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Apple Said to Talk With Cable Industry About Building a Set-Top Box (Ad Age)
Apple, the world's most valuable company, is in talks with at least one of the largest U.S. cable companies about building a set-top box that would carry live TV and other content, a person with knowledge of the discussions said. Consumers would be able to purchase the device instead of paying a monthly leasing fee to cable companies, said the person, who requested anonymity because the talks are private.
Photobucket Gets a Facebook Facelift: Easier Uploads and a New Timeline-Like Story Feature (TechCrunch)
Photobucket, one of the oldest and biggest sites dedicated to photo and video sharing, has lost its position as a go-to place for storing images. Now the company wants to tackle that head-on with a new redesign that upgrades the user experience with a new look, better uploading and a new social feature called Photobucket Stories. The social feature will have Timeline-like narratives that friends can use collaboratively to create image-based recollections of an event.
News Corp. Launches Anti-Corruption Review Just in Case (FishbowlNY)
News Corp. has launched a review of its anti-corruption standards. We're not joking. In a memo from Rupert Murdoch, a new "ethics oversight structure" was implemented. It will be led by Gerson Zweifach as chief compliance officer and Lisa Fleischman as deputy compliance officer.