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No, an internet tax won't save journalism -- or newspapers

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As the traditional media business continues to flounder, a number of people seem to think that Guardian investigative editor David Leigh has come up with a smart new idea for saving journalism and newspapers in particular — namely, a tax on internet service providers that would be used to finance...
No, an internet tax won't save journalism -- or newspapers

Wantster, Canada's Answer To Fancy, Picks Up $4M From Radio Station Owners Evanov Communications

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Wantster, a site founded earlier this year in Canada that lets users collect images of things they want from around the web and pin them on a central page — a kind of Canadian Fancy – has announced a round of funding: $4 million from Evanov Communications, a Canadian radio broadcasting company....
Wantster, Canada's Answer To Fancy, Picks Up $4M From Radio Station Owners Evanov Communications

The Daily's 100,000 subscribers are likely far too few to keep it afloat

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The Daily’s first quarter saw it rack up over 800,000 downloads. However, in that same quarter, it lost $10 million. That sum, added to the $30 million cost of building the paper to launch, states that The Daily burned through a total of $40 million to exist through birth and...
The Daily's 100,000 subscribers are likely far too few to keep it afloat

Is your blog chasing numbers or dollars?

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If you think about it, Twitter can get you in trouble sometimes.You are cranky, it's been a long day, you need to vent. So you write a nice stress-relieving post to your blog. Totally out of character with what you normally write, but you need the release.And wouldn't you know...
Is your blog chasing numbers or dollars?

Twitter is building a media business using other people's content

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As Twitter continues to build out new features such as “expanded tweets” and curation-based services like its NASCAR editorial offering, it has become pretty obvious where the company is headed: it has given up on being a utility built on open APIs and is becoming a media company, powered...
Twitter is building a media business using other people's content

French business daily gives up on print

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La Tribune, the troubled French financial newspaper founded in 1985, has ceased daily newsprint publication.Its new owners, France Economie Régions and Hi-Média, say it will print a weekly issue from 6 April and publish daily news on its website.La Tribune, which had a circulation of about 75,000, was formerly owned...
French business daily gives up on print

Inside Business Insider: More Tech Secrets Revealed

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EIC Henry Blodget recently updated and reprised his original Business Insider Full Monty article with a new presentation about the media business and BI specifically, so I thought it would be a great time to update my own BI tech infrastructure article from 2011 and detail some of the changes...
Inside Business Insider: More Tech Secrets Revealed

Podcast: Who's afraid of podcasts as a business? Not Earwolf

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Podcasts are an awesome way to connect your content with audiences, and they are especially good for doing so in an increasingly mobile world — but they aren’t necessarily awesome at generating money. Slate runs some of the best podcasts in the news business, but during a recent Reddit “Ask...
Podcast: Who's afraid of podcasts as a business? Not Earwolf

Sports New Media Secures IMG Investment Based On Its Syocial Platform

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Sports New Media (SNM) is something of a curiosity. Combining both media management and a technology platform, it works with athletes, sports agents, sporting associations and sport governing bodies to manage their social media activity, especially on Facebook. SNM has become the only Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer in the world,...
Sports New Media Secures IMG Investment Based On Its Syocial Platform

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Forget Facebook, Twitter Is The One Google Should Be Worried About (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Markets The markets are blazing despite a big miss in job openings. Shares of GOOG are up with tech. Investors continue look for Android momentum on smartphones and tablets and...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Forget Facebook, Twitter Is The One Google Should Be Worried About (GOOG)

LinkedIn May Be Doubling Down On The Media Business By Buying Pulse, A News Reader (LNKD)

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LinkedIn is buying the maker of Pulse, a mobile news-reading app, for between $50 million and $100 million, Liz Gannes reports at AllThingsD. Gannes's colleague Kara Swisher had reported that a deal was likely earlier on Monday. "We don't comment on rumors or speculation," a LinkedIn spokesperson told us. Pulse...
LinkedIn May Be Doubling Down On The Media Business By Buying Pulse, A News Reader (LNKD)

Back to the future: What if the 'mass media' era was just an accident of history?

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When it comes to the traditional media business, there is often a pervasive nostalgia for “the good old days,” when a handful of newspapers and TV networks ruled over the media landscape and profitability was so taken for granted that huge family dynasties with names like Sulzberger and Bancroft were...
Back to the future: What if the 'mass media' era was just an accident of history?

Apple's $8 Billion Media Business

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Apple is really in the hardware business, not the software business — it just uses the sales of apps, music, movies etc., to help sell gadgets. But boy does it sell a lot of software: iTunes sales came in at $1.9 billion last quarter, which puts the digital store at...
Apple's $8 Billion Media Business

BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down

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Popular BitTorrent site closes in wake of demise of Megaupload, QuickSilverScreen and othersOne of the most popular BitTorrent sites, BTjunkie, has been "voluntarily" shut down in the wake of last month's closure of Megaupload.The operators of BTjunkie, which launched in 2005, said in a message on the site: "This is...
BTjunkie 'voluntarily' shuts down

Yahoo's Latest Act Of Desperation May Also Be Stupid As Well As Dishonorable (YHOO)

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Yahoo is shaking down Facebook over patents. Waving pieces of paper around, Big Purple's lawyers are claiming that Yahoo invented key aspects of Facebook's advertising, social networking, and communications technologies. These lawyers are telling Facebook to pay up or face a lawsuit. We've already gone over how this is...
Yahoo's Latest Act Of Desperation May Also Be Stupid As Well As Dishonorable (YHOO)

With Thirst's Droplet, the vision for news on Google Glass becomes a little clearer

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One of the big questions about Google Glass is how it will affect the way we consume information (if, that is, it gains popularity and acceptance in mainstream culture). In particular, many people are interested in how Glass will affect news consumption. We’ve already seen how the New York Times...
With Thirst's Droplet, the vision for news on Google Glass becomes a little clearer

Can Classmates come back? CEO says 'major progress being made'

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Founded in 1995 by a former Boeing employee, Classmates.com was one of the original social networks. The Seattle company, which was sold to United Online in 2004 and continues to maintain a presence along Elliott Avenue, was later decimated by Facebook (which now boasts more than one billion active monthly...
Can Classmates come back? CEO says 'major progress being made'

Meet Yahoo's new (interim) CEO, Ross Levinsohn

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Newly named to helm the troubled Internet pioneer, Levinsohn has a long history with Fox and other Big Media outlets, and most recently headed up Yahoo's global-media business. [Read more]...
Meet Yahoo's new (interim) CEO, Ross Levinsohn

Northcliffe drops Twitter legal action

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Northcliffe Media has withdrawn its legal action over a Twitter account spoofing its chief executive, Steve Auckland.The regional publisher sued Twitter in the US to have the identity of the tweeter known as @UnSteveDorkland revealed. But the account holder successfully challenged the order and the media group has subsequently backed...
Northcliffe drops Twitter legal action

WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

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This week’s WITN features another debate about how you build a media company in this day and age, but it’s slightly less contentious than last week’s fight (which most commenters seem to agree that I totally won). This week, Paul and I talk about the death of Rupert Murdoch’s...
WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

CNET's editor wasn't in "an impossible situation," far from it

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Like so many industries, the media business is currently rewriting a lot of their own rules. That’s not all bad. No industry going through this much dramatic change should be hidebound to what was de rigeur for the last 100 years. Can you be owned by a conglomerate you...
CNET's editor wasn't in "an impossible situation," far from it

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: 2012 is going to be the Twitter election

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2012 is going to be the Twitter election, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said at the D: Dive Into Media event in Dana Point, California Monday night. In an interview with AllThingsD media editor Peter Kafka, Costolo said that a majority of the Republican candidates are buying ads, otherwise known as...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: 2012 is going to be the Twitter election

What we'll see in 2013 in digital media

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Some big things happened in the media business this year: The government sued Apple for allegedly fixing ebook prices, odd bedfellows the New York Times and BuzzFeed joined forces to cover political conventions, and a phone hacking scandal rocked Britain. What will next year bring? Everyone loves to look into their...
What we'll see in 2013 in digital media

Announcing D: Dive Into Media 2013, Featuring Google, Facebook, Sony, Hearst and More

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If you made it to the first D: Dive into Media conference this year, you got to see the likes of Dick Costolo, Jason Kilar and Neil Young lay out the the future of the media business. Want to hear more? We’re happy to oblige: We’ll be hosting our second...
Announcing D: Dive Into Media 2013, Featuring Google, Facebook, Sony, Hearst and More

The Great Tablet War Of 2012 (GOOG, AAPL, AMZN, MSFT)

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Make no mistake: There's a full-blown battle on for the future of computing. Forget all the fragmentary skirmishes for your pocket, for your set-top, for your living room, and for your desk. It's become increasingly clear that the tablet is the defining device of the next couple decades of computing,...
The Great Tablet War Of 2012 (GOOG, AAPL, AMZN, MSFT)
Former Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn to head up Guggenheim Digital Media

Dish Network's Charlie Ergen Gets Real: The Full Dive Into Media Interview

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Last week we hosted our second D: Dive into Media conference in Dana Point, Calif.. If you joined us in person, you got a day and half to talk with and listen to the most interesting people in the media business talk about the future of their industries. If you...
Dish Network's Charlie Ergen Gets Real: The Full Dive Into Media Interview

Another Failed Paywall Bites The Dust; Daily Variety Goes Free

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Two and a half years ago, Daily Variety, the big Hollywood trade magazine, basically ceded the entire online world to its main competitor, The Hollywood Reporter, by putting up a paywall. At the time, it bizarrely claimed that doing so would mean it wouldn't have to cover "gossip, half-truths and...
Another Failed Paywall Bites The Dust; Daily Variety Goes Free
How Social Media Shaped Boston Bombing Response

Reddit courts influential Silicon Valley investors

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Site exploits boost in profile following its Obama Q&A, as part of funding round valuing company at $400mSocial news site Reddit has been courting influential Silicon Valley investors as part of a funding round that values the company at $400m, TechCrunch reports.Exploiting a boost in its profile after President Obama...
Reddit courts influential Silicon Valley investors
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