Tag: lawsuit

by Mark Glaser

Click to read our whole series Welcome to the 55th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week, we follow up our report from the RNC with three guests at the DNC in Charlotte: Adam Conner from Facebook; Adam Sharp from Twitter; and our MediaShift correspondent Ari Melber. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Now we have a date (May 18) and a price range ($28 to $35 per share) for what could be the biggest initial public offering in the history of tech stocks: Facebook. The company has grown by leaps and bounds since it was born in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm at Harvard in 2004, and now could […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Who should consumers root for in DOJ’s e-book lawsuit? (GigaOm) 2. Attorney General Eric Holder comments on e-books lawsuit (Washington Post) 3. Amazon’s digital sales increased 29% in the first quarter (GalleyCat) 4. Can e-books help save the planet? (National […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Judge dismisses unpaid-blogger lawsuit against AOL (Bloomberg) 2. AOL gives its best longform and enterprise writing a second life in weekly iPad magazines (Poynter) 3. E-books settlement talks with Apple and others is expected within the next few weeks (Reuters) 4. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters are among […] more »

by Barbara E. Hernandez

Apple’s iBookstore wields enough power to change how electronic books are sold and priced, according to plaintiffs in class-action suits against the Cupertino, Calif., company and several traditional publishers. The complaint alleges that Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to keep e-book prices high. Hagens Berman, a consumer rights class-action law firm, filed […] more »

by Jonathan Peters

Jonathan Tasini’s at it again. Last week, the writer and labor activist declared war on Arianna Huffington, first promising to make her “a pariah in the progressive community” and then threatening to make her life “a living hell.” He went on, in a splendid variation of Howard Beale’s “I’m mad as hell” speech, to say […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Ken Lowery Welcome to the third episode of “The Mediatwits,” the new revamped longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali. This week’s show looks at the recent $105 million lawsuit brought against Huffington Post for not paying its bloggers, as well as our […] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I consider the ruling in the YouTube vs. Viacom court case, with the judge essentially throwing out Viacom’s […] more »