Stories for May. 10, 2012
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Stories for May. 9, 2012
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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 »

Morning Lowdown
photo: Corbis / Patricia Curi

Here are some of the stories people are talking about this morning: Twitter: We’re still the free-speech wing of the free-speech party (GigaOM) … Demand Media raises outlook on first-quarter revenue beat (Reuters) … Read more »

Stories for May. 8, 2012


Outside its Burbank headquarters, consumers may be cutting cords, eschewing theatrical release windows and sharing pretty much everything. But Disney on Tuesday was celebrating traditional media models such as ESPN carriage fees, Disneyland admissions and Avengers box office revenues while reporting 21 percent profit growth. Read more »


DirecTV continued to reap the benefits of Latin American expansion in Q1, increasing revenue in the region by 33 percent while providing a role model for other subscription-based media companies like Netflix who are also endeavoring the expense of southern infiltration. Still, investors remain unimpressed. Read more »

French flag
photo: Flickr / fdecomite

Content owners have been hoping that France’s controversial HADOPI scheme for disconnecting file-sharers might provide a model for the rest of the world. Now, the fate of the plan is in confusion after last week’s election that brought Socialist Francois Hollande to power. Read more »

WatchESPN on Xfinity Screenshot
photo: Comcast

Five months after it was announced, Comcast’s Xfinity TV subs finally have access to a key part of the TV Everywhere promise — WatchESPN, the ESPN gateway to live streaming sports and news. It’s iOS only for now, but Android is “coming soon.” Read more »

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