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Apple is the most valuable technology company in the world (as of 2012), due to its array of desktop, laptop, and mobile products. Its 2007 introduction of the iPhone sparked a global boom in smartphones; its 2010 introduction of the iPad led to a revolution in the once-stagnant tablet space. Its iPhone design defined smartphone…

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Vox Media is an online media company that includes the sports blog network SB Nation, tech site The Verge, and the explanatory journalism site Vox. Vox Media was formally formed in 2011, but it began with the creation of SB Nation (short for SportsBlog Nation), a network of more than 300 fan-run sports blogs, many of them dedicated…

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Mother Jones is a nonprofit, liberal, bimonthly magazine that specializes in investigative reporting. Mother Jones was founded in 1976 and is based in San Francisco. In 2008, the magazine opened a Washington bureau with seven staff members. The bureau had a staff of 16 as of 2014, while the entire magazine had a staff of…

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Outside.in is a company that aggregates and maps hyperlocal news. It was purchased by AOL in March 2011, reportedly for something under $10 million, so that its technology could be merged into the local site network Patch. The company is based in Brooklyn and was launched in 2006 by Steven Berlin Johnson, Cory Forsyth, and…

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The Seattle PostGlobe was a nonprofit online news organization that focused on journalism about social justice. The PostGlobe was founded in 2009 by former Seattle Post-Intelligencer journalists after the newspaper went online-only in March 2009. It announced its closing in July 2011. The site’s staff worked primarily as volunteers, though the site was funded largely by…

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