Tag: The Verge

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. Al Jazeera America Terminates All TV and Digital Operations (Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept) 2. Why Al Jazeera America Was Destined to Fail (Jordan Weissmann […] more »

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. Twitter Considering 10,000-Character Limit for Tweets (Kurt Wagner / Re/code) 2. Twitter Isn’t Raising the Character Limit. It’s Becoming a Walled Garden. (Will Oremus / […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How to cut children’s screen time? Say no to yourself first (Jane E. Brody / New York Times) 2. Putting the public into public media membership (Melody Kramer / Nieman Lab) 3. Joshua Topolsky on his accomplishments at — and departure from — Bloomberg (via Joshua Topolsky) 4. Comcast offers its alternative to cable […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. In Cuba, an underground network armed with USB drives does the work of Google and YouTube (Sarah Kessler / Fast Company) 2. People want screens on their car dashboards, but is it safe? (Sarah McBride & Paul Lienert / Huffington Post) 3. A globalized world demands globalized investigative reporting; study outlines how to do […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Facebook packages own Super Bowl audience for ad dollars (Tim Peterson / AdAge) 2. Medium editor on SOTU coup: ‘People are already here’ (Eric Wemple / Washington Post) 3. Bill Gates will be guest editor of The Verge in February (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. A brief sketch of the “full stack” news and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Bloomberg hires a founder of The Verge to lead online initiatives (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Wikipedia blocks anonymous edits (and trolling) from a congressional IP address (Abby Phillip / Washington Post) 3. Major League Baseball cries foul on net neutrality proposal (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 4. Google’s $1B purchase of Twitch […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple in talks with Comcast about streaming-TV service (Shalini Ramachandran, Daisuke Wakabayashi & Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal) 2. Slate to introduce a variation on the pay wall (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Nilay Patel, no longer managing editor of The Verge, moves to Vox.com (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 4. Chuck […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The woman behind Upworthy’s viral explosion (Stephen H. Segal / Philadelphia Weekly) 2. How HarperCollins’s Chief Digital Officer uses big data to make publishing profitable (Rachel Greenfield / Fast Company) 3. How geolocation may play a bigger role in future newsgathering (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Why related links are getting so racy and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-books now make up 20% of U.S. book sales (Mashable) 2. Google Play Books enables user e-books uploads, Google Drive support (Verge) 3. PBS MediaShift starts publishing e-books; First topics: cord cutting & self-publishing (paidContent) 4. Self-publishing is the worst (Salon) 5. E-books responsible for nearly $1 billion growth in trade (Digital Book World) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This week’s Mediatwits has a Southern flavor, with a preview of the coming South by Southwest confab in Austin, as well as a look at Facebook’s latest rootin’ tootin’ revamp of its newsfeed and what it means for media folks. Our special guest is Joshua Topolsky, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Verge, who will be […] more »