Tag: tablets

by Julie Keck

1. Hearst nabs 1 million tablet subscribers (Mashable) 2. BuzzFeed takes steps to add foreign news (NYT) 3. Google reportedly launching paid YouTube subscriptions this week (The Verge) 4. The Truth About Reddit (AdAge) 5. Citizen journalism platform Groundviews thrives in Sri Lanka (Editors Weblog) 6. Concerns about the rising power of media moguls in [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Slate doubled Facebook referrals in less than a year (Poynter) 2. ‘National Geographic’ named Best Tablet Magazine of 2013 (Mashable) 3. Laid-off Storyboard editor Jessica Bennett talks the pros and cons of trying to do real journalism at a non-media company (Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Why data-driven documentation is the future of online [...] more »

by Jessica Weiss

First, it was the Web. Now, mobile is the “second tidal wave of change about to collide with the news industry,” said Cory Bergman, general manager of Breaking News, a mobile-first startup owned by NBC News Digital. As more consumers access news on their mobile devices, news organizations are seeing traffic to their websites from [...] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Rugged, colorful tablets designed for kids (Wired) 2. Kim Dotcom’s Mega announcement (CNN) 3. Wikileaks, via Twitter, names Aaron Swartz as a definite ally, possible source (Mashable) 4. Free-speech ruling extends protection to online firms but not users (AP) 5. [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. The AP is selling ads in its tweets, but Twitter doesn’t mind (Nieman Lab) 2. Politico lays off staffers amid restructuring (HuffPo) 3. Tablets will outsell notebooks in 2013, for the first time ever (Quartz) 4. Roku meets Time Warner: baby steps towards [...] 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

Welcome to the 65th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. The big news is News Corp. shutting the tablet-only publication The Daily, which was losing millions and not gaining enough traction. What did they learn from that experiment? Our show is largely about science, with a look at [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

As news spread on Monday that The Daily, the 100,000 subscription, tablet-only news magazine would shutter before the end of the year, a torrent of analysis sprung up to explain how and why 2010’s great media experiment failed to take off. There is no shortage of reasoning behind The Daily’s untimely demise — particularly in [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Why is an e-book ever riddled with typos? (The Verge) 2. Penguin Random House aims to attack digital, emerging e-books markets (paidContent) 3. E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf (Reuters) 4. E-books finally get traction in Japan (Business Week) 5. Barnes & [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Tweeting fake news in a crisis — illegal or just immoral? (GigaOM) 2. How news sites knocked out by Hurricane Sandy got back online (NBC) 3. Vimeo launches tips jar for content creators (PandoDaily) 4. Google introduces new emergency resources in response to Sandy (Bits [...] more »