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What Justin Verlander's Huge Extension Means for Clayton Kershaw, David Price

The news of Justin Verlander’s five-year, $180 million contract extension with the Detroit Tigers sent shockwaves across the MLB landscape on Friday. Those shockwaves were undoubtedly felt in Los Angeles and Tampa—the respective MLB homes of Clayton Kershaw and David Price.<p>Both Kershaw and Price …

Justin Verlander

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Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple

Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2.<p>Goodreads had raised $2.75 million in funding from the likes of True Ventures since launching in January 2007. When we talked to them …

Gigaom | “First do no harm”: My interview with Amazon and Goodreads on the future of Goodreads

Advertisement<p>Amazon announced Thursday afternoon that it has acquired the popular book-related social networking site Goodreads for an undisclosed …

Gigaom | Generation Mooch? Why 20-somethings have a hard time paying for content

Advertisement<p>I distinctly remember learning how to read, and it wasn’t from a book or in a kindergarten classroom.<p>It was sitting at the breakfast …

Media Industry

Play Ball! Free MLB Streams On Twitter, Facebook (And AllThingsD).

MLB Advanced Media, pro baseball’s digital arm, continues to find interesting ways to promote its popular subscription service. Here’s the latest: …

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