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.

AOL snaps up Brizzly creator Thing Labs, web video company 5min

Acquiring TechCrunch was certainly AOL’s biggest announcement today, but the company didn’t stop there: This afternoon, news spread that AOL has also purchased Thing Labs — creator of the Brizzly social media reader — for an undisclosed amount, PaidContent reports.