Old News, meet New News: E.W. Scripps has announced that it will acquire video-journalism-for-hire startup Newsy for $35 million, with the deal expected to be finalized by January of next year. Newsy has made a name for itself by producing news videos alongside content for websites like the Huffington Post, Mashable and Microsoft, essentially providing a broadcast news team on commission. That strategy will be used to provide video content for the digital versions of the many daily papers E.W. Scripps still owns across the country, a needed service as local papers struggle to keep up online.
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Can Google Chrome Apps rival native software on desktops and mobiles? The company thinks so and is creating the tools necessary for developers to build such apps. This video shows them off along with software that runs on multiple devices and platforms. Read more »