Tag: comcast

by Julie Keck

1. The covert world of people trying to edit Wikipedia—for pay (Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic) 2. A trail of evidence leading to AT&T’s partnership with the NSA (via ProPublica) 3. Comcast’s ‘Watchable’ streaming portal to give creators a bigger cut of ad revenue (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 4. Six weeks into its […] 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. How to cut children’s screen time? Say no to yourself first (Jane E. Brody / New York Times) 2. Putting the public into public media membership (Melody Kramer / Nieman Lab) 3. Joshua Topolsky on his accomplishments at — and departure from — Bloomberg (via Joshua Topolsky) 4. Comcast offers its alternative to cable […] more »

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. Half of online Americans don’t know what a privacy policy is (Aaron Smith / Pew Research Center) 2. As new viewing options gain ground, live television viewership is slipping (Frank Pallotta / CNN Money) 3. Comments under news articles: Is it time to switch them off? (Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Comcast tells FCC […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

There’s something upside-down about broadband Internet service in the U.S., the country that helped invent the Internet. Americans in cities are paying more for slower Internet access — both at home and on mobile — than other parts of the developed world, according to a report last year from New America Foundation. And recently, Zach […] 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. You can’t break copyright by looking at something online, Europe’s top court rules (David Meyer / GigaOm) 2. Just like Comcast did, Verizon says Netflix is slowing its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Who’s going to buy the New York Times’s new opinion app? (Robinson Meyer / New York Times) 4. Xbox […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Dish aims to launch web TV service by year’s end (Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press) 2. Yahoo deal to buy NDN video service stalls — so what’s its next video target? (Kara Swisher / Recode) 3. BBC to launch daily infographics shared on social media (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Comcast plots big push […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Russia orders bloggers to ‘register'; outlaws anonymous blogging (Glyn Moody / Techdirt) 2. Comcast says Netflix slowed down its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter (Andy Mitchell / Facebook) 4 Journalists’ sources are no longer safe […] more »