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Washington Post Launches Personalized News Aggregator Personal Post

The Washington Post this week launched Personal Post, a news aggregator that suggests Post stories based on a user’s browsing habits on washingtonpost.com.

It uses the technology that powers Trove, an aggregator that was built by the paper last year. Trove aggregates headlines from around the Web, and not just washingtonpost.com.

My initial suggestions upon loading Personal Post up for the first time were accurate for someone like me who lives in the Washington area and happens to work in the political media: Post Local, Crime, PostPolitics, Opinions, and Erik Wemple (a media critic at the Post). Read more

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AP Sues Meltwater News Aggregator For Unlicensed Content Use

The Associated Press says it’s filed a lawsuit today against news aggregator Meltwater News in U.S. District Court. The suit claims that Norway-based Meltwater — a paid electronic clipping service that monitors and delivers news stories on keyword-specific topics to its paying customers — spreads original AP content verbatim without paying licensing fees. Those fees help support the AP’s news gathering, but also add costs that Meltwater doesn’t incur, which allows it to offer its service cheaper than the AP, thereby undercutting and competing directly against the news service.

AP President and CEO Tom Curley described the organization as a “parasitic distribution service” in a statement. He says the service “competes directly with traditional news sources without paying license fees to cover the costs of creating those stories. It has a significant negative impact on the ability of AP to continue providing the high-quality news reports on which the public relies.”
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