Wall Street Journal:
Netflix says it has throttled its videos on AT&T's and Verizon's wireless networks for more than five years to protect users from exceeding data caps — Netflix Throttles Its Videos on AT&T, Verizon Networks — Streaming service says it limits video quality to protect users from exceeding data caps
Discussion: Netflix Media Center, The Verge, Fast Company, VentureBeat, AppleInsider, 9to5Mac, Consumerist, The Next Web, BGR, Tech Times, Computerworld, Lifehacker, Digital Trends, Android Police, SlashGear, Gizmodo and CNET
Anne Marie Squeo / Netflix Media Center: Helping Netflix Members Get More from Their Mobile Data Plans
Michael Grothaus / Fast Company: Netflix Admits To Throttling Video Quality For Verizon And AT&T Users
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Netflix plans to give users more control over data consumption amid video-throttling controversy
Roger Fingas / AppleInsider: Netflix admits to throttling video on AT&T & Verizon, says it was to protect viewers
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac: Netflix admits to throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon ‘to protect consumers’
Kate Cox / Consumerist: Netflix Admits To Throttling Its Own Streams On AT&T, Verizon Wireless Because Data Caps
Kirsty Styles / The Next Web: Netflix is going to help you stop rinsing your mobile data
Aaron Mamiit / Tech Times: Netflix Admits To Throttling Video Speeds On AT&T, Verizon
John Ribeiro / Computerworld: Admitting to throttling video, Netflix now promises more control for users
Eric Ravenscraft / Lifehacker: Netflix Announces Mobile Data Saver, Admits It's Been Capping Streams For Years
Kristofer Wouk / Digital Trends: Netflix was throttling its streams on AT&T and Verizon long before T-Mobile thought to
Rita El Khoury / Android Police: Netflix Announces Its Mobile Data Saver Feature, Will Make It Available To Everyone In May
Steven Musil / CNET: Netflix admits throttling video speeds on AT&T, Verizon
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Sources: IBT Media editor-in-chief Peter Goodman is leaving company amid cuts; at least 10 editorial staffers laid off — Top editor to leave IBT Media amid layoffs — IBT Media editor in chief Peter Goodman is leaving the company as it executes a round of layoffs, POLITICO Media has learned.
Discussion: Re/code, The Wrap, FishbowlNY, Talking New Media, @christopherzara, Folio, @davidsirota, @albertoriva, @petersterne, @petersterne, @petersterne, @alexjamesfitz, @nkulw, @learmonth, @polly, @petersterne, @rafat, @timsteno, @nkulw, @edbott and Talking Biz News
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: IBT Media Cuts 15, Editor Peter Goodman Departs
Christopher Zara / @christopherzara: Today was a shock to everyone at IBT. We are just stunned. I know awesome reporters on every beat who are available now. Please hit me up.
Greg Dool / Folio: Exclusive: Layoffs Hit International Business Times
David Sirota / @davidsirota: If you enjoy journalism layoffs, or are eager to use them to gloat about your theories of media, would you please delete your account? Thanx
Alberto Riva / @albertoriva: 1 week after beating WSJ, AP at SABEW awards, my old colleagues @IBTimes get hit by layoffs. Love you guys, courage! http://twitter.com/...
Peter Sterne / @petersterne: A significant number of the journalists that IBT laid off today are people of color. http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Peter Sterne / @petersterne: At least of IBT's 15 editorial staffers were laid off, SVP of sales was let go earlier this month & EIC is leaving http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Peter Sterne / @petersterne: UPDATED with IBT co-founders' memo to staff: “we have been strategically restructuring the company” http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Alex Fitzpatrick / @alexjamesfitz: But it doesn't feel like these all have a single common thread. Each suffered their own unique problems. http://twitter.com/...
Noah Kulwin / @nkulw: IBT layoffs rundown: 1) 15+ laid off 2) EIC goodman leaving in planned departure 3) these cuts were unexpected http://recode.net/...
Michael Learmonth / @learmonth: Great people on the market @PaulMcDougall (deputy ed) @sal19 (SV) @ismat (religion, politics) @lukeydukey (apple) @mikearildbrown (msft)
Polly Mosendz / @polly: These were amazing journalists who worked hard & were passionate. IBT is full of make calls, kick ass, take names reporters who broke news.
Peter Sterne / @petersterne: UPDATE: At least 13 IBT Media staffers have been laid off. And some context: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Rafat Ali / @rafat: There was always something fishy about IBT & its owners, like Florida-fishy. http://twitter.com/...
Tim Stenovec / @timsteno: Al Jazeera America. HuffPost Live. Playboy. New Republic. IBTimes. 2016 will be year of huge correction in media. http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Noah Kulwin / @nkulw: more details from IBT: global EIC peter goodman is leaving, and there was no warning http://recode.net/...
Ed Bott / @edbott: So this guy is, to put it politely, a lying sack of s**t. http://recode.net/... http://twitter.com/...
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Dow Jones launches investigation into pay disparity claims — Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal are examining the company's hiring and compensation practices in response to a report that found evidence of wage disparities at the company. — William Lewis, the CEO of Dow Jones …
Discussion: CNNMoney, The Wrap, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, WWD and 24/7 Wall St.
Hilary Weaver / New York Magazine: Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal Aim to Close Pay Gap
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Huffington Post: Wall Street Journal Vows To Fix Pay Gap For Women And Minorities
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD: Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal Vow to Close Gender and Minority Pay Gap
Douglas A. McIntyre / 24/7 Wall St.: Women at Dow Jones Make 87% of What Men Make
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Apple working with Will.i.am on unscripted TV show about apps — Apple's First Foray Into Original TV Is a Series About Apps — Apple's ambitions to go head to head with Netflix and create its own lineup of exclusive movies and TV shows has long been the subject of much chatter and speculation.
Discussion: New York Post, SlashGear, Digital Trends, TIME, EW.com, TechRadar.com, VentureBeat, SiliconANGLE, ScreenCrush, Billboard, Fortune, @thrmattbelloni, @cwarzel, @jbflint, @anthonyweiner, @gabrielmalor, @abrams, @emilysteel, GeekWire, BuzzFeed, Ad Age, Daily Mail, Engadget, Mashable, AppleInsider, The Next Web, Variety, TechCrunch, Tech Insider, MacRumors, 9to5Mac, @brianstelter, @michaelwolffnyc, @lucas_shaw and BGR
Claire Atkinson / New York Post: Apple's first original TV show will be about app developers
Adam Westlake / SlashGear: Apple is creating a TV series about app development & economy
Kristofer Wouk / Digital Trends: Apple's first original series focuses on a familiar subject: app developers
Kerry Close / TIME: Apple Is Creating an Original TV Show With Will.i.am
Michelle Fitzsimmons / TechRadar.com: Apple announces its first original TV series, and of course Will.i.am is involved
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Apple is making an original TV series about apps with Will.i.am and Ben Silverman
Kevin Fitzpatrick / ScreenCrush: Apple's First TV Show is ... An Unscripted Series About Apps With will.i.am
Natalie Jarvey / Billboard: Ben Silverman, Will.i.am Producing Unscripted Series for Apple
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Apple's Worst Idea Ever?
Matthew Belloni / @thrmattbelloni: Eddy Cue explains why Apple is doing a new unscripted show with Ben Silverman and http://will.i.am/. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ...
Charlie Warzel / @cwarzel: congrats to apple on what sounds from it's description like the literal worst television show http://twitter.com/...
Anthony Weiner / @anthonyweiner: This is a Portlandia episode, no? http://twitter.com/...
Gabriel Malor / @gabrielmalor: This is, apparently, not the Onion. Gahd, 2016 is so, so bad. http://twitter.com/...
Jonathan Abrams / @abrams: “Apple working with http://will.i.am/ & Ben Silverman on a new show that will spotlight the app economy” http://www.nytimes.com/...
Emily Steel / @emilysteel: Apple's Eddy Cue: “This doesn't mean that we are going into a huge amount of movie production or TV production” http://www.nytimes.com/...
Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed: Apple Is Making A TV Show About Apps With Will.i.am
Mark Prigg For / Daily Mail: Apple reveals its first TV show: Firm working with Will.i.am on series about apps
Roberto Baldwin / Engadget: One of Apple's first TV shows will be about apps
Saba Hamedy / Mashable: Apple jumps into original content with a show about apps
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Apple's first TV series to focus on developers, ‘app economy’
Todd Spangler / Variety: Apple Greenlights Unscripted TV Series About App Developers
Kif Leswing / Tech Insider: Apple is officially making a television show with Will.i.am - and it's about apps (AAPL)
Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Working on Original Television Series About Apps
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac: Apple announces first original TV show focused on the ‘app economy’ with music artist Will.i.am
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Apple spokesman declines to comment on when this “unscripted series about apps” will premiere. Toe in the water of TV-making.
Michael Wolff / @michaelwolffnyc: Hmmm. https://twitter.com/...
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Activist investor Starboard names nine candidates to replace Yahoo's entire board, launching proxy fight — Starboard Value Seeks to Oust Yahoo's Board — SAN FRANCISCO — The activist hedge fund Starboard Value announced on Thursday a slate of nine candidates to run for the board of Yahoo …
Kara Swisher / Re/code: Microsoft Tells Possible Yahoo Buyers It Would Consider Backing Bids With Big Bucks
Vindu Goel / @vindugoel: Yahoo's battle with Starboard gets ugly as hedge fund seeks to boot the entire board. http://www.nytimes.com/...
James Risley / GeekWire: Microsoft may help finance Yahoo takeover amid board changes
Supantha Mukherjee / Reuters: Starboard launches proxy fight to remove Yahoo board
@mikeisaac: good from @m_delamerced, who is a jerk, but all over this Yahoo mess along with @dmac1 http://www.nytimes.com/...
@danchaparian: Nominees for Y! board: 1 hedge fund exec; 1 investors; 1 banker; 3 frmr media execs; 1 bank COO; 2 frmr tech execs. http://twitter.com/...
Ashlee Kieler / Consumerist: Starboard Once Again Throwing Around Its Weight, Starts Fight To Oust Yahoo Board
Joan E. Solsman / The Wrap: Yahoo Activist Investor Wages Battle to Kick Out Board
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider: Yahoo's activist investor is making a bid to remove the company's entire board
Hilary Brueck / Fortune: This Is One Yahoo Investor's Plan to Fix the Company
Todd Spangler / Variety: Yahoo Board Battle Is On: Activist Investor Starboard Nominates 9 Directors
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily: Yahoo!: Starboard Pushes to Remove the Board, Calling Performance ‘Atrocious’
Yahoo! Finance: Starboard seeks to oust entire Yahoo board; KB Home tops earnings; UBS starts Wells Fargo at sell rating
Turkish Cumhuriyet journalists to be tried in closed court — Two prominent Turkish journalists, charged with revealing state secrets, will have their trial held in a closed court, a judge has ruled. — Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, from the newspaper Cumhuriyet, were arrested in November …
Philippe Alfroy / Agence France-Presse: Turkish reporters go on trial in closed-door press freedom case
Committee to Protect Journalists: Turkish judge rules trial for journalists facing life sentences to be closed to public
Zeynep Erdim / @zeynep_erdim: Judge decided Dundar and Gul's case will proceed closed to public and media. Not a good sign. #turkey #freepress
Deutsche Welle / DW.COM: Cumhuriyet journalists go on trial in Turkey
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Hulu launches Gear VR app for watching its limited library of 360-degree videos, or any normal video in a virtual living room — Hulu Releases Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR (Exclusive) — Hulu just took its first step into virtual worlds: The streaming service released an app …
Discussion: Multichannel News, The Wrap, Hulu Tech Blog, Ubergizmo, Tech Times, Geeky Gadgets, Digiday, Digital Trends, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, Multichannel News and ZDNet
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News: Hulu's VR App Could Serve as Subscriber Acquisition Tool
Joan E. Solsman / The Wrap: Hulu (Finally) Launches Virtual-Reality App
Adnan Farooqui / Ubergizmo: Hulu Embraces Virtual Reality With New Gear VR App
Conner Flynn / Geeky Gadgets: Hulu Virtual Reality Gear VR App
Stephanie Topacio Long / Digital Trends: Hulu finally unveils app for Samsung Gear VR, with dozens of VR titles
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge: Hulu now has an app for Samsung Gear VR
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News: Hulu Launches VR App
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Playboy Enterprises explores sale, could bring in $500M+, hires banker Moelis & Co. — Playboy Enterprises Explores Sale — Magazine publisher could fetch more than $500 million — Playboy Enterprises Inc. is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the situation …
Discussion: CNNMoney, Newser, New York Times, New York Post, Business Insider, Fortune, Mirror.co.uk, ITV, UPI, New York Daily News, Hollywood Reporter, Washington Post, BBC, Reuters, Billionaire, Headlines & Global News, The Drum, Vanity Fair, Jezebel, NBC News, CNBC, The Wrap, USA Today, Folio, Consumerist, @perlberg, @rafat, Business Insider, FishbowlNY and @miriamgottfried
Alison Kosik / CNNMoney: Playboy broadens sale offer from mansion to entire company
Jenn Gidman / Newser: All of Playboy May Soon Be for Sale
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times: Playboy Enterprises Said to Explore Sale
Biz Carson / Business Insider: Playboy is interested in buying one of its fastest-growing competitors
Kirstie McCrum / Mirror.co.uk: Playboy could be sold for more than £354m as empire explores business options after sales slump
Ed Adamczyk / UPI: Playboy expands sale from Mansion to entire company
Tobias Salinger / New York Daily News: Playboy for sale with possible $500 million price tag
Justin Wm / Washington Post: Playboy for sale, reports say
Mike Stone / Reuters: Playboy magazine publisher exploring sale: source
Mei Anne Foo / Billionaire: House Bunny: The Playboy Mansion On Sale for US$200m
Peter de Jesus / Headlines & Global News: Hugh Hefner Eyeing Playboy Sale Amid Continued Financial Struggles
Rebecca Stewart / The Drum: Playboy owner eyes sale following ‘non-nudity’ rebrand
Maya Kosoff / Vanity Fair: Playboy Hangs Up the “For Sale” Sign
Kate Dries / Jezebel: Report Indicates Playboy Might Be Sold
Krysia Lenzo / CNBC: Playboy Enterprises explores sale: Report
Brian Flood / The Wrap: Playboy Enterprises Is Exploring $500 Million Sale
Greg Dool / Folio: Playboy is Up for Sale, Sources Say
Ashlee Kieler / Consumerist: Playboy Reportedly Looking To Sell Itself
Steven Perlberg / @perlberg: As Playboy shopped mansion around, bidders emerged for the whole company, which sparked this process http://www.wsj.com/... @danacimilluca
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider: Playboy wants to sell itself, and could go for more than $500 million
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Playboy Is Up for Sale
NPR names New York Public Radio's Thomas Hjelm as chief digital officer, a new role focusing on content, platforms, and revenue models — NPR Names Thomas Hjelm Chief Digital Officer — New Position Furthers Network's Commitment to Audience Strategy — March 24, 2016; Washington …
Discussion: @currentpubmedia, @nealcarruth and @nealcarruth
Current / @currentpubmedia: NPR has named Thomas Hjelm its Chief Digital Officer, a new position. Digital VP Zach Brand will step down. http://www.npr.org/...
Neal Carruth / @nealcarruth: NPR's Senior Vice President for News @MichaelOreskes will continue to oversee NPR's digital newsgathering operations.
Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly:
HarperCollins to offer its entire audiobook catalog via Hoopla streaming to over 950 US public libraries — HarperCollins Teams with Hoopla to Offer Audiobooks to Libraries — HarperCollins this week announced that it has signed a deal with library service provider hoopla digital …
Discussion: Digital Book World, Oregonian, PR Newswire and Orange County Register
Daniel Berkowitz / Digital Book World: HarperCollins Signs Audiobook Deal with hoopla digital
Douglas Perry / Oregonian: Netflix revolution comes to your library card for free; major publishers, studios are embracing it
Hoopla Digital / PR Newswire: HarperCollins Publishers Signs Digital Audio Distribution Agreement with hoopla digital
John Sudworth / BBC:
Source: China has detained 16 staffers connected to Wujie News over letter calling for President Xi Jinping's resignation, bringing total detained to 20 — China ‘detains 17 over Xi resignation letter’ — A total of 17 people have been detained in China following the publication …
Discussion: Financial Times, Quartz, The Economic Times, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Asia Times, @thejohnsudworth, RFA, dna, Hong Kong Free Press and Hong Kong
Josh Horwitz / Quartz: 16 people are missing after a Chinese news site ran a letter asking Xi Jinping to resign
Francesco Sisci / Asia Times: Online letter threatening Xi shows party foes still oppose reforms
John Sudworth / @thejohnsudworth: Latest is 20 reported detentions over Xi letter. One we knew about, plus the 16 reported by our magazine source, and now dissident's family.
Hong Kong Free Press: Chinese news site faces shutdown after publishing letter calling for Xi Jinping's resignation - report
Coconuts Hong Kong / Hong Kong: Missing journalist Jia Jia detained by Chinese police, according to lawyer
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
New report finds growing surveillance of consumers by ISPs and other video providers — CDD Looks To Help FCC With Broadband CPNI Rules — Sends Wheeler Report Looking at Data Collection Practices — The Center for Digital Democracy said Tuesday it is presenting FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler …
Wendy Davis / MediaPost: Advocacy Group Urges FCC To Curb Cross-Device Tracking