MediaPulse | A Weekly Media Round-Up
Here are some of the media industry stories we’re following this week:
- The Big News/New Acquisitions: Vox Media acquires Re/code (The New York Times), Austin start-up Knowingly Corp acquires Gigaom with plans to relaunch in August (Austin Business Journal), Charter Communications purchases Time Warner Cable (Deadline) and TIME adds FanSided to its roster (FanSided).
- Talking Points: Former Gov. George E. Pataki of New York enters Republican presidential race (CNN), Piers Morgan returns to America’s Got Talent (People), Sepp Blatter is re-elected as FIFA president amidst the current corruption scandal (BBC News) and Gloria Steinem’s first new book in 20 years, My Life on the Road, will be published in October (Entertainment Weekly).
- Google I/O Conference Takeaways: Google announces unlimited photo storage (Forbes), Brillo operating system (The Verge), announces ‘Buy’ button on Google searches are coming (The Next Web), Android M will be available later this year (Engadget) and virtual reality is here for the masses with the help of GoPro (USA Today).
- What’s Now/Next: Gawker writers plan vote to unionize (Capital), POLITICO is building out a brand content department (Adage), Neil deGrasse Tyson gives tips on viewing NYC’s famous Manhattanhenge sunset that will take place tonight and Saturday (Business Insider) and Shazam adds visual recognition to its mobile app (VentureBeat).
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