Tag: obama

by Julie Keck

1. Obama’s call for an open Internet puts him at odds with regulators (Brian Fung & Nancy Scola / Washington Post) 2. Can mesh networks and offline wireless move from protest tools to news? (Susan McGregor / Nieman Lab) 3. MPAA launches WhereToWatch site, listing legal movie and TV streams in continued fight against piracy  […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Reuters TV aims to personalize news broadcasts (Eric Blattberg / Digiday) 2. New Yorker paywall rises, no free archive (Matt Buchanan / The Awl) 3. What President Obama’s net neutrality proposal means (Amy Schatz & Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Talking race and tech in Silicon Valley: Tristan Walker (J. J. McCorvey / Fast […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. On the ethics of data-driven journalism (Alex Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. FCC Chief says he agrees with Obama on net neutrality, advocates don’t buy it (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. How Facebook and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. President Obama publishes Medium post encouraging America’s entrepreneurs (Taylor Soper / GeekWire) 2. Christian Science Monitor plans Passcode, a cybersecurity vertical (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. New StoryBy online magazine shares most of its revenue with storytellers (Barry Levine / VentureBeat) 4. Hispanic digital-media company ‘Latin Everywhere’ formed via GoTV, Latin Anywhere merger (Todd […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix and Spotify help drive UK home entertainment revenues to £5.3 billion (John Reynolds / The Guardian) 2. Obama bypasses traditional media again in interview with Zach Galifianakis (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 3. An online Magna Carta: Berners-Lee calls for bill of rights for web (Jemima Kiss / The Guardian) 4. Web firms face […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Manning to request a pardon from Obama for 35-year sentence handed down for WikiLeaks disclosures (Guardian) 2. Digital to account for 25% of total ad spend in 2013, according to eMarketer (The Drum) 3. CBS, Time Warner Cable reach truce over debates (Wall Street Journal) 4. NSA and Intelligence Community turn to Tumblr for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Internet goes down in Syria (Huffington Post) 2. Obama may back plan to wiretap web users (NYT) 3. Yahoo’s Mayer met with Hulu execs to explore premium video unit (AllThingsD) 4. Twitter’s legal director selected as White House’s first chief privacy officer (CNET) 5. Planet Money and Kickstarter: Is web-based crowdfunding the future of […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits podcast includes a former Obama “regulatory czar,” a cornered Fox, a Tumblr of layoffs, and a ray of hope for — yes! — newspapers. Special guest Cass Sunstein was the former head of OIRA for Obama, helping to set, slim down and remove various rules at agencies. He’ll be talking about his […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. How Election Day will break Twitter (BuzzFeed) 2. Obama campaign pulls out all the stops with smart social campaigns (VentureBeat) 3. As Instagram debuts web profiles, it’s beginning to look a lot like Facebook (AllThingsD) 4. Tumblr grows to 20 billion monthly pageviews, […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Over the next few weeks, all eyes will be on the so-called “battleground states” of Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. So, how did the presidential candidates fare in those places during their third and final debate? If social media is any indication, it’s still a mixed bag. Below is an interesting infographic […] more »