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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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ESPN is a cable broadcaster that specializes in sports events, news and analysis. ESPN’s majority owner is the Walt Disney Co., which bought ESPN’s parent network, ABC, in 1995. Hearst Corp. owns a minority stake in the network. ESPN proclaims itself as the “worldwide leader in sports,” and it owns six cable channels, a biweekly…

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Voice of San Diego is a nonprofit online news organization that focuses on in-depth and investigative reporting on civic issues. The site was founded in 2005 by venture capitalist Buzz Woolley and veteran San Diego journalist Neil Morgan, funded by $355,000 of Woolley’s own money as a way to fill what they saw a gap…

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Press+ is a service that assists news organizations in charging for content online. The service was founded in April 2009 as part of the company Journalism Online by entrepreneur and CourtTV founder Steven Brill, former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz, and investment fund manager Leo Hindery. In March 2011, Journalism Online was acquired by RR Donnelley for about $35 million….

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Bloomberg is a financial news and data company founded in 1981 and primarily owned by billionaire and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. The vast majority of Bloomberg’s $8.3 billion in 2013 revenue — 82 percent, as of 2012 — are tied to its $20,000-per-year financial data terminals used by 318,000 subscribers as of 2014, but the company’s…

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