The Wall Street Journal reports that Yahoo has announced it will be laying off around 2,000 employees – 14% of its total workforce. The Journal states that the decision has been “long-expected” as the digital company has been struggling with a lack of revenue growth and decreasing traffic to some of its sites. According to a source, further cuts are anticipated.
Foreign Policy magazine writes that, despite earlier commitments made by the US government to preserve “Internet freedom”, the US produces a high proportion of the tools used around the world to supress freedom of speech online.
Bambuser, a video broadcasting service, joins forces with the Associated Press to allow users to share citizen journalist videos directly with the wire service, according to thenextweb.com. Bambuser users have covered events in Egypt and Syria.
Journalism.co.uk reported that a group of UK students will soon launch a liveblogging platform called Ocqur. Users will be able to share tweets, videos, audio and photos in the posts.
The Verge carries an interview with The New York Times’ David Carr, who discusses the ethics of curation, WikiLeaks and The Guardian’s open journalism model, among other things.
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