Tag: apple

by Eric Elia

The following piece does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Apple introduced the long-awaited next-gen Apple TV. It’s not a big LCD TV. It’s not round. It doesn’t (yet) include an Apple-direct subscription TV service. It is, however, a loaded streaming box that packs universal Siri […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Do e-books earn more money at lower prices? (Brady Dale / Observer) 2. Dear self-published author: Do not write 4 books a year (Lorraine Devon Wilke / Huffington Post) 3. HarperThorsons signs Instagram ‘sensation’ in six-figure deal (Natasha Onwuemezi / The Bookseller) 4. Reedsy launches open source author survey (via Digital Book World) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple and other tech companies tangle with U.S. over data access (Matt Apuzzo, David E. Sanger & Michael S. Schmidt / New York Times) 2. BBC will offer staff and content to help local newspapers (Jane Martinson / Guardian) 3. Snapchat viewers are quick to skip video ads if brands don’t impress (Garett Sloane […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The mobile web. We’ve described it as the future of news. Now it’s time to address why “the mobile web sucks.” The reason is pretty simple: ads bog down load times. So it’s no wonder Apple is allowing ad-blocking software in the next iOS update. Owen Williams at The Next Web tested a beta version […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. British Library rejects digital Taliban trove fearing terror laws (Eric Randolph / Agence France-Presse) 2. DC appeals court lifts injunction against NSA phone call records program (Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post) 3. The traffic LinkedIn drives to publishers has dropped 44 percent this year (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 4. European publishers play lobbying role […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

We’ve covered cord-cutting from cable for years, but now there’s no doubt about it: it’s real, it’s here and media giants will need to get used to it. Variety reported that pay TV had its worst-ever quarterly subscriber declines in the second quarter, losing more than 500,000 subscribers. The number of pay TV households is […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NPR Visuals is trying to reduce the effects of privilege while hiring (Gurman Bhatia / Poynter) 2. Al Franken and the FTC are investigating the so-called “Apple Tax” for rival streaming services (William Hughes / The AV Club) 3. How Mother Jones built a Donald Trump insult generator (Aleszu Bajak / Storybench) 4. E.W. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple saves publishing…for itself (Joel Johnson / Fast Company) 2. Fusion launches in-house ‘news lab’ (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Ira Glass owns all of ‘This American Life’ (via Robert Feder – subscription) 4. Bloomberg fires digital editor Josh Topolsky (Dylan Beyers / Politico) 5. With ‘release to one, release to all,’ […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books and the environment: A greener reading experience (Markus Reily / Good E-Reader) 2. Court rejects Apple’s appeal of e-book price-fixing ruling (via Digital Book World) 3. Can authors earn worthwhile royalties from apps? (Andrew Brodie / The Bookseller) 4. Court denies class action in Author Solutions case (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Taylor Swift criticism spurs Apple to change royalties policy (Ben Sisario / New York Times) 2. How Renée Kaplan, the FT’s first head of audience engagement, approaches her new role (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. HBO’s real-life Game of Thrones: The fight to stay rich, on top, and score Bill Simmons (Lacey Rose […] more »