Ad sponsored journalism always had a built in conflict of interest even when they were scrupulous about keeping the business and content separate.
Do you seriously believe that the "new" journalism isn't ad sponsored. What, other than ads, do they have as a source of funding? At least the "old" journalism could get some revenues directly from their readers. The "new" journalism, not so much.
they left out the fact that Sharron was a guy.
Did you miss the word "his" in the first sentence?
AFAIK, morning sun has essentially the same spectrum as evening sun
No it doesn't. The authors address the differences in the spectrum in the third paragraph of the Discussion section of the study.
The last two items on your chart (iPods) are not iOS devices.
iPod Touchs run iOS (how else would they be able to run most of the same apps as the iPhone?)