The Washington Post Is Hacked Again, and Again China Is Suspected

It’s the third time in as many years the paper’s systems have been breached.

Jeff Bezos Reveals He Doesn’t Have a Plan to Save the Washington Post

Tech billionaire geniuses are just like us — they can’t figure out how to make newspapers work, either.

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NBC News Creates Video Unit, Hires Exec

NBC News’s digital group is creating its own original video unit, dedicated to making clips for “social, mobile and Web audiences.” Bill Smee, who has been heading up video at the Washington Post’s, will head up the new video group, starting next month.

An Unopened Letter to Jeff Bezos: “The Daily Show” Explains How to Save Newspapers

“Newspapers thought that people want to pay money, for information. But we now know from the Internet that what they really want is their own opinions fed back to them, for free.”

Twitter Got Hacked. Expect More Companies to Follow.

This isn’t over.

Facebook’s “Social Readers” Still Fading

The Washington Post and Guardian apps see another steep drop in usage. Great news.

Developers Get Ready To Tell Facebook About Every “Action” You Take

These are the apps made by outside developers that “frictionlessly” and continuously share users’ actions back to Facebook after a user has given permission once.

Facebook’s Timeline Finally Showed Up. So Where Are the Apps?

Facebook today made its new Timeline pages available to all users, but it didn’t unleash the many “Open Graph” applications that developers have been building to fill in the story of users’ futures.

Hey Facebook, Where’s That Timeline and Open Graph You Promised?

Two and a half months after Facebook promised that a huge revision of its self-expression and sharing tools were coming soon, users and developers are still waiting.

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WashPost Says Its Facebook App Readers Are Younger — And More Indian

The Washington Post said today that its social news app — which in my opinion gets far too much play at top of my Facebook newsfeed! — has 3.5 million users. That number isĀ in line with public stats, but the paper also disclosed that it’s reaching a new audience through Facebook: 83 percent of the app users are under 35 years old and 20 percent are based in India. The app will now syndicate stories from the Hindustan Times, GigaOM and ProPublica.