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CNN buys ‘private discovery’ app Canopy to focus it on news

CNN has acquired the assets of startup Canopy and hired the company’s development team to work on NewsCo, the codename for the broadcaster’s planned news and information platform. We’ve written about Canopy several...
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Katy Perry now has 90m followers on Twitter

Remember the days – 2009, specifically – when Ashton Kutcher, CNN and Britney Spears were racing to become the first Twitter account to reach 1m followers? Seven years on, and the milestones have increased considerably. Late...
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Facebook paying $50m to media and celebrities for live video

You’ll have noticed a growing number of celebs and media outlets using the Facebook Live video feature in recent weeks. What you may not have known is that many of them are being paid by the social network for this activity....
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Twitch’s peak viewership overtakes CNN and closes in on MTV

Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least, that’s what...
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Facebook’s embedded posts take status updates out to the web

Facebook announced a new feature yesterday that could have plenty of potential for music artists.
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10 big web trends for 2010

Mashable founder Pete Cashmore has taken time out from his day job to pen a column for CNN on the ten themes that will "define the web" next year.
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Twitter set to double its traffic this month

We wrote last week about Twitter's rapid growth in the last couple of months, but April looks set to be another bumper one, with the micro-blogging site likely to double its traffic again.
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Ashton Kutcher beats CNN and Britney to 1m Twitter followers

After mounting media excitement in the last few days, actor Ashton Kutcher has become the first Twitter user to rack up one million followers, beating CNN and Britney Spears to the milestone.