Thursday, April 5, 2012
  • Yahoo Confirms Layoff Of 2,000

    Yahoo Wednesday confirmed the company is laying off about 2,000 employees as part of a broader effort to reduce costs and create a smaller, more streamlined organization. The embattled Web portal said it expects to realize about $375 million in annual savings from the move. ...Read the whole story

  • Zite Launches Publisher Program

    A new program on Zite gives participating publishers their own dedicated sections, which maintain their particular look and feel and allow them to upsell mobile apps or subscription services via house ads. Perhaps most attractive to Zite's publisher partners is the option to run a banner ad at the end of articles promoting other content. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Could Get More Than Movies From Paramount Deal

    YouTube's movie deal with Paramount could contribute more than content to the video site's library. While the movie-rental deal with a fifth major Hollywood studio adds 500 new titles to its expanding online library, it also contributes audience segment data to augment targeted ads. ...Read the whole story

  • Next Issue Media Debuts Android Tablet Newsstand

    Taking power away from Apple and other content gatekeepers, a consortium of top publishers -- including Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc. -- just launched their own tablet newsstand. ...Read the whole story

  • Digital Books Gaining Ground

    The proportion of American adults who have read an e-book bumped up to 21% as of February from 17% in mid-December, fueled by a surge in holiday sales of both tablets and e-readers, per Pew. More broadly, 43% say they have either read an e-book in the past year or have read other long-form content. ...Read the whole story

  • Federal Court Nixes Colorado's E-Commerce Law

    A federal judge has struck down Colorado's law requiring e-commerce companies to disclose information about state residents' purchases to the tax authorities. He agreed with the Direct Marketing Association that the law unconstitutionally restricts interstate commerce. ...Read the whole story

Uncommon Sense: The Dinner Table As Spotted Owl

Time was when the dinner table served as the nexus of all news. Then we went digital. Seems like the more we communicate the less we actually talk. ...More

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