João-Pierre S. Ruth

After more than thirteen years as a business reporter in New Jersey, João-Pierre S. Ruth joined the ranks of Xconomy, first as a correspondent and then as editor for its New York City branch. His writing has appeared in The Record, The New York Enterprise Report, and OnlineVideo.net. He has covered telecom players such as Verizon Wireless, video streaming companies such as Crunchyroll, and device makers such as Samsung. João-Pierre earned his bachelor's in English from Rutgers University. Twitter: jpruth

Recent Articles By The Author

HBO Gets In Bed with Comcast's 'Stream'

HBO Gets In Bed with Comcast's 'Stream'

Streaming services wars heat up as Comcast teams up with HBO to fend off rivals like Netflix.

10 Comic Books That Could Be Huge Hits on Silver Screen

10 Comic Books That Could Be Huge Hits on Silver Screen

There are tons more heroes beyond Spider-Man or Daredevil who could be big money for TV and movie studios.

Viacom's Paramount Pushes Zombies Into Homes to Generate More Cash

Viacom's Paramount Pushes Zombies Into Homes to Generate More Cash

Deal will make a pair of movies available faster for digital viewing, giving studio a chance to see revenue more quickly from at-home audience.

Sony, Disney's Marvel Betting on Unknowns to Resurrect Spider-Man Franchise

Sony, Disney's Marvel Betting on Unknowns to Resurrect Spider-Man Franchise

A new leading man, a relatively unknown director, and a fresh partnership with Disney will give Sony a shot to revive its power in the superhero movie game.

Dish Network's Sitting on Tons of Spectrum, Still Waiting for Anyone to Care

Dish Network's Sitting on Tons of Spectrum, Still Waiting for Anyone to Care

CEO Charlie Ergen has few options left to nail down a merger deal as potential partners bow out.

AMC, Regal, Cinemark Protect Their Popcorn as Movie Studios Face Feds

AMC, Regal, Cinemark Protect Their Popcorn as Movie Studios Face Feds

Movie theater chains are facing a federal investigation of their business practices at the same time that film studios are demanding a larger cut of the box-office.

Netflix Kicks Ass with Blind Superhero Forcing TV to Deliver Year-Round Hits

Netflix Kicks Ass with Blind Superhero Forcing TV to Deliver Year-Round Hits

Binge watching and off-season shows streaming online make the old fall TV schedule look like a rusty waste of time.

Can Stephen Colbert Make Letterman's 'Late Show' Lovable to Millennials?

Can Stephen Colbert Make Letterman's 'Late Show' Lovable to Millennials?

As David Letterman takes his final bows as late night show host, CBS is hoping Stephen Colbert can attract younger viewers away from rivals Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.

Discovery's Advertising Troubles Exacerbated by Russian Headaches

Discovery's Advertising Troubles Exacerbated by Russian Headaches

Stagnant ad sales globally combined with new laws in Moscow that will restrain its Russian revenues are keeping Discovery Communications' turnaround from gaining steam.

If Shane Smith Gets Vice Its Own TV Channel, Will Advertisers Jump In?

If Shane Smith Gets Vice Its Own TV Channel, Will Advertisers Jump In?

Vice is making HBO happy, but can it do the same for mainstream cable-TV?