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How Code+Theory Is Redesigning The “Huffington Post” To Withstand The Next Decade

The goal is to be not so much future-proof, as future-compatible.<p>Yesterday, <i>Huffington Post</i> CEO Jared Grusd announced at <i>Advertising Week</i> that the <i>Post</i>, the 10-year-old news aggregator and publishing empire founded by Arianna Huffington in 2005, was working with Code and Theory on a massive network …

Color Management

How Facebook's video-traffic explosion is shaking up the advertising world

Cenk Uygur can pinpoint the day he realized that Facebook (FB) video was going to rewrite his business model. It was April 6, the day his …

Cutting the Cord: Net TV grows in quantity and quality

Streaming TV has already made a mark, but it could be about to hit its tipping point.<p>For starters, just look at the awards and talent that Amazon and Netflix have captured recently.<p>At last week's Golden Globes, Amazon Studios snagged two awards — one for best TV musical or comedy series for</i> …

TV

The Cable Model and The Internet Model

The cable industry used the following model to build out the industry in the US:<p>1) cable operators were given local monopolies as incentive to build …

Surprise: TV networks are already unbundling from cable

HBO is never going to unbundle, except when it is: Executives of the premium cable network have long insisted that they won’t offer its HBO Go …

Why Facebook-Style Big-ism Is Bad for Digital Media

Foreign Affairs, the venerable magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations since 1922, recently made a big announcement that was two years …

Robots are stealing your online advertising budget

The majority of us have told the occasional white lie, or buried our heads in the sand when faced with an awkward problem, but some issues can become so great that they cannot be explained away or ignored any longer. For the digital media community that problem is the total uncertainty around what …

This startup wants to reinvent TV as we know it, without blowing up the industry

Apple TV. Roku. Google Chromecast. Amazon Fire TV.<p>There are no shortage of ways to watch video programming these days on your TV, but get ready for …

The Great Living-Room War: Live TV vs. Internet TV

Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV: They've each got apps and hype. What they don't have much of, however, is what you might call "TV."<p>This is the Golden Age of Television—not only as the blooming of lush and addictive entertainment, but also as an arms race for the best living-room technology.<p>Just …

Vice aims to disrupt 'dull, bland' TV cookery shows with Munchies channel

Vice Media has launched its latest online video venture, a channel called Munchies that aims to disrupt the cosy world of TV cookery shows.<p>The channel, which went live this morning, is a joint venture with FremantleMedia, with plans for more than 100 hours of shortform clips, half-hour and …

New money in new media

<b>The financial future of the news business is uncertain, but lately US venture capitalists have been placing their bets on journalism.</b><p>Over the past year, venture capitalists contributed at least $300m (£180m) to digital news organisations, many of them start-ups, according to a recent report from …

Nearly 1/3 of Adult Internet Users Now Post Videos Online, Doubling Since 2009

It's common knowledge that <i>watching</i> online videos has become hugely popular, but it turns out that <i>posting</i> videos has also experienced a huge surge …

Amazon Says It Has No Plans to Build a Free, Ad-Supported Video Service - VideoInk

<i>By</i> <b>Sahil Patel</b><p>Amazon has denied a report that said it’s working on a Hulu-like free, ad-supporting video streaming service.<p>Yesterday, The Wall Street …

Spotify Gets a New Biz Dev Head From 21st Century Fox

Spotify has hired a new dealmaker: The streaming music service has hired Jorge Espinel, who has spent the last four years working on digital strategy …

The core of Apple's problem is Tim Cook, Scoble says (interview)

NBC News Digital Births Original Video Arm - VideoInk

<i>By</i> <b>Sahil Patel</b><p>NBC News Digital Group has created an Original Video Unit, an in-house production team “dedicated to creating video for social, mobile, …

Email is killing us: Reclaim your mind from technology

The world is a more distracting place than ever — but it’s possible to win your attention span back. Here’s how<p>On the western edge of the ancient city of Kyoto, Japan, on the slope of Mount Arashiyama (literally “Stormy Moun­tain”), stands the Iwatayama Monkey Park. The park has winding paths and …

Constrained media: How disappearing photos, 6 second videos, and 140 characters are conquering the world

<b>Constrained Media</b>. It’s an innovative category of products that ask invite users to create content on a platform, but with arbitrary constraints- …

Marissa Mayer triumphs even when getting backstabbed

The New York Post says a hedge fund activist is leaving Yahoo’s board on bad terms. This is good news<p>Even bad press for Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is actually good press. A very odd, anonymously sourced New York Post story reported Friday that Mayer and "shareholder activist Dan Loeb, who led the …

Behind DogTV–And The Question Of Whether Dogs Actually Watch TV

DogTV founder and chief content officer Ron Levi talks to Co.Create about the inspiration behind the network for dogs, which will be distributed across the U.S. by DirecTV, and a research scientist who studies dog cognition ponders whether dogs are really capable of watching TV.<p>Dogs have a cat to …

Amazon, YouTube Get Their Own First Emmys (But Not For Shows)

With all the buzz surrounding Netflix’s Emmy nominations, Amazon and YouTube are angling to grab a little bit of the spotlight for themselves, too. Both have now also picked up Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, though unlike Netflix’s some 14 nominations, these …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Business

Profile of Redditors Shows Significant Skew Towards Young Males

6% of online adults use reddit, finds a new study [pdf] from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, a figure that puts it on par …

‘Wearable’ computers will soon be inside us

Wearable computing like Google Glass is just beginning to invade our lives. Soon, it will be inside our bodies.<p>That’s the prediction from one of the panelists in the wearable computing track of VentureBeat’s MobileBeat 2013 conference, which kicked off this morning.<p>“My daughter is getting a PhD in …

The Best Fix for Media Fragmentation Is Creativity: Nissan's Roel de Vries

Creativity has always been king but every new option for consumers only makes it more important, according to Roel de Vries, global head of …

Google Glass Adds Its First Website Browser

Google finally added a website browser to Google Glass. The company announced a few new updates to its high-tech specs on Monday, making it easier to …