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NewsCred launches NewsRoom, a freelance-based newswire service

While the majority of demands for syndicated content comes from well-established publications like the New York Times, there is need for content that’s a bit more niche — either in subject matter or the depth of reporting. In that case, you turn to the freelance community.

Facebook reportedly working on a news reader

Facebook is reportedly working on a news-delivery service to add to its mobile offering. Sources familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that the company has been working on the product for over a year.

Startups, here’s your idiot’s guide to video

Video is the most engaging form of online content. But it’s also a highly expensive and time-consuming proposition for startups. Here’s how to do it right.

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3taps sues Craigslist to save the internet (no, seriously)

Data harvester 3taps is countersuing Craigslist to save the internet. Believe it or not, that just might not be an overstatement.
“Craiglist was an innovator at one time,” says 3taps chief executive Greg Kidd. “But time has moved on, and the concept of what the open web is today has evolved.”

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Facing limits of traditional PR, Original9 Media will arm companies with content

What happens when a public relations firm sobers up and realizes it actually has limits? When it realizes clients could benefit from content it doesn’t have the bandwidth to provide? This is a serious question that plagued the founders of San Francisco-based PR firm LaunchSquad, and instead of trying to create a new content division, it decided to make a new company instead.

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TV check-in app GetGlue gets a mobile web app

AdaptiveBlue, a New York City startup that lets users “check in” to TV shows to share what they’re watching with their friends, has unveiled an HTML5 version of its GetGlue app that emulates its iPhone and Android applications.

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News discovery site TrapIt could be Pandora for news stories

TrapIt, an online service that’s designed to help individuals discover new content on the web, launched pretty quietly on Tuesday and is still cruising in a private beta. VentureBeat had a chance to try the site out for a few days. So far it seems a lot like Pandora for news stories — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.