Chrome comic book, Economist's social web flop, Google's director investss in teachit, 16 brands using twitter, RD poses loss

Economist Group's £100,000 project to think up a social web platform may have flatlined last year - but the publisher now has another long tail to pin on the 10-month affair… a book chronicling the experience
Teachit, a nine-year-old web education service that shares revenue with teachers for publishing content they write, has got its first investment of an undisclosed size from one of Google's (NSDQ: GOOG) directors, amongst others. John Burke, who is MD for industry development at the search site, was already a board member in another teaching website, TeachersCount.

Dell, Starbucks, Jetblue, comcast, homedepot, Southwest airlines, whole foods market, Ford .....

The Reader's Digest Association posted an operating loss of $337 million for fiscal 2008, according to a 10-K report it filed recently with the Securities Exchange Commission. That's down significantly from the operating loss of $35 million it reported for the same period in 2007.

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