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Maura McGowan

Pew Finds Nonprofit News Sites Are "Growing but Fragile"

Study surveys 172 nonprofit sites

The Pew Research Center released a new study on Monday that found that nonprofit journalism is "growing but fragile." While the number of startup nonprofit news outlets continues to grow,…

Apple to Challenge Spotify in Internet Radio

Music service expected to be unveiled at developers conference

Apple's anticipated launch of a new music streaming service will be the "highlight" of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company…

Zeebox Adds New TV Rooms Social Feature

Bravo taps app for 100th episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County

Zeebox, the social network-enabled second-screen app, is adding a feature called TV rooms, which the company describes as a Facebook to connect TV fans, creators and actors. Variety reports that Bravo…

Google Lauches Model to Predict Box Office Success

Search volume foreshadows opening weekend revenues

Google has introduced a model to predict the box office success of movies based on search data, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Using YouTube and Google search patterns for movie trailers,…

Google OKs Images on Sponsored Search Results

Moves past text-only format

Google will allow advertisers to include images alongside sponsored search results, the company announced in a blog post on Wednesday. Until now, the ads that allow businesses to display their websites…

YouTube Mobile Ad Sales Triple Over 6 Months

About a quarter of its 1 billion users view videos on smartphones

YouTube tripled ad sales on mobile devices in the past six months, generating an estimated $350 million in the last quarter alone, Bloomberg reported. About a quarter of the Google-owned company's…

EBay Launches 'Shoppable Windows'

Virtual stores rolling out in New York

EBay is launching virtual stores called "shoppable windows" in New York,  Reuters reported. The nine-by-two-foot screens will be seen in visible shopping areas like Soho. The stores will sell 30 items…

Verizon's $1 Billion Deal Includes Streaming the Super Bowl

Second-screen audiences continue to grow

As Americans continue to watch more TV on screens other than their televisions, Verizon Wireless has signed a multi-year $1 billion contract to expand its service giving customers access to…

Chicago Sun-Times Eliminates Entire Photography Department

Reporters will take iPhone photos after mandatory training

A week after the Chicago Sun-Times laid off all 28 of its photographers, the newspaper is training its remaining staff to take photos with iPhones, The Verge reported. "Sun-Times reporters begin…

Jeff Zucker’s Quest for the Fountain of Youth

CNN boss scrambles to scare up a younger audience

While CNN worldwide president Jeff Zucker is looking to draw a younger, more cosmopolitan audience, he acknowledges that reaching people who fit that description is a challenge in a cord-cutting…

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