All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘media’

Michael Arrington, MG Siegler Out at PandoDaily

Out of the AOL / TechCrunch drama factory came PandoDaily earlier this year. The news site launched as one focused on startups and it looked a lot like “TechCrunch All-Stars.”. Part of the plan was to have TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington as well as fellow CrunchFund partner and current (sometimes) writer for TechCrunch MG Siegler jump (and stay) on as …

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Mega Millions Winner (Fake, That Is) Plays April Fool’s Prank On The Press

A man named Tom Kreft (if that is his real name) played an early April Fool’s joke on the press and the Internet at large, by claiming to have won the Mega Millions lottery jackpot that everyone’s been talking about all week. Wall Street Journal reporter Lauren Schuker tweeted: (image)@lschukerLauren SchukerAccording to sources, Tom Kreft of Baltimore County won the …

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MAD Magazine Laughs Onto The iPad On April Fool’s

It’s not a joke, but it might be a prank. We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, though, and tell you that Alfred E Neuman is about to land his goofy little face on your iPad. This year, MAD Magazine will celebrate its 60th birthday. which seems like a splendid time to go digital. MAD Magazine, the satirical heavyweight …

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Is Cord Cutting Really Happening?

With consumers continuing to be unhappy with cable providers, a trend known as “cord-cutting” has quickly risen up. The concept has gained a lot of attention over the past couple of years especially since more Internet alternatives have become available.

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Google Consumer Surveys: “Super Important” For Publishers?

Google has introduced Google Consumer Surveys, trying to kill multiple birds with a single stone. Those birds would be publishers looking for revenue sources and less-than-stellar market research. With the product, publishers can use this instead of a pay wall , so they can get something out of readers who may not want to pay to read an article, or …

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eHow Launches Tech Channel, Continues Down The “Expert” Path

Demand Media has launched a new eHow Tech channel for tips and advice for consumers from “experts” on technology topics. The company refers to it as a “Tech 101″ destination, where consumers can get info for “troubleshooting most tech conundrums.” “More than 71 million people visit eHow each month, and by analyzing user engagement, we know there is a growing …

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Hemlock Grove From Eli Roth: Another Original Series For Netflix

Whatever damage Netflix did to its reputation last year is quickly fading, or at least the company is doing its best to make it do so, as it gets more into original, exclusive programming. So far, we’ve heard about plans for House of Cards, new episodes of Arrested Development and possibly Reno 911, and even seen the debut of original …

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comScore Ranks Top 50 Web Properties for February 2012

comScore has released a report raking the top 50 web properties in the United States for February 2012. The data, gathered from the comScore Media Metrix service, shows some of the trends in web traffic during February. Not surprisingly, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! retained the top three spots. Google has 186.6 million visitors to its various sites in February, while …

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Latin America Has Quite The Emerging Online Culture

comScore released a teaser of their 2012 Latin America Digital Future in Focus today, a report that details the key digital trends in the region of the past year while pointing to their implications for the year ahead. One thing comScore did share from the report, though: the online life is a booming industry in Latin America. The report looked …

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Aziz Ansari Joins Louis C.K., Releases New Standup Online

Comedian and actor (Parks & Recreation) Aziz Ansari is joining the ranks of high-profile comedians that are cutting out the middleman and releasing their work straight to the internet masses. On Tuesday, he released his new standup special, Dangerously Delicious on his own site for $5. For that one-time fee, viewers unlock 3 streams and 5 high-quality downloads. The hour-long …

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Yahoo!, CSI creator to create “Cyergeddon” movie

Yahoo! and Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of the CSI franchise, have teamed up to create a new movie currently titled “Cybergeddon.” In a push to try out a new content distribution model, the movie will not be released in theatres, instead being released online through Yahoo!. Zuiker has even gotten Norton by Symantec on board to lend some tech …

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My Damn Channel CEO Rob Barnett Talks New YouTube Channel, Live Programming

My Damn Channels has launched a new YouTube channel as part of the new YouTube original content rollout, along with a new live show called My Damn Channel Live. My Damn Channel Founder and CEO Rob Barnett (pictured here with writer/director/actor David Wain) tells WebProNews about the launch. Already being the biggest video site on the web, it’s very possible …

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