Tag: microsoft

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Booksellers trade group and Barnes & Noble want to be heard in DOJ e-books suit (GalleyCat) 2. The ongoing discussion of digital books and libraries (Scientific American) 3. 4 self-published writers are on the New York Times e-book bestseller list […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Sheryl Sandberg becomes the first and only woman to join Facebook’s board (Huffington Post) 2. Microsoft now must figure out how to monetize newly bought Yammer (TechCrunch) 3. Wired and The New Yorker pull back on Flipboard (Advertising Age) 4. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Microsoft debuts new tablet ‘Surface’ (Lost Remote) 2. Study: 54% of tablet users prefer free, ad-supported apps over paid ones (Advertising Age) 3. Facebook acquires Israeli facial recognition technology Face.com (TechCrunch) 4. Signalnoi.se uses social-media data to tell newsrooms how […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Pinterest plans to launch three massive products this summer (Business Insider) 2. Yammer agrees to sell to Microsoft for $1.2 billion (WSJ) 3. YouTube contemplates selling subscriptions for certain content (Reuters) 4. Microsoft to enter the tablet market. Does it […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. State Department clarifies potential Amazon Kindle deal (PaidContent) 2. Media companies bid for new Web domains (Poynter) 3. You can now hear SoundCloud without leaving Twitter (GigaOm) 4. Microsoft could be buying social website Yammer (Bloomberg) 5. Upcoming documentary profiles […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Google Books copyright case back in court (PaidContent) 2. Microsoft sinks $300 million into a venture with Barnes & Noble (CNN) 3. Target stops selling Kindle e-readers (NYT) 4. E-book sales in the UK shot up by 366% last year […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Microsoft and Barnes & Noble team up in e-book venture for Windows (PaidContent) 2. Local TV stations must post data about political advertising online, FCC says (The Wrap TV) 3. Pass the popcorn: Spending on home entertainment on the rise […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Apple, Microsoft and others agree to new privacy protections for app users (The Next Web) 2. Gannett plans to put up paywalls at all of its papers except USA Today (Forbes) 3. Be wary of what’s considered ‘source’ or ‘confirmed’ […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Laura Rich Welcome to the seventh 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 Microsoft’s massive payout, $8.5 billion, for Skype, a popular communication service that still loses money. Our guest this […] more »

by Corbin Hiar

Social Media content on MediaShift is sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, a program offering innovative and entrepreneurial journalists the resources of Stanford University and Silicon Valley. Learn more here. Like many people this holiday season, the couple in the Microsoft ad below was stranded in an airport. With their plane delayed, the […] more »