Tag: cord cutters

by Julie Keck

1. Paul Carr’s news site NSFW Corp joins with Silicon Valley-backed PandoDaily (Dominic Rushe / The Guardian) 2. CNN shares Instagram images from the ground on new Scenes platform (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 3. In Myanmar, newly free media struggle to turn a profit (Thomas Fuller / New York Times) 4. Expert at NU-Q symposium: [...] more »

by Eric Elia

Binge viewing may transform more than our personal grooming habits, as Fred and Carrie discovered in a “Portlandia” episode when they plowed through a few seasons of “Battlestar Galactica” without leaving the house. More than anything, the debut — all 13 episodes — of Netflix’s “House of Cards” raises questions about what the binge viewing [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Mark Glaser 1. ‘Invisible Obama’ Meme Floods Twitter  (iDigitalTimes) 2. Samsung Triumphs Over Apple in Japanese Court, Makes a Big Splash at IFA (Huffington Post) 3. Washington Post innovates at the conventions: ‘Mobile, social, video’ (Poynter) 4. Is This Thing On? Yahoo Firing Proves the Perils of Feeding [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. U.S. State Department could enter into e-reader contract with Amazon (AppNewser) 2. Times-Picayune, Alabama papers go through mass layoffs (Poynter) 3. Amazon, Google among bidders of new Web names like .news and .lol (PaidContent) 4. Is the DOJ looking out [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Rafat off the coast of Nioumachoua village in Moheli Welcome to the 45th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, this time with Mark Glaser and the Rafat Ali as co-hosts. That’s right, Rafat Ali is back in the saddle after a nearly three month trek to India, Burma and Iceland. And he’s back just in time [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

I cut the cable cord in early 2006. When I tell friends and colleagues I’m a cord-cutter, the biggest misconception — beyond initial worries about the phrase involving bodily harm — is that I don’t watch TV. I have a 42” flat screen. I watch TV all the time. I just don’t watch regularly scheduled, [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

There was a time in America when everyone had a dumb box. A boob tube. A TV that had a handful of broadcast channels, many of them not even programming for 24 hours. But now, we live in an age of TV diversity, when people get their shows through so many alternative channels: Netflix, Hulu, [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Eric Elia Welcome to the 39th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Brightcove’s Eric Elia, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. This week we convene a special roundtable to talk about one of our favorite subjects: cutting the cord to cable TV! We [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Dear Cable and Satellite Companies, Hollywood Studios, and the People Who Make TV: The thing is, we love TV shows. We love the comedy, the drama, the sports, the events, and even sometimes what you call “romantic comedy.” We remember fondly those days growing up as kids when the family sat around in the den [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Click here to read the whole series “You can cut the cable, dad,” my teenage daughter has told me more than once when I’ve grumbled about the poor service, unexplained fees and large percentage increases I’ve had to pay over our introductory “triple-play” rates to our cable company. We did suspend our cable service for [...] more »