Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:15 AM ET, July 16, 2015


 Top News: 
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
HBO Now is finally hitting Android and Fire OS devices  —  HBO Now is no longer exclusive to iOS on mobile.  —  The company announced it's bringing its internet-only streaming offering to Android and Fire OS tablets.  New customers can download the app right from the Google Play Store or the Amazon Appstore.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Interview with HBO's Bernadette Aulestia, EVP of global distribution operations, about HBO Now, cord cutters, cannibalizing fears, and scaling for big events  —  An interview with Bernadette Aulestia, the woman expanding HBO beyond cable  —  Bernadette Aulestia's first gig helping HBO expand beyond cable was a short-lived effort.
Mackenzie Weinger / news:rewired:
Tow Center's Emily Bell: News organizations have lost control of distribution, must work with social media apps and develop their own tech  —  Emily Bell: news groups should harness tech in the service of ‘good’ journalism  —  With social media companies stepping into the news business like never before …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Illicit sharing of HBO, Netflix, and other account passwords estimated to cost the VOD industry $500M+ in 2015  —  Password Sharing: Are Netflix, HBO Missing $500 Million by Not Cracking Down?  —  Subscription VOD players, fighting for market share, aren't likely to crack down on cheaters
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Flipagram cuts deal with Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, and more for clips, raises $70M Series B led by Sequoia; John Doerr, Mike Moritz join board  —  Flipagram Raises $70M, Scores Record Label Deals Thanks To 30M+ Music Hungry Users  —  It's a mix of Instagram and YouTube...maybe a bit of a old school RockYou component.
Agence France-Presse:
Egypt drops proposed two-year jail penalty for journalists who report information that contradicts government  —  Egypt to revise anti-terror media law: MENA  —  Cairo (AFP) - Egypt agreed to revise a controversial article of its touted anti-terror law threatening journalists with jail …
Discussion: Guardian and Al Jazeera English
Madeline Welsh / Nieman Lab:
As digital media organizations expand to India, Medianama founder Nikhil Pahwa says success requires India-specific content  —  Are you a Western news company looking to expand to India?  First, decide who you want to serve  —  Over the past seven years, Nikhil Pahwa has built …
Discussion: @saikatd and @dikshamadhok
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Twitter's new preview cards could help publishers better highlight stories by providing extra room for art, video, and text, and get around 140-character limit  —  Twitter's new article preview cards could be a boost for publishers  —  Publishers may be able to get more value …
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
UK watchdog report finds two police forces unlawfully accessed data records to find journalists' sources  —  Two police forces breached code on protection of journalists' sources  —  Report by interception of communications watchdog reveals breaches of new code of practice in force only since March
Discussion: Press Gazette
Hollywood Reporter:
BBC's “Scale and Scope” to Be Reviewed, U.K. Government Says  —  Just over a week after it put the BBC at the center of a dispute regarding its financial arrangements, the British government said Thursday that it would have to review its “scale and scope” as the two sides start negotiating …
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
NewsHunt acquires BuyT for integrating contextual product recommendations  —  News and content app NewsHunt has bought BuyT, a product discovery and recommendation platform, which will be integrated with NewsHunt for delivering product recommendations to NewsHunt users, and help it improve its mobile advertising based monetization.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Former AOL exec Ran Harnevo raises $20M for Bkstg, a musician-fan app, expected to launch later this year  —  Bkstg, Backed by $20 Million in Funding, Promises to Connect Musicians and Their Fans  —  Justin Bieber blew up on YouTube and dominates Twitter.  He also visits Instagram and recently started appearing on Snapchat.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 11:15 AM ET, July 16, 2015.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 More News: 
Ross Miller / The Verge:
The Apple Watch is now a remote for Hulu
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Harper's magazine employees vote to end their union, had been affiliated since 2010 with UAW
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
How 98-year-old Forbes Media generates 70% of its revenues from digital
Discussion: @raju
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Netflix Shares Spike 10% After The Company Reports 3.3M New Subs, Better-Than-Expected Q2 Profit
 Earlier Picks: 
Jamieson Cox / The Verge:
Neil Young, whose Pono high fidelity music player was released in January, pulls his music from all streaming services, citing poor audio quality
John Jewell / The Conversation:
Murdoch newspapers have a long history of teaming up with conservative governments to target public media like the BBC
Discussion: Telegraph
Rick Webb / Medium:
Banners are useful for brand marketers despite “fraud”, because they're cheap and effective for raising awareness
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg Business:
Netflix supports Charter's Time Warner Cable merger after Charter pledges not to charge peering fees for content providers through 2018