Charter Deal for Time Warner Cable Signals Shift in TV Industry
Trying to succeed where Comcast failed, Charter Communications has struck a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, an acquisition that would create a powerhouse in the consolidating American cable and broadband industry.
Opinions & Analysis
Here’s Why Apple’s TV Service Won’t Launch Nationwide
Want access to Apple’s long-rumored live TV service, once it launches sometime later this year, in, say, rural Maine or Wisconsin? Good luck with that.
Publishers are treating email newsletters as a platform of its own
Publishers are scrambling to figure out their platform-publishing strategies, eyeing opportunities on Facebook, Snapchat and beyond.
Who’s winning at business news on the Web
Business news is changing fast. Social media has become the default homepage, which has forced sites into a constant game of catch-up to find audiences. Old-school publications are being disrupted by faster upstarts. Take Business Insider, which jumped to second place in audience among business/finance news sites in the past year. Among established players, Bloomberg Business is about to announce that it just passed rival The Wall Street Journal in traffic.
PRESENTING: The stats that show Facebook is hurting YouTube
When it comes to shareable online video, most people think YouTube is the dominant player — and it still is. But a little over a year ago Facebook launched its own video platform and it has suddenly become huge. Most people are unaware just how big Facebook now is as a video sharing platform.
Business Insider http://read.bi/1AvH5m8
After a Decade Online, YouTube Is Redefining Celebrity
It’s a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star. Outside the three-story bookstore at the outdoor shopping mecca known as The Grove, hundreds of mostly young women have formed a line that stretches past trendy clothing stores and spills out onto a nearby street.
Deals & Signings
Postproduction House Modern VideoFilm to Be Acquired By Point.360
In a step toward a big change in Los Angeles’ postproduction landscape, Burbank-headquartered postproduction house Modern VideoFilm has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by media management services company Point.360. The value of the deal, a stock swap, wasn’t disclosed.
Streaming Video News
Twitter Launches Periscope Live-Streaming For Android
Periscope for Android make it easier to return to a broadcast after leaving the app
The Next Web http://tnw.co/1es3GGu
Netflix Unveils First Images From ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’
In 2001, David Wain and a gaggle of comedians and rising stars brought us the cult classic “Wet Hot American Summer,” which depicted the ludicrously overstuffed final day of summer camp in 1981. Now, 14 years later, they’re taking us back to Camp Firewood with a prequel series, “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.”
How to watch your own videos on Chromecast
Q. Can I play movie and music files from my computer to a Chromecast? Would that let me work around the Chromecast not being able to get on hotel WiFi?
A. Yes, you can. Although Google markets this $35 pod as a way to stream video, audio and images from Internet sites and apps to whatever TV it’s plugged into — and its help pages don’t describe any other use — the Chromecast can also play many files on your computer, phone or tablet.
USA Today http://usat.ly/1PJidhC
Evan Spiegel Reveals Plan to Turn Snapchat Into a Real Business
CEO says he knows what millennials and teens want, and it’s not on television or Facebook