Tag: sony

by Jefferson Yen

As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Gimlet Media proves even podcasts about podcasts can be popular (Vignesh Ramachandran / Knight Foundation) 2. The virologist: How a young entrepreneur built an empire by repackaging memes (Andrew Marantz / New Yorker) 3. ‘The Interview,’ now Sony’s top online film ever, earns nearly $18 million (Sam Sanders & Krishnadev Calamur / NPR News) […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

It’s been a rough month for Sony. Especially for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s chair Amy Pascal. Following terrorist threats from the hacking group “Guardians of Peace,” the studio has pulled its film “The Interview” from theaters. At the center of all this is a hacker group calling themselves the “Guardians of Peace.” But who exactly are […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. U.S. said to find North Korea ordered cyberattack on Sony (David E. Sanger & Nicole Perlroth / New York Times) 2. Congress sets limits on overseas data collection (Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post) 3. “I apologize.” The Toast’s publisher on writers’ terms (Manjula Martin / Scratch) 4. Ars Technica hacked, readers advised to change […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Does Twitter have a secret weapon for silencing trolls? (Sarah Jeong / The Verge) 2. Latterly, an ad-free publication for narrative journalism, launches this month (Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Turkish journalist Baransu faces 7 years for insulting President Erdoğan on Twitter (via Today’s Zaman) 4. Sony to introduce web-based TV service, PlayStation Vue […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why disruptors are always white guys (Annie Lowrey / New York Magazine) 2. A Kickstarter for journalism enters the big leagues (Ricardo Bilton / Digiday) 3. MTV, Comedy Central to show up on Sony’s Internet-TV service (Edmund Lee / Re/code) 4. CNN raids Politico for growing digital politics team (Michael Calderone / Huffington Post) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Is Hollywood to blame? Or journalism? A battle on Twitter (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Twitter and Omnicom strike $230 million mobile ad deal (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. Netflix buys pay-TV rights to Sony animated films (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Yahoo plots YouTube rival for summer debut after delay (Tim […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo’s sleek News Digest app swims against the stream (Casey Newton / The Verge) 2. Sony doesn’t have the deals it needs for web TV – but that’s not the real problem (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. San Francisco Chronicle to put all reporters through social media boot camp (Chris Taylor / Mashable) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. While House official fired for tweeting under fake name, leaking information since 2011 (Josh Rogin / The Daily Beast) 2. Facebook reverses stance – again – on violent viral video (Mike Isaac / AllThingsD 3. Push notifications aren’t just for your users’ phones anymore (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab 4. Four more Reuters.com employees […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds (Washington Post) 2. Is it OK to spy on your children’s online activities? (Guardian) 3. The Next Web sheds key staff amid shift in editorial priorities (PandoDaily) 4. Sony and Viacom reach tentative deal to stream cable channels (The New York Times) 5. […] more »