Happy new year! We hope you got the rest, family time and disconnection you deserved this Christmas. Now’s time to look ahead again. But first – here is your back-to-work quick guide to what happened while you were eating mince pies…
Our rolling news…
» New Investment By Goldman And DST Values Facebook At $50 Billion
» SEC Watch: Groupon Raises Half A Billion In Half A Round
» What Comes After Newspapers: Forget Form, It’s About Content
» WPP Digital Acquires Blue State Digital
» Court To AFP: Pics Aren’t Free Just Because They’re On Twitter
» Video: Meltwater’s CEO Lyssegen ‘Promotes’ Newspapers’ Content
» Video: Jeremy Hunt On Why The UK’s Not On Silicon Valley’s Radar
» Video: News Corp’s Dominic Young Says Paywalls Are Good For Humans
» Lonely Planet Drops App Prices To Get Noticed At Christmas
Essential news in links…
» Another unsourced Sunday Times story puts a £200 million price on Lovefilm for Amazon.
» BSkyB sold Wisden Cricketer to enthusiasts.
» Skype was down for days, launches iPhone 4 video calls.
» Spotify didn’t launch in the U.S. in 2010, per its earlier target. TechCrunch can’t contain its glee. In fact, Spotify shied from the 2010 target about a month ago.
» Ofcom submitted its report on News Corp.’s BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) takeover; further inquiry expected.
» Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) named Neil MacDonald head of web and data development on its Merseyside titles.
» Investor negativity a frustration for Autonomy
» iPad mag sales have slowed. But, compared with newsstand sales, they’re healthy. Problem is, U.S. mag subscribers have to pay twice, says Enders’ Ben Evans.
» iPads, Print-on-Demand Slowly Transform Magazines in 2010
» iPad traffic to CBS Interactive’s French sites doubled after the holidays
» France mulls extending copying-levy to tablets, except Windows
» Two thirds of U.S. internet users have paid for digital content.