Stories for May. 12, 2012
Stories for May. 11, 2012

Cord cutting / cutting the cord
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A survey of the top 10 publicly traded cable, satellite and telco TV services providers reveals video subscriber growth of only around 494,000 in the first quarter. First-quarter subscriber growth among these companies was over 900,000 just four years ago. Read more »

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Nokia Lumia black and blue nokia reading

Nokia is launching its Reading app and e-bookstore for the Lumia Windows Phone in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the UK. In doing so, the company hopes to bring more local-language e-books to countries where e-readers haven’t yet taken off. Read more »

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Morning Lowdown
photo: Corbis / Patricia Curi

Here are some of the stories people are talking about this morning: Nick Denton is betting the future of advertising is conversational (GigaOM) … How Compatible Are Rival E-Readers? (David Pogue, NYT) Read more »

Stories for May. 10, 2012


Evercore, which has handled fire-sale transactions of devalued print brands including BusinessWeek and Newsweek, is showing Variety‘s sales book to 11 prospective bidders this week. Once the sale is complete, parent Reed Business Information will have completely exited the U.S. magazine business. Read more »


Already locked into a carriage dispute that threatens to keep AMC’s ad-focused hit drama Mad Men away from its 14 million subscribers, Dish Network was taken to task by Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett for new commercial-skipping features in its “Hopper” set-top boxes. Read more »

Stories for May. 9, 2012

Tim Armstrong, CEO, AOL
photo: Getty Images / Michael Kovac

Now that Arianna Huffington is no longer in charge of the tech properties at AOL, what does the future hold for TechCrunch and Engadget? Not a sale, says CEO Tim Armstrong. Instead, he plans to invest in scaling the brands. Read more »

Yahoo reflected in eye
photo: Getty Images / Chris Jackson

Forming a committee to investigate a committee wasn’t likely to appease vocal dissident Yahoo shareholder Daniel Loeb — and it didn’t. In a scathing letter, Loeb calls the actions “farcical” and urges the board to appoint Tim Morse or Ross Levinsohn as acting CEO immediately. Read more »

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