Medium launches subscription service, Norwegian newspapers join forces for fact-checking and Twitter launches live video API: this week in media

Medium launches subscription service, Norwegian newspapers join forces for fact-checking and Twitter launches live video API: this week in media

Medium introduces $5 subscription service

“Let’s stop relying on ad buyers and social media echo chambers to determine what we put in our brains —  which is just as important, or more so, than what we put in our bodies,” says Ev Williams as he announces a $5 a month subscription service for publishing platform Medium.  Read more on NiemanLab here >>

Newspapers join forces in Norwegian Fact-checking alliance

VG and Dagbladet, Norway's two largest online news sources by readership, joined forces with NRK, the public broadcaster, to launch Faktisk - a Norwegian fact-checking syndicate.  Read more on Poynter >>

Twitter launches live video API

Twitter is making its Periscope Producer service more accessible with the launch of an API. Available in private beta, this tool enables developers and broadcasters to stream live video through their computer, camera, Xbox, virtual reality headset, or any non-phone device without needing to connect directly through the Periscope app.  Read more on Venturebeat >>

Linked-in rolls out trending topics section

On Wednesday, Linked-in rolled out a “Trending” topics feed, a new section of the app where users can find a collection of recent news stories and accompanying user posts that are personalized based on their interests and profession.  Read more on Recode here >>

Apple set to make big bet on AR

CEO Tim Cook is betting on augmented reality, a cousin of VR that he believes will keep his company on top and may even supplant the iPhone.  Read more on Bloomberg >>

Digital adspend tops TV, Sky acquires social video company and Twitter kills the ‘egg’: this week in media

Digital adspend tops TV, Sky acquires social video company and Twitter kills the ‘egg’: this week in media

5 things you should know about the weird and wonderful world of Emojis [interview & insight]

5 things you should know about the weird and wonderful world of Emojis [interview & insight]