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Digital media reporter, @adage | If life could have entrance music, mine would be 'Immigrant Song.'

Comcast Said Planning to Drop Offer for Time Warner Cable

adage.com — Deal Might Have Fueled Advancement of Addressable TV Ads and Other Tech Comcast Corp. is planning to walk away from its proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable, people with knowledge of the matter said, after regulators planned to oppose the deal.

Google's Ad Prices Dip Again, This Time Because of YouTube

adage.com — Another three months. Another quarter in which Google has increased its advertising revenue despite making less money per ad. In the first quarter of 2015, the average amount of money Google makes from clicking on one of its ads declined 7% year-over-year. Meanwhile the number of clicks on Google's ads increased by 13%, compared to last year.

Hulu Gains Exclusive Rights to TNT, Cartoon Network Shows

adage.com — 'The Last Ship,' Cartoon Network Come to Streaming Hulu has acquired exclusive rights to shows from Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting in the first grealicensing deal between the companies. Past seasons of shows from Turner's Adult Swim and Cartoon Network channels will be available on demand at Hulu, along with some current and future series from TNT and TBS, the companies said Thursday in a statement.

Disney Blocks Verizon Custom TV Ads in 'Skinny Bundle' Fight

adage.com — A La Carte Light Won't Come Easy, Not If Networks Have a Say Walt Disney Co. has pulled TV ads for Verizon Communications Inc.'s Custom TV from its networks after saying that the new TV-package service violates contract agreements.

Here's the First Video Uploaded to YouTube 10 Years Ago

adage.com — Co-Founder Jawed Karim Stands in Front of Elephants Discussing Their Trunks Today marks the 10-year anniversay of the first video to hit YouTube, which was posted by the video service's co-founder Jawed Karim. A lot has changed in that decade.

Facebook Enlists Vice, Vox Media to Make Videos for Brands

adage.com — On Thursday YouTube celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to what would become the preeminent online video service. And Facebook crashed the party.

Why So Many YouTube Nets Are Hosting NewFronts Events

adage.com — Collective Digital Studio, Fullscreen, StyleHaul to Make Their NewFronts Debuts Don't be surprised if a lot of YouTube networks kick off their NewFronts presentations with the Jay-Z song that opens "Allow me to re-introduce myself."

Facebook's First-Quarter Earnings Report in 4 Charts

adage.com — Facebook has become the Apple of digital ad sales. The social network is able to push its ubiquitous product to increasingly higher prices seemingly without any pushback from its customers. In the first quarter of 2015, Facebook got its advertising customers to pay 285% more money per ad than they did a year ago as the social network served 62% fewer ads year-over-year.

Google's Paid Ad-Blocking Service Doesn't Block Most Ads

adage.com — Google has entered the paywall-as-a-service business. Last November the company announced Contributor, a service that would block banner ads on certain publishers' sites in exchange for people paying a monthly fee. Google has been emailing details of the service to people who had requested invites to try Contributor.

Yahoo Adds Video Ads to Its Home Page, Digital Mags

adage.com — Video Spots Will Play on Yahoo's Home Page, Digital Magazines, Mobile Apps Yahoo will make its formal pitch for advertisers' digital video budgets next week during its NewFronts presentation. But the portal is also making a play for that money this week.
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Apr 25, 2015

RT @mcten: A great Tim Duncan story shared by one of Syracuse's finest, Etan Thomas, on Facebook today: pic.twitter.com/1n9yEoS918

Apr 24, 2015

I've given up trying to pronounce aspartame correctly

Apr 24, 2015

RT @ckrewson: Wow Comcast almost bought Vox? And with the merger dead it may try again. fortune.com/2015/04/23/com… via @AmPress

Apr 23, 2015

If we used biz jargon in real life, I'm gonna go partner w Starbucks to power my afternoon by integrating their coffee w my face

Apr 23, 2015

Google's Latest Ad Price Declines Are Because of YouTube, Not Mobile adage.com/article/digita…

Apr 23, 2015

@digitalshields speaking of things not being what they were, true that you have a full on beard now?

Apr 23, 2015

RT @adage: Turn CEO Bill Demas stepping down, amid stormy times for the ad-tech industry bit.ly/1Ejxn60

Apr 23, 2015

"TrueView ads monetize at lower rates than ad clicks on google.com" — Google's CFO

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