Tag: disney

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 »

by Staci D. Kramer

The quickest way to set off at least one media exec I know is to praise Jason Kilar for making Hulu work. I can almost set a timer for the refrain. Look at what he had to work with — content from equity partners NBC Universal, Fox, eventually joined by Disney, plus many other key [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. AP beats Google for Nevada caucus results (Poynter) 2. Netflix competes with pay cable with its first original series (paidContent) 3. Disney’s ABC, Univision in talks to create 24-hour cable-news channel (Wall Street Journal) 4. Publishers are flubbing the iPad, [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. The closed, unfriendly world of Wikipedia (Danny Sullivan) 2. Ten lessons Om Malik learned from a decade of blogging (GigaOM) 3. Spotify service includes peer-to-peer streaming (Pansentient League) 4. Disney coming to YouTube movies (MediaPost) 5. Air travelers still must turn off devices, but it’s not clear why (Bits Blog) [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Researchers release “socialbots” on Facebook to collect user data for security study (CNET News) 2. All the Groupon IPO really proves is that the bubble is back (GigaOM) 3. Investing in selling nothing: Zynga’s march to an IPO (NPR) 4. Disney partners with YouTube on new video series (New [...] more »

by Nick Mendoza

Movie studios fully understand the influence that word-of-mouth reviews, whether positive or negative, have on box office receipts. Social networks are accelerating this conversation as consumers hype or hurt a movie’s perception. Many observers speculate that moviegoer talk on Twitter, which often comes straight from a mobile phone inside a theater, can impact a film’s [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. This week I look at the positive — and negative — way the Internet, blogs and Twitter have spread information about the swine flu. There are great resources, maps and tracking sites, but it’s easy to get in a panic as well. Also, Disney joined up in [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. This week I look at the new Huffington Post Investigative Journalism Fund, which has $1.75 million to start a new non-partisan site that will do investigative work and then give it away to any news organization. I also look at the latest moves by Disney, distributing video [...] more »