New York Times:
In the Living Room, Hooked on Pay TV — It is a fantasy shared by many Americans: dropping cable television and its fat monthly bills and turning instead to the wide-open frontier of Internet video. — Some are finding that the reality is not that simple.
Discussion: MediaPost, The Atlantic Online, Silicon Alley Insider, NewTeeVee, LocalNewser, Darren Herman, CrunchGear, Technologizer, Gizmodo and DSLreports, more at Techmeme »
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Traditional TV Services Still Tops With Households
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online: Why Hasn't the Web Killed TV, Yet?
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: The Future of TV Is Not on Cable
Standupkid / LocalNewser: Could Somebody Give My TV a Reason to Live?
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: Moving Away From Cable TV To Internet-delivered Content 'Overhyped …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: In (Reluctant) Defense of Cable TV
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo: Why Are You Still Subscribing to Cable Television?
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
While you're watching, TiVo watches you — As Hollywood and Madison Avenue debate how best to measure traditional TV and online viewing, TiVo plans to roll out new research that combines both. — Next month TiVo will begin tracking how much time users spend watching Web content …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, MediaPost, Multichannel and Media Buyer Planner
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter: TiVo to track Web content usage on TV sets
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: TiVo To Track Web Time on TV
Todd Spangler / Multichannel: TiVo To Track Broadband Video Watching On TV
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Dish Network Is Joining Other Carriers in Offering Its Content for Online Viewing — The Dish Network this week will begin offering a video portal called DishOnline.com, becoming the latest distributor to provide online benefits to paying subscribers. — All the major cable and satellite carriers …
Discussion: WebNewser, FierceIPTV, Neowin.net, NewTeeVee, The Toybox Blog and Engadget, more at Techmeme »
David Cohen / WebNewser: Dish Network to Launch DishOnline.com Tuesday
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Dish Network Prepping TV Everywhere Site
Why Apple's iTV Will Change Everything — The rumor: Apple will be releasing a revamped/renamed version of their ‘Apple TV’ set-top box, called ‘iTV’. The box will run the Apple iOS (same as the iPhone/iPad), and be priced around $99. — Why will this change everything?
Discussion: Lost Remote, Silicon Alley Insider, NewTeeVee, Most Recent Home Page Posts …, TUAW, Neowin.net, Inc.com, Fast Company, Fortune and Conversion Rater
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Apple's upcoming iTV and local television
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple's New iTV Could Finally Force ISPs To Give Up On All-You …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Time Warner, Apple's iTV, Sony and Crackle
The Week / Most Recent Home Page Posts from THE WEEK: Will Apple's secret new TV gadget ‘change everything’?
Dave Caolo / TUAW: Apple rumor roundup: iTV, next-generation iPod touch
Brad Sams / Neowin.net: iTV launching in September?
Max Chafkin / Inc.com: I Want My iTV — Here's some news that should be enough …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple's iTV: Careful what you wish for
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Crowded Field for Bringing Web Video to TVs
Crowded Field for Bringing Web Video to TVs
David Carr / New York Times:
Faith in Its Shows, on Any Medium
Faith in Its Shows, on Any Medium
Peter Kirwan / Wired.co.uk: Why TV will outlive newspapers
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Sony's Bet on Sticking With Web Shows
Sony's Bet on Sticking With Web Shows
Discussion: paidContent and WebNewser
David Kaplan / paidContent: Sony's Patience With Crackle Persists; Playstation Expansion In The Works
David Cohen / WebNewser: Sony Hopes Crackle Pops on PlayStation Network
Leo / LOL: The Life of Leo:
Buzz Kill — Something happened tonight that made me question everything I've done with social media since I first joined Twitter in late 2006. — You know me - I'm a complete web whore. I sign up for every site, try every web app, use every service I can find. It's my job, but I also love doing it.
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results: Google Buzz bug spotlights tepid usage
Brad McCarty / The Next Web: Social media is just fine. You're the one screwing up.
Oliver Marks / Collaboration 2.0 Blog: Online No One Knows You're an Expert...
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing: Memories & Interactions In Social Media
Steve Mays / smays.com: My blog vs All That Other Stuff
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket: Here's another analogy
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Thnks Fr Th Mmrs: The Rise Of Microblogging, The Death Of Posterity — A little over a week ago, I closed down all of my social media accounts, with the exception of Twitter, which I locked. The explanation I gave was that, in an age when everyone and their dog is sharing every aspect of their life …
Discussion: MediaPost, The Atlantic Wire, The Next Web, everwas and Kristine Lowe, more at Techmeme »
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: Shock Revelation: Microblogging Meaningless Waste Of Time!
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: TWiT's Leo Laporte loses faith in social media
Ian Kennedy / everwas: Back to Blogging? — Paul Carr - Thnks Fr Th Mmrs …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Harman Ready to Become ‘Institution Builder’ at Newsweek — As founder of the stereo-equipment company that bears his name, Sidney Harman turned a $5,000 investment into what is now a $3-billion-a-year business. Now, at 92 years old, he is attempting what may be an even more difficult feat: reviving Newsweek.
Discussion: Gawker, On Media's Blog, Romenesko, MarketWatch, New York Magazine and The Atlantic Online
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Bedbugs Overrun the Elle Offices
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Jane Harman won't inherit Newsweek
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Sidney Harman on Seeing Newsweek's Financials for the First Time: ‘Good God!’
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online: The Plan to Save Newsweek
Wall Street Journal:
How WikiLeaks Keeps Its Funding Secret — The controversial website WikiLeaks, which argues the cause of openness in leaking classified or confidential documents, has set up an elaborate global financial network to protect a big secret of its own—its funding.
Scott Horton / Harper's: False Charges Ricochet in the War on WikiLeaks
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online:
How The Seattle Times Is Using Mobile Video, Twitter to Report News Fast — As consumers migrate from the desktop Web and toward mobile apps and devices, media organizations are rushing to figure out what these new tools mean for their operations. — The Seattle Times has been experimenting …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Steve Safran / Lost Remote: Seattle Times speeds coverage using new tools
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Moving on — Linchpin will be the last book I publish in a traditional way. — One of the poxes on an author's otherwise blessed life is people who ask, “what's your next book,” even if some of them haven't read the last one. (Jeff did, of course). To answer your question, this book is my next book.
Discussion: GalleyCat, GigaOM, New York Observer, Fast Company and mediabistro.com
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Seth Godin Drives Another Nail Into the Book
Molly Fischer / New York Observer: Seth Godin Can't Quit Qutting Publishing
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Best-seller Seth Godin Shuns Traditional Publishing, Backed by E-Books Data
Jason Boog / mediabistro.com: Seth Godin Abandons Traditional Publishing
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Flagship newspapers wane in audience mix — The flagship newspaper produces barely half of the weekday audience delivered by some major metro publishers, according to an analysis of data recently issued by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. — While papers like the Kansas City Star continue …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Press and punditry stampede tramples good judgment, and often the facts, too — When the New York Times published a story last December about plans for a Muslim prayer space near the World Trade Center site, there was little reaction. — After all, the imam in charge was quoted as saying …
Discussion: TVNewser and Editors Weblog
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: What to Do About ‘The Media Herd?’
Dawn Osakue / Editors Weblog: Beware of press stampedes, Kurtz warns
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
A public-relations rookie's handling of the TBD launch — In the days of my callow youth, I remember referring to journalists who ventured into public relations as having “sold out.” — Never mind that many in PR toiled for pay as low as many journalists. Never mind that PR ethics also insist on getting the facts right.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Top AOL Media Exec Marty Moe To Depart (Other Rumors of David Eun Ankling Not So Much) — According to sources close to the situation, one of AOL's top and longtime media execs, Marty Moe (pictured here), is leaving the company. — Sources said the reasons are personal and Moe was not currently taking another job.
Discussion: paidContent and Silicon Alley Insider
David Kaplan / paidContent: AOL Vet Marty Moe Prepares To Exit
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider: AOL Content Chief Marty Moe Is Out (MEMO)
Proposal: A new kind of blog comment system — I'm almost 100 percent sure that scripting.com was the first blog to have comments. And I'm equally sure that it was the first to have its comments flame out. The flameout was a good thing, although it didn't feel like it at the time, because it created the first wave of blogs.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
The Ad/Edit Wall Worn Down to a Warning Track — Two Sides Quit Bickering and Seek Ways to Navigate New Reality — NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — What wall? The question for print has become less about whether to cross the boundary between editorial and sales and more about how best to do it.
Tom Lowry / Variety:
Eisner: Content still king — Former Disney CEO offers a few thoughts to ‘Variety’ — As Comcast pushes forward with its proposed merger with NBC Universal, Michael Eisner said he is glad to have taught a valuable lesson to the cable operator's top executives, Brian Roberts and Steve Burke.
Discussion: Company Town
Joe Flint / Company Town: The Morning Fix: ‘Expendables’ …
Jack Neff / AdAge:
What Happens When Facebook Trumps Your Brand Site? — ‘Like’ It or Not, Trend Serves as Another Telling Sign of Social Media's Growing Dominance — BATAVIA, Ohio (AdAge.com) — While the tech world obsessed about when Facebook would turn on location and morph into a “Foursquare killer,” …
John Battelle / FM Blog: Monday Signal: FM Makes a Move
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Federated Media Acquires Semantic Technology From TextDigger — Federated Media Publishing has acquired the core technology belonging to semantic search provider TextDigger. The sum was not disclosed. As part of the deal, FM will absorb TextDigger's technology and will bring on several of its staffers, including CEO Tim Musgrove.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch, eMedia Vitals, FM Blog and All Things Digital
Matthew DiPietro / FM Blog: FM Acquires TextDigger Technology
John Murrell / All Things Digital: Federated Media Buys Semantic-Search Start-Up
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Caroline Little Out as CEO of Guardian Media North America — Caroline Little confirmed to TheWrap late Sunday that she was stepping down as chief executive of Guardian Media, and was “not sure” who her replacement would be. — “I have nothing but good things to say about the Guardian,” Little said in an interview.
Josh Halliday / Guardian: Caroline Little to step down from Guardian News & Media
Megan McCarthy / Mediagazer News:
@Mediagazer brings you more information: direct links and author IDs — One good way to keep up with the top media industry news is to follow the @mediagazer Twitter account. Recently, we've made a few improvements to our feed to make it more useful for our followers.
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