Report: Mashable in talks for a sale

Mashable sells to Ziff Davis for only $50 million

Mashable may be up for sale. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the digital media company has been in “extensive” talks with German mass media company ProSiebenSat.1. This wouldn’t be new territory from ProSieben – the company also owns the digital media network Studio71. The Journal reports that Mashable, which remains unprofitable, […]

Netflix shares take hit as content creators launch own services

Netflix shares take hit as content creators launch own services

Something fascinating is happening on Wall Street: Netflix is taking a beating. The streaming giant’s stock fell by 4.86% on Monday, hitting $178.22. The fall came directly on the heels of an announcement from FX Networks: The company revealed that it would start selling FX+ – an ad-free on-demand service – through its cable partners. […]

Report: T-Mobile and Sprint are nearing merger

CNBC: Sprint and T-Mobile end merger talks, saying they couldn't reach an agreement

T-Mobile and Sprint are likely merging. According to a report from Reuters, the two telcos are “close” to reaching “tentative” terms on a merger, and a deal could be announced as early as late October. The deal would reportedly grant Deutsche Telekom, which owns T-Mobile, a majority stake in the combined company. Sprint’s owner, SoftBank, […]

Amazon confirms: Still no launch date for Prime Video app on Apple TV

Amazon confirms: Still no launch date for Prime Video app on Apple TV

Back in June, Apple announced that the Amazon Prime Video app was finally coming to the Apple TV device. Since then, a next-gen Apple TV has been announced – but the Amazon app still hasn’t arrived on the platform. Business Insider reached out to Amazon for an update: A representative simply confirmed that the company […]

Facebook announces political ad transparency rules

Study finds single "like" dramatically improves Facebook ad targeting

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced some changes to the company’s political advertising policies. Most significantly, the social giant is taking steps to provide increased transparency. In the future, Facebook will require all political advertisers to disclose which page paid for an ad. And political ad buyers will also have to make all of their ads […]

Snap reportedly fires a dozen staffers in reshuffle of hardware team

Report: Snap Inc. requires ad tech company Metamarkets

Snap Inc. has been reshuffling the top executives in its hardware unit. As first reported by Bloomberg, Steve Horowitz, a former Motorola exec who had been overseeing the Snapchat parent’s hardware efforts, has reportedly lost his position. Former Googler Mark Randall is now reportedly running the division instead. Snap’s hardware team is behind Spectacles, the […]

Hulu nabs exclusive SVOD rights to Will & Grace

Hulu nabs exclusive SVOD rights to Will & Grace

Will & Grace, meet Hulu. Starting today, all 194 episodes of the NBC sitcom are available to stream on the service. Under a new deal, Hulu will be the show’s exclusive SVOD partner. (The episodes will also be available via the NBC app, and through pay TV providers with authentication.) In addition to the original […]

Reports: Google to acquire HTC’s smartphone-design business

Google ends "first click free" policy for publishers

Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal report that Google is nearing a deal to acquire part of HTC, the Taiwanese consumer electronics company. According to the Journal, it’s HTC’s phone-design business that Google is snatching up. The move reportedly comes as part of Google’s growing efforts to compete in the consumer handset market.

Scripps launches new “Genius Kitchen” digital initiative

Scripps launches new "Genius Kitchen" digital initiative

Scripps Networks Interactive is out to reach millennial foodies, whether they watch TV or not. The company, which owns Food Network and Cooking Channel, has created a new multiplatform digital media brand geared toward adults aged 21-35. Called Genius Kitchen, the new initiative will consist of short-form programming, along with licensed content that’s repurposed from […]

Craig Ferguson moves to digital with new branded series

Craig Ferguson moves to digital with new branded series

Craig Ferguson is coming to the digital space – and he’s leaving traditional ads behind. He’ll star in Couple Thinkers, an unscripted, six-episode show that will run on YouTube and other digital platforms in in 70 different countries. In the series, the former Late Late Show host and real-life wife Megan Ferguson will travel around […]