Tag: verizon

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. Verizon completes its acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. The Internet that was (and still could be) (David Weinberger / The Atlantic) 3. Quartz introduces Atlas, a search engine for its charts (Dino Grandoni / New York Times) 4. The Washington Post built a social network for its freelancers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quartz is trying to make its articles stickier on smartphones (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 2. The New York Times, Vice News slam Obama administration over FOIA delays (Ben Geman / National Journal) 3. Yahoo wins rights to live-stream an NFL game this September (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 4. Tired of waiting for […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The big news this week, in case you haven’t heard, is the proposed merger between Verizon and AOL. Verizon going to pay $4.4 billion to acquire all that is AOL — pending regulatory approval. Many of us can still remember the early days when AOL was stuffing their CD’s in mailboxes across the nation but […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon-AOL, Facebook Instant Articles, and the future of digital advertising (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 2. Snapchat will feature weekly content from MLB and baseball fans (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. Why Facebook’s Internet.org is stumbling in India (Kurt Wagner & Mark Bergen / Re/code) 4. The Onion uses its redesign to mock […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Ananta Bijoy Das: Yet another Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death (Saeed Ahmed / CNN) 2. Verizon has likely already hung a ‘For Sale’ sign on the Huffington Post (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 3. Ad-tech, not content, is king in the Verizon-AOL deal (Alex Kantrowitz / Advertising Age) 4. AP brings a new audience to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Knight Foundation invests $1 million in creator-driven podcast collective Radiotopia (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Verizon-AOL: A war of all against all (Dennis K. Berman / Wall Street Journal) 3. The NSA won’t tell us if it’s spying on Periscope and Meerkat (Eric Geller / Daily Dot) 4. Why virtual reality could finally […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FCC kicks off push to regulate Internet TV services like cable (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 2. “Ed Snowden taught me to smuggle secrets past incredible danger. Now I teach you.” (Micah Lee / The Intercept) 3. Digital chief Denise Warren leaves the Times (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. Behind the scenes, Storyful […] 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. You can’t break copyright by looking at something online, Europe’s top court rules (David Meyer / GigaOm) 2. Just like Comcast did, Verizon says Netflix is slowing its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Who’s going to buy the New York Times’s new opinion app? (Robinson Meyer / New York Times) 4. Xbox […] more »