Leandro Oliva

Leandro Oliva is a freelance writer based out of New York City, and the social media and newsletter manager for PBS MediaShift. He contributes to VICE Motherboard, Business Insider, and has appeared in The Awl, Ars Technica and GlobalPost, among others.

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Better than Nielsen: Twitter breaks down TV behavior by demographics, device, and genre (The Verge) 2. Redditors accuse BuzzFeed of photo theft (Mashable) 3. CBS takes aim at a rival, shoots CNET in the foot (paidContent) 4. The New York Times’ plan to [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. McGraw-Hill & Kno offer a peek into the future of textbooks (TechCrunch) 2. Self-publishing site Lulu drops DRM on e-books, sort of (paidContent) 3. Why winning a $7,000 piracy lawsuit could be the worst news ever for book publishers (readwrite) 4. 21 book [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Why do community news sites, once hailed as the future of journalism, so often flop? (Adweek) 2. Online radio will start serving ads based on your web browsing (paidContent) 3. How does BuzzFeed intend to crack a $1B valuation? By embracing journalism’s [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Aereo will take its TV distruption to 22 new cities this spring (paidContent) 2. Reuters gutting web infrastructure for ‘Reuters Next’ (Capital) 3. Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes (GigaOM) 4. Watch out CNN: new Twitter [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. Google’s Gingras: Journalists need to focus on invention, not transformation (Poynter) 2. Mich. professor’s YouTube course is just right for many (USA Today) 3. Online learning and upheavals in social networks (MIT Tech Review) 4. Students rush to web classes, but profits may be much later (NYT) [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. The AP is selling ads in its tweets, but Twitter doesn’t mind (Nieman Lab) 2. Politico lays off staffers amid restructuring (HuffPo) 3. Tablets will outsell notebooks in 2013, for the first time ever (Quartz) 4. Roku meets Time Warner: baby steps towards [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Inside YouTube’s plan to dominate your TV (Mashable) 2. Old media’s stalwarts persevered in 2012 (NYT) 3. Roku strikes Time Warner Cable deal, wants to be your next cable box (GigaOM) 4. Online comments hurt science understanding, study finds (Journal Sentinel) 5. Visual storytelling [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Irish newspapers aim to charge sites that link to their stories, starting at €300 per year for one link (TheJournal.ie) 2. Why Tumblr and BuzzFeed are on a collision course in 2013 (paidContent) 3. Study: actually only about 20,000 Twitter users in [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Andrew Sullivan’s ad-free publishing experiment sees six-figure revenue in first six hours  (TechCrunch) 2. There’s no avoiding Google+ (WSJ) 3. From mobile to taking on newspaper pay walls, 3 big moves for local TV in 2013 (Lost Remote) 4. iPad web traffic share [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

According to research produced by Nielsen, as of 2012 the majority of phone owners in the U.S. now operate smartphones. Accordingly, the growth in app markets for Apple and Android continues unabated, and 2012 brought users a strong list of powerful news and content browsing options. Click here to read the entire series Publishers, in [...] more »