Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Source: Google paid more than $39M for Songza — Google in Deal for Songza, a Music Playlist Service — In a sign of growing consolidation in the digital music business, Google announced on Tuesday that it had bought Songza, a three-year-old app that competes with Pandora and others …
Discussion: AVC, Daily Dot, Guardian, @georgergatoudis, VatorNews, @pgib, @jherskowitz, Forbes, CNNMoney.com and AppleInsider
Micah Singleton / Daily Dot: Curated music service Songza was just up and bought by Google
Stuart Dredge / Guardian: What is Songza, and why is Google buying it for a rumoured $39m?
George Ergatoudis / @georgergatoudis: Make no mistake. With very few exceptions, albums are edging closer to extinction. Playlists are the future. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Steven Loeb / VatorNews: Google acquires music playlist generator Songza
Patrick Gibson / @pgib: Songza “joins” Google. Is Google becoming the singularity of tech companies? Their increasing gravitational pull scares me a little.
J Herskowitz / @jherskowitz: Every major music streaming service now playing the “we've got curation too” game.
Zack O'Malley Greenburg / Forbes: Google Buys Songza As Streaming Arms Race Heats Up
James O'Toole / CNNMoney.com: Google buys streaming radio service Songza
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Google acquires music streaming service Songza for undisclosed amount; product intact for now — Google Buys Songza — Google has acquired music streaming service Songza after weeks of speculation around a potential buyout. — Songza uses information about the user and context …
Discussion: Songza Daily, The Next Web, Softpedia News, Electronista, PandoDaily, Rolling Stone, MacRumors, RAIN News, Forbes, Light Reading, Variety, TIME, Hollywood Reporter, Gigaom, Engadget, @alexisohanian, The Verge, The Week, Deadline.com, Mashable, AdAge, Re/code and WebProNews
Songza Follow / Songza Daily: Today's Other Big Match: Songza and Google
Josh Ong / The Next Web: Google buys curated playlist service Songza with no immediate plans to change the product
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Google Buys Songza for All Its Music Services
David Holmes / PandoDaily: The second deal of its kind in as many days, Google's Songza acquisition is a win for human curation
Brad Hill / RAIN News: Google acquires Songza
Amit Chowdhry / Forbes: Google Has Acquired Music Streaming Startup Songza
Sarah Reedy / Light Reading: Google Adds Songza to Its M&A Playlist
Marc Graser / Variety: Google Buys Beats Music Rival Songza
Denver Nicks / TIME: Google Buys Music Streaming Service Songza
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter: Google Buying Songza to Compete With Apple's Beats
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom: Google acquires customized playlist service Songza
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget: Google snatches up streaming service Songza
Alexis Ohanian / @alexisohanian: Congrats to @Songza! Now please don't change!! http://techcrunch.com/...
Sabrina Imbler / The Week: Google acquires music streaming service Songza
Christina Warren / Mashable: Google Acquires Music Streaming Service Songza
Liz Gannes / Re/code: Google Acquires Songza, Maker of Curated Playlists
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Do you have a fair use right to publish World Cup goals? ESPN takedowns raise questions — Bang! A beautiful cross and a header into the top corner of the net — it's the sort of moment that's perfect for World Cup fans to share on social media. Until, that is, the video disappears.
Discussion: Techdirt, @xdamman, @xdamman, @fieldproducer, @xdamman, @corybe, @kevinablue and Wall Street Journal
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: ESPN And Univision Say Screw Fair Use: Your 6 Second Vine Videos Of World Cup Goals Must Be Taken Down
Xavier Damman / @xdamman: Just got 13 emails from twitter support to notify me that 13 GIF have been removed from @replaylastgoal tweets. pic.twitter.com/uwQdZTz3A8
Xavier Damman / @xdamman: @gigaom @J_Green37 @jeffjohnroberts twitter is actually challenging fifa's takedown notice for @ReplayLastGoal. See https://storify.com/...
Neal Mann / @fieldproducer: Vine/instant video has played a huge part in of social #worldcup. Rights holders need to embrace, own it & monetize, rather than fight it.
Xavier Damman / @xdamman: @caitlindewey so right now it's in the hands of @Twitter who is “seeking clarification”. I will comply with their decision when it happens.
Cory Bergman / @corybe: @xdamman Was it for the gifs themselves? This might be the first takedown for an animated gif of TV video.
Kevin Blue / @kevinablue: World Cup rights holders Espn, Univision crack down on @SBNation & Twitter using Vines/GIFs to show goals, via @WSJ http://mobile.blogs.wsj.com/ ...
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Media execs discuss how to close gender gap in journalism leadership at National Press Club — It's time for women journalists to ‘banish bashfulness’ when it comes to pay — The next generation of leaders at The New York Times is “not going to have careers like mine,” …
Discussion: American Press Institute and @sulliview
Jane Elizabeth / American Press Institute: Four good questions from #push4parity
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Gawker editor Max Read pushes internal staff chatter to a public channel at Disputations — Never go another day without knowing what Gawker's staff is eating for lunch — Once upon a time, I visited the Gawker offices in Manhattan, and I was struck first and foremost by the silence.
Discussion: @max_read, @tylercoates, @ceodonovan, @hamiltonnolan, @michelledean, @davidfolkenflik, @kevinmarks, @morisy and @jackshafer
Max Read / @max_read: @ceodonovan @davidfolkenflik well, my incentives are to make gawker as outward-facing as possible. looking at the front page i feel good.
Tyler Coates / @tylercoates: This all seems like the Cool Guy Internet from which I feel excluded and that I don't particularly care to join. http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Caroline O'Donovan / @ceodonovan: We once joked that a Nieman Lab Premium package would come with access to our Slack chat. Gawker did it for real. http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Hamilton Nolan / @hamiltonnolan: I can't believe how long this story about one day's worth of our actual garbage is http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Michelle Dean / @michelledean: I think I just died under the weight of too much self-referentiality http://www.niemanlab.org/...
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: Fascinating take by @ceodonovan on insider talk at Gawker & BuzzFeed: “casual-inclusivity-as-premium- product” http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Kevin Marks / @kevinmarks: If gawker bans staffers from internal chat so they can publish it, will they go to snapchat/secret or to #indieweb? http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Michael Morisy / @morisy: .@ceodonovan on my fave minor obsession, Kinja, which I'll add to my Kinja Kinja ( http://morisy.kinja.com/... ) when I can: http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Nicholas White / VentureBeat:
Caveat Emptor: Why the current VC/Media marriage may be bad for journalism — For years, all of us in digital media bemoaned the fact that you couldn't raise money from venture capitalists (VCs) for the endeavor. Now, all of a sudden, there is a kindling of interest in media companies among VCs …
Discussion: @raju, @rafat and @joshdilworth, Thanks:@tched
Raju Narisetti / @raju: “Skip the honeymoon and go straight to therapy” MT @nickblunden: Why the VC/Media marriage may be bad for journalism http://venturebeat.com/...
Rafat Ali / @rafat: V imp discussion to be had. RT @desertbunny Thoughts on why VCs & media start ups may be heading for bad divorce. http://venturebeat.com/...
Josh Jones-Dilworth / @joshdilworth: Daily Dot CEO @desertbunny on why the current love affair between VC and media may be ill-fated: http://venturebeat.com/...
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Village Voice employees set strike deadline after negotiations break down — The Village Voice's union has set a strike deadline after a “13-hour marathon” negotiating session Monday that was unsuccessful, according to a press release. — This means that the union's bargaining committee …
Discussion: The New York Observer, The Wrap, @jason, Village Voice Union and FishbowlNY
Ksmokeobserver / The New York Observer: Village Voice Staffers Protest New Contract Proposal
Travis Reilly / The Wrap: Village Voice Workers Move Closer to Strike
@jason: staffers @villagevoice striking for better benefits is like kitchen staff on Titanic striking for better uniforms http://www.poynter.org/...
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Village Voice Contract Negotiations Down to the Wire
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
EFF Changes Position On Net Neutrality: Recognizes FCC Must Act, But Narrowly — For years, the EFF has pushed back against the FCC's attempts to preserve net neutrality, reasonably worrying that it might open the door to the FCC further meddling in the internet where it had no real mandate.
Discussion: Free Press Blog
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Hackers Turn Music Industry Site into The Pirate Bay — There was a time when music and movie industry aggression against The Pirate Bay was met with aggression right back, with sites belonging to the MPAA, RIAA, IFPI and others targeted in retaliatory moves.
Discussion: Billboard and The Daily Caller
Marc Schneider / Billboard: Argentinian Indie Trade Body Website Hacked, Redirected to Pirate Bay (Report)
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Increasing numbers of journalism startups turning to non-profit model, with much success — Journalism's nonprofit surge — “It's starting to have that start-up feel,” said Bill Keller, stepping into his new office on the 25th floor of 250 West 57th Street.
George Monbiot / Guardian:
The real enemies of press freedom are in the newsroom — The principal threat to expression comes not from state regulation but from censorship by editors and proprietors — Three hundred years of press freedom are at risk, the newspapers cry. The government's proposed press regulator, they warn, threatens their independence.
Discussion: @klockedthis, @themurdochtimes, @drbillyo_ and @emilybell
Klocked This / @klockedthis: “BBC News is completely obsessed by the agenda set by newspapers” I wonder if @Leasky & others took George M to task http://www.theguardian.com/...
The Daily Rupert / @themurdochtimes: “the great majority of papers are owned by exceedingly rich people or their companies, and reflect their views” http://www.theguardian.com/...
DrBillyo / @drbillyo_: I don't always agree with @GeorgeMonbiot, but this is spot on, and disagreements are healthy :-) http://www.theguardian.com/...
Sara Morrison / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why sports media have always been newsroom innovators — The toy department shall lead us — Why sports media have always been newsroom innovators — Birth of an icon George Grande, left, and Bob Ley, right, on the SportsCenter set at the ESPN studios in 1980.
Discussion: @jimbradysp, @morisy, @alexmcdaniel, @mattderienzo, @noahchestnut and @clockwerks
Jim Brady / @jimbradysp: Good piece by @SaraMorrison of @CJR on how sports departments have always been innovators on the web: http://bit.ly/1lvsnNX . Great hed too.
Michael Morisy / @morisy: V. smart piece by @SaraMorrison on “backdoor” news innovation through sports dept w/ nod to @clockwerks' Vox origins: http://www.cjr.org/...
Alex McDaniel / @alexmcdaniel: “Sports are about passion and that engagement. That, to me, is why it's become the proving ground.” http://www.cjr.org/...
Matt DeRienzo / @mattderienzo: Spots departments often lead newsrooms in innovation on web. http://www.cjr.org/... h/t @jimbradysp Still happening for us w/ @GameTimeCT
Noah Chestnut / @noahchestnut: And here I thought porn drove all innovation http://www.cjr.org/... @SaraMorrison on sports media driving innovation
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Fusion Names Jane Spencer Its Editor for Digital Content — Fusion, a joint online and television venture between Univision and Disney/ABC Television Group, announced on Tuesday that Jane Spencer, a veteran of The Daily Beast and The Wall Street Journal, would be its editor in chief for digital content.
Discussion: News. Pop Culture. Satire, @amlwhere, @amychozick, The Wrap and MediaWire Daily
Ann Marie Lipinski / @amlwhere: Smart appointment of @janebspencer to head Fusion news operation. (And quite a growing collection of Niemans there) http://www.nytimes.com/...
Amy Chozick / @amychozick: Congrats to @janebspencer who was just named editor of Fusion. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Felix Dennis deeded ownership and profits of Mental Floss and The Week to a UK forest trust — Felix Dennis left a forest for his legacy ... and heir — When Felix Dennis, the idiosyncratic owner of namesake publishing businesses in the U.S. and U.K., died at age 67 last week …
Discussion: @mhattikudur and MediaWire Daily
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
100+ ex-BBC World Service journalists write UK Egypt ambassador to protest Al Jazeera trial — 100 BBC World Service journalists condemn Egypt for ‘retrograde step’ following seven-year Al Jazeera sentences — More than 100 former BBC World Service journalists have written …
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Tracking political spending on television ads just got easier — Starting today, all TV and radio stations must send records of political advertising buys to the FCC. Until now, only 230 stations in the top 50 markets had to file the records online. Starting today, more than 2,000 stations will turn over their records.
Kathy Kiely / Sunlight Foundation Blog: New FCC online political ad disclosure rule exposes dark money TV buys
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable: Sunlight Expands Political File Search Tool
Timothy Karr / The Huffington Post: Shedding New Light on Dark Money
Deadline.com: This Year's Political Ad Spending Will Soar, But With Mixed Signals For Broadcasters: Study