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Google launched its own music subscription service Wednesday. Currently, it's not very different from all the other services out there. So how does it want to compete?
Startup site Tech Cocktail raises $2.5M from Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project — paidContent paidcontent.org
Tech Cocktail, a company that covers startup-related news and organizes events, has received $2.5 million from Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's Downtown Project, which aims to revitalize downtown Las Vegas.
Looking for a job in digital media? Each week we highlight some of the most interesting positions posted to paidContent’s jobs board. Check out the latest gigs at media companies across the country.
Apple's exposure in a closely-watched price-fixing case over ebooks looks more serious as the CEOs of major publishers -- which have already settled with the government -- will testify about Apple's role in the case.
New Yorker launches “open-source anonymous inbox” built by Aaron Swartz — paidContent paidcontent.org
The New Yorker has launched Strongbox, an open-source software system that allows users to submit confidential documents to the magazine anonymously. Strongbox was built by Aaron Swartz before his death.
Google is set to launch a music subscription service at its Google I/O developer conference Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The service will compete with Spotify and similar services.
Producer of The Ring and Mulholland Drive releases new horror movie as an iOS app — paidContent paidcontent.org
Neal Edelstein, producer of hit movies like The Ring and Mulholland Drive, has a new film project: A film delivered in chunks directly through an iOS app.
When can a book be digital-only, and when does it need to be print too? — paidContent paidcontent.org
Book publishers discussed digital-first and digital-only initiatives at the Making Information Pay conference this week.
Crowdsourcing is here to stay — now it’s about building tools for networked journalism — paidContent paidcontent.org
NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen says that many of the cultural barriers to doing "networked journalism" have been lowered, and he is trying to help media outlets develop smart tools and ways of making use of crowdsourcing.
Is sensor journalism feasible, or even ethical? Columbia’s Tow Center hopes to find out — paidContent paidcontent.org
Journalists and organizations now have the ability to use sensors to collect their own real-time data and report on it. The practice raises both practical and ethical questions, Columbia's Emily Bell said Thursday.
YouTube's long-rumored paid channels are live: The Google-owned service started its new subscription offering with select partners Thursday.
Fox sees “healthy growth” of home video market, thanks to digital downloads — paidContent paidcontent.org
News Corp COO Chase Carey spoke about Fox's digital strategy in an earnings call Wednesday afternoon. The company saw strong growth in home video, thanks to digital downloads. Carey also acknowledged that Hulu will have to adapt in coming years to compete
From PaidContent Live 2013, we brought you five different entrepreneurs who talked about ways in which they are changing up business models for media and the ways in which people consume content.
It’s not just Tumblr — most social networks don’t understand original content — paidContent paidcontent.org
The trend among social networks to produce original content often ends badly, as Tumblr's shuttering of Storyboard showed. Here's where other big services, from Facebook to YouTube, are going wrong – or, in the case of LinkedIn, going right.
Ebooks made up 20% of the U.S. consumer book industry in 2012, up from 15% in 2011 — paidContent paidcontent.org
The U.S. consumer book publishing industry had a strong 2012, fueled in part by the growth of ebooks.
A public campaign by some of the biggest German online publishers against ad-blocking software may have backfired, as downloads of one popular ad-blocking product have more than doubled.
Lizzie Bennet Diaries producers bring in fans and Theatrics to finish unfinished Austen — paidContent paidcontent.org
Jane Austen scholars know "Sanditon" as a posthumously-published unfinished novel, but for Lizzie Bennet Diaries fans, it's the springboard for a new bridge series that promises unprecedented audience interactivity.