Tag: disney

by Julie Keck

1. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown and what hashtag activism does right (James Poniewozik / TIME) 2. Media and entertainment CFOs shift their primary focus from cost-cutting to growth (Ernst & Young) 3. Don’t compare BuzzFeed’s valuation to newspapers’; compare it to agencies, reaching young mobile, social audiences (Felix Salmon / Medium) 4. “I liked everything I saw on [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million (Ronald Grover / Reuters) 2. Journalists group and Internet lawyers challenge Turkey’s ban on Twitter (Sebnem Arsu & Dan Bilefsky / New York Times) 3. Record numbers are watching March Madness online, but only the good parts (Zak Seward / Quartz) 4. New York [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix and Spotify help drive UK home entertainment revenues to £5.3 billion (John Reynolds / The Guardian) 2. Obama bypasses traditional media again in interview with Zach Galifianakis (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. An online Magna Carta: Berners-Lee calls for bill of rights for web (Jemima Kiss / The Guardian) 4. Web firms face [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. HBO Go launches on PlayStation 3 (Todd Spangler / Variety) 2. New York Times to add ‘new products’ for digital subscribers (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Slate’s good strategy for correcting errors on Twitter, elsewhere (Craig Silverman / Poynter) 4. Disney opens the door for web TV — as long as it looks like [...] more »

by Julie Keck

NOTE: Starting next week, our E-Books & Self-Publishing Roundup will come out on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays. Now on Thursdays we will share our weekly Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, leading up to our bi-weekly #EdShift Twitter chats on the first and third Fridays of each month. ***** 1. E-reading rises as device ownership jumps [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Will Comcast Get Justice Dept.’s OK To Buy Time Warner? (Mark Memmott / NPR) 2. [VID] Steinberg: Buzzfeed getting 100 million monthly views on YouTube (Beet.TV) 3. Here’s what the new Apple TV could look like (Hint: Check your iPad) (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Disney & Techstars to launch accelerator program for media, entertainment [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Judge appoints a monitor to keep an eye on Apple e-books biz (Josh Lowensohn / CNET) 2. Oyster, the Netflix of e-books, arrives on the iPad (Salvidor Rodriguez / LA Times) 3. Paper powers Disney’s futuristic e-books (Colin Daileda / Mashable) 4. Self-published pornographic e-books cause trouble for Amazon, Kobo (Carolyn Kellog / LA [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A quest to save AM before it’s lost in the static (New York Times) 2. ‘Riptide’ project explains how legacy media got washed out to sea by digital currents (Poynter) 3. Opinion: Wolff – All Things D’s Kara Swisher is a feared player (USA Today) 4. Politico publisher buys Capital New York (Politico) 5. [...] 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 Zach C. Cohen

Like most media, the future of television is online. This edition of the Mediatwits, we’ll talk about the prospects for tech upstarts Apple, Google, Intel and Sony, who are trying to push their way into the lucrative TV and entertainment business. Apple is aiming to work with incumbent cable companies, while Google is working against [...] more »