Tag: aereo

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Big labels take aim at Pandora on royalties (Ben Sisario / New York Times) 2. After big payday for WhatsApp, more app makers resort to “growth hacking” (Jeff John Roberts / GigaOm) 3. Nearly 20% of YouTube users now pay less attention to TV, finds Google study (Jennifer Faull / The Drum) 4. Aereo [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter challenges Turkey ban, Erdogan holds fast (Humeyra Pamuk & Orhan Coskun / Reuters) 2. Why movie streaming sites so fail to satisfy (Farhad Manjoo / New York Times) 3. Debugging the backlash to data journalism (Alexander Howard / Tow Center) 4. Aereo says a win for broadcasters would have “chilling” consequences to cloud [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Dish to curtail ad skipping on hopper devices for ABC shows (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 2. Aereo boss says he’s ‘confident’ ahead of Supreme Court battle (Sam Gustin / TIME) 3. Financial Times CEO: ‘We’ve now achieved critical mass in digital’ (Jasper Jackson / The Media Briefing) 4. Can Greenwald’s digital magazine [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter hoaxes & the ethics of new media: What happens now that we are all journalists? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Scripps buys Newsy for $35 million to expand into digital video (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 3. Mobile video ads get cut down to size (John McDermott / Digiday) 4. Warner takes Netflix-style service [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Patch is laying off hundreds of employees on Friday (Romenesco) 2. Labavit, the secure email service Edward Snowden reportedly used, shuts down under pressure (Quartz) 3. Apple’s Tim Cook, tech executives meet with Barack Obama to talk surveillance (Politico) 4. Tumblr founder to get $81 million to remain at Yahoo (ABC News) 5. Amid [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA using top-secret program to mine online data of millions of Americans (The Guardian) 2. Google Now and Google Glass could become your hyperlocal news readers (GigaOm) 3. Facebook takes on Twitter with embeddable statuses and photos – but there’s a catch (The Verge) 4. CBS president on ‘illegal’ Aereo: “We don’t think it’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Wikileaks volunteer was a paid informant for the FBI (Wired) 2. On Wendy Davis’ filibuster (and DOMA): When Twitter does what journalism can’t (Salon) 3. With gay marriage sure to spark emotional responses, The Washington Post and New York Times try structuring comments (Nieman) 4. A Kickstarter tip for journalists from ProPublica: Crowdfunding is a lot of work (paidContent) 5. Google to remove [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter is ready to become a true news entity (Guardian) 2. How the Boston Globe used its two sites to cover the marathon bombing (Nieman) 3. Want a job at Gawker Media? Get a head start by being a regular commenter (PaidContent.org) 4. Newspapers: A cautionary tale for local TV (TVNewsCheck) 5. Aereo strikes [...] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Bombing suspect’s social media profile: What’s real, what’s fake, and what we don’t know (Boston.com) 2. Fake Twitter accounts spring up assuming bombers’ identities (Daily Dot) 3. Reddit vs. the Media in search for Boston bombing suspects (Slate) 4. Shameless [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast includes a former Obama “regulatory czar,” a cornered Fox, a Tumblr of layoffs, and a ray of hope for — yes! — newspapers. Special guest Cass Sunstein was the former head of OIRA for Obama, helping to set, slim down and remove various rules at agencies. He’ll be talking about his [...] more »