Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Tech column by Nick Bilton exploring the research on cancer risks of wearable devices needed more vetting — A Tech Column on Wearable Gadgets Draws Fire as ‘Pseudoscience’ — Nick Bilton writes a tech-related column called Disruptions, but the name might have been changed to Eruptions this week …
Discussion: New York Times, Wired, Slate, Washington Post, Respectful Insolence, The Verge, Mediaite, @alterwired, @reneritchie, @xeni, Tech Times, @ivanoransky, JIMROMENESKO.COM, @charlesornstein, @paulfidalgo, @mhendr1cks, @badastronomer, @michaelsurtees, Business Insider, Popular Science, Gawker and FishbowlNY
Nick Bilton / New York Times: The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech
Nick Stockton / Wired: THE TIMES' ATTACK ON WEARABLES IS AN ATTACK ON SCIENCE
Rachel Feltman / Washington Post: Smartwatches might cause cancer, says article based on ‘expert’ who pushes holistic breast cancer treatments
Orac / Respectful Insolence: The New York Times and fear mongering about the Apple Watch and wearable tech
Russell Brandom / The Verge: The New York Times's smartwatch cancer article is bad and they should feel bad
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite: WaPo, Wired, and Gawker Slam NY Times for Pseudoscience on Smartwatches Causing Cancer
Bahar Gholipour / @alterwired: I'm really concerned that @nickbilton can treat Mercola as a reasonable expert on @nytimes & get away with it: http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Rene Ritchie / @reneritchie: Good on the New York Time's public editor for weighing in, but still incredibly bad it got published to begin with. http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
@xeni: @sulliview much respect for you and your work, as always, Ms. Sullivan. Thank you for your thorough, level-headed treatment of this storm.
Ivan Oransky / @ivanoransky: “The column clearly needed much more vetting,” says @sulliview of @nickbilton piece on cell phones quoting @mercola http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Charles Ornstein / @charlesornstein: Preach, @sulliview. “The column clearly needed much more vetting” A Tech Column on Wearable Gadgets Draws Fire http://nyti.ms/1C18WJw
Paul Fidalgo / @paulfidalgo: Terrible smartwatches-cause-cancer NYT piece was never run by anyone in their science department. Says it all. http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Michael Hendricks / @mhendr1cks: Huh. @nickbilton doubles down on ignorance and scaremongering. http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Phil Plait / @badastronomer: Sigh. @nickbilton defends his pseudoscience article in the @nytimes. http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
Michael Surtees / @michaelsurtees: “The column clearly needed much more vetting, at least some of which could have been done internally at The Times.” http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ ...
James Cook / Business Insider: A New York Times columnist wrote that smartwatches might kill you and everyone is pointing out just how wrong he is
Alexandra Ossola / Popular Science: NO, WEARABLE ELECTRONICS ARE NOT LIKE CIGARETTES
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Assignment Prompts Reporter to Change His Cell Phone Habits
Dylan Byers / Politico:
New York Times ends contract with new columnist, geneticist Razib Khan, after Gawker writes about his earlier affiliation with far-right publications — New York Times drops Razib Khan — The New York Times has terminated its contract with one of its new online opinion writers …
Discussion: Gawker, @mbeisen, VDARE.COM, @razibkhan, @herandrews, @razibkhan, @razibkhan and Capital New York
Michael Eisen / @mbeisen: .@nytimes kicks @razibkhan off opinion page for having opinions, but allows overt racist nicholas wade daily space in science section
John Derbyshire / VDARE.COM: Razib Khan Hired And Fired By The New York Times, Both On The Same Day!
Razib Khan / @razibkhan: .@mbeisen it would be nice to have a geneticist on their page. i nominate u to replace me mike. what's gawker got on u??? & u have opinions
Helen Andrews / @herandrews: The interval between “Online witch hunts are bad” pieces going viral & actual online witch hunts is getting shorter. http://www.politico.com/...
Razib Khan / @razibkhan: @gandhiwdc yeah, told me today. may contribute one-off op-eds in future. i'm chill about it. it wasn't a surprise that ppl went ballistic
Razib Khan / @razibkhan: @lteytelman @mbeisen 1) i admit i have opinions which are highly offensive and have had 2) but i stand by the *totality* of my output
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York: New York Times adding 20 online opinion writers
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Interview with NYT Now Editor Cliff Levy on the future of the app, mobile, and curation — New York Times Shifting Resources from ‘Every Division’ to Mobile — Conversation with Cliff Levy, Editor of NYT Now — is The New York Times' lower-priced subscription app.
Mark Bergen / AdAge:
Apple opens iTunes Radio inventory to automated ad buying through iAd, includes granular targeting but emphasizes customer privacy — Apple Opens Up iTunes Radio Inventory to Automated Buying Through iAd — Advertisers Can Target Apple Listeners With Phone, Email Identifiers
Discussion: 9to5Mac, AppleInsider and RAIN News
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac: Apple introduces automated buying and improved customer targeting for iTunes Radio ads
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Apple debuts programatic iAd buys on iTunes Radio, ‘Customer Match’ demographic targeting
Justin Zaremba / New Jersey Online:
Body found in Long Hill ID'd as David Bird, reporter missing for 14 months — LONG HILL — Authorities have positively identified the body found in the Passaic River Thursday as David Bird, who has been missing for 14 months. — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News, New York Times, @tracyconnor, The Wrap, New York Magazine, Poynter and Talking Biz News
Melanie Grayce West / Wall Street Journal: Body of Missing Reporter Found in New Jersey
Rachelle Blidner / NY Daily News: Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird's body found in New Jersey river
Tracy Connor / @tracyconnor: Body found in Passaic River identified as David Bird, missing WSJ reporter. http://www.nbcnews.com/... pic.twitter.com/cvKoAwL3wJ
Jordan Burchette / The Wrap: Wall Street Journal Reporter's Body Found a Year After His Disappearance
Margaret Hartmann / New York Magazine: Body of Missing WSJ Reporter Found in New Jersey River
Kristen Hare / Poynter: Missing Wall Street Journal reporter's body found
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Body found near where WSJ reporter went missing
Jason Subler / Reuters:
Reuters websites become inaccessible in China — (Reuters) - The news websites of Reuters, including those in English and Chinese, were inaccessible in China on Friday, after users first experienced difficulties accessing them late on Thursday. — The websites of Bloomberg News …
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Next Web, Reuters, Tech in Asia, @joshchin, @greatfirechina and Shanghaiist
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web: Reuters' news sites are currently blocked in China
Josh Horwitz / Tech in Asia: Reuters inaccessible from China, reports Reuters
Josh Chin / @joshchin: Reuters joins WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg in the blocked-by-China club. Who's left? Anyone besides FT?
@greatfirechina: [Breaking News] Reuters blocked in China, including English and Chinese version https://en.greatfire.org/... https://en.greatfire.org/...
Katie Nelson / Shanghaiist: Reuters websites now blocked in China
Study: 55% of podcast listeners use mobile; weekly listeners average six podcasts per week — Podcasts Reach Fans' Ears via Mobile — Weekly podcasters listen to an average of six podcasts per week — Digital audio consumption is moving to mobile. eMarketer estimates that this year …
Discussion: American Press Institute
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Placing political ads during news makes candidates appear more credible, especially when broadcasts aren't covering elections with depth — Political ads overwhelm news on local TV — The numbers are simply staggering. — During the final two months of last year's election …
Brent Lang / Variety:
MGM net income for 2014 hits $156M, up 27%; full-year revenues fell 5.4% to $1.44B — MGM Revenues Fall, but Profits Rise on TV Strength, ‘The Hobbit’ — The lack of a James Bond picture caused revenue to fall at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 2014 even as the studio managed to record record profits.
David Lieberman / Deadline: MGM Delivers Strong Year-End Financial Results With Help From UA Partnership
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap: MGM Reports Record Profits for 2014
Deezer Goes Global With Its Sonos-Only ‘Elite’ Streaming Service — Deezer has officially gone global with its high definition-quality Deezer Elite service. Launched in the US last year, the premium offering will initially be open exclusively to Sonos customers and will cost 14.99/month for 12 months …
Discussion: The Next Web, RAIN News and Pocket-lint
Ben Woods / The Next Web: Deezer's high-quality ‘Elite’ streaming service is now available worldwide - but still only on Sonos
Anna Washenko / RAIN News: Deezer rolls out Elite/Sonos plan to all its markets
Scott R Maier / European Journalism Observatory:
US and Canadian daily papers still profitable but faced overwhelming debt, analysis shows — Why American Newspapers Are Still Profitable — Much attention has been given to the newspaper industry's plight as advertising plummets and circulation steadily declines.
Leah Schnurr / Reuters:
Canadian TV cable and satellite firms must offer a la carte TV and basic $19.70-a-month package by 2016 — Canadians to be allowed to ‘pick and pay’ TV channels — (Reuters) - Canadian television viewers will no longer be forced to pay for vast numbers of channels they do not watch …
Discussion: Global News, Quartz and CBC News
Adam Epstein / Quartz: The great unbundling: Canada is forcing cable operators to let people pick their channels
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
Apple's new TV service may undermine the crucial role of cable companies, making programming chargeable to individual rather than household — The Changing - and Unchanging - Structure of TV — The on-again/off-again rumor mill about Apple's TV efforts is spinning again …