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Mobile Minutes: Social media news consumption; Tastemade rivals Buzzfeed; Twitter loses another media head; Google beats Oracle

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May 31, 2016

28627Majority of US adults get news from social media
Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults now get news from social media sources, according to a Pew Research study published today. Reddit has the largest number of users who say they get their news on the site at 70 percent, followed by Facebook users at 66 percent and Twitter at 59 percent.
Read more on PC Magazine

Tastemade rivals BuzzFeed for mobile food video views
The three partners who dreamed up Tastemade cooked up one winning meal for millennials — food shows for mobile viewing.
Read more on USA Today

Twitter is losing its head of media, again
Twitter is losing two more senior executives: The company’s head of media and commerce Nathan Hubbard is departing to found his own startup. Also on the way out is Jana Messerschmidt, Twitter’s head of biz dev.
Read more on Variety

Google beats Oracle – Android makes fair use of Java APIs
Following a two-week trial, a federal jury concluded Thursday that Google’s Android operating system does not infringe Oracle-owned copyrights because its re-implementation of 37 Java APIs is protected by “fair use.” The verdict was reached after three days of deliberations.
Read more on Ars Technica

 

 

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