Tag: motorola

by Julie Keck

1. How free should speech be on Twitter? (The New Yorker) 2. The NYT’s $150 million-a-year pay wall (Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Guardian strikes Dailymotion video deal (Guardian) 4. HuffPo pushes further into sponsored content (Digiday) 5. The inside story of the Moto X: The reason Google bought Motorola (Wired) 6. YouTube to open production […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Mark Glaser 1. Facebook, banks sued over pre-IPO analyst calls (Reuters) 2. Can Motorola’s cloud-based DVR kick start TV everywhere? (PaidContent) 3. Why newspapers need to lose the ‘view from nowhere’ (GigaOm) 4. Voice of San Diego adds monthly print magazine (FishbowlLA) 5. In wake of layoffs, a 4-step plan for patch success (Street […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Inside Groupon: “The world’s most controversial company” (Business Insider) 2. Study: HuffingtonPost’s brand is more valuable than AOL’s (Forbes) 3. NBC to invests millions in news at its local TV stations (The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Gamestop to sell branded Android tablets (paidContent) 5. Next up to sue BitTorrent […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Deals like this don’t come along every day. The search giant Google has rarely strayed into this kind of massive buyout in the past (a few billion for DoubleClick comes to mind) and never for something like hardware. But now that Google has announced a $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola, a maker of smartphones and […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Tim Carmody Welcome to the 16th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. This show looks at the week’s big news, including the head-turning buyout of Motorola Mobility by Google for $12.5 billion. What was driving the search giant […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Google’s $12.5 billion deal to purchase Motorola Mobility was foolish, savvy, naive or clever, according to various analysts commenting over the last two days. In fact, it’s probably all of those things, and how well it pans out will depend on how it’s executed. Let’s start with the reasons the deal looks foolish, then some […] more »

by Wayne MacPhail

Education content on MediaShift 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. On a cold fall night about 20 years ago I was standing in a phone booth alongside the Welland Canal. […] more »