All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘media’

Yahoo News Gets NYT Deputy News Editor Megan Liberman As New Editor In Chief

Yahoo has just added New York Times deputy news editor Megan Liberman as the new editor in chief at Yahoo News. The company says she will lead a “major expansion” of Yahoo News, which will bring in “new voices and defining features”. Specifically, Liberman will be focusing on original reporting, social news gathering, video and live events coverage. “Megan is …

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Here Comes Facebook’s Big TV Push

Facebook announced on Monday that it is launching new tools for media organizations to make use of trends on Facebook. This is the latest in Facebook’s series of releases related to public conversations. The new tools come in the form of two APIs: the Public Feed API and the Keyword Insights API. The former will display a real-time feed of …

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The Implications Of Bezos’ Purchase Of The Washington Post

As you’ve more than likely learned by now, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post for $250 million. The news was announced Monday afternoon, and the Internet (at least the business end of it) just about exploded with excitement, skepticism and other reaction in general. Can tech mogul Bezos reinvent the newspaper? Let us know in …

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TV Is About to Lose Its Crown to Digital Media for the First Time Ever

For the first time ever, television is about to be less popular than digital media among U.S. adults. At least that’s the word from eMarketer, who say that in 2013, Americans will spend an average of 5 hours and 9 minutes per day looking at media on digital devices. We’re talking Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and browsing the web. That’s up …

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Twitter’s Mobile Apps Now Warn You of ‘Sensitive Media’ inside Tweets

Twitter, unlike Facebook, doesn’t censor much of its “sensitive” content. It’s not hard to find gratuitous nudity, violent images, and even outright pornographic content on the network. “We do not mediate content, whether that content is an image or text,” says Twitter. And the only exception to that rule comes when said content is illegal. But that doesn’t mean that …

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LinkedIn Lets You Add Photos, Videos to Profiles to Better Showcase Your Talents

LinkedIn is giving users a new way to showcase their work by allowing them to add photos, videos, and presentations to their profiles. Let’s say you’re a photographer, and in your LinkedIn “experience” section you want to add some samples of your work – now you can do that. Let’s say you worked incredibly hard on a big presentation and …

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USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dies

Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former chairman of Gannett died on Friday, reportedly after falling. He died in his home in Cocoa Beach, Florida at the age of 89. USA Today has compiled a round-up of reactions to his death. Among these are comments from Gannett CEO Gracia Martore, Tom Brokaw and Larry King. Martore said, “This is …

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The Washington Post Plans to Go Behind a Paywall This Summer

Today, The Washington Post announced that they will be the latest publication to put some content behind a paywall. The move will take place some time this summer, and the Post is still in the process of determining exactly how much to charge readers. The paywall will pop up after readers access more than 20 articles a month. According to …

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Ann Romney Blames Media For Election Loss

Though blaming the media and labeling it “liberal” is a common refrain for conservatives in the U.S., hearing the accusation come from a woman who could have been First Lady shows just how divisive political media in the country has become. During a Fox News interview with Chris Wallace this weekend, Ann Romney, wife of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, …

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AOL Appoints Susan Lyne CEO Of Brand Group, Minson Steps Down As COO

AOL just announced that it has appointed Susan Lyne CEO of its brand group, and she will run the AOL operating unit that houses the company’s portfolio of brands. There were already rumors being reported that she would be taking over all AOL content other than Huffington Post, though the company didn’t specifically mention this in its announcement. TechCrunch shares …

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GetGlue Content Comes to Expanded Tweets

Social TV and movie-watching app GetGlue has joined the growing lists of apps and sites that have enabled Twitter Cards, meaning that GetGlue content will show up in Twitter’s Expanded Tweets. “Now, when you share and see GetGlue links in Tweets, you can get an enhanced visual experience. When users click ‘expand’ on a Tweet with a link to GetGlue, …

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Demand Media To Split Into Two Public Companies, Earnings Released

Demand Media announced today that its board of directors has authorized a plan for the company to explore separating into two separate public companies – one for its media business and one for its domain business. CEO Richard Rosenblatt said, “Both businesses have grown to become leaders in their respective markets, and we now want to provide additional operational and …

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