• Gillmor Gang: Watertown

    Gillmor Gang: Watertown

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — note the intersection of social and mainstream medias as the events in Boston unfolded in real time. What has been framed as a competition became something more, as Twitter streams, scanner apps, and local news streams meshed with CNN et al. Inspired curation by @dannysullivan produced… Read More

  • What’s Driving Facebook’s Olympics Deal With NBC? A Battle With Twitter For TV Presence

    What’s Driving Facebook’s Olympics Deal With NBC? A Battle With Twitter For TV Presence

    Facebook and NBC are expected to announce a partnership today for the London Olympic Games. In short, Facebook users will be reminded to watch NBC’s coverage and NBC viewers will be reminded to join the conversation on Facebook. On the surface, it looks like a straightforward marketing partnership where Facebook gets web traffic plus promotion on TV, while NBC gets a more engaging… Read More

  • Pete Cashmore Denies CNN Acquisition Rumor To Mashable Staff

    Pete Cashmore Denies CNN Acquisition Rumor To Mashable Staff

    The hot SXSW rumor is that CNN is looking to acquire Mashable for some $200 million. But right now it’s just that: a rumor. In fact we just heard from a trusted Mashable staffer that founder and CEO Pete Cashmore is denying the reports to senior level Mashable editors. But that might not mean anything. Mike and Heather gave us TCers the same line up until Tim Armstrong showed up at Disrupt. Read More

  • CNN: Blackberry Outage Impacting Users On Almost Every Planet

    CNN: Blackberry Outage Impacting Users On Almost Every Planet

    There’s no escape. The Blackberry service outage is now impacting users on almost every planet, CNN reports. Tatooine and Coruscant appear to not have been affected yet, but users all over Geonosis, Naboo and Yavin were reportedly hit hard. Our thoughts are with their inhabitants. (Via @dccrowley and @mpoppel, but probably first noted by @brundle_fly) Read More

  • CNN In Talks To Buy Zite iPad App?

    CNN In Talks To Buy Zite iPad App?

    Flipboard-esque magazine-style aggregation apps are all the rage right now. Obviously Flipboard has the space nailed, and Pulse is a nice alternative as well. But one aggregation app seems to have caught the attention of a big name news publication — Zite. The same company that once had a mailbox full of cease-and-desist notices from beastly publications like the Washington Post and AP… Read More

  • CNN Claims 10 Million Mobile App Downloads Across All Devices

    CNN Claims 10 Million Mobile App Downloads Across All Devices

    CNN offers a lot of mobile apps on a lot of devices. There is CNN for the iPhone, the iPad, Android, and even Nokia phones. There are even different apps for international news. All in all, CNN’s mobile apps have been downloaded 10 million times, according to the company. The most popular app is CNN for iPhone, which has been out the longest—since September, 2009. And on… Read More

  • CNN Joins TV Everywhere, Puts Live News Behind The Log-In Wall

    CNN Joins TV Everywhere, Puts Live News Behind The Log-In Wall

    CNN is now broadcasting live 24 hours a day online and on mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The live streams are available for both CNN proper and Headline News, but good luck finding them. They are definitely not front and center. If you go to CNN’s main video page, instead of being presented with a live video stream of breaking news, it shows you canned videos from… Read More

  • Twitter Does Not Supplant Other Media, It Amplifies It

    Twitter Does Not Supplant Other Media, It Amplifies It

    Last night, many of us learned about Osama Bin Laden’s death on Twitter. And in fact, the first credible report from Keith Urbahn, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s chief of staff, was also on Twitter. And while the White House kept pushing off the official announcement for an hour to inform different parties, the news was already being analyzed and spread on… Read More

  • The Complete Guide To Watching And Tracking The Royal Wedding Online

    The Complete Guide To Watching And Tracking The Royal Wedding Online

    For any of you caught up in the frenzy over the royal wedding between England’s Prince William and Kate Middleton, we’ve collected a comprehensive list of where to watch the festivities online, where to find photos, dedicated mobile apps, Twitter accounts following the Royal Wedding and more. As opposed to the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, this Royal Wedding is… Read More

  • How The Mainstream Media Is Failing Us With Its Nuclear Hysteria

    How The Mainstream Media Is Failing Us With Its Nuclear Hysteria

    The news from Japan is both awful and appalling. Awful: 23,000 confirmed dead or missing, and counting. Appalling: pretty much anything to do with the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. Nuclear meltdown like Chernobyl! Deadly contaminated milk and radioactive tap water! Tokyo a postapocalyptic ghost town! A plume of radiation that threatens America’s West Coast! Where do they get these morons? Read More

  • BanxCorp Files Antitrust Complaint Against The NYT, Fox, CNN, Dow Jones, Others

    BanxCorp this morning announced that it has filed a federal antitrust complaint against nine firms, including Dow Jones & Co, Fox News, The New York Times, CNN and MSNBC. The company alleges (PDF) that the nine companies engage in “unlawful per se horizontal market division, customer allocation, and price fixing agreements” with its competitors in the market for bank rate… Read More

  • The Web Struggling To Keep Up With The Stock Market Crash/Bounce

    In case you haven’t been on Twitter in the past 20 minutes, the U.S. stock market is collapsing. Well, it was collapsing (the Dow was down over 1,000 points at one point), but now it’s bouncing back. But you’d be forgiven if you have no idea what’s going on just from watching the web, because frankly, it’s struggling to keep up. It appears that under the weight… Read More

  • How Much Does Suck? Shows You

    We’ve all had the experience. You visit looking to catch up on the day’s news and have a total WTF!? moment when instead you’re greeted by Jessica Alba’s plans to adopt a child. Meanwhile, bombs are exploding around the world, people are dying — but wait, what’s Tiger Woods thinking right now? Also, how do you harness the power of bugs? A new site… Read More

  • CNN will finally go full HD this spring. Maybe we'll see Rick Sanchez vs. East Side Dave in 720p?

    Exciting news, people who watch TV! CNN will finally go fully HD sometime this spring! This is a great day for news junkies and people who constantly need to be reading a ticker. Read More

  • More People Around The World Get Their News Online From Google News Than CNN

    Well, Rupert Murdoch is going to love this. More people around the world get their news online from Google News than from CNN or the news properties of the New York Times. In November, 2009, according to comScore, Google News attracted 100 million unique visitors worldwide, making it a larger news site than CNN (66 million) or the combined properties of the New York Times (92 million). But… Read More

  • The New (First Screenshots)

    Today, CNN has invited a number of journalists to One Time Warner Center in New York City to witness a preview of the new homepage (they’re calling the event “The Unveiling“). The site serves as one of the Internet’s most popular news sites and is also among the most trafficked sites overall, so a major redesign is no small undertaking. Jim walton, President… Read More

  • Be Careful If You Bing Jessica Biel. Wait, What?

    When it comes jumping on new trends in technology, CNN, like most other mainstream media sources is usually fairly slow to act. Sure, they’ve been hyping up Twitter non-stop for the past several months, but that was only after everyone in the tech world had already been talking about it for a long time. But one thing that hasn’t yet caught on in the tech sphere, but apparently has… Read More

  • Grab Some Lunch And Watch MJ's Funeral!

    In case you haven’t gotten enough of the non-stop coverage of Michael Jackson since his death last week, grab some lunch and watch his funeral, which is starting right now at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You can watch it on TV, or on pretty much any video site on the Web. is covering it live with the same Facebook chat integration it used for Obama’s Inauguration. … Read More

  • CNN Loves Twitter, But Doesn't Seem To Always Know How To Use It

    If you’ve tuned your TV to CNN at all over the past week, you’ve probably witnessed a sweeping love affair. I’m not even kidding when I say that I think CNN’s anchors have used the word “Twitter” more than they have uttered “CNN” during that time. And while some people hate that, I think it’s great, because the service is providing a very… Read More

  • John Stewart takes on Twitter and CNN
    Last week Conan poked fun at Twitter. Now Jon Stewart is taking his turn by stating that CNN using Twitter and Facebook constantly is desperation. Is it? Maybe, but it is funny how mainstream media is finally embracing this Social Networking thing and encouraging everyone to use the services – once or twice. Read More