Vivian Schiller Is a Lock as Twitter’s Head of News

The microblogging company settles on a media industry veteran as its digital news liaison.

Chute Gets $2.7M for User-Generated Media Developer Tools

Chute is to photo and video uploads like Twilio is to voice and SMS, or SendGrid is to email notifications.

Microsoft and NBC Call It Quits, for Real: Here’s the Divorce Filing

The end of a relationship that started back in 1996.

HuffPo Co-Founder Ken Lerer’s Stealthy Start-Up Aims at CNN, Fox

Ken Lerer helped build an Internet news powerhouse out of thin air. Now he wants to do it again — this time using video.

27,000 Reasons Why Twitter Is Rolling Out Its Own Photo Service

This photo of an almost-empty baseball game became a hit overnight on Twitter–and made money for Twitter photo-sharing service TwitPic. What if Twitter sold that ad inventory itself?
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Backstage at the Onion's New TV Show

The Onion lands its second TV show in a month–this one is the pitch-perfect “Onion News Network” on IFC–and we sit down with head writer Carol Kolb.


Time Warner Cable Offers Cheaper TV Package Without ESPN

Time Warner Cable Inc. is rolling out a lower-priced cable TV package called “TV Essentials” that excludes major cable networks like ESPN, Comedy Central, TNT, Fox News, MSNBC, Fox regional sports networks and MSG.

Viral Video: Keith Olbermann's Non-Apologetic Apology

MSNBC cable television host Keith Olbermann was back on the air last night after a short suspension and chatting up a storm–as usual, almost entirely about himself. This time it was supposedly to apologize for handing over some dough in support of a trio of Democratic candidates, which is against NBC ethical guidelines for its news folk. It turned into more of a pat on the back.

Exclusive: BermanBraun Strikes Big Ad Deal with Starcom

In an interesting move for premium online content, Hollywood’s BermanBraun has signed an advertising deal with Starcom MediaVest Group, the media agency unit of advertising giant Publicis Groupe, sources said. As part of the deal, Starcom gets a “first look” at all of the online properties created by the innovative production company headed by Lloyd Braun (pictured here) and Gail Berman. BermanBraun produces both digital and mainstream content.

MSNBC Readies a Cautious Move Onto the iPad

MSNBC is preparing its own entry into the iPad app derby. But the cable network is moving cautiously into the race: Its upcoming free app will feature programming from just one of its shows. Maddow? Olbermann? The network won’t say.

The "I'm a PC Variations"

Yahoo's Scott Moore Speaks!