"The Daily Show" host creates LetsBuyCNN.com, a mock Kickstarter site that seeks to buy one of Time Warner's jewels.
A user posts a fake news piece to CNN's iReport news hub. It stays live for 22 hours before someone realizes it must surely not be true.
Zite will fade away as a standalone app, as Flipboard folds the rival's recommendation tech into its own news reader.
"The truth is digital and people consuming news and information from all of our digital assets, that's the most important thing for us," the CNN president said.
The new tool, built in conjunction with the social analytics company Dataminr, aims to discover breaking news soon after it happens.
Second screens like tablets are a "hacked attempt" to bring social or community interaction to TV, says CNN.com's general manager. And today's set-top boxes? Very primitive.
Not long after a secretive CNN interview with fugitive software pioneer John McAfee, McAfee's own blog posts an item saying he may have been captured. True? Or another twist in an already odd tale?
Using tech from the service it bought last year, CNN will give readers a list of the current ten most-talked about stories, along with a variety of outside content on each subject.
The project, which aims to provide presidential horse-race insights via Facebook postings about the candidates, launches today.
The social network and news source debut their social app, which lets users display political preferences on their Facebook timelines, news feeds, and real-time tickers.