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April 23, 2014

A study, commissioned by Tumblr, says the Yahoo-owned blog platform is better for social TV than Twitter.  Meantime, the Supreme Court heard arguments on Aereo and the industry waits for the ruling with “the future of TV at stake.” Maybe. USA Today and NY Daily News advise on cord-cutting and much more in our weekly  social media and TV-related story curation:

Tumblr More Popular For TV Than Twitter, Study Finds

Twitter is a great companion to TV, and recently the social network acquired two social TV analytics companies. According to a new study though, Tumblr sees more TV-related activity. The study was commissioned by the Yahoo-owned, GIF heavy social network with the help of Pulsar, a social data intelligence company based out of the UK. [Social News Daily, continue…]

At oral arguments, Supreme Court isn’t sold on Aereo

It’s impossible to know from today’s oral arguments how the Supreme Court case about TV-over-Internet startup Aereo will turn out. But overall, it didn’t look too good for Aereo. Several justices made clear their concern about issuing a ruling that could hurt other cloud computing companies. Justice Sonia Sotomayor mentioned Dropbox specifically.  [continue at Ars Technica…]

Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines

Twitter’s new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps. The suite combines Twitter Cards, a feature that automatically adds Google Play and App Store links to tweets, and Promoted Tweets, sponsored tweets that appear in people’s timelines. [continue at PC World…]

Florida Court Gives Blogger Same Libel Protections As Newspapers

Blogs devoted to disseminating information to the public are entitled to the same rights in libel cases as mainstream media companies, a Florida appellate court has ruled. The decision, issued late last week by a three-judge panel, upheld an order dismissing a libel lawsuit brought by Christopher Comins against Matthew Frederick VanVoorhis, who authored the blog Public Intellectual. [continue…]

This Just In! 80 Years of Newsreels Now Free To Watch on YouTube

Before YouTube, before the Internet, before even TV, the way people got their news presented visually was through newsreels shown at movie theaters. Now British Pathe, the premier archive of these newsreels, has brought things full circle by putting its 80-year collection online for free. [continue at Media Post…]

About.com plots its digital comeback

When About.com was launched in 1997, Google didn’t exist, most Internet users were on dial-up, and the Web browser of choice was Netscape Navigator.  [continue at Digiday…]

Katie Couric: How I Met Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer; Why the Web is a ‘Step Up’ from TV (Q&A)

Katie Couric enters the back room at The Smith restaurant near Lincoln Center with a retinue of assistants, publicists and at least one groomer. “I don’t usually travel with a small nation,” she says. [continue at THR …]

If you’re considering dropping cable TV, here’s what you should know

THEY FOUND NIRVANA UNPLUGGED Here are three cable-cutting case studies: The Money Savers After Jason Nelson and George Cooper’s Time Warner Cable bill steadily increased from $99 a month to $176, it was time to cut the cord. “We couldn’t keep doing it. We were constantly late with our bill,” says Nelson, 37, from Inwood.  [continue at NY Daily News…]

Cutting the Cord: Antennas let you tune in TV for free

An inexpensive indoor antenna might be just the ticket to free network TV in your home. The oft-forgotten TV antenna could help lessen your dependence on pay TV. In addition to making their programming available on cable, fiber and satellite TV systems, more than 1,780 stations are transmitting digital TV channels that can be picked up in many cases by small indoor TV antennas. [continue at USA Today…]

Univision’s Magic with the Second Screen

David Beck fires off statistics about a range of subjects including Hispanics in the US, television, and social media. “The Hispanic population in the US is like a country within a country,” Beck quips. “If you separated it out, it would be the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world and the 15th largest consumer economy.” [continue at Social Media Today…]

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