John Battelle's Top Stories

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  1. Condé Nast Unveils Branded Content Shop Powered By Editors
    Reuters Media companies that produce “branded” content on behalf of marketers typically keep their native ad units separate from the news side. The idea is to ensure business pressures don’t compromise editorial integrity. Now one media company,...
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  2. Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances
    Startup Stripe helps to power payments for a large number of new services offering up ways to make cash as part of the growing “on-demand economy.” Meanwhile Intuit, which makes accounting and tax software for small businesses and the self-employed,...
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  3. IBM: Layoffs Are Coming But Nowhere Close To 100,000
    IBMIBM CEO Ginni Rometty  IBM is debunking rumors that its about to lay off 100,000 employees, or over a quarter of its workforce, as "ridiculous." But it is confirming that cuts are coming. The layoff report came from Robert Cringely, a blogger...
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  4. Exclusive: politicians are supporting Comcast's TWC merger with letters ghostwritten by Comcast
    On August 21st, 2014, Mayor Jere Wood of Roswell, Georgia, sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission expressing emphatic support for Comcast’s controversial effort to merge with Time Warner Cable. Not only did the mayor’s letter express...
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  5. Google strong-arms indie musicians into accepting brutal, crowdfunding-killing deal for streaming service
    Google is launching a new, Youtube-branded streaming music service, with the cooperation of the Big Four labels, who got to negotiate the terms of their participation -- unlike the indie musicians, who have been told that they will be exiled from...
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