Posted on 16 May 2013
Google announced a number of new partner apps today on stage at Google I/O during the “Developing for Glass” session. Facebook and Twitter were the highlights of the list, which also included Evernote, Tumblr, Elle and CNN, in addition to the previously announced NYT and Path apps.
Posted on 13 May 2013
Video is becoming an increasingly important part of news coverage online. But it’s also expensive and time-consuming to produce, and many publishers don’t have the resources to create them on their own
Posted on 02 May 2013
The champagne bottles are empty.
Posted on 01 May 2013
If you aren’t at Disrupt NY or watchin’ the livestream back at home , you just missed something … pretty special. Our own Josh Constine took the stage with the co-founders of Rap Genius , the text annotation service that recently raised $15M from Andreessen Horowitz, for a conversation that quickly went from talk of metrics and browser extensions to talks of adderall, an impromptu beatboxing session, and a founder’s apology for telling Mark Zuckerberg to fellate him.
Posted on 23 April 2013
The AP Twitter hack which sent the stock market briefly crashing was caused by a phishing attack, according to the AP . The news organization now says the attack on Twitter was “preceded by a phishing attempt on AP’s corporate network.” The Twitter attack, which has now become another high-profile example of why Twitter may serve as a breaking news outlet, but not a trustworthy one, came less than an hour after AP staff received “an impressively disguised phishing email” – at least, according to AP reporter Mike Baker , who shared this detail on Twitter
Posted on 16 April 2013
People around the world are hoping their friends in Boston are safe after today’s horrific bombing . But calling and texting friends can clog phone lines, hindering response crews
Posted on 15 April 2013
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and among the winners was the staff of The Denver Post for its coverage of the Aurora, Colo., shootings last summer – coverage in which Twitter and Facebook (and to a lesser extent, Storify) played a big role. At this point, it’s so obvious that it seems almost silly to note that social media plays a role in how reporters break stories. However, it also appears to be a bigger influence on the Pulitzers, specifically the breaking news category, following a decision in 2011 to emphasize the importance of real-time reporting (in other words, it’s not enough to save the news for the next day’s paper).
Posted on 14 April 2013
Back in November last year image giant Corbis acquired Demotix , the crowd-sourced breaking news picture and video agency which had launched in 2008. We present for you a lighting fast ‘exit Q&A’ with founder and former CEO Turi Munthe , who has since left to pursue new projects. Demotix sold to Bill Gates’ Corbis, the second biggest picture library in the world, in November 2012
Posted on 10 April 2013
The Walking Dead is this week’s most talked about page for TV shows. The page has been popular consistently, earning the same title last February . The page is the top PTAT gainer in its category, receiving almost 1.4 million engagements over the last week, an increase by over 40,000 compared to the prior week.
Posted on 03 April 2013
Increasingly, TV networks are tapping into social networks like Twitter and Facebook, asking viewers for their opinions and putting them on air. What most people don’t realize is that doing so can be an expensive endeavor, especially for local affiliate stations and their production studios