January 23, 2021

Apple iPad News Reader Zite Sold to CNN for Just Over $20 Million

By Kara Swisher at AllThingsD: Zite, the magazine-style reading app for the Apple iPad, has been sold to news giant CNN for $20 million to $25 million. The arena for news readers on tablets and smartphones is competitive, with high-profile efforts such as Flipboard, Livestand from Yahoo, AOL’s Editions and start-ups such as Pulse and […]

"Fake CNN Site (With Obscenities) Puzzles CNN"

From a Moscow Times Article: U.S. broadcaster CNN expressed bewilderment Tuesday over the appearance of a web site bearing its iconic red logo and poorly translated articles in Russian. The web site, Cnnrussia.ru, is attracting thousands of visitors a day and sponsors Facebook, Twitter and LiveJournal communities as well. CNN Moscow bureau chief Maxim Tkachenko said the broadcaster does not have a Russian-language web site. […]