Thursday, May 10, 2012
      • 'Daily Mail' Online 'Disadvantaged' By UK Rules Evening Standard

        Martin Clarke, publisher of Mail Online, which is second only to the New York Times in terms of its global audience, said it abided by a British media code restricting the use of pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge's sister going to work or shopping. This was contrary to Mail Online's rivals in America who freely published "hundreds" of pictures of Middleton taken each day by paparazzi photographers, he said. "That is a commercial disadvantage I just have to live with," he said.

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      • 'Sun On Sunday' Hits 'Trinity Mirror' Bottom Line The Guardian

        Sales revenue at its national titles starting the year brightly up 10%, but slumping to a decline of 3% in March and April as total ad revenue fell 11% in the first four months. The trading update paints a mixed picture ahead of a tough annual meeting for departing chief executive Sly Bailey, where a significant number of investors are expected to vote against her remuneration, with tough ad revenue and circulation figures in part balanced by reductions in Trinity Mirror's net debt and pension deficit.

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      • Streaming Music Services Get Their Own Chart The Guardian

        The Official Streaming Chart will launch next Monday, billed as the first chart to rank audio streams from both ad-funded and subscription services in the UK. The Official Streaming Chart is compiled with information from services including Spotify, We7, Napster, Deezer, Zune and ChartsNow. It will be published every week in music industry trade title, Music Week, and online at The Official Single Chart will mark its 60th anniversary in November.

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      • EBooks: Publishers Embrace World Of Digital BBC

        Next week some of the biggest names in publishing will gather at the Hilton in London's Park Lane for The Bookseller Industry Awards. This year sees the introduction of a new category -- the Digital Strategy Award -- which recognises how the introduction of new technology is opening up the market. It comes at a time when UK sales of consumer ebooks leapt by 366% in 2011 helping to offset a decline in the demand for printed books.

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      • Hutchison, T-Mobile Tangle Over Orange Austria Buy Fierce Wireless

        Following Hutchison's announcement that it has submitted the takeover plan to the European Union regulatory authorities in Brussels, T-Mobile Austria said in a statement that it did not oppose market consolidation in principle, but said the deal cannot be approved without restrictions. T-Mobile Austria said it believes that the proposed deal would have a significant negative impact on competition to the benefit of 3 Austria and market leader A1 Telekom Austria. T-Mobile Austria CEO Robert Chvatal called on Austrian and European regulators to closely examine the proposed sale of Orange Austria frequencies.

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      • 3 Things Every Publisher Must Have Huffington Post UK

        "In their clockwork orange world, UK publishers are trying to get to grips with what they hope is their digital future. It is easy to believe that good times are just around the corner. But they're not." Colin Morrison offers some predictions for the 10 losers and winners in the media race to become (or remain) relevant, durable and profitable in the 21st century.

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