Tag: viacom

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. Washington Post’s ‘Bandito’ Tool Optimizes Content For Clicks (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 2. Looking Back at Grantland, ESPN Decision Sad, Not Necessarily Wrong […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New report: Local newspapers have done a terrible job building local digital audiences (Joseph Lichtenstein / Nieman Lab) 2. Micropayments for news articles are a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea (Will Federman / Medium) 3. Viacom says the Internet made its reruns less valuable (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. 3 smart ideas […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Analysis: What Viacom has to show for seven years of pursuing YouTube (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. The Washington Post offers free digital access to readers of local newspapers (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Why do we expect so much from Nate Silver? (Ben Wallace Wells / New York Magazine) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What you need to know about the court decision that just struck down net neutrality (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Viacom to launch customizable kids’ TV channel on Verizon FiOS (Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal) 3. To safeguard the public domain (and the public interest), fix copyright’s crazy penalties (Mitch Stoltz / Electronic […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds (Washington Post) 2. Is it OK to spy on your children’s online activities? (Guardian) 3. The Next Web sheds key staff amid shift in editorial priorities (PandoDaily) 4. Sony and Viacom reach tentative deal to stream cable channels (The New York Times) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google: “We are not in cahoots with the NSA” (GigaOm) 2. Digital news is finally starting to pay (Guardian) 3. AP takes a stake in Bambuser, the real-time video service app that helps eyewitnesses tell their stories(TechCrunch) 4. The Boston Globe wants to offer iPhone users a native app and a cheap price (Nieman Lab) 5. The New York Times is making […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter shows how the news is made, and it’s not pretty – but it’s better that we see it (PaidContent.org) 2. Boston explosions: Twitter acts as journalism’s ombudsman (Washington Post) 3. Google Boss: Whole world will be online by 2020 (CNN) 4. The digital lives of teens: The Internet never takes a rest (Edutopia) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

We are back with the Mediatwits podcast, revamped in a roundtable format with “regulars” and occasional special guests. This week we have Mark Glaser moderating, along with the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox, Seattle Times’ Mónica Guzmán, Reuters’ Felix Salmon, and USC’s Andrew Lih. Special guest Kara Swisher will be joining us as well. Our topics […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Amazon and Viacom nearing web-video deal (Reuters) 2. Sky News clamps down on Twitter use (Guardian) 3. Le Huffington Post Québec launches (FishbowlNY) 4. Facebook partners with Bango, looks to mobile payments (The Next Web) 5. LinkedIn is acquiring Rapportive, […] more »

by Jonathan Peters

Click here to read all the year-end roundups This year’s been a big one. Spain won the World Cup. Lindsay Lohan went to jail. Don Draper married his secretary. And, of course, the federal courts waded into some of the thorniest legal issues affecting new media. Three cases stand out from the rest of 2010’s […] more »