&T Partner to Make Engines, Trains and Turbines Cellular-Capable

Planes, trains and automobiles — they are all getting cellular connections in the coming years.
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Stephen Elop Is Now the Microsoft CEO Candidate to Beat

Well, it only cost $7.17 billion, but Microsoft now has a pretty obvious candidate to lead the company as soon as CEO Steve Ballmer vacates the seat he said he would leave within the year.
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AOL Hires Associated Content’s Luke Beatty in Key Strategy Role

The reunion of college roommates is on.
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Yahoo Q2 Earnings Call: The Marissa and Ken Show, Now in Living Color

Hiyo, if you will, for the Internet age.
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