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Miriam Gottfried

Media Reporter, Heard on the Street — The Wall Street Journal

Media, telecom & retail for Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street; Subscribe to our podcast itunes.com/heardonthestre; 212-416-2679; miriam.gottfried@wsj.com

Twitter’s NFL Stream Ruffles Big Media Feathers

blogs.wsj.com — ored a touchdown last Thursday with a glitch-free first live stream of a National Football League game. Its success may be irking some in traditional TV. At an investor conference Tuesday, CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves made a comment about Twitter "showing our games online."

As Comcast Hits the Airwaves, T-Mobile Looks Interesting

wsj.com — Comcast is tiptoeing into the wireless business to defend its broadband franchise. It may ultimately decide to jump in with both feet, with big implications for T-Mobile US. The cable giant plans to launch a wireless service by mid-2017, using a combination of Wi-Fi and airwaves leased from Verizon Communications, Chief Executive Brian Roberts said at an investor conference Tuesday.

Will Zika Bite Disney? Depends Who You Ask

blogs.wsj.com — The analysts who cover Walt Disney have been trying their hand at public health, with widely differing results. Chief Bob Iger said last month that Disney hadn't seen an impact from the Zika virus at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Still, as cases crop up in other parts of Florida, investors have worried about attendance.

Growth and Trust Are Scarce at ComScore

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. After an accounting scandal, company has to win back investors' confidence Media-measurement firm comScore is less of a growth company than it once seemed.

Comscore to restate results over ‘nonmonetary’ revenue

marketwatch.com — Internet analytics company comScore Inc. said it had improperly accounted for some revenue and will restate its financial results for the past three years, according to a securities filing late on Thursday. The announcement came after an investigation by the audit committee of comScore's board which blamed "errors in judgment" for the problems and said it "cannot support" the company's accounting for so-called nonmonetary transactions, the filing said.

ComScore to Restate Results Over ‘Nonmonetary’ Revenue

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Internet analytics company blames 'errors in judgement' for improper accounting; 2015 revenue $29 million less than previously reported Internet analytics company comScore Inc.

New iPhone Could Be Bad News for Wireless Industry

wsj.com — Apple's iPhone 7 is shaping up to be a big success, but that could mean bad things for wireless margins. Sprint and T-Mobile said earlier this week that opening weekend preorders for the iPhone 7 exceeded those for the 2014 launch of the iPhone 6 by nearly five times and nearly four times, respectively.

Is Wells Fargo Still Main Street’s Favorite Bank?

blogs.wsj.com — Last week, Wells Fargo was slapped with a $185 million fine for illegally opening accounts in the names of millions of its credit and debit card accounts without their permission. Now the bank is facing the possibility of civil or criminal charges amid an investigation by federal prosecutors.

NFL: Scoring Points on the Airwaves, If Not on the Gridiron

blogs.wsj.com — As football season kicks off, so too does a season of fans gluing themselves to their TV sets. But it doesn't necessarily take a winning team to get America's attention. The Dallas Cowboys ranked No.1 overall on a list of last season's "media exposure" rankings compiled by Nielsen.

Court May Have Ushered in Uncertainty on Privacy Rules

wsj.com — A recent court ruling could mean big things for privacy regulations governing telecommunications, cable and internet companies-mostly because it highlights what those regulations may not cover. Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in AT&T Mobility v. the Federal Trade Commission.
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Sep 23, 2016

@hackcelerity Yeah, micro-managing a failure doesn't sound like such a great accomplishment.

Sep 23, 2016

@disruptivedean @djtgallagher You may be in the minority with that, but interesting. I don't think Google will be the buyer fwiw.

Sep 23, 2016

Salesforce sells biz software, not ads. Has also agreed to 9 M&A deals so far this year. @djtgallagher $CRM $TWTR  http://on.wsj.com/2dnyWHr 

Sep 23, 2016

Mobile video ads are growing faster than mobile ads as a whole, meaning Facebook's error could hurt more. https://t.co/SDh3Ng4SO9 $FB https://t.co/wefco6NZJc

Sep 23, 2016

Facebook's error w a key video viewing metric could tarnish its growth picture & strenghten the case for TV ads. $FB  http://on.wsj.com/2cX6vBO 

Sep 23, 2016

It's not that I don't believe there are buyers for $TWTR. Here's my story from Jan on why it could be a target.  http://on.wsj.com/2cWZy3E 

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