Tag: piracy

by Julie Keck

1. The New Yorker alters its online strategy (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Dean Baquet’s first digital initiative: Adding editors (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Amazon angles to attract Hachette’s authors to its side (David Streitfeld / New York Times’ Binary Bits) 4. Singapore passes Pirate Bay-blocking anti-piracy law (Torrent Freak) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Omidyar start-up hires Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Steve Shepard to help launch new Politico vertical (Chris O’Shea / Fishbowl NYC) 3. LinkedIn’s competitive advantage over other publishers: $1.5B in annual revenues (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. New report says how much advertising is going to piracy sites: [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Columbia University’s piracy.lab explores the online world of digital piracy (Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Steven King tops e-book best-seller list at discount as prices decrease (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 3. Scribd, HarperCollins launch $8.99 subscription book service (Austin Carr / Fast Company) 4. Opinion: E-books price people out of [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Social networks in a battle for the second screen (Vindu Goel & Brian Stelter / New York Times) 2. Are personal essays the future of digital journalism? (Aneya Fernando / 10,000 Words) 3. Who are the most social publishers on the web? (Ami Sedghi / Guardian) 4. Columbia University’s piracy.lab explores the online world [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “Fair use” takes center stage at Google Books appeal (PaidContent.org) 2. Ending the TOC conference, but still pushing tools of change for publishing (O’Reilly) 3. Microsoft mulling Nook Media LLC purchase for $1 billion (TechCrunch) 4. U.K. publishers hit book sales record for 2012 amid digital growth (The Hollywood Reporter) 5. Piracy not an [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Variety drops pay wall in what it calls “end of an error” (PaidContent.com) 2. NASCAR explains the blocking of fan video after wreck (Washington Post) 3. Breeding unicorns and building off others: A wrap-up of the Journalism Interactive conference (Nieman) 4. How do you grow a Twitter following? Be nice and informative (Forbes) 5. [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. McGraw-Hill & Kno offer a peek into the future of textbooks (TechCrunch) 2. Self-publishing site Lulu drops DRM on e-books, sort of (paidContent) 3. Why winning a $7,000 piracy lawsuit could be the worst news ever for book publishers (readwrite) 4. 21 book [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Why the entertainment industry’s release strategy creates piracy (The Guardian) 2. When to go fast, when to go slow on social media (Poynter) 3. Forrester: 84% of U.S. adults now use the web daily, 50% own smartphones (TechCrunch) 4. A visual look back at digital [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “BitTorrent”? Probably visions of teenage boys in basements swapping pirated music and movie files. That’s long been the public perception of the technology protocol BitTorrent, but there’s also an entity known as BitTorrent, Inc., and it would very much like for you to [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Retweeting Without Reading? It’s happening, and it affects journalism strategy on Twitter  (10,000 Words) 2. In Israeli attack on Hamas: Shock, awe and social media (NYT Bits) 3. News companies see a financial future in brand-sponsored digital content (Poynter) 4. Facebook caters to [...] more »