Ralph Cristello

Two deals, one very interesting digital future

By GREGORY ZELLER // Two major deals in the online publishing space offer the potential of a dramatically altered digital landscape for Long Island shoppers and sellers. In the most recent, Cablevision agreed to be acquired by Europe-based Altice in a $17.7 billion deal that includes Newsday, the News 12 cable operation and their corresponding websites. Earlier this month, Long Island Media, the parent company of LongIsland.com and other Island-focused sites, acquired digital newspaper Long…