US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content, but the benefits for struggling media outlets remain unclear.
Facebook has changed the name of its program offering free Internet to developing countries to "Free Basics" and added more services.
As the smartphone becomes the defining device for online news, publishers will increasingly struggle to make money, according to the latest Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ).
Facebook pushed deeper into the media business Wednesday by crafting a deal with news publishers which allows the social network to deliver articles directly to readers and could reshape the news landscape.
Nary a week goes by that doesn't see a new mainstream media story on the dangers of technology use. Just the other day I spotted one talking about how smartphones are making us dumber.
CBS on Thursday launched an on-demand streaming news service with live "anchored" news reports that can be viewed on any Web-connected device.
Thriving mobile application News Republic added a digest feature Thursday briefing news junkies on topics they care about in just three minutes.
The New York Times on Wednesday unveiled short video newscasts on its website, updated at least three times daily, as part of its effort to compete in the digital space.
Comcast says it is updating its mobile viewing app, Xfinity TV Go, to allow subscribers to watch popular channels such as CNN, Fox News, Disney Channel, CNBC, ESPN and FX on the go.
With consumers eagerly awaiting the release of two new iPhones this week, the more dramatic change may be in the software, not the hardware.