The Daily launched a free special edition app today, “The Daily’s Gift and Gadget Guide.” It has 100 pages of click-to-buy products, ranging in price from $50 to $157,000, including an entire section of other apps. Advertisers in the gift guide include two Read More
Today Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon launched a new website, Counterparties.com. Taking its name from his daily morning aggregation post, Counterparties curates the most talked-about and best news articles from Mr. Salmon’s personal Google Reader and Twitter feeds, using content curation algorithms developed by a start-up called Percolate.com. The Read More
CNN has acquired San Francisco-based tech company Zite, CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton announced today. Zite is a free news app for iPads that collects user data to curate (or aggregate) a personalized variety of content from free sources accross the web in a magazine-style experience.
All of the Zite team is sticking around, though it will be a wholly owned subsidiary and stand-alone business of CNN.
Zite is a Flipboard competitor, and its curation practices have elicted a bunch of cease and desists from news producers like the Washington Post and the AP, according to TechCrunch.