Tag: hulu

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. In Social Media’s Iowa Caucus Predictions, Twitter Nails It (Marcus Gilmer / Mashable) 2. Alphabet Passes Apple to Become the World’s Most Valuable Company (Davey […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

What a year it was! The Donald has been hogging political headlines (and social media), while publishers have had to deal with ad-blocking in mobile, as well as new walled gardens on Snapchat and Facebook. One of the biggest stories this year was the growing importance of mobile phones for content creators. As we noted […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The streaming media industry is still relatively young, but a recent story in the Wall Street Journal illustrates how the services are bringing massive change to the entertainment industry. According to WSJ’s Shalini Ramachandran, the executive producers of “Homeland” and 20th Century Fox studio are currently in a dispute with Showtime over streaming media rights. […] 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. New Reddit rules will crack down on some hate communities, leave others standing  (Adi  Robertson / The Verge) 2. Former Reddit CEO:The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet (Ellen Pao / Washington Post) 3. Chart: Netflix preferred over TV nets across multiple demos, study finds (Susanne Ault / Variety) 4. Hulu explores […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quick thoughts as Circa shuts down (via David Cohen) 2. Here’s why consumers love Netflix more than Amazon and Hulu (Jason Lynch / AdWeek) 3. Publishers prepare to ramp up news distribution on Facebook’s Instant Articles (Lukas I. Alpert & Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 4. Google has quietly launched a GitHub competitor […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why does local matter? Let’s ask our audience (Melody Kramer / Poynter) 2. Instagram gets newsy with trends and place search (Sarah Buhr & Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 3. Facebook knocks Walmart out of top 10 most valuable companies (Tom Huddleston Jr. / Fortune) 4. Hulu will sell Showtime on the web at a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Internet users are increasingly blocking ads, including on their mobiles (via The Economist) 2. Life after Snowden: Journalists’ new moral responsibility (Alan Rusbridger / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Women are (still) underrepresented in newsrooms: 5 reasons why (Sara Catania / Poynter) 4. What changes at Medium and Yahoo Pipes teach us about the persistence […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The NewFronts are the digital publishing world’s answer to the Upfronts. If you aren’t familiar with the Newfronts, they are an opportunity for publishers to pitch advertisers on the value of their audience and tech platform. In the past, they were treated as somewhat of a sideshow, but this year they threatened to outshine the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FBI slammed on Capitol Hill for ‘stupid’ ideas about encryption (Patrick Howell O’Neill / Daily Dot) 2. Google and Facebook are our frenemy. Beware (Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter […] more »