Stories for May. 2, 2012
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Stories for May. 1, 2012

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With initiatives like TV Everywhere and broadband usage caps, is the cable industry biting the hands of the streaming video companies that are driving its most vibrant prospect for growth? Why the cable industry might consider enabling Netflix and YouTube, not hindering them. Read more »

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Hoping to spark both the suddenly sagging U.S. TV market and Google’s struggling Android-based TV platform at the same time, consumer electronics maker LG has confirmed that it will release in the U.S. two new smart TV models based on Google TV software later in May. Read more »

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Stories for Apr. 30, 2012

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Some of the media industry’s leading “data journalists” have published a crowdsourced handbook for the practice of data-oriented journalism, including examples of some of the best projects, tips on how to hire hacker-journalists — and an argument for why data journalism could help save the media. Read more at GigaOM »

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Has the long-moribund home entertainment sector finally started to turn the corner? Significant growth from subscription streaming and Blu-ray rentals and sales give the industry its second up quarter out of the last three, according to studio-funded research firm the Digital Entertainment Group. Read more »

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We are at a critical point in the transition of the media business. How are innovators in entertainment, advertising, publishing, television and news finding ways to be profitable in the digital space? Find out how on May 23 at paidContent 2012 in NYC. Read more at GigaOM »

Morning Lowdown
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Here are some of the stories people are talking about this morning: Microsoft invests $300 million in Barnes & Noble’s Nook, college biz (paidContent) … Start-ups Keep Revenue at Zero to Cash In on Acquisition (NYT Bits) … Read more »

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