Hacking TV #0052 – Politics Goes To Philly

Hacking TV Podcast | July24, 2016

Hacking TV #0052 – Politics Goes To Philly

Welcome to another edition of Hacking TV. This week, it looks like Tim Armstrong finally gets his dream of merging AOL with Yahoo. Will it turn into a nightmare. Then we are halfway through the political conventions. What role did streaming video play in Cleveland and will it be different in Philly?And new insights into how Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat are playing video differently.I’m Steven Rosenbaum and I’m Saul Hansell – snd this is Hacking TV.

1. THE NEWS:  Verizon.

Verizon and Yahoo are set to announce an exclusive $5 billion deal
http://www.recode.net/2016/7/23/12263772/verizon-and-yahoo-set-to-announce-exclusive-5-billion-deal-as-other-bidders-drop-out

As Verizon Prepares To Buy Yahoo, Here’s A Look At The 4 Years That Led Here
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenrosenbaum/2016/07/22/as-verizon-prepares-to-buy-yahoo-heres-a-look-at-the-4-years-that-led-here/#180ee9541ece

2. The Battle: Politics

Top Beltway reporters promulgate absurd false equivalence on Clinton, Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2016/07/14/top-beltway-reporters-promulgate-absurd-false-equivalence-on-clinton-trump/

Social media’s inescapable presence at the RNC
http://www.cnet.com/news/rnc-donald-trump-republicans-facebook-twitter-snapchat-cleveland/

3.  The Back Page – is YouTube Getting Competition:

Some Media Companies Cool on YouTube Distribution
http://www.wsj.com/article_email/some-media-companies-cool-on-youtube-distribution-1469095200-lMyQjAxMTE2NDI1MTIyOTE3Wj

YouTube Expands, Tweaks TrueView Video Ads
http://adage.com/article/digital/youtube-renames-revamps-trueview-ads/305072/

Snapchat talks with Hollywood about bringing shows to the platform

Snapchat talks with Hollywood about bringing shows to the platform

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