Tag: aol

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon completes its acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. The Internet that was (and still could be) (David Weinberger / The Atlantic) 3. Quartz introduces Atlas, a search engine for its charts (Dino Grandoni / New York Times) 4. The Washington Post built a social network for its freelancers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can the Boston Phoenix’s digital history be saved? (Valerie Vande Panne / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Lessons on using WhatsApp for publishing – an election experience (Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog) 3. Survey: News orgs are prioritizing mobile development, placing less emphasis on paywalls (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. YouTube wrongly forced […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The big news this week, in case you haven’t heard, is the proposed merger between Verizon and AOL. Verizon going to pay $4.4 billion to acquire all that is AOL — pending regulatory approval. Many of us can still remember the early days when AOL was stuffing their CD’s in mailboxes across the nation but […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon-AOL, Facebook Instant Articles, and the future of digital advertising (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 2. Snapchat will feature weekly content from MLB and baseball fans (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. Why Facebook’s Internet.org is stumbling in India (Kurt Wagner & Mark Bergen / Re/code) 4. The Onion uses its redesign to mock […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Ananta Bijoy Das: Yet another Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death (Saeed Ahmed / CNN) 2. Verizon has likely already hung a ‘For Sale’ sign on the Huffington Post (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 3. Ad-tech, not content, is king in the Verizon-AOL deal (Alex Kantrowitz / Advertising Age) 4. AP brings a new audience to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Knight Foundation invests $1 million in creator-driven podcast collective Radiotopia (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Verizon-AOL: A war of all against all (Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal) 3. The NSA won’t tell us if it’s spying on Periscope and Meerkat (Eric Geller / Daily Dot) 4. Why virtual reality could finally […] more »

by Patricia Aufderheide

SXSW panels and events take the pulse of cutting—OK, bleeding—edge trends in tech for film. Seven takeaways from panels: #1: Streaming video Open and closed video streaming platforms are now mainstream, and funding programming. In fact, according to BuzzFeed’s Summer Anne Burton, YouTube (c. 160M monthly desktop viewers) is now a lean-back, longform(ish) medium—suitable for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix launches in France to hostile reception (David Chazan / The Telegraph) 2. In latest volley against Amazon, Hachette’s writers target its board (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. There’s a new $23 million venture fund for government startups (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. How AOL has quietly become a digital video powerhouse […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Brands can’t resist taking chomp out of World Cup bite controversy (Martin Beck / Marketing Land) 2. Facebook’s TV integration makes social content part of the script (Samantha Subar / Spredfast) 3. AT&T/DirecTV and Comcast/TWC mergers could put small ISPs “out of business” (Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica) 4. Advance digital makeover of its […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter and TV working just fine, says Twitter (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Condé Nast to launch new digital brand aggregating video (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 3. AOL will use Nielsen TV ratings to measure its video audience (Robert Andrews / Beet TV) 4. Sprint will offer discount Spotify subscriptions to customers (Kif Leswing […] more »