Amazon Builds the Spheres, While Google Opts for the Hulk

Analog is the new digital.
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Columbia’s Sreenivasan Bolts for New Digital Job at New York’s Metropolitan Museum

A longtime presence in Columbia’s hallowed halls moves across Manhattan.
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Twitter’s Music App Will Let You Watch, Too, With Help From Vevo

More details about Twitter’s newest app, and why it’s taking a page from Facebook.
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Spotify Adds One Million Subscribers in Three Months

Spotify has signed up six million paying subscribers for its streaming music service, CNET reports. In December, Spotify reported five million subscribers, with one million of those in the U.S.

Still No Home for Firefox on iOS

Mozilla won’t resume development on Firefox Home.

Former CBS Exec Lurie Joins Former Yahoo Levinsohn at Guggenheim Digital Media

What does two deal makers and a pile of investment dough equal?

Dish’s Charlie Ergen Says He Doesn’t Want to Kill Ads, for Real

“I don’t want to kill ads. I also don’t want to put my head in the sand,” said Ergen.

That CBS/CNET/Dish Story Won’t Go Away

The trade group that runs CES re-awards Dish an award that CNET wanted to give it four weeks ago. And for good measure, says it’s cutting ties with CNET, too.
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Dish Toots Its Own Horn, Since CBS Won’t

And the New York Times is happy to help.
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CBS Quashes CNET Award for Dish’s Ad-Skipping DVR

CNET disclosed Monday that it had originally picked Dish Network Corp.’s controversial ad-skipping device to receive its top award at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, before CNET’s parent company, CBS Corp, forced it to reverse course.

Travora Launches “The CNET of Travel”