Following a data leak online last night, the hacking campaign group Hacked Off have called again for the Operation Motorman files to be published “as soon as possible” to avoid “a partial and possibly misleading or unfair picture of press data-mining”.
‘Facebook announces $1bn purchase of mobile photo network Instagram’
Facebook has bought the photo sharing app Instagram for $1bn. Instagram is a profitless venture and only two years old. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said “providing the best photo sharing experience is one reason why so many people love Facebook and we knew it would be worth bringing these two companies together.”
‘Times and Sunday Times cut annual losses to £11.6 million’
The Times and the Sunday Times have cut their annual losses by almost 75 per cent. According to accounts files at Companies House, editorial staff have been cut at Times Newspapers Limited from 608 in 2010 to 542 in 2011.
‘Newspaper Barons Resurface’
David Carr of the The New York Times discusses newspaper ownership in the US.
‘Dataminr builds a Twitter-powered early warning system’
Datminr has signed a partnership with Twitter to work together to help “surface breaking news, critical information” and highlight “trends from emerging events.”
‘Apple & Foxconn take a radio reporter on an iPad factory tour’
Rob Schmitz, whose reporting exposed the caveats in Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, has been given a tour of an iPad factory courtesy of Foxconn and Apple.