Tag: cable

by Julie Keck

1. Saving community newspapers? Don’t start with layoffs (Jim Bach / American Journalism Review) 2. FCC won’t let firms segregate web traffic into fast, slow lanes (Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal) 3. Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book start-up (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Spain set to introduce new law [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Microsoft web browser security bug could impact millions of users (Adario Strange / Mashable) 2. New challenges chip away at cable’s pillar of profit (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Net neutrality: A guide to (and history of) a contested idea (Alexis C. Madrigal & Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic) 4. Swisher: AllThingsD [...] more »

by Fannie Cohen

This week, the Supreme Court began hearings to determine if Aereo’s broadcast-TV-time-shifting model is legal. Aereo is an antenna middle man for consumers, who can rent an unobstructed TV antenna that beams the content back to any of their devices as live-streamed TV, or saves it for watching later. It’s both a guaranteed good signal and [...] more »

by Claire Groden

On Wednesday, Amazon released its newest device, the $99 Fire TV, that aims to make a better set-top box for streaming video on TVs. It’s not drone delivery, but it does make the leap from offering streaming content with Amazon Prime to offering a piece of hardware that connects to the TV — putting Amazon [...] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, streaming video giant Netflix became the first non-TV network to win an award at this year’s Emmys with its slate of original programming headlined by “House of Cards.” But after receiving 14 nominations, the final count of three statuettes in Netflix’s collection underwhelmed many Emmys watchers. And streaming service has some serious headwinds, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed is the media industry’s worst nightmare: profitable, growing and investing in news (PaidContent) 2. Dish, Disney gird for showdown over ESPN (WSJ) 3. If Google could search Twitter, it would find Topsy (NYT) 4. Livestream brings all-live video streaming to Roku devices (Fast Company) 5. U.S. court gives mixed ruling on FCC program [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Washington Post to be sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (Washington Post) 2. Study links TV viewership and Twitter conversations (NYT) 3. Dish Network reports net loss, decline in pay-TV subscribers (Reuters) 4. Time Warner offers to ‘unbundle’ CBS channels to end dispute (Poynter) 5. The short story of Longreads (GigaOm)   Get our [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New York Times is building a new TimesMachine (Nieman Lab) 2. Publishers try a different kind of pay wall, unlocked by watching web video (AdAge) 3. Journalists quit Trinidad paper in press freedom crisis (Guardian) 4. Months after settlement, retailers start cutting Penguin e-book prices (paidContent) 5. Charter CEO pushes cable consolidation (WSJ) [...] 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 Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. TV viewership of the GOP convention down, social media engagement up (AP) 2. 2.2% of global newspaper ad revenues are from digital, study shows (Journalism.co.uk) 3. One reporter’s love-hate relationship with Twitter (GigaOm) 4. A look behind Reddit’s success (NYT) [...] more »