Stories for May. 25, 2012

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Here are some of the stories people are talking about this morning: 5 key takeaways from paidContent 2012 (paidContent) …
NBCU Exploring Buyback of MSNBC.com (AdWeek) … Read more »

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Philip DeFranco’s new YouTube channel Sourcefed clocked 100 million views since it launched three months ago as part of YouTube’s new channel roll-out. But with YouTube focusing on professional content, smaller producers could be left behind. That’s why DeFranco wants to share the stage with them. Read more at GigaOM »

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Stories for May. 24, 2012

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It’s all about the platform — except when it isn’t: Speakers at paidContent 2012 spoke about the opportunities, challenges and constraints of creating digital content. Read more »

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Mathew Ingram, Vivian Schiller, Josh Marshall at paidContent 2012

Several hundred execs filled The TimesCenter Wednesday for a day of intense conversation and discovery (on stage and off) about the current state of digital content online… and where we’re headed. But paidContent 2012 is just the beginning. Read more »

Stories for May. 23, 2012

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Just what do you call a company that hurts and helps your business at the same time? With Netflix draining ratings for some programs, spiking the performance of others, and all the while increasing broadband sales, Cox Communications’ Patrick Esser came up with the perfect term. Read more »

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The killer asset in the video age is widely believed to be a large library full of content that can be sold, licensed and re-distributed onto emerging platforms. But media executives Rob Burnett and Lisa Gersh had different opinions at paidContent 2012. Read more »

Mathew Ingram, Vivian Schiller, Josh Marshall at paidContent 2012

With each passing elections season, we’re seeing more how social media is changing the political news coverage business. It’s not just sped up the news cycle, but it’s helped kill it, said Josh Marshall, editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com, at paidContent2012. Read more »

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Amid growing speculation that Hulu doesn’t fit the TV Everywhere goals of its media-conglomerate parents, News Corp.’s digital chief said at paidContent 2012 direct-to-consumer businesses like the streaming service are essential for survival. Read more »

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It can be a scary world out there for modern media companies, but it’s actually very simple, according to Conde Nast president Bob Sauerberg. “If content is going to remain king, we have got to innovate,” Sauerberg said Wednesday at paidContent 2012, urging attendees to spend […] Read more »

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The pitched war between content owners and technology companies doesn’t have to persist if media companies would acknowledge and adapt to the new realities of digital distribution, famed venture capitalist Fred Wilson told attendees at paidContent 2012. Read more »

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While video lovers have gotten more social services that highlight interesting clips, it’s still hard to construct a more comprehensive look at video news. Newslook is trying to fill that gap with an iPad app that allows users to construct channels of their favorite news subjects. Read more at GigaOM »

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paidContent 2012: At the Crossroads is today at The TimesCenter in New York. Hundreds of media, entertainment, info and tech execs will be there in person to talk about the best ways to make content pay. You can join us via our livestream. Read more »

Stories for May. 22, 2012
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