Tag: yahoo

by Julie Keck

1. Drones offer journalists a wider view (Leslie Kaufman & Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Katie Couric to be announced as Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” (Kara Swisher / AllThingsD) 3. Fake activity, often bought for publicity purposes, influences trending topics on Twitter (Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal) 4. Facebook is for grandparents: [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Networks want advertisers to pay for delayed viewing (Bill Carter / New York Times) 2. Adaptive journalism in a device-first world (Kevin Gentzel / Digiday) 3. Yahoo’s Mayer on the talent hunt for tech journalists (Kara Swisher / AllThingsD) 4. Twitter confronts obstacles abroad on members, ads (Yoree Koh, Jonathan Cheng & Kana Inagaki [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Patch is laying off hundreds of employees on Friday (Romenesco) 2. Labavit, the secure email service Edward Snowden reportedly used, shuts down under pressure (Quartz) 3. Apple’s Tim Cook, tech executives meet with Barack Obama to talk surveillance (Politico) 4. Tumblr founder to get $81 million to remain at Yahoo (ABC News) 5. Amid [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple pitches ad-skipping for new TV service (Jessica Lessin) 2. Yahoo wins court order to release records of its fight against PRISM (Daily Dot) 3. Media continues to focus on NSA whistleblower Snowden rather than the information he’s revealed (EFF) 4. Guardian reports boost in digital revenue, losses at lowest level since 2008 (Press [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo buys video creation app Qwiki for about $50 million (AllThingsD) 2. Twitter testing a new translation tool (mediabistro) 3. Encryption works: How to protect your privacy in the age of NSA surveillance (Press Freedom Foundation) 4. TV news searches for a 21st century winning model (Fiscal Times) 5. Esquire sells a new story online for the first time (Nieman Lab) 6. YouTube renews Vevo [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Source: Instagram will get video on June 20 (TechCrunch) 2. The NSA story isn’t ‘journalistic malfeasance’ - it’s a story that is evolving in real time(paidContent) 3. Having problems with your Netflix? You can blame Verizon (GigaOm) 4. How PBS won at digital (Digiday) 5. Huffington Post’s Kanalley joins the Buffalo Sabres…as social media manager (Poynter) 6. Yahoo eyeing automated video app maker Qwiki (AllThingsD) [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The right to privacy seems to be an illusion these days. Feds are snooping on AP reporters and editors. Feds are getting phone records of millions of Americans. And now, the biggest one of all: An inside government source leaked information to the Guardian and Washington Post that the NSA and FBI have direct access [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo’s bid for Hulu in the $600 – $800 million range (AllThingsD) 2. CNN Partners with BuzzFeed on YouTube channel (Hollywood Reporter) 3. Has Yahoo’s relaunch of Flickr revitalized the photo service…or ruined it? (GigaOm) 4. FCC’s involvement in regulating the World Wide Web left for ‘the new guy’ (AdWeek) 5. WordPress turns 10 [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

The big news of the week is that mature Internet company Yahoo bought less mature Internet company Tumblr for $1.1 billion to get access to a ton of younger users but not a whole lot of revenues (yet). Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is saying all the right things about letting Tumblr be Tumblr and not [...] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

With Yahoo’s $1.1 billion purchase of blogging platform Tumblr, this week’s podcast will focus on the future of the two companies and how, or if, they’ll survive the transition. Will Yahoo become the youthful information hub it struggles to be, and will Tumblr finally become profitable without alienating its users? Then, in the wake of [...] more »