Disruptive Media Companies Taking On the Old Guard

Media Disruptors

Media Disruptors: Spotify, Twitter & More
Media Disruptors: Spotify, Twitter & More   

Aereo, Tumblr, Spotify, Twitter, Buzzfeed. These are the media companies that made our exclusive CNBC Disruptor list. They're shaking things up in the media sector.

  • Twitter banners on the NYSE ahead of their IPO launch on Nov. 7, 2013.

    Twitter's original expected range was $23 to $25 per share.

  • David Karp, founder of the micro-blogging site Tumblr, opens the NASCAQ Exchange in New York City.
    By: AP with CNBC.com

    As part of Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr, the blogging service's founder, David Karp, will receive a $81 million payment if he stays will the company for the next four years.

  • Aereo's Chet Kanojia

    Even if Aereo is ultimately unsuccessful, the unraveling of the cable bundle is inevitable, the company's CEO tells CNBC.

  • Google Glass T&G

    Google Glass officially got its first porn app, but it may not be available for long if Google has its way.

  • Marissa Mayer and David Karp appear on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" at the Nasdaq.

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer tells CNBC the $1.1 billion deal for Tumblr is "part of enhancing our growth story" and the company will remain independent, even under Yahoo's ownership.

  • By: Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC.com

    The media industry is under attack. There isn't a silo within media where an incumbent is safe from the power of disruptors to rapidly and thoroughly upend the established order.

  • Aereo

    Aereo is pushing the envelope with the distribution of television content, allowing consumers to watch and DVR live broadcast television over the internet.

  • An online news organization mixing original reporting across a wide variety of subject verticals, and native advertising (sponsored content), focused on viral traffic growth.

  • A music service that is helping to change the concept of a personal music collection. Spotify offers access to a large music library, available on PCs, smartphones and tablets.

  • Behind the biggest conceptual change in the evolution of blogging. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email.

  • Global real-time communications platform that invented the 140-character tweet and is poised to reach $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2014.

  • Google Glass T&G

    Well, that didn't take long. The first porn app has officially launched on Google Glass.

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