Tag: The Verge

by Julie Keck

1. Bloomberg hires a founder of The Verge to lead online initiatives (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Wikipedia blocks anonymous edits (and trolling) from a congressional IP address (Abby Phillip / Washington Post) 3. Major League Baseball cries foul on net neutrality proposal (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Google’s $1B purchase of Twitch […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple in talks with Comcast about streaming-TV service (Shalini Ramachandran, Daisuke Wakabayashi & Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal) 2. Slate to introduce a variation on the pay wall (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Nilay Patel, no longer managing editor of The Verge, moves to Vox.com (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 4. Chuck […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The woman behind Upworthy’s viral explosion (Stephen H. Segal / Philadelphia Weekly) 2. How HarperCollins’s Chief Digital Officer uses big data to make publishing profitable (Rachel Greenfield / Fast Company) 3. How geolocation may play a bigger role in future newsgathering (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Why related links are getting so racy and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books now make up 20% of U.S. book sales (Mashable) 2. Google Play Books enables user e-books uploads, Google Drive support (Verge) 3. PBS MediaShift starts publishing e-books; First topics: cord cutting & self-publishing (paidContent) 4. Self-publishing is the worst (Salon) 5. E-books responsible for nearly $1 billion growth in trade (Digital Book World) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits has a Southern flavor, with a preview of the coming South by Southwest confab in Austin, as well as a look at Facebook’s latest rootin’ tootin’ revamp of its newsfeed and what it means for media folks. Our special guest is Joshua Topolsky, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Verge, who will be […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Verge hires writer who quit CNET in protest (NYT) 2. Super Bowl social media use up 3 times over 2012 (Mashable) 3. Digital First Media’s CEO doesn’t believe in paywalls or subscriptions, but he’s exploring them anyway (PaidContent) 4. How the act of live-tweeting is becoming just as big an event as the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. With the addition of Vine’s video sharing, is Twitter trying to be too many things to too many people? (GigaOm) 2. Google rewards content scraping by Huffington Post, ruffles feathers at The Verge (BuzzFeed) 3. But what about the keggers? Virtual classrooms vs. the traditional college experience (Mashable) 4. Hola allows you to carry […] more »