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Financial Times Shuts Semantic Search Service Newsift

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A year ago, the FT launched “a next generation search tool for business professionals”. Powered by Endeca, it was called Newsift and aimed to “enable users to string together a query that can provide insight into the relationship between people, organizations, geography, and business theme, which ultimately facilitates more...
Financial Times Shuts Semantic Search Service Newsift

Pearson sells its 50% stake in South Africa's BDFM, as it looks to focus on global business news

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With Pearson entering the final stages of merging its Penguin subsidiary with Random House, the multinational publishing behemoth has now agreed to sell its 50% stake in South Africa’s Business Day and Financial Mail (BDFM) to Times Media Group (TMG), which now takes its ownership to 100%. BDFM is the...
Pearson sells its 50% stake in South Africa's BDFM, as it looks to focus on global business news

BBCWW invests in mobile game tech firm Spaceport

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BBC Worldwide is making a strategic investment in a company whose technology will let it port its games to any mobile platform. The BBC’s commercial and overseas unit is investing an unspecified sum in Spaceport, whose technology leverages HTML5, Javascript and OpenGL to let creators convert vector graphics-based games for...
BBCWW invests in mobile game tech firm Spaceport

FT Digital Subscriptions Surpass Print In U.S. As Sign-Ups Slow

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The Financial Times is still signing up new digital subscribers, but at the slowest rate since iPad lit up its business model in mid-2010. It attracted 17,000 new digital subscribers in the final three months of 2011, parent Pearson (NYSE: PSO) report. That is 6.8 percent more subscribers than...
FT Digital Subscriptions Surpass Print In U.S. As Sign-Ups Slow

Interview: FT CEO Denies Sale And Braves Strike Ahead Of Social Launch

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Financial Times CEO John Ridding rejects dinner-party chatter that the publisher may be sold to Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters. Instead, he is pushing the group toward a digital subscription future that, he reveals, will soon incorporate social networks. But Ridding will also have to manage a staff pay revolt...
Interview: FT CEO Denies Sale And Braves Strike Ahead Of Social Launch

The FT's digital subscriptions exceeded print circulation for the first time in 2012

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Last summer, the Financial Times predicted that its digital subscriptions would surpass print circulation by end of year. Well, in its 2012 results, parent company Pearson has revealed that total FT Group revenues were up 4% last year, with combined paid print and online circulation rising to 602,000, adding that...
The FT's digital subscriptions exceeded print circulation for the first time in 2012

Industry Moves: Custom Content Council; Financial Times; 7digital; News Ltd

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The latest hires in the digital media and tech industry… Custom Content Council: Dow Jones Content Lab President Andrew Seibert has been elected chairman. He replaces Meredith Xcelerated Marketing’s CMO, Keith Sedlak, who has led the organization since 2010. Joining Seibert on the Custom Content Council board are five...
Industry Moves: Custom Content Council; Financial Times; 7digital; News Ltd

FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

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A milestone reached as the world of old media continues its push in a digital direction: the storied, pink-sheeted daily newspaper the Financial Times, read by 2.1 million readers daily, today said digital subscribers now outnumber those in print, and that digital revenues now account for half of all sales...
FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

Pearson reports 72% rise in profts

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Ebook revenue growth helps push Pearson to pre-tax profit of £1bn for 2011Pearson has reported a 72% surge in pre-tax profits to £1.15bn for 2011, with ebook sales at Penguin more than doubling and profits at FT Group, home to the Financial Times, up by about a quarter.Pearson, which beat...
Pearson reports 72% rise in profts

In new downturn, subscription salvation for some, ad gold rush for others

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By now, the world was supposed to have emerged from the worst of the global economic storm that strangled advertising dollars through 2008 and 2010. But lingering European concerns suggest the ad dip is back, according to several company earnings disclosures this week. As it returns, some publishers are congratulating...
In new downturn, subscription salvation for some, ad gold rush for others
FT digital subs pass 300,000, growing readership and revenue
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