Tag: yelp

by Julie Keck

1. Once Comcast’s deal shifted to a focus on broadband, its ambitions were sunk (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. The California law that could be used as a ‘tool’ by police to harass journalists (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. Yelp wins dismissal of lawsuit over quality of its reviews (Jonathan Stempel […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Survival in the age of Spotify (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo / MIT Technology Review) 2. Millennial news site Mic premieres first video series in 2015 push (Tim Peterson / AdAge) 3. Lots of precedent for media dependence on Facebook, including cautionary tales (via Steve Buttry) 4. Tapping digital tools to study how the […] more »

by Melanie Stone

The question isn’t quite age-old, but it is one that has been asked since the rise of social networks: How much money is a tweet, post, pin, review or comment worth? A study released this week from ShareThis may have uncovered an answer. The research, developed by Beresford Research and presented in partnership with The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Aereo case will shape TV’s future (David Carr / New York Times) 2. Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as pay wall plans increased (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Comcast: Binge watching actually helps live TV ratings (Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat) 4. Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records to […] more »

by Lauren Orsini

Jordan Shafran’s family owned construction business, Shafran Construction, has been in the business of home improvement for 25 years. It has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, hundreds of happy customers — and a one-star review on Yelp. “Shafran Construction Company did the worst possible job I’ve ever seen,” reads the sole review, […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. In real-time journalism, declaring what you won’t report can be just as important as what you will (Poynter) 2. Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos (CNET) 3. Towards fewer apps: How Google Maps threatens Yelp, Waze, and Foursquare (PandoDaily) 4. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This episode of 4MR is brought to you by GoDaddy, helping you set up your own website in a snap with domain name registration, web hosting and 24/7 support. Visit GoDaddy to learn more. Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the hype and reality around the […] more »

by Jennifer Woodard Maderazo

Before the web was in widespread use, food lovers would wait patiently for the New York Times restaurant reviews to come out for the hottest new spot in SoHo, or for hometown papers to write up the little Korean joint that just opened down the street. We relied heavily on that system of stars, dollar […] more »