Tag: apple

by Jefferson Yen

In recent years, as wearable technology has become increasingly popular people have been waiting for Apple to introduce their version, which will start shipping today. It’s still too early to tell whether or not the Apple Watch will be revolutionary in the way that the iPod or iPhone were — or more of a Newton-like […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nate Silver to Vox: Stop stealing our charts! (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 2. What USA Today Sports learned covering the Final Four on Periscope and Snapchat (Tanya Sichynsky / Nieman Lab) 3. Telecom industry sues to overturn net neutrality (Ryan Knutson & Thomas Gryta / Wall Street Journal) 4. How to beat Apple’s 30% […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Mobile access shifts social media use and other online activities (Amanda Lenhart / Pew Research) 2. Knight Foundation: Nonprofit sites’ revenue rising but sustainability elusive (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Newspapers hunt for new readers on Instagram (Rachel Barron & Alexa Lardieri / American Journalism Review) 4. What are they thinking? The 8 principles […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

Media distribution evolves. Today only about half of us watch traditional (“linear”) TV. Tech giants Amazon and Google are both purveyors of scaled-down devices that stream video, devices that contribute to the evolution. If you don’t already own an AppleTV or Roku and don’t want to spend a lot of money for a streaming media player, which should you buy? Based […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Audio is having a moment right now. And it’s no longer just about public radio. Media companies such as the New York Times and Buzzfeed have their own podcasts, too. While podcasting has been around for more than a decade, it’s already had a first boom, bust and now boom again. Podcast networks such as […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Americans’ privacy strategies post-Snowden (Lee Rainie & Mary Madden / Pew Research) 2. BuzzFeed’s new strategy: Fishing for eyeballs in other people’s streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Apple plans web TV service in fall (Keach Hagey, Shalini Ramachandran & Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal) 4. YouTube to replace annotations with smarter, mobile-optimized […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What to Facebook is a ‘fake name’ may be the expression of your authentic self (Jillian C. York / Guardian) 2. Guide to critical thinking, research, data and theory: Overview for journalists (via Journalist’s Resource) 3. The secrets of writing smart, long-form articles that go absolutely viral (Michael Grothaus / Fast Company) 4. Big […] more »

by Janet Asteroff

After almost a century in business, electronics stalwart RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. Their well situated real estate presents an opportunity for one of the companies that put them out of business: Amazon. Sprint and the hedge fund Standard General agreed to buy 1,500 to 2,400 of RadioShack’s 4,000 company-owned stores in the United States. The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’ (Nitasha Tiku & Casey Newton / Verge) 2. The FCC’s net neutrality proposal is awesome, but has a loophole (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 3. Apple is talking to TV programmers about its own web TV service (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Omidyar in Hawaii: The billionaire […] more »