Tag: roku

by Julie Keck

1. Newspapers in Turkey publish on Twitter after government seizure stops presses (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Analyzing Facebook lead-in text length (Dan Frohlich / NPR) 3. What you can watch on the new Apple TV + how it compares to Roku, Fire TV, and Chromecast (David Katzmaier / CNET) 4. How PRX and Radiotopia […] more »

by Eric Elia

The following piece does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Apple introduced the long-awaited next-gen Apple TV. It’s not a big LCD TV. It’s not round. It doesn’t (yet) include an Apple-direct subscription TV service. It is, however, a loaded streaming box that packs universal Siri […] more »

by Sonia Paul

This week MediaShift is doing a special in-depth report on cutting the cord to cable TV — who’s doing it, why, and how. One of our most popular posts over the past 5 years has been our special guides to cutting the cord, which we first published in January 2010 and again in 2012.  Stay tuned […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

Media distribution evolves. Today only about half of us watch traditional (“linear”) TV. Tech giants Amazon and Google are both purveyors of scaled-down devices that stream video, devices that contribute to the evolution. If you don’t already own an AppleTV or Roku and don’t want to spend a lot of money for a streaming media player, which should you buy? Based […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Emily Bell’s 2015 Hugh Cudlipp lecture (via Guardian) 2. Andrew Sullivan is quitting blogging (Joshua Benton / NiemanLab) 3. Future of news: News vs. noise (James Harding / BBC News) 4. Tumblr takes on Medium with upgrades to its writing interface and more (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch) 5. Super Bowl halftime: Katy Perry to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Roku and Chromecast go head-to-head in streaming race, Apple TV falling behind (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 2. The Dallas Morning News abandons its “premium experience” strategy (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Jay Rosen to journalists and editors: ‘Facebook has all the power. You have almost none’ (Julie Posetti / WAN-IFRA) 4. Long all-volunteer, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. HBO Go launches on PlayStation 3 (Todd Spangler / Variety) 2. New York Times to add ‘new products’ for digital subscribers (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Slate’s good strategy for correcting errors on Twitter, elsewhere (Craig Silverman / Poynter) 4. Disney opens the door for web TV — as long as it looks like […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New York Times embraces ‘organic’ ad strategy (Brian Morrisssey / Digiday) 2. Ezra Klein is said to plan to leave the Washington Post (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 3. Entrepreneurs dominate Forbes 30 Under 30 list (Jeff Bercovici / Forbes) 4. Internet streaming device maker unveils Roku TV at CES 2014 (Dawn […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed is the media industry’s worst nightmare: profitable, growing and investing in news (PaidContent) 2. Dish, Disney gird for showdown over ESPN (WSJ) 3. If Google could search Twitter, it would find Topsy (NYT) 4. Livestream brings all-live video streaming to Roku devices (Fast Company) 5. U.S. court gives mixed ruling on FCC program […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. The AP is selling ads in its tweets, but Twitter doesn’t mind (Nieman Lab) 2. Politico lays off staffers amid restructuring (HuffPo) 3. Tablets will outsell notebooks in 2013, for the first time ever (Quartz) 4. Roku meets Time Warner: baby steps towards […] more »