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Cord Cutting Isn't Killing Comcast

bloomberg.com — Comcast isn't suffering the effects of cord cutting quite as fast as many expected, given the increasingly wide array of options for people looking to use Internet video as an alternative to cable television. Comcast did lose 69,000 video customers over the course of the quarter, but that always happens this time of year.

Thousands of Apps Secretly Run Ads That Users Can't See

bloomberg.com — There may be much more advertising in apps than it seems. Thousands of mobile applications are secretly running ads that can't be seen by users, defrauding marketers and slowing down smartphones, according to a new report by Forensiq, a firm that tracks fraud in online advertising.
Jul 23, 2015

RT @business: Why thousands of apps are secretly running ads that can't be seen by users bloom.bg/1gPXYPR pic.twitter.com/HufzLM3ign

Jul 23, 2015

Thousands of apps run invisible ads in a scheme to separate marketers from $850 million each year. bloom.bg/1gPXYPR

Jul 23, 2015

Thousands of Apps Secretly Run Ads That Users Can't See bloom.bg/1gPXYPR Here's @joshuabrustein on part of the vast fake-ad conspiracy

Jul 24, 2015

Google suspended three apps after this story ran: Thousands of Apps Secretly Run Ads Users Can't See bloom.bg/1gPXYPR via @business

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How this app accidentally made $7 million in two weeks

smh.com.au — Large releases for consoles can cost upwards of $US100 million to produce and market. Photo: Bloomberg For a fleeting moment, mobile gaming meant more than Candy Crush, Game of War, and Clash of Clans.

How This App Accidentally Made $5 Million in Two Weeks

bloomberg.com — For a fleeting moment, mobile gaming meant more than Candy Crush, Game of War,andClash of Clans. At last month's E3 conference in Los Angeles, Bethesda Softworks, a company normally focused on high-end titles for consoles and PCs, launched a smartphone game called Fallout Shelter, intended to drum up excitement for the next version of its popular Fallout franchise.

Streaming music leaves artists out of luck as money gets lost in the quagmire

vancouversun.com — People in the music industry agree: The payments from streaming services are too damn low. But who is to blame? It's nearly impossible to follow the money precisely as it flows from fans to the people who write and sing the songs.

Streaming music leaves artists out of luck as money gets lost in the quagmire

vancouversun.com — People in the music industry agree: The payments from streaming services are too damn low. But who is to blame? It's nearly impossible to follow the money precisely as it flows from fans to the people who write and sing the songs.

Live-streaming stars reel in the cash (sometimes) and get to keep their clothes on

Jul 14, 2015

Live-streaming stars reel in the cash (sometimes) and get to keep their clothes on bit.ly/1K66jsl pic.twitter.com/sQ0tgfZDJG

Can Bitcoin Shine a Light Into Streaming Music's Money Traps?

bloomberg.com — People in the music industry agree: The payments from streaming services are too damn low. But who is to blame? It's nearly impossible to follow the money precisely as it flows from the fans to the people who write and sing the songs.

Spotify is picking a fight with Apple over the app store

seattletimes.com — It's a dispute that perfectly illustrates Apple's awkward relationship with digital-media companies, which rely on its app store as a major source of distribution even as they compete with Apple's own media businesses. The relationship between Apple and Spotify could be headed for a rough patch after a report about emails from Spotify instructing its users not to buy their subscriptions through Apple's App Store.

Spotify Is Picking a Fight With Apple Over the App Store

bloomberg.com — The relationship between Apple and Spotify could be headed for a rough patch after a report about e-mails from Spotify instructing its users not to buy their subscriptions through Apple's app store. It's a dispute that perfectly illustrates Apple's awkward relationship with digital media companies, which rely on its app store as a major source of distribution even as they compete with Apple's own media businesses.
Jul 08, 2015

Spotify would love it if Apple punished it for showing people how to get around App Store purchases. bloom.bg/1UBBOjN

Jul 08, 2015

“I think Apple is getting close to the line, if it hasn’t crossed it, in its dealings with Spotify” -- @superwuster bloom.bg/1UBBOjN

Jul 08, 2015

Spotify Is Picking a Fight With Apple Over the App Store, by @joshuabrustein bloom.bg/1UBBOjN via @business

Jul 08, 2015

Spotify sent an e-mail to asking customers to cancel subscriptions bought through Apple's App Store: bloom.bg/1UBBOjN via @business

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Jul 23, 2015

RT @daiwaka: Apple announces $10.7 bln profit, market knocks $60 bln off market cap. Amazon comes in w $92 mln profit, market cap goes up $36bln. Got it?

Jul 23, 2015

RT @NYPD34Pct: So this alligator was crossing 9th Ave in #Inwood...no, really. At 205 Str. Cops took him to Animal Control #whatnext pic.twitter.com/EG5Z3bkQPl

Jul 23, 2015

"Having a butt has never been more dangerous." -- @Nataliekitro on the legal issues surrounding butt dialing. bloom.bg/1OxMKux

Jul 23, 2015

Thousands of apps run invisible ads in a scheme to separate marketers from $850 million each year. bloom.bg/1gPXYPR

Jul 22, 2015

@wayner99 true. But leaps and bounds ahead of what any other league has done.

Jul 22, 2015

@granteb the price for a @Mets game would be like $0.04. Actually @MLB has done this in the past, for $1 per.

Jul 22, 2015

The NBA gives cord cutters exactly what they want: the ability to watch any game for $7. es.pn/1MIkvbj

Jul 21, 2015

amazing app store review: it was an OK game, but right when I downloaded it, it got boring idk if its cause I'm 15 or becuz its just boring

Jul 21, 2015

Airlines billed more than $3 billion in 'change fees' last year. newyorker.com/business/curre…

Jul 21, 2015

@NYTnickc Ted Cruz would just never give into the the urge to be needlessly provocative as a way to attract attention. Got to respect that.

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