Tag: gigaom

by Julie Keck

1. Before Facebook deal, WhatsApp was helping BuzzFeed and Shazam go viral (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 2. Om Malik joins True Ventures, steps down at tech site Gigaom (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 3. ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching: 2% of U.S. subs finished entire series over first weekend (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 4. For Ukraine and [...] more »

by Claire Groden

Last week, the YouTube comments section got a facelift. Now, according to the YouTube announcement, commenters must link their accounts to Google+ profiles. Comments will also be listed in order of relevance instead of the most recent first, allowing spammy and unproductive comments to fall to the bottom. The comments section of YouTube is infamous [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why we’re moving our media coverage to GigaOm (Tom Krazit / paidContent) 2. Is Twitter really ruining journalism? (Bronwen Clune / Guardian) 3. PEN American Center survey finds surveillance is leaving writers wary (Noam Cohen / New York Times) 4. Vice magazine and disruption in the media: The next big thing always starts out [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Bradley Manning provides evidence for why we need a media entity like WikiLeaks (PaidContent.org) 2. How much could The Guardian make by putting up a pay wall? (The Media Briefing) 3. Federated Media’s Battelle headed back to the CEO role (Forbes) 4. Why we need to stop thinking about Groupon as a tech company [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Robert Rosenthal Welcome to the 37th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Jillian York, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. It’s been a crazy week in media + tech, with important mergers abounding! First up is the Center for Investigative Reporting announcing that [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

When the U.K.-based Guardian Media Group bought PaidContent in 2008, it was portrayed as an attempt to expand into the U.S. market. The Guardian newspaper was a forerunner in its use of the web, and already got a large portion of its traffic from North America. But I had trouble seeing why a general interest [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. GigaOM CEO discusses acquisition of PaidContent (Wired) 2. BBC journalists told not to break news stories on Twitter (Guardian) 3. AOL has hired a new chief content officer to give Patch a boost (paidContent) 4. How Don Graham fumbled the [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Twitter: In last 3 minutes of Super Bowl, there were 10,000 tweets per second (TechCrunch) 2. First streaming of Super Bowl a success, but left a lot to be desired (TechCrunch) 3. Rupert Murdoch tweets up storm on Euro crisis, [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

This is one in an occasional series on MediaShift where I discuss issues in-depth with thought leaders in online media. The format has changed to give you a profile of the person, as well as more of our dialogue — including audio clips. If you have suggestions for future Q&As or want to participate yourself, [...] more »