Knewz's desktop site shows a jarring mix of headlines in varying font sizes that are more forbidding than inviting. Perhaps it's the garish yellow-and-black color scheme - resembling the tape police put around crime scenes.
With Buffett's sale, the industry loses one more billionaire who once had a benevolent view of the newspapers.
The newspaper's decision undermines its responsibility to protect its editorial staff and their broader efforts to report on sexual abuse.
The partnership with Google signals how the programmatic ad market is evolving from the common practice of selling discounted remnant ad inventory to the highest bidder.
Liberals and conservatives have vastly different opinions about the news, and only handful of outlets are considered somewhat trustworthy by both groups.
Spotify's unconfirmed talks to buy The Ringer, a pop-culture media company started by Bill Simmons. The price tag is reportedly $200 million.
"Deepfake" videos that swap out a person's face with someone else's are ripe for abuse in political propaganda, hate speech and pornography.
While search and paid social will be the biggest categories, publishers can find room for growth in display ads and possibly in digital audio formats like podcasts.
Publishers have learned they can't be dependent on social networks like Facebook or search engines like Google for web traffic. They must control their digital destinies.
Publishers and advertisers have complained about the lack of transparency in the digital ad market.