Tag: doj

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Oklahoma tornado pictures, videos and messages of hope spread via social media (Mashable) 2. Fox News: ‘We will unequivocally defend’ Rosen against ‘chilling’ DOJ investigation (MediaBistro) 3. New York Times CEO calls digital pay model ‘most successful’ decision in years (paidContent) 4. Yahoo can’t decide if it’s a media company or a tech company (Washington Post) 5. Owner of Rolling Stone picks his son as […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo purchase of Tumblr shows power shift (WSJ) 2. Tumblr brand will remain, with mostly “hands off” approach by Yahoo (AllThingsD) 3. Chart: Where Yahoo’s Tumblr ranks next to Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (The Atlantic) 4. Pinterest takes a “first step” toward working with big brands (GigaOm) 5. Associated Press CEO: DOJ’s seizure of phone records was “unconstitutional” (Huffington Post) 6. TV upfronts reveal big […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. U.S. Attorney General defends DOJ seizure of phone records (NYT) 2. Microsoft’s anti-Google campaign gets a boost…from Google (AllThingsD) 3. Under fire, the White House pushes to revive news media shield law (NYT) 4. Advertisers lure Vine whiz to create new 6-second ads (CNN) 5. Publisher threatens to sue blogger for $1 billion (The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What journalists need to know about the Justice Department’s seizure of AP phone records (Poynter) 2. Media coalition letter of protest to Attorney General Eric Holder (Washington Post) 3. Apple tells of tough talks, not collusion, with publishers (Reuters) 4. Study suggests 6 in 10 predict demise of AM/FM radio within 5 years (Detroit […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

The Associated Press announced Monday that the Department of Justice had obtained two months of phone records from its journalists in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Hartford, Conn. The DOJ sent the AP a letter last week stating that it secretly spied on 20 phone lines, some of which were used by five reporters and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Department of Justice: We don’t need warrants for email, Facebook chats (CNET) 2. Social + mobile = the “dynamite” combo ITV News needed Nieman) 3. Fox sees “healthy growth” of home video market thanks to digital downloads (PaidContent.org) 4. Hearst hires digital chief to oversee web brands (NYT) 5. LinkedIn launches magazine-style news channel […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ compares Apple, publishers to big oil in e-books settlement (PaidContent) 2. Barnes & Noble to launch Nook e-book reader in the UK this fall (Financial Times) 3. Big publishers, high prices dominate e-book bestsellers (Forbes) 4. Why this self-published […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Apple won’t settle in DOJ e-book case (PaidContent) 2. Barnes & Noble gets downgraded amid increased e-book competition (Reuters) 3. Some libraries try to buy e-books directly from smaller publishers (SF Chronicle) 4. Why the growth of digital books has […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ won’t back down on Apple, e-book publishers antitrust lawsuit (Washington Post) 2. Penguin to acquire self-publishing firm Author Solutions for $116M (WSJ) 3. Romance writer dominates self-published bestsellers list (GalleyCat) 4. An argument against e-book subscriptions (Huffington Post) 5. […] more »