Entries by Jason Abbruzzese

Aereo shutters Boston office but company will remain open



Aereo is shuttering its Boston office and laying off 43 employees, according to a document sent by the company to the state of Massachusetts.

The move, first reported by Beta Boston, comes as Aereo is in a holding pattern, awaiting word on whether it could become a cable company and resume operations. The company has been reeling since a Supreme Court decision found that the company had violated copyrights by streaming live network television that had been collected by miniature antennae.

The layoffs are set for Nov. 12, according to the document, which can be found below. Read more...

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Showtime planning standalone Internet offering



It's almost showtime for Showtime.

The premium television channel may likely launch a standalone Internet-based offering in 2015, according to CBS CEO Les Moonves, who spoke with CNBC on Wednesday.

Moonves says we'll "fairly definitively" see stand-alone SHOWTIME offering in 2015$CBS

— Julia Boorstin (@JBoorstin) November 5, 2014

Showtime, which is owned by CBS, is a rival to Time Warner's HBO, which will also begin to offer some form of an online subscription service in 2015. HBO's online offering, HBO GO, isn't currently available without a cable subscription, but several users share logins to get around that. Read more...

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CNET turns to print with a new quarterly magazine



Start the presses.

CNET, one of the oldest and largest online tech publications, is launching its first print edition, which is set to hit newsstands in the United States and Canada this week.

CNET Magazine will appear on Monday with a Winter 2014 edition that includes holiday-centric print traditions, like a gift guide and a big-name interview (it's with LL Cool J)CNET's parent company, CBS Interactive, pitched in with the production and distribution, but the content is entirely produced by CNET's existing staff, according to the site's co-editor in chief, Connie Guglielmo

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Final Print Edition of 'The Onion' Gets the Last Laugh

  The Onion’s last print edition couldn’t have happened any other way. The Chicago-based satirical new outlet announced last month that it would cease offering a print edition, opting instead to go digital only. See also: 10 Must-Follow Breaking News Accounts on Twitter Its last issue, which The Onion posted to its Tumblr on Thursday, […]

You Can Thank Marijuana for at Least One Journalism Job

  Ricardo Baca is trying to figure out how to cover a market that has never existed before, at least legally. The Denver Post's newly appointed marijuana editor will oversee the only mainstream media operation to dedicate a portion of its coverage entirely to marijuana, which will become legal for sale in Colorado to anyone […]

Warner Bros. iPad App Streams 500 Classic Films

  Warner Bros. has brought its Netflix-style streaming movie app to the iPad, giving users access to its 80-year archive of classic movies. Lovers of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall can now stream the Warner Archive Instant collection of more than 500 movies and television programming on iPads running iOS 6 and 7 as well […]

Flipboard Raises $50 Million to Staff Up

  Flipboard has raised $50 million in new funding to hire employees in its engineering and sales groups. The company announced Monday that it has now completed a $100 million Series C funding, bringing its valuation to $800 million. Flipboard raised the previous $50 million in October. Rizvi Traverse Management, the fund run by Suhail […]