Tag: cnet

by Zach C. Cohen

Washington Post joined the 450 other daily U.S. newspapers with pay walls this week and also now offers “Sponsored Views” below its editorials. We’ll talk to Forbes media columnist Jeff Bercovici about the advantages and disadvantages of pay walls at the Post and beyond. We’ll also talk to CNET’s Declan McCullagh on new developments in [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

The decision last month by CBS to bar its tech news site subsidiary, CNET, from reviewing certain products felt like an old-school case in media ethics, a classic example of editorial independence subverted by corporate influence. But a longer lens shows that in embracing one ethos presented by the digital age, CBS ran smack into [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Verge hires writer who quit CNET in protest (NYT) 2. Super Bowl social media use up 3 times over 2012 (Mashable) 3. Digital First Media’s CEO doesn’t believe in paywalls or subscriptions, but he’s exploring them anyway (PaidContent) 4. How the act of live-tweeting is becoming just as big an event as the [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The iPhone is coming, the iPhone is coming, the iPhone is coming… to Verizon. After an endless string of complaints from users about dropped calls on the AT&T iPhone, Verizon finally is offering relief with its own iPhone, due out next month. The downsides of the new Verizon iPhone include that it’s on the CDMA [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

In this week’s 4MR podcast I consider the new iPhone 4 announced by Apple, with a sleeker design, longer battery life, “retina display” and a front-facing camera for video calls. How will the iPhone stack up against popular Android phones such as the new 4G HTC Evo and the Motorola Droid? I talked with CNET [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

A view of the hype cycle of virtual worlds by Gary Hayes The sun shines brightly as I stroll along the curving pier above the water, looking out toward a beautiful island with trees swaying in the wind. There’s a looming ampitheater festooned with signs for Thomson Reuters, and a series of concrete buildings that [...] more »