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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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Ushahidi is an open-source platform for collecting and visualizing information about crisis situations. The site was developed in 2008 by Ory Okolloh to map reports of post-election violence in Kenya. Though Ushahidi was founded in Kenya, its staff members are distributed around the world. Ushahidi is a nonprofit and received seed funding from the international…

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Bloomberg Businessweek is a weekly business magazine founded in 1929. It had historically been named Business Week but was relaunched as Bloomberg Businessweek in 2010 after McGraw-Hill sold the magazine to Bloomberg for a reported $2 million-$5 million. Bloomberg Businessweek began facing financial uncertainty in the late 2000s as advertising revenues dropped and circulation declined. By 2009…

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Publish2 is a content-sharing company meant to perform a role similar to traditional syndication networks. Publish2’s first iteration was aimed at helping journalists share content online more easily by aggregating links and posts and creating widgets for news websites. It was similar to social bookmarking sites like Digg and Delicious, though oriented toward journalists. The…

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The Chicago News Cooperative was a nonprofit news organization that focuses on public-interest journalism. The Cooperative was launched in October 2009 by James O’Shea, a former editor at the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. It indefinitely suspended operations in February 2012 after a grant from its largest funder, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation,…

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