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Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
It was just four years ago that Marissa Mayer was recruited from Google to become the CEO of Yahoo. Last year, Yahoo restructured, including writing down the valuations of some of its brands like Tumblr. In all, they posted a loss of $4.4 billion. Now it is all but certain Yahoo will sell to Verizon. Verizon’s combined Yahoo/AOL entity would have cost the telco almost 10 billion dollars.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
It's true - I cut the cable cord. The only thing I was missing was cable. But now with podcasting in my life - I'm listening to more and more of my favorite TV shows as audio-only podcasts.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
There’s a complicated balance being tested, with limited success, as social networks try and retain their atmosphere of openness while creating an advertiser-safe environment.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
As the GOP Convention moves forward in Cleveland, the sheer volume of digital sources and posts threatens to bury the content in a sea of commentary, tweets, and Facebook Live posts. But the plagiarism allegations lodged against Melania Trump aren't going away.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
On November 15th, TimeWarner Cable will officially become Spectrum in New York. The change will be more than in name - there will be new pricing, new speeds, and new discounts. But will it results in savings? The numbers are still unclear.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
Drones. What's the status of this cool new field? I wanted to take a visit into the world of drones so I visited my local book store. But what about video? Why hasn't the magazine industry embraced video as the natural evolution of community and content?
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
Enter the chamber known as The Glass Room and you’ll be encountered with a disturbing array of well-told stories about data. Admittedly, it’s probably not something you think about - your data. Where it goes. Who sees it. What control you have over how it’s shared and used to target you. It's scary.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
There’s been plenty written about Twitter’s decision to pull the plug on Vine, the 6 Second video sharing app that was - for a moment - the hot new thing in video content creation and distribution. But once you understand what happened to doom the platform, you need to think for a bit about how the Vine decline seems likely to happen to a number of other social platforms.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
Lots of people are thinking about the future of the publishing business. But Charles Melcher has moved past that conversation. A perennial insider/outsider - he was a self-styled book publisher until 2009 when he found himself facing the uncertain future of print. But at that moment, he decided to embrace the future -and the core practice of the business he loved. Now he's all about re-inventing storytelling with The Future of Storytelling Festival.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
So, you're thinking about making a change... but you're keeping it on the down low. Well, here are five examples of leading digital thinkers who went public with their plans. The new Personal Pivot happens in the light of day.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
When you talk with entrepreneurs, you often find that they were drawn to solve a problem that impacted them directly. Maria Yuan is a solution-oriented entrepreneur. She found a problem in politics, and she's set out to fix it and empower voters from all walks of life and political perspectives.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
Every year, throngs of industry insiders swarm Las Vegas to explore the future of consumer electronics at the annual CES show. This year, there’s real change on the horizon -- a change that’s bound to find its way into your living room, driveway and even pocket in the year ahead.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
As the numbers come in from the leading web players in the advertising space - there are trends that are shaping up that begin to provide a ground-level view of what the future may hold.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
Fake News isn’t a problem that appeared overnight. But the results of the election have raised the specter that the Democrats brought a knife to a gun-fight, trying to combat a Tweeting candidate - with old world television, rope line politics, and a well-financed ground game.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
With AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, both critics and proponents of the deal agree on one thing ... the media mating season is very much moving into high gear. But before we start making lists of potential couplings, it’s worth taking a look at how big M&A deals of this sort have performed in the media space.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
They came from around the country. They came from around the world, Journalists. Professors. Librarians. Software Developers. Activists, and Data Scientists. All to take on the question - What is Fake News, and how do we replace fake with facts?
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
Until very recently, Joel Simon and the organization he leads - The Committee to Project Journalists, flew under radar for most Americans. But President Trump's Twitter rebuke of the press Friday when he tweeted that the media “is the enemy of the American people” has changed that.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
SXSW isn't going to back away from it’s beliefs or it’s politically progressive stance. That's the message from the Austin festival, and this years programming certainly backs that up.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
After two weeks of executive orders, tantrum tweets, and cabinet challenges, the leaders of the tech community found themselves facing a ban on travel from seven primarily Muslim countries that struck at the heart of their employees.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:35pm
Why won't SnapChat Spectacles be another version of Google Glass? Let’s first travel back in time - to the early vision and the roll out of Google Glass.
Founder of video curation site waywire.com As a lifelong New Yorker, and serial entrepreneur, I was named New York City’s first ever Entrepreneur at Large - by the Bloomberg Administration. A pretty cool honor and a fun gig. I get to preach the gospel of NYC. Waywire.com is my full time gig - and it keeps me busy. Video is just getting started on the web - and Curation is the secret sauce that makes it work. I'm passionate about Startups, what they're doing to sparkplug the digital economy.