Posts Tagged ‘media’

Carlyle Group to buy photo, video distributor Getty Images in $3.3 billion deal

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Carlyle Group, one of the biggest private equity firms in the world, plans to buy a controlling stake in the photo and video distributor Getty Images in a $3.3 billion deal that gives the Getty family and management a larger share of the company. Carlyle Group said Wednesday that it […]

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The Wrap: We’re in the Grips of a Media Pricing Frenzy

By Johnnie L. Roberts Welcome to the age of re-priced media. From the theatrical box office to every new platform of digital publishing and video entertainment, signs of  fundamental pricing change are increasingly evident across the media economy. And if the frenzy is unprecedented, the catalyst for it is also without parallel—a wave of new media-friendly […]

Wired‘s Threat Level: Newspaper Chain’s New Business Plan

By David Kravets Steve Gibson has a plan to save the media world’s financial crisis — and it’s not the iPad. Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those […]

Newsweek: Has Arianna Huffington figured out the future?

By Daniel Lyons If you had to declare a winner among Internet media companies today, the victor easily would be Arianna Huffington. Her site, The Huffington Post, attracted 24.3 million unique visitors last month, five times as much traffic as many new-media rivals, more than The Washington Post and USA Today, and nearly as many as The New […]

New York Times: Imagine YouTube for Traders

By David Carr For half an hour last Thursday afternoon, CNBC was the most exciting place on television. Watching Erin Burnett and Jim Cramer try not to freak out — they acquitted themselves nicely — while the market tumbled like a drunken rag doll down a long staircase was amazing television. The rest of the […]

New York Times: In Mobile Age, Sound Quality Steps Back

By Joseph Plambeck At the ripe age of 28, Jon Zimmer is sort of an old fogey. That is, he is obsessive about the sound quality of his music. A onetime audio engineer who now works as a consultant for Stereo Exchange, an upscale audio store in Manhattan, Mr. Zimmer lights up when talking about […]

I’m Really Worried About What Apple Is Trying To Do With The iPad

By Jeff Jarvis I tweeted earlier that after having slept with her (Ms. iPad), I woke up with morning-after regrets. She’s sweet and pretty but shallow and vapid. Cute line, appropriate for retweets. But as my hangover settles in, I realize that there’s something much more basic and profound that worries me about the iPad — and […]

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