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Archive for the 'Newspapers & Magazines' Category

Comcast: WiFi in Merger Mix with TWC

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 8th, 2014

Comcast confirmed that it’s weighing plans to create a nationwide WiFi network using its routers. Comcast filed its 180-page merger plan with the FCC detailing their proposed $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner merger. Comcast is the largest cable operator in the nation and Time Warner Cable is the second largest. On Tuesday, David Cohen, Executive VP […]

Facebook Invents Paper

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 3rd, 2014

Facebook today revealed Paper, a standalone iOS news reader app that delivers human and algorithm-curated full-screen articles and photos. Paper launches in the U.S. today, one day before Facebook’s 10th birthday. Unlike other Facebook mobile efforts such as Messenger and the failed Snapchat knockoff Poke – it isn’t a specialized tool. It’s Facebook — almost […]

MoPub Ad Network Bought by Twitter

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 10th, 2013

Twitter announced today that they’ve acquires MoPub, a mobile-focused advertising exchange. MoPub’s technology lets publishers manage and optimize advertising — using direct ads, house ads, ad networks, and real-time bidding through the MoPub Marketplace. It features a dashboard where customers can see how each source is performing. Their publishing partners include mobile industry verticals in […]

Epic Magazine: A Blockbuster Model

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 13th, 2013

Writing that grabs you and won’t let go, is increasingly rare in the revenue-squeezed magazine industry. While gripping, non-fiction narrative stories, that run long-form in magazines do get published, they are the exception. They take time to research and write. Magazines don’t have the money. Now Joshua Davis and Joshuah Bearman, acknowledged masters of that […]

Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 6th, 2013

The Washington Post Co. agreed Monday to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos, ending the Graham family’s stewardship of one of America’s leading news organizations after four generations. Bezos will pay $250 million in cash for The Post and affiliated publications to The Washington Post Co., which owns the […]

Justice Dept Proposes eBook Guidelines for Apple

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 2nd, 2013

In July, the Justice Department won its antitrust lawsuit that accused Apple of conspiring with publishers to raise the prices of e-books. Now, the Justice Department proposed guidelines on how to enforce the July ruling. The guidelines suggest that Apple should be be forced to terminate its existing agreements with five major publishers and also […]