Category: Media

Stock trading app Robinhood revamps its newsfeed with The Wall Street Journal and ad-free videos – TechCrunch

Robinhood may be best known its free stock trading, but today it’s rolling out a new version of the newsfeed, adding content from Reuters, Barron’s and market coverage from The Wall Street Journal, with no paywall or additional charge. In addition, Robinhood is introducing video into the newsfeed, with ad-free videos from CNN Business, Cheddar and
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How to get people to open your emails – TechCrunch

Julian Shapiro Contributor Julian Shapiro is the founder of BellCurve.com, a growth marketing agency that trains you to become a marketing professional. He also writes at Julian.com. More posts by this contributor How to get your ads working, and whether PR is worth it How to work with top influencers and avoid ad blockers We’ve
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Paid streaming music subscriptions in US top 60M, says RIAA – TechCrunch

Streaming music subscriptions continue to drive the U.S. music industry’s growth and revenues, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) released this week. The organization said total music revenue grew 18% to $5.4 billion in the first half of 2019, with streaming music accounting for 80% of industry revenues.
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The cyber libel trial against independent news startup Rappler’s CEO and one of its former writers starts in Manila – TechCrunch

The cyber libel trial against Maria Ressa, the CEO and executive editor of independent media startup Rappler, started today in Manila, in a case that will be closely watched because of its implications for press freedom in the Philippines. Also on trial is Reynaldo Santos Jr, a former researcher and writer for the site. If
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Netflix is officially making a show based on Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’ comics – TechCrunch

Netflix has placed an 11-episode series order for “The Sandman,” a show based on the critically-acclaimed comics by writer Neil Gaiman. While there have been Sandman comic-book characters since 1939, Gaiman’s version (co-created by artists Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg) first appeared 50 years later. Instead of a costumed crimefighter, he was a brooding deity
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WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom – TechCrunch

Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, has been charged with more than a dozen additional charges by U.S. federal prosecutors, including under the controversial Espionage Act — a case that will likely test the rights of freedom of speech and expression under the First Amendment. Assange, 47, was arrested at the Ecuadorean embassy in
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Modern tactics for growing targeted search traffic – TechCrunch

Glen Allsopp Contributor Glen Allsopp is the founder of Detailed.com, an SEO consultancy and newsletter focused on actionable tactics to grow search traffic. He also tracks successful online startups at Gaps.com. In 2019, it’s estimated that every minute there are 150 new websites coming online. While many of these won’t be long-term ventures, a large
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India’s Times Internet isn’t ceding ground to US rivals Facebook and Google – TechCrunch

The aggressive push by Silicon Valley companies and Chinese firms to win India, one of the last great growth markets, has decimated many local businesses in recent years. With each passing day, Amazon is closing in on Walmart-owned Flipkart’s lead on the e-commerce space. Uber is fighting with Ola for the tentpole position of the
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Gizmodo Media Group acquired by private equity firm Great Hill Partners – TechCrunch

Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion have a new owner — private equity firm Great Hill Partners. As part of the deal, digital media executive Jim Spanfeller is becoming CEO of (and an investor in) the renamed G/O Media. Spanfeller previously led Forbes.com as CEO and also founded Spanfeller Media Group, the company behind the
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Apple TV+ makes Facebook Watch look like a joke – TechCrunch

Apple flexed its wallet today in a way Facebook has scared to do. Tech giants make money by the billions, not the millions, which should give them an easy way to break into premium video distribution: buy some must-see content. That’s the strategy I’ve been advocating for Facebook but that Apple actually took to heart.
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