Here is a quick roundup of the stories occupying the most digital media mindshare today: AOL sells patents to Microsoft for over $1 billion cash; Windows Phone gets mainstream promotional push; Netflix shares algorithm information and establishes political action committee; Mashable, Dick Clark and Tubefilter partner on original content.
AOL is selling over 800 of its patents to Microsoft for $1.056 billion in cash, but secured a license to use them.
AOL – press release
Wall Street Journal – AOL to Sell Patents to Microsoft for $1.1 Billion
Microsoft promotes interest in Windows Phone with “time” giveaways
Microsoft – press release
Netflix shares peek at its recommendation algorithm, establishes political action committee
Netflix Techblog post – Netflix Recommendations: Beyond the 5 stars (Part 1)
FierceCable – Recommendation engine drives 75% of Netflix traffic
Politico – Netflix forms PAC
Dick Clark Productions, Mashable and Tubefilter partner on original content
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