Media Industry Timeline

Microsoft To Launch Own News Network In Late October

Microsoft News Coming in October

Now that MSNBC has become NBCNews the team at Microsoft is planning to role out its own news operation. According to a Reutersreport Microsoft’s Product Management Group general manager Bob Visse confirmed the software giants move. According to Visse Microsoft is making a “big, multi-million dollar investment” in order to develop a “decent-sized media operation.”… Read more »

Pink Slime Manufacturer Suing ABC News For $1.2 Billion

Pink Slime Lawsuit against ABC

ABC News is being sued by Beef Products, Inc. for $1.2 billion. The lawsuit claims that ABC News made consumers believe that pink slime product is somehow unsafe and unhealthy for consumers. In the lawsuit Beef Products, Inc. claims that ABC News made nearly 200 “false and misleading and defamatory” statements about the product. Industry… Read more »

Hulu CEO To Depart, Traditional Broadcasters Likely To Ruin Service

Hulu CEO Departing

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar will likely soon exit the company with a $100 million payday, according to a company memo recently obtained by Variety. After his departure, it is strongly believed that the network’s owners will move to take away some of Hulu’s exclusivity while shifting how the online video streaming service does business. The… Read more »

‘Text From Dog’ Tumblr Scores Book Deal

text from dog book tumblr

‘Text From Dog’ is a Tumblr with a simple premise — vocalizing a dog’s presumed thoughts via his human and an iPhone text messaging screen — and the site went viral earlier this year due to its hilarious posts and easy-to-get humor. Texts From Dog features interactions between a dog and his human (October Jones),… Read more »

Spin Magazine Sold To Buzzmedia

Spin Magazine Sold To Buzzmedia For Undisclosed Sum

If you were a teenager or young adult in the 1990s and you listened to alternative rock there’s a good chance you read at least one copy of Spin Magazine and now if you read the music publication it will be produced by the team at Buzzmedia. Since launching 27 years ago Spin Magazine has… Read more »