Thursday, September 4, 2014
  • Newspaper Revenue Decline Ends Globally Next Year -- But Not In The UKGuardian

    The revenue decline for the newspaper industry will end next year, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Fortunes will vary significantly across the world, however. The Asia-Pacific market is set to grow while North America and Western Europe -- the UK, France and Germany -- will also see continued decline over the next five years despite digital innovation because, says the report, publishers will be "unable to fully monetise their readers' migration to online and mobile news."

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  • Netflix European Rollout BeginsCampaign

    Netflix's rollout into mainland Europe is beginning. It has launched this week in France, with opposition from state-sponsored media, and has plans to roll out on successive days into Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. The European rollout is not just about opening new markets, but is also a means to win global licensing deals for shows. Other programme distributors such as British Sky Broadcasting are in the process of combining European operations for this purpose.

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  • Publishers Urge Rejection Of Google's Antitrust OfferGigaom

    It already looks like Google's European search antitrust case will roll on for some time yet, thanks to a host of new complainants and some pertinent criticisms of the concessions Google has put on the table, but here's another voice calling for the Commission to reject that deal.

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  • ForbesLife.com To Cover The Luxury LifestyleInPublishing

    ForbesLife.com covers the world of luxury and is expected to leverage content from Forbes staff writers and more than 150 expert contributors based around the globe - including journalists who have written for The New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, The New Yorker and more. Content on the site is divided by channel topic, such as: Travel, Cars & Bikes, Style, Planes & Boats, Homes, Watches & Jewelry, Tech, Food & Drink, Arts, and Video.

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  • IPC Media Now To Be Known As Time Inc. UKThe Drum

    IPC Media will undergo a rebrand by parent company Time Inc. to become Time Inc. UK, the company has announced. According to Time Inc. chairman and CEO Joe Ripp, the move will allow the company to better leverage its global presence. IPC Media counts more than 60 brands among its portfolio, including Country Life, What's on TV and Woman.

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  • BuzzFeed Looking To Add Meat To Business NewsRe/code

    Everyone knows that BuzzFeed does lists and quizzes and videos you like to click on and share. Some people know that BuzzFeed also does reporting from far-flung places, and some delicate, thoughtful features. But not many people know that BuzzFeed also does business reporting. This is a bit of a frustration for Peter Lauria, the veteran reporter BuzzFeed brought in from Reuters to launch its business section last year. But he's plugging away at it, turning out a combination of scoops, GIFs and analysis.

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  • Is It Wrong To Look At Ill-gotten Videos?The Daily Beast

    Are you being party to butchery if you watch an ISIS beheading video made with the very hope you will watch it and slickly composed to impart the greatest impact when you do? Is viewing these videos abetting evil? On a lesser note, are you participating in a shameful violation of privacy if you view nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and others that were pilfered and posted by computer hackers?

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  • Take After Take For Every Kind Of AudienceGigaom

    A profusion of similar "takes" erupts online after almost any major news event - and the driving force behind that phenomenon is the fact that readers are in control of the process now, not editors or writers. Is that good or bad? Good question.

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  • EU Commission Launches Antitrust Probe Into WhatsApp DealThe Drum

    EU antitrust regulators have launched an investigation into Facebook's proposed WhatsApp acquisition, asking communication rivals whether it would monopolise the market or drive up prices. Watchdogs have sent questionnaires to EU brands and telecom providers asking them what impact the deal could have.The $19bn acquisition is Facebook's most expensive deal to date. The EU Commission's findings are scheduled to be published in early October.

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    The Rise And Rise Of Curated Email Newsletters

    One of the more intriguing trends I've noted recently, particularly in the barrage of "email isn't dead" articles in the more mainstream press, is the emergence of the curated newsletter. It makes sense: every day we're inundated with interesting articles via social media, so there's a great appeal in having someone sift through the most interesting stuff and present a digest every day or week.So how could this style of campaign benefit a brand? ...More

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    Those born after 2000 are the most digitally savvy people on the planet these days. They are taught from an early age about use of social, cyberbullying and the basic techniques to search for information. ...More

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