Tag: om malik

by Julie Keck

1. “She is the voice of the Snapchat generation.” Om Malik talks to Jenna Wortham (via Pi.co) 2. Contributoria introduces open commissioning; partners with human rights and free speech orgs for the launch (via Contributoria) 3. Vox Media snags The Mary Sue founder Susana Polo (Richard Horgan / Fishbowl NY) 4. You can now embed […] more »

by Gabriel Kahn

Last month, Paul Walborsky stepped down after seven years as chief executive of Gigaom. During that time, the tech site grew enormously in traffic and revenue as it expanded its business beyond just advertising. Currently, about 60 percent of Gigaom’s revenues (estimated to be around $15 million annually) come from research and 25 percent from […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New Yorker alters its online strategy (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Dean Baquet’s first digital initiative: Adding editors (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Amazon angles to attract Hachette’s authors to its side (David Streitfeld / New York Times’ Binary Bits) 4. Singapore passes Pirate Bay-blocking anti-piracy law (Torrent Freak) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Before Facebook deal, WhatsApp was helping BuzzFeed and Shazam go viral (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 2. Om Malik joins True Ventures, steps down at tech site Gigaom (John Biggs / TechCrunch) 3. ‘House of Cards’ binge-watching: 2% of U.S. subs finished entire series over first weekend (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 4. For Ukraine and […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Robert Rosenthal Welcome to the 37th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Jillian York, who is filling in for Rafat Ali. It’s been a crazy week in media + tech, with important mergers abounding! First up is the Center for Investigative Reporting announcing that […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

When the U.K.-based Guardian Media Group bought PaidContent in 2008, it was portrayed as an attempt to expand into the U.S. market. The Guardian newspaper was a forerunner in its use of the web, and already got a large portion of its traffic from North America. But I had trouble seeing why a general interest […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. The closed, unfriendly world of Wikipedia (Danny Sullivan) 2. Ten lessons Om Malik learned from a decade of blogging (GigaOM) 3. Spotify service includes peer-to-peer streaming (Pansentient League) 4. Disney coming to YouTube movies (MediaPost) 5. Air travelers still must turn off devices, but it’s not clear why (Bits Blog) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Jen Lee Reeves Welcome to the ninth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali. This week’s show looks at the recent purchase of Tweetdeck by Twitter, and the questions it raises about companies starting businesses on the platform of other […] more »