Sighs of relief from local TV news over Aereo decision? Plus Android’s ‘connected universe’

Here’s our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day):

— Google laid out its vision of a “connected universe” of Android devices — with the phone in the center and Android Wear watches and Android Auto-equipped cars connected to it — at its annual I/O conference. Re/code’s Liz Gannes has a report.

The Moto 360 by Motorola, an Android Wear smartwatch, on the demo floor at Google I/O in San Francisco on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Moto 360 by Motorola, an Android Wear smartwatch, on the demo floor at Google I/O in San Francisco on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

— The broadcasters’ win over Aereo in the Supreme Court yesterday means “local TV news likely dodged disaster,” Sarah Laskow explains at Columbia Journalism Review.

— Medium has hired tech writer Steven Levy as Twitter co-founder Evan Williams‘ new site “moves from platform to publisher,” David Carr reports in The New York Times. (Happily, there’s no sign of the term “platisher” in that story.)

— “Worldwide, men hold 77 percent of top jobs” at Facebook, Chris Welch writes at The Verge. “That’s only slightly better than Google, where 79 percent of leadership positions are filled by men.”

— American Press Institute’s Lisa Zimmermann has a Q&A with Tom Negrete, director of innovation and news operations for the Sacramento Bee, which has partnered with Stanford and other universities “on using data to create personalized approaches and systems to better serve readers and advertisers.”

— As Snapchat debuts a public “Our Story” feature, PandoDaily’s Michael Carney says “it’s starting to look like Snapchat saying no to an almost incomprehensible $3 billion acquisition offer may have actually been a great idea.”

— Twitter users send more than 500 million tweets per day. But accessing historical tweets for research purposes is no easy — or inexpensive — task, Kelly Fincham explains for Poynter.


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