Tag: gigaom

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote […] more »

by Gabriel Kahn

Last month, Paul Walborsky stepped down after seven years as chief executive of Gigaom. During that time, the tech site grew enormously in traffic and revenue as it expanded its business beyond just advertising. Currently, about 60 percent of Gigaom’s revenues (estimated to be around $15 million annually) come from research and 25 percent from […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. From ISIS Videos to JLaw Nudes, When Is Looking Abetting Evil? (Michael Daly / The Daily Beast) 2. BuzzFeed wants to beef up its business news (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. My take: There are so many takes now because […] more »

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 »