Vice has raised $450M ahead of a potential IPO

Vice Media has raised $450M in new funding from private-equity firm TPG, with a deal valuing the media company around $5.7 billion post-money. Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice was just on CNBC

Pew: younger people actually prefer reading the news to watching it

Well, great news for all those media publishers investing in video in hopes of better catering to young adults: a new study released this week from the Pew Research Center found that younger people

The three ages of digital

We need to see the world in these three phases: before a full immersion of digital communications technology; when such technologies have faded into the background; and the mess between the two.

‘The Interview’ Streaming Plans Include YouTube, Google Play And Sony’s Own Services

Sony and YouTube are in negotiations to make ‘The Interview’ available for digital rental, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter, and reported separately by Reuters. Reports earlier tod

Gillmor Gang: Fits and Starts

The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — take a walk on the wild side as The New York Times publishes all the news that fits. Except, that is, t

Amazon Guts The ComiXology App With Removal Of In-App Purchases, Users Not Happy

Amazon has begun the Amazonification of recent acquisition ComiXology, by killing in-app purchases within the popular “Comics” by ComiXology app. This required the actual removal of the or

NYT Up To Nearly 800K Paid Digital Subscribers, Plans New Food And Opinion Apps

The New York Times is crowing about a quarterly rise in revenue today, and that comes thanks to increases in both print and digital ad revenue. Digital subscriptions saw some of its strongest growth

Cambridge Audio Minx Xi Review: Give All Your Digital Audio A Big Upgrade – For A Price

UK-based Cambridge Audio has long made very well-regarded high-end audio equipment, but recently that's a market that has changed considerably, thanks to the advent of digital audio and online streami

Amazon Now Offering Users Discounted Or Free Digital Versions Of Print Books Bought Through Its Site

Amazon announced a new program today called Kindle MatchBook, which offers digital versions of print books purchased through its online bookstore to customers for between free and $2.99, depending on

Windows 8.1 Launches Digitally October 17, Hits Store Shelves October 18

Microsoft is making its Windows 8.1 launch date official: mark October 18 on your calendars, you devotees of Ballmer and Redmond. That's when the free update for Windows 8 users arrives in-store as bo

Keen On… Emily Bell: Identifying The Massive Opportunities In Online Journalism [TCTV]

Few people are better equipped to imagine the future of online journalism than <a target="_blank" href="">Emily Bell.</a> As Bell told me wh

Newsweek Going All-Digital In 2013 Due To “The Challenging Economics Of Print Publishing And Distribution”

Newsweek, the U.S. weekly news magazine that's been in publication since 1933, today announced it would be going all-digital beginning in early 2013. The last print version will be the December 31, 20

New York Times Still Treading Water With Digital Subcriptions

How is the New York Times doing with the new digital <a href="">paywall</a> it put up last March? We found ou

Yema YMHF0310 Digital Diver Watch Review

<img src="">Yema is a French brand that has been around for a while. Their contemporary pieces are masculine and affordabl

California license plates may go digital, turn into billboards

<img src="" />Just when you think that there's no way you could have any more distractions while driving, California comes up with y

Sony's Swarovski crystal-studded photo frames

<img src="" /> For some reason, Austrian luxury brand <a href="">Swarovski</a> loves cooperatin

The sky is falling! Computer Shopper Magazine going all-digital

Those of you that have been screaming that print is dead have another feather to put in your cap: venerable Computer Shopper Magazine will cease production of its printer version come April of this ye

Digital transition 90 days away. Are you and your family ready?

The Digital Transition is mere months away and still, many have questions and misconceptions about the February 17, 2009 switch. It can be confusing but your family is relying on you to get it righ

Review: DTVPal digital tuner

The February 17th, 2009 analog shutoff marks the beginning of the digital age here in America and digital tuners, such as the DTVPal, are going to become a staple in many American households. Thankful

Wireless ATSC-equipped TVs coming from Epoq

Now that the digital transition is just months away, and already happened in some parts, analog, handheld TVs are going to stop working. You know, the type of TVs you used to sneak into church overn
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