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ESPN Website Commenter Arrested After Threat

Eric Yee allegedly said he would kill kids in post about sneakers

(Newser) - This time, an Internet commenter accused of taking things too far is in legal trouble. Police in California say 21-year-old Yale dropout Eric Yee wrote that he wouldn't mind killing kids who buy LeBron's pricey new sneakers . He allegedly made the comment on, which had posted... More »

ESPN Cans Worker Behind Lin Headline

Network also suspends anchor who 'used inappropriate word' in question about Knick

(Newser) - ESPN is really, really, really sorry for the racist headline referring to Knicks star Jeremy Lin that briefly appeared on its mobile site, and now it has fired the employee responsible for the slip. "We again apologize, especially to Mr. Lin. His accomplishments are a source of great pride... More »

Ability to 'See' Content Sets New Video Search Site Apart analyzes images themselves, isn't dependent on tag search

(Newser) - A new Web site that makes video searchable by actual images, rather than by often inaccurate and misleading metadata tags, is making finding the clips you’re looking for easier, Katherine Boehret writes in the Wall Street Journal.—currently in its public beta form—“sees” images rather... More »

Sports Columnists Lost in Digital Transition

Ink-and-paper set, losing touch with their cities and teams, jump for electronic havens

(Newser) - Sports columnists are leaving behind their local teams and newspaper readership in droves for the greener pastures of the online and television worlds, and it's "something to be lamented," writes Robert Weintraub in the Columbia Journalism Review. “The gifted sports columnists often delivered the best writing in... More »

Super Bowl Ads Go Online

Marketers want in on Sunday's virtual action

(Newser) - A TV spot during the actual Super Bowl is still advertising's crown jewel, but marketers are increasingly expanding to Internet news, video, search and social networking. The Web lets TV advertisers stretch their investments farther, reports the Wall Street Journal, while letting smaller players get in on the action without... More »

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