Monday, August 27, 2012
  • 'NYT' Relaunches Online Video

    "The New York Times" has relaunched its online video platform at NYTimes.com, with a new design, larger player and improved navigation. The revamped platform is designed to be compatible with multiple operating systems and devices. Under the new system, videos are organized into channel pages, based on their subjects. ...Read the whole story

  • AT&T AdWorks Aggregates Mobile, TV Data To Target Online Ads

    AT&T AdWorks is expected to launch an ad platform in September allowing brands to target ads online based on TV and mobile data. Two undisclosed brands have signed up to participate in the initial rollout. ...Read the whole story

  • ESPN Debuts College Football App

    ESPN is launching a new app devoted to college football, with a version optimized for iPad users. Also available is access to WatchESPN, which offers live coverage of a buffet of games each Saturday. ...Read the whole story

  • Apple Beats Samsung In Court, Google Impact Debated

    Apple's sweeping legal victory over Samsung in the patent trial that ended Friday raised the possibility of collateral damage for Google's Android operating system. Samsung is the biggest manufacturer of Android-based devices. How much the $1 billion verdict against Samsung will really affect Android's rapid growth and dominant market position isn't yet clear. ...Read the whole story

  • About Time: Times Sells It To IAC For $300 Million

    About.com is about to add a new chapter in its short but storied history as the Web's first important content farmer, changing hands Sunday night from one of the world's most elite content organizations, The New York Times Co., to one of its shrewdest, Barry Diller's IAC, which agreed to acquire it for $300 million in cash. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • 1 In 5 Surfs Web Via TV Cnet

    In a new study published, research firm NPD revealed that 18% of consumers across 14 countries, including the U.S. and U.K., access Web-based services and media from their televisions. That figure includes both people connecting to the Web from their televisions, as well as through set-top boxes hooked up to their sets. NPD found that 25% of consumers who view online services from their televisions do so "several times a week." ...Read the whole story

  • Netflix Defends Against UK Prices Accusations Wall Street Cheat Sheet

    Ted Sarandos, who is the Chief Content Officer of Netflix, defended the company from accusations that is is paying "uneconomically high" rates in the U.K. video-on-demand market, according to the Guardian. Sarandos informed the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival that his company is ready to pay a "tremendous amount of money" for exclusive rights for the showing of popular films and TV shows. ...Read the whole story

  • News Corp.'s Chief Digital Officer To Step Down Huffington Post
  • FCC Chews Over Broadband TaxThe Hill
Web Connected TV Users Prefer Ads Over Fees For Video And Streamed TV

According to YuMe and research firm Frank N. Magid Associates, 30% of all Internet homes have TVs connected to the Internet, and users of those sets are generally receptive to advertisements and ad-supported business models. ...More