Reports of the death of the written word are greatly exaggerated. The much-lamented and much-snarked-about phrase “pivot to video” is, if I’m being honest, somewhat warranted — video advertising is becoming central to every digital media company’s revenue model. But… Read More ›
Snapchat is going back to college. The company has asked college newspapers to produce local campus editions for its Discover section this fall semester, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Read more at Business Insider.
Facebook’s version of television is coming online in mid-August after several false starts. Facebook has commissioned inexpensive, short-form video series from a handful of media partners, and is also funding the creation of higher-end series with running times similar to… Read More ›
Twitter announced today that it is testing Stadium, a new sports network that it plans to debut on its platform this fall. Read more at VentureBeat.
Newspapers are resorting to some desperate measures. The latest is a bid from the leading newspaper industry trade group, the News Media Alliance, to get special permission from Congress for its roughly 2,000 member companies to negotiate with Facebook and… Read More ›
NBC is used to creating news programming for television. But young people don’t watch much television, at least not compared to their parents. Instead, they’re hanging out on Snapchat. At least that’s what NBC hopes, and it’s why the network… Read More ›
Years ago, Google built a social network separate from its prized asset, web search. The effort failed. Now the company is trying again — only this time, it’s turning its search engine into something that looks a lot like the… Read More ›
Facebook is in early talks with several news publishers to begin testing a paywall for subscription news stories in October. Read more at eMarketer.
CNN is the target of an online campaign to swamp its mobile application with bad reviews and one-star ratings in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. Read more at Mobile Marketer.