|News bites: ABC to roll out live-stream feature on apps
May 13, 2013
Jennifer Martinez, The Hill
ABC is rolling out a new feature on its iPad and iPhone apps that lets consumers around New York and Philadelphia live-stream shows from local affiliates, according to The New York Times.
Bloomberg CEO Daniel Doctoroff told The Wall Street Journal that the company is "elevating" the focus of its data-security measures after clients complained that its journalists previously had access to information about terminal subscribers.
A new spate of cyberattacks targeted against American companies are seeking to sabotage computer systems, rather than steal information from them, and stem from the Middle East, The New York Times reports. READ MORE
|RADIO NEEDS A SHOT IN THE ARM
May 13, 2013
And Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan says he has the product that will deliver "a perceptual change" about radio. Of course, we're referring to Smulyan's radio industry pet project, the FM smartphone chip. About the consumer's perception of radio, Smulyan says "nobody thinks about the fact that we reach 92% of the population." True. Radio executives have been touting that Arbitron fed statistic for a long time and it has not produced stunning revenue results for any of them. So, Smulyan takes the approach that Radio needs something much bigger than a stat and the chip is it. "As we look across the landscape the radio industry was up 1% last year and hopefully it's pacing that well this year it needs a shot in the arm." READ MORE