Tag: hbo

by Seth Shapiro

Note: This story has been corrected. See the bottom of the story for the correction. There’s been a media blitz over Netflix’s “House Of Cards,” and how revolutionary it is. “House Of Cards“ is the most interesting show of the year. But it’s not revolutionary. Let’s break it down. 1. Exploding Commercial TV? “House of Cards“ and Netflix [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Jim Roberts took a buyout from NYT last week, will now head Digital at Reuters (Nieman) 2. Magazines still have a life on 7-inch screens (AllThingsD) 3. Common sense is the key to effective online communication (memeburn) 4. Tempted to quit Facebook? 5 1/2 reasons to stay (PandoDaily) 5. HBO adds Airplay to make [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Mark Glaser 1. Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing (GigaOm) 2. HBO says no, for now, to fans who want web-only option (NYT Media Decoder) 3. Startup Rebel Mouse wants to be the social web’s front page (Mashable) 4. Salon names Cindy Jeffers [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Google wins 763 domain names containing the word ‘google’ (The Next Web) 2. Twitter buys tech, talent of personalized email marketing service (TechCrunch) 3. HBO partners with weekly newsmagazine “Vice” (Variety) 4. Orange County Register plans another news mob (Romenesko) [...] more »

by Seth Shapiro

It’s become popular to declare the imminent demise of pay television. Whether at the hands of Google/YouTube, or as a product of cord-cutting, there’s usually a sense of righteous indignation embedded in the arguments, something like: Cable and satellite companies have been ripping off consumers for decades … and now their days are numbered. It’s [...] more »

by Amy Vernon

Though it’s a relatively new idea, the phrase, “We’re all publishers now” already has become somewhat of a cliché. Seriously. Let me Google that for you. I’ll wait while you go look … Back? See what I mean? More than a full page of results with that exact phrasing. While it seems very democratizing, and [...] more »

by Chris Pursell

In a second-quarter earnings letter to investors distributed last month, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the biggest threats to his business weren’t the likes of Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus, but applications such as HBO Go. “HBO subscribers can watch HBO on-demand through their MVPD (multichannel video programming distributor) provider web interface (DishOnline.com, say), or [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

“I’m going to meet Adrian Grenier from ‘Entourage’ and see his new documentary,” I told a friend recently. That friend is a female who’s married but also a fan of “Entourage.” “Can you tell him I think he’s cute?” she said. I think he gets the message. Grenier plays Vincent Chase, the good-looking idiot savant [...] more »