Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:55:06 EDTCopyright: copyright © 2016 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:29:08 EDTGreece’s ruling Syriza party suffered a major embarrassment Wednesday night when judges struck down its plan to revamp Greece’s media sector.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:40:47 EDTAs reaction to the AT&T-Time Warner deal shows, American companies should get used to a more pervasive federal presence in their lives, regardless of who is elected president, writes Greg Ip.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:22:21 EDTBayer’s $57 billion offer for Monsanto—aka “Monsatan”—means GMO protesters must rethink familiar old slogans and insults, and compose new songs for a company that has long been a target for activists.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:15:27 EDTAT&T Inc. will launch a $35-a-month “mobile-centric” video service next month, Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said Tuesday, pointing to it as an example of how prices won’t rise as a result of the carrier’s $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner Inc.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:01:23 EDTFacebook Inc. is resisting the label of media company, but is getting even more heavily involved in content. COO Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook is a technology company that builds tools rather than a media company that makes its own stories.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:50:57 EDTTechnology strategist Michael Wolf predicts a fast-changing landscape that will get harder for advertising-supported content companies while enriching digital gatekeepers such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:09:21 EDTHBO CEO Richard Plepler said he remains “agnostic” about where the content of one of Time Warner’s crown jewels appears, following the media company’s agreed-upon sale to AT&T for $85.4 billion.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:26:16 EDTDonald Trump, who has seen Republican support for his candidacy deteriorate, has found a stalwart in one conservative institution: the National Rifle Association, which spent more than $26.8 million on ads promoting Mr. Trump.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:00:46 EDTDraftKings and FanDuel will each pay $6 million to resolve lawsuits over their advertising practices in New York, ending a year-long legal battle.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:55:39 EDTWeb-radio service Pandora Media Inc. lowered its annual guidance as the number of active listeners edged down while expenses climbed, helping to cause the company to fall short of revenue and profit outlooks.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:57:00 EDTYou may think you’re in the information business, but you’re actually in the far more lucrative business of connecting people. Joshua Gans “The Content Trap” by Bharat Anand.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:54:41 EDTGannett Co. plans to cut 2% of jobs and invest in more acquisitions to transform its business, according to a memo to staff, as the newspaper industry struggles with a particularly turbulent advertising environment.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:48:03 EDTAT&T’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner could accelerate the adoption of more targeted TV advertising, but several hurdles remain.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:22:48 EDTMedia spending could be one expense that falls victim to cost-cutting if AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:18:56 EDTAT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson is saying all the right things with regards to CNN but some believe, if its deal for Time Warner is successful, AT&T will be in for a learning curve when it comes to the global news operation.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:39:26 EDTSean Atkins, who took over as president of MTV just a year ago, is leaving the TV network, becoming the latest Viacom executive to head for the exits in recent months. VH1 and Logo President Chris McCarthy will add MTV to his responsibilities.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:08:23 EDTAT&T’s blockbuster $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner promises to reshape the media landscape—if the companies can navigate a series of obstacles, including possible opposition from U.S. antitrust authorities and objections by lawmakers and media and telecom rivals.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:10:35 EDTAT&T and Time Warner are suiting up for the Great Media Game. Their strategy to win is more about defense than offense.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:36:45 EDTAn incident involving U.S. promoter AEG, rock band Bon Jovi and the Dalai Lama illustrates the difficulties and quirks that Western entertainment companies contend with in China.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:00:14 EDT‘Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween,’ the director’s latest turn in his Madea wig, fared the best of the three sequels that led the box office over the weekend, with a $27.6 million debut at No. 1.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:20:42 EDTTime Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, who built his reputation on shrinking the media conglomerate down, is writing his own legacy with the $85 billion sale to AT&T.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:25:38 EDTTime Warner is an attractive media asset, but acquiring it would be a blockbuster of a gamble for AT&T.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:54:20 EDTEditorial employees at Fusion have stated their desire to unionize, but they say the effort is facing resistance from executives at the Univision-owned digital media company.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:29:27 EDTThe Wall Street Journal is making buyouts available to a “substantial number of employees” as the news company reviews its operations amid a continued slide in print advertising.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:30:56 EDTThe Obama administration is experimenting with new ways to combat the social-media lure of the terrorist group Islamic State, putting online anti-extremism messages in front of would-be terrorist fighters overseas.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:01:06 EDTNewspapers are suffering an accelerating drop in print advertising, a market already under stress, forcing some publishers to consider significant cost cuts and dramatic changes to print and digital products.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:10:51 EDTWith viewers binge-watching the U.S. presidential election, marketers launching TV shows, books and movies are coming up with some evasive maneuvers to stand out.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:38:25 EDTVerizon Communications reported declining revenue and plunging subscriber growth, and said it is assessing whether it will need to renegotiate its acquisition of Yahoo after a major data breach.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:59:39 EDTShares in Publicis dropped after the advertising giant reported weaker-than-expected sales growth, largely because of the loss of key U.S. clients last year.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:47:36 EDTComcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal is investing another $200 million in BuzzFeed, doubling its investment in the digital media company, according to people familiar with the matter.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:48:03 EDTMetLife decided earlier this year to part with most of its U.S. life-insurance business. Now it is cutting ties with Snoopy.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:13:05 EDTAbout 72 million tuned in for the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, failing to top the record-breaking first contest, but up from the second debate.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:10:51 EDTGoogle Inc. has reached an agreement with CBS Corp. to carry the broadcast network on its soon-to-be-launched web TV service, people familiar with the matter said.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:09:26 EDTDow Jones announced a broad review of operations at The Wall Street Journal, driven by a significant decline in print advertising.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:15:36 EDTThe latest features from the social media company also allow users to buy movie tickets and book salon appointments straight from the app.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:53:53 EDTAfter spending nearly $50 billion last year to acquire DirecTV, AT&T is preparing to roll out an internet video service that could upend its satellite-television business along with the rest of the pay-TV industry.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:37:12 EDTChinese technology and entertainment company LeEco staged a showy U.S. debut Wednesday, but its presentation raised as many questions as it answered.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:31:48 EDTComedian and actor Harry Shearer said in a lawsuit filed Monday that he’s been bilked for years out of profits generated by “This Is Spinal Tap,” the classic comedy film he starred in and helped create.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:06:37 EDTSony Music Entertainment, the world’s second-largest record company, is getting a new boss in six months, the company said Tuesday.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:46:48 EDTChina’s richest man Wang Jianlin has a message for filmmakers: We’re here to stay, so learn to play ball with us.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:11:32 EDTNetflix reported a larger-than-expected increase in new members, easing concerns about the fallout from earlier price increases, and said it intends to license its shows in China.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:07:14 EDTNBC has parted ways with “Today” anchor Billy Bush after a tape of the television personality engaging in a crude conversation about women with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump surfaced earlier this month.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:52:54 EDTPandora is making a promotional tool kit available to help artists and labels market their music.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:09:14 EDTPearson shares tumbled on after the educational publisher said weaker-than-expected trading in the higher-education sector in North America weighed down on nine-month sales.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:24:21 EDTKeywords: Twitter is a media company that happens to be based in San Francisco, and it should be structured, led and valued as such. It is no longer a technology-driven hypergrowth unicorn, writes Christopher Mims.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:07:53 EDTBernie Sanders’s admirers will have an opportunity to show whether their affection for the senator from Vermont was a flirtation or something more serious on Nov. 15 when his memoir, “Our Revolution,” hits bookstores.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:11:02 EDTFor her new book, “Earning It,” WSJ’s management news editor Joann S. Lublin talked to more than 50 top female executives to learn what it takes to get ahead in a workplace where sexual harassment and pay inequality persist.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:05:12 EDTNBC is struggling to regain its footing after a misfire on a story about Donald Trump’s vulgar comments about women and how it came across the footage, with its news group and “Access Hollywood” pointing fingers at one another.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:11:45 EDTAmid what is arguably one of the most heated and divisive presidential elections in U.S. history, Alphabet Inc.’s Google is adding a new “fact check” label to myth-busting stories that appear in Google News search results.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:46:49 EDTVerizon’s top lawyer said it is “reasonable” that the data breach at Yahoo may be a material change to its takeover of the internet company, leaving the door open to possibly renegotiate the $4.8 billion acquisition.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:03:50 EDTVisual-search service Pinterest said it has 150 million users world-wide who log on at least monthly. That means the San Francisco startup has increased its users by half since September 2015.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:09:23 EDTWant free e-Books, audiobooks, digital magazines and movies—delivered right to your smartphone? Log in to your local library.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:16:15 EDTMcDonald’s recently hired 200 people to bolster its digital efforts and win back the millennials it lost to rivals serving fresher food.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:21:13 EDTAs viewers turn to the internet, the 94-year-old BBC is facing other hurdles including the impending loss of government subsidies, a child sex-abuse scandal and the defection of its biggest hits.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:17:11 EDTAmazon.com. said it plans to start a new music streaming service that—like many rivals—offers on-demand, unlimited access to tens of millions of songs for a monthly fee. It aims to compete with a lower price and the help of robotic assistant Alexa.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:39:38 EDTFacebook Inc. and Google owner Alphabet Inc. will partner with a little-known Chinese company to build a ultrafast internet cable between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, the latest sign of its U.S. backers’ insatiable appetite for bandwidth.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:26:39 EDTNews Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Chief Executive Robert Thomson saw their compensation increase in the latest fiscal year, helped by higher performance-based payments and an extra week.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:12:21 EDTGawker Media has asked the judge overseeing the company’s bankruptcy to authorize a probe into the relationship between billionaire Peter Thiel and the lawyer who is representing former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:21:51 EDTNBC is expected to part ways with “Today” show anchor Billy Bush after the emergence of a tape in which he engaged in a lewd conversation about women with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:24:02 EDTTripAdvisor and its Viator brand will stop selling tickets for attractions that include physical contact with captive wild animals or endangered species, such as elephant rides, petting tigers and swimming with dolphins.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:43:27 EDTGame engines, now, are sophisticated enough to handle core duties for a company’s entire portfolio of games, saving time and money on development.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:12:24 EDTMagazine publisher Condé Nast has hired Jim Norton away from AOL to the new position of chief business officer and president of revenue.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:50:10 EDTSamsung Electronics Co.’s scramble to replace Galaxy Note 7 phones quickly appears to have backfired, damaging its reputation in the eyes of consumers