Tag: ios

by Dena Levitz

Providing a consolidated news digest was the name of the app game last year. Everyone from the New York Times, with NYT Now, to Watchup and Newsbeat, which collect articles and then showcase them to users in video and radio formats, tried it. In 2015, then, the popular path for publishers, via their mobile offerings, […] more »

by Ben Ilfeld

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. On September 16, Apple launched iOS 9 with a suite of enhancements. One buried feature has the web content industry talking: content blocking. The immediate and obvious use case being […] more »

by Matt Sheehan

Like many folks focused on what’s happening in digital media, I was half paying attention to the Apple keynote launching its worldwide developers conference. It was proceeding as expected, with updates to iOS and launch of another version of OS X, the desktop operating system. And the much-anticipated launch of Apple Music. At about an […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

The year is 1991, the month April. EMF is playing on the radio. The term “cyberspace” has existed for only half a decade. The world wide web won’t exist for another four months. The software engineer Linus Torvalds has only just started work on the Linux operating system. The fastest computer you can own has […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google finally gives up on its real-name policy for Google+ — but will anyone care? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Netflix already stopped mailing DVDs on Saturdays, but you probably didn’t notice (Richard Lawler / Engadget) 3. Apple and IBM team up to push iOS in the enterprise (Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code) 4. Global […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Barnes & Noble unveils a $199 tablet (MSN Money) 2. Amazon removes thousands of digital titles in dispute (New York Times) 3. Author of self-published web comic raises more than $1 million from fans (Guardian) 4. New site helps you […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Farhad Manjoo: Buying books online is better for authors, better for the economy, and better for you (Slate) 2. F.A.A. approves iPads in cockpits, but not for passengers (Bits Blog) 3. Louis CK made more profit on latest release by selling directly to […] more »

by Ian Lamont

Are there opportunities for technology startups which target the media business? Fred Wilson — a venture capitalist who has made investments in Twitter, Zynga, Tumblr, Etsy, and FourSquare, among others — apparently thinks not. As reported on MediaShift on November 15, Wilson told an audience of CUNY students with interests in business and journalism that […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Apple’s Newsstand gives publishers a push (Editor & Publisher) 2. Richard Stallman: “Facebook does massive surveillance” (RT) 3. Jakob Nielsen: “Kindle Fire offers a disappointingly poor user experience” 4. U. of Alaska slows Internet to curb illegal downloading (Wired Campus) 5. Khan Academy blends its YouTube approach with […] more »