Category Archives: Media

Washington Post Sale Turns Attention To Sulzbergers’ Ownership Of The New York Times (The Huffington Post)

The Huffington Post: Washington Post Sale Turns Attention To Sulzbergers’ Ownership Of The New York Times  —  NEW YORK — When the descendants of Eugene Meyer sold The Washington Post on Monday to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos after four generations of ownership, the once long list of iconic newspaper families dropped down to one: The Sulzbergers.

Ad-Tech Company YuMe’s IPO Prices Well Below Target (Matthew Jarzemsky/MoneyBeat)

Matthew Jarzemsky / MoneyBeat: Ad-Tech Company YuMe’s IPO Prices Well Below Target  —  YuMe Inc. saw its initial public offering price well below its expected range, a sign investors remain skeptical of new entrants in digital advertising.  —  The company priced an offering of 5.1 million shares for $9 each late Tuesday …

AOL Bets On Programmatic With Adap.TV, Pulls Back On Patch (Jeff Bercovici/Forbes)

Jeff Bercovici / Forbes: AOL Bets On Programmatic With Adap.TV, Pulls Back On Patch  —  Here’s a sign that Tim Armstrong feels he’s regained control of the narrative at AOL : He’s back in the market for big-ticket items.  —  AOL’s $405 million purchase of the video advertising platform Adap.TV is the biggest acquisition …

CNN taps Bloomberg TV head to oversee new digital integration effort (Dylan Byers/Politico)

Dylan Byers / Politico: CNN taps Bloomberg TV head to oversee new digital integration effort  —  In a new effort to “connect digital and television,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker has announced that Bloomberg TV head Andrew Morse will join the network as Senior Vice President overseeing domestic newsgathering …

Bezos’s E-Book Overhaul Provides Blueprint for Post (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: Bezos’s E-Book Overhaul Provides Blueprint for Post  —  Jeff Bezos has already transformed one traditional print business — books — into a digital one.  The experience provides a blueprint for how the billionaire technology executive is now poised to overhaul newspapers following his $250 million acquisition of the Washington Post.

Netflix-style recommendations: From a cable provider? (Neal Ungerleider/Fast Company)

Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company: Netflix-style recommendations: From a cable provider?  —  IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ‘EM, JOIN ‘EM: COX CABLE’S NEW CONTOUR APP AND DVR PLUG-IN GIVES VIEWERS PERSONALIZED, NETFLIX-STYLE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TELEVISION VIEWING ON DEMAND.  —  Cox Cable is trying out something television viewers …

How will Globe, Post sales affect Tribune? (Lynne Marek/Crain’s Chicago Business)

Lynne Marek / Crain’s Chicago Business: How will Globe, Post sales affect Tribune?  —  For Tribune Co., the recently announced sales of the Washington Post Co. newspapers and the Boston Globe group make clear there’s still a market for major newspapers.  But analysts say they’ll be worth more sold separately and sometime soon.

Fox Will Invest $150 Million in Broadcast Programming (Sam Thielman/Adweek)

Sam Thielman / Adweek: Fox Will Invest $150 Million in Broadcast Programming  —  The newly-created 21st Century Fox had its first earnings call on Tuesday afternoon, and, perhaps befitting its status as half of the old News Corp., took half as long as most earnings calls with 15 minutes of presentation and another 15 minutes […]

Washington Post Co.’s Kaplan Bet May Have Cost It The Paper (Chris Kirkham/The Huffington Post)

Chris Kirkham / The Huffington Post: Washington Post Co.’s Kaplan Bet May Have Cost It The Paper  —  Even as the Washington Post saw its circulation diminish and its advertising revenues evaporate in recent years, the paper’s parent company could draw on a conspicuous center of growth — a chain of for-profit colleges known collectively […]

AOL Q2 Comes In (Slightly) Above Estimates With $541M Revenue, $0.35 Earnings Per Share (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: AOL Q2 Comes In (Slightly) Above Estimates With $541M Revenue, $0.35 Earnings Per Share  —  AOL just released its earnings report for the second quarter of the year, coming in ahead of Wall Street expectations with revenue of $541 million, up 2 percent percent from the same period last year, and […]