Tag: apple

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside the NY Times’ audience development strategy (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. Google Glass sales halted but firm says kit is not dead (via BBC) 3. Apple: 1 million new iBooks customers each week since iOS 8 launch (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Natasha Vargas-Cooper leaves The Intercept for Jezebel (Nicole Levy & […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital readers have added new dimension to world of fiction (Sara Keating / Irish Times) 2. How e-books may disrupt your sleep (Nicholas Bakalar / New York Times) 3. Copyright law to be amended in Japan to combat e-book piracy (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 4. 2015 book publishing industry predictions (Mark Coker / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why book marketing (still) starts and ends with the website (Murray Izenwasser / Digital Book World) 2. U.S. faces tough questions in Apple e-books antitrust appeal (Nate Raymond / Reuters) 3. The maritime industry embraces e-books and digital newspapers (Mike Koslowski / Good e-Reader) 4. Jane Friedman’s favorite digital tools in 2014 5. Teens […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

It has been a year filled with more tectonic shifts for the media landscape, from the changing face of media ownership to the mounting dangers for journalists at home and abroad, from battles in the e-book world to the increasing power of mobile apps, to the game-changing social power of Facebook in how we find […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can Apple clear its name in the e-books drama? (Roger Parloff / Fortune) 2. Bookbaby discontinues free & standard e-book publishing package (Michael Koslowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Hachette takes bookselling to Twitter (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 4. 2 easy ways for authors to measure the impact of their social media use […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple, DoJ spar ahead of December e-book appeal (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 2. Indie authors and the question of Kindle Unlimited (Hellen Barbara / JaneFriedman.com) 3. To gain the upper hand, Amazon disrupts itself (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 4. Five digital publishing questions for Rick Chapman (Digital Book World) 5. Wait! […] more »

by Geoffrey King

The following is a guest post from CPJ. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Last week, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with FBI Director James B. Comey, who made the case that steps taken by Apple and Google to protect user privacy were damaging the FBI’s efforts to fight crime and safeguard U.S. […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

The year is 1991, the month April. EMF is playing on the radio. The term “cyberspace” has existed for only half a decade. The world wide web won’t exist for another four months. The software engineer Linus Torvalds has only just started work on the Linux operating system. The fastest computer you can own has […] more »