Are we surprised that the blogo-twittersphere fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book?
FORTUNE -- Last week, a Swedish design firm called Day 4 mocked-up a 3-D rendering of an odd-looking screw and posted it on Reddit, hinting that it was Apple's (AAPL) latest attempt to keep users from messing with the innards of its devices.
In a matter of hours, news of the "asymmetric screw" had spread across MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 14, 2012 11:34 AM ET
Instead of cutting its losses on ABC by exploring a spinoff of the dragging network, Disney is reportedly doubling down in a deal with Univision. None of it makes sense.
By Cyrus Sanati, contributor
FORTUNE -- Is it time for Disney to finally banish ABC from the Magic Kingdom? The media conglomerate's broadcast division was yet again the only real bruise in what would have been a relatively blemish-free quarter. ABC's anemic growth rate, coupled MOREFeb 8, 2012 10:51 AM ET
The one-man brand produces TV, chats up stars, and woos advertisers. He's an emblem of where show biz is headed.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- Get ready to see more Kim Kardashian. If television executive and personality Ryan Seacrest represents the future of media -- and many entertainment moguls think he does -- then the world should gird itself for more reality TV and more shows like Keeping Up With the MOREJan 3, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The question of whether or not Google is actually a species of media company has dogged it since its early days. Truth is, it's missing one key characteristic.
By Ben Elowitz, contributor
FORTUNE -- Since Google's early rise, this question has consumed hordes of those watching it: Is Google a technology company or a media company? Paradoxically, Google has continuously defied the dichotomy, seeming to succeed in media precisely by maintaining that MOREAug 24, 2011 8:10 AM ET
By churning out loads of lowbrow celebrity gossip and the like, HuffPo hopes to be able to draw the traffic necessary to finance more serious content -- just like newspapers do.
FORTUNE -- The Huffington Post, which built its business largely by aggregating and summarizing news stories reported and written by others, on Monday suspended a young technology writer for aggregating and summarizing a story written by someone else. Also on Monday, MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jul 12, 2011 1:25 PM ET
In a rare 1997 Q&A, Steve Jobs talks about killing products, taking lumps and saying "no"
I don't known where he found it, but a YouTube user who calls himself superapple4ever has put his hands on a video of Steve Jobs doing a Q&A at the end of Apple's (AAPL) 1997 Worldwide Developers Conference -- his first after he returned to the company.
The full video, posted here, runs for more than MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 17, 2011 12:37 PM ET
Bloomberg Television is still stuck in Siberia in the Comcast channel lineup, and it's right to ask the FCC to step in.
FORTUNE -- One of the main worries surrounding Comcast's (CMCSA) merger with NBC Universal was that Comcast would use its cable platform to favor its own programming at the expense of competitors. From the beginning, the financial news organization Bloomberg has issued perhaps the loudest complaints about the situation. MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 15, 2011 11:11 AM ET
A leaked presentation on its "master plan" and its abysmal earnings report only confirm that AOL needs a new way.
By Dan Mitchell, contributor
Ken Auletta's profile in The New Yorker of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong last month was a grim assessment the company's prospects and a scathing indictment of the quality of AOL's content -- much of which, Auletta wrote, is "piffle." The company, he seemed to conclude, is more likely MOREFeb 2, 2011 2:36 PM ET
The net loss in "media value" last quarter, according to a new report, was nearly $460 million
Here's an interesting exercise. Take the total number of news stories, social media mentions and tweets about Apple (AAPL) over the course of, say, three months. Rate each hit for its impact and value -- positive, neutral or negative. Calculate what it would cost to generate that kind of buzz if you paid a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 24, 2011 3:55 PM ET
The online gaming industry sells $2 billion a year in virtual goods through micro-transactions. What if they sold newspapers?
By John Patrick Pullen, contributor
The Internet is an emporium of inequity. For example, in the massively popular social game Farmville, a little garden gnome will run you 13 Farmville Bucks, which converts, roughly, to $2.75 USD. Over on Kingdoms of Camelot, another successful game hosted on Facebook, the gauntlet of MOREAug 5, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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