Liz Gannes

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Shazam Stakes Its Claim as the Second Screen of the Super Bowl

Lots of folks are hyping their Super Bowl apps and tie-ins, but Shazam seems to be going above and beyond. About half of the Super Bowl advertisers have given Shazam bonus content (like videos and sweepstakes entries) to reward those who “tag” the ads from Shazam’s smartphone apps. Plus, Interscope and Bud Light are sending out bonus halftime-show content, and game stats and social features will be running throughout the game.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald