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Medium Is Looking for a Few Good Founding Members

Friday, March 24th, 2017


Medium, the online publishing platform launched by Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, has announced a $5 monthly subscription membership upgrade that promises a better reading experience and better content. Medium on Thursday opened the subscription offer to a limited number of people who meet certain criteria. “No matter how skilled or well-intentioned, ad-driven publishers are rewarded on their ability to capture attention and even, at times, to weave a particular corporate-driven narrative,” said Williams, who is Medium’s CEO.

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Advertisers Flee YouTube Over Offensive Ad Placements

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017


Several top U.S. advertisers — including AT&T, Verizon and Johnson & Johnson — this week pulled out of their agreements with YouTube due to their ads appearing with videos advocating extremism, or with other offensive content. Such placements represent violations of their agreements with Google, according to the companies. “Once we were notified that our ads were appearing on non-sanctioned websites, we took immediate action to suspend this type of ad placement and launched an investigation,” Verizon said in a statement.

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What Do the Academy Awards, AWS and AI Have in Common?

Friday, March 10th, 2017


As the tug of war between humans and machines escalates, we’ve become witnesses on nearly a daily basis to events that suggest there won’t be an ultimate winner or loser in this existential battle for survival and supremacy. Just take two little human mistakes that recently received worldwide attention because of the power of today’s technology to magnify their impacts on a global scale. The first was the mistake made by a senior partner at PwC, who was assigned to hand an envelope to an actor tasked to announce the best picture of the year.

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YouTube Jumps into the Live TV Streaming Fray

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017


YouTube has jumped headfirst into the growing market for live streaming television with the announcement of YouTube TV, a service aimed squarely at DirecTV Now, Sling and other streaming TV services. YouTube’s cord-cutter friendly $35-a-month service will offer live sitcoms, dramas, news and sports from ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, CW, Telemundo and other networks. It will include local TV stations offering news and sports. It will be accessible on mobile phones, tablets or computers, and it can be streamed to a television using Google Chromecast.

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Can the TV Industry Sustain Falling Prices?

Monday, January 30th, 2017


Every year in advance of the Super Bowl, there are big sales on TVs, and this year is no exception. It also could be a milestone, as TVs could be bottoming out. TV prices are near a record low, yet sales continue to slip. In the long run, that won’t be good for the industry or consumers. There was an “abrupt weakening of global demand for TV sets,” IHS Markit concluded last year. That finding is consistent with the fact that most consumers in America, Europe and parts of Asia today have two or more TV sets in their homes.

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