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How a Minor Change by Facebook Resulted in a $92 Million Acquisition

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Can't beat them? Join them. One of the biggest newspaper companies in the world may be trying to get into the Facebook advertising game. Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today and scores of regional and local newspapers, is reportedly close to announcing a $92 million acquisition of BLINQ Media, which specializes...
How a Minor Change by Facebook Resulted in a $92 Million Acquisition

Facebook Ads: Improved E-mail Marketing

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This is a guest post by SocialCode CEO Laura O’Shaughnessy. SocialCode is a digital agency and Washington Post Co. subsidiary that focuses on social media marketing and advertising. While helping Fortune 500 brands understand how to realize the most value from social media advertising — on Facebook, specifically — I’ve...
Facebook Ads: Improved E-mail Marketing

Transcript: Don Graham and a social family affair

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Don Graham, chairman and CEO of The Washington Post Co. joined his daughter, Laura O'Shaughnessy, CEO, SocialCode, and her husband, Tim O'Shaughnessy, Co-founder and CEO, LivingSocial, to talk about the growth and opportunities in social media. Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute, moderated.  Below is an unedited transcript: WALTER ISAACSON:  That...
Transcript: Don Graham and a social family affair

Washington Post Adds iPhone App With Annual Fee

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A few hours after Steve Case tweeted that Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) CEO Don Graham told a hometown crowd Tuesday the paper wouldn’t charge for online news, the company told paidContent it was launching its first paid iPhone app today. With that, the Washington Post joins a small...
Washington Post Adds iPhone App With Annual Fee

Wanderful Media Acquires Mobile Newspaper Shopping Ads Platform iCircular From The AP

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Wanderful Media, which aims to digitize circulars (the printed flyers you find in your mailbox full of the latest deals and coupons), has acquired iCircular from The Associated Press. Originally launched by the AP, iCircular puts coupons, ads and offers into the mobile sites of newspapers on phones and tablets....
Wanderful Media Acquires Mobile Newspaper Shopping Ads Platform iCircular From The AP

Guest Post: Facebook Custom Audience Targeting Top 3 Concerns Put to Rest

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This is a guest post by SocialCode CEO Laura O’Shaughnessy. SocialCode is a digital agency and Washington Post Co. subsidiary that focuses on social media marketing and advertising. One of the most high-potential advertising features on social media is Facebook’s Custom Audiences. Over the past three years, advertising capabilities have skyrocketed on...
Guest Post: Facebook Custom Audience Targeting Top 3 Concerns Put to Rest

Funding Daily: We are all made of stars

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Today, as NASA dove deeper into the universe than ever before, I wanted to pay homage to the stars. There are the brights light of the startup universe rising to galactic heights, venture capitalists providing large amounts of financial rocket fuel, and massive companies pulling smaller ones into their...
Funding Daily: We are all made of stars

Washington Post Co. puts Newsweek magazine up for sale

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Washington Post Co. puts Newsweek magazine up for sale

Funded By $22M From Publishers, Wanderful Media Reinvents The Newspaper Circular

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A startup called Wanderful Media wants to find a place for circulars (those printed flyers full of the latest deals and coupons) in the digital world. Circulars have long been a staple of printed newspapers, and it sounds like the media companies are pretty invested in helping this model make...
Funded By $22M From Publishers, Wanderful Media Reinvents The Newspaper Circular

Washington Post Invests In Education Tech Site

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EdSurge, a site that covers the boom in education technology, has raised a $400,000 seed round led by the Washington Post Co. and NewSchools Venture Fund, along with angels like Allen & Co.’s Nancy Peretsman and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Judy Estrin. Founded in February 2011, EdSurge is run by Elizabeth...
Washington Post Invests In Education Tech Site

21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Auto insurer 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services has shifted its estimated $50 million U.S. media planning and buying account to WPP's Mindshare without a review. The account was previously run by Omnicom Group's Omnicom Media Group....
21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

The 2012 Pulitzers: The medium doesn’t matter

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The Huffington Post won a Pulitzer Prize Monday. The world didn’t end. Put another way, a publication that had the smarts to hire some very good journalists and let them do what they do best won an important prize from a group that not too long ago thought the...
The 2012 Pulitzers: The medium doesn’t matter

Yahoo, Facebook and the wisdom of Shakespeare

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If the lawyers, rather than the technologists, start to guide the future of Silicon Valley, we could see a massive realignment of power in the tech industry. Thus far, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have emerged as the clear “winners” of the latest Internet boom. Not only do they...
Yahoo, Facebook and the wisdom of Shakespeare

Washington Post Co. to Sell Newsweek

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Newsweek reports: The Washington Post Co. announced today that it has retained Allen & Company to explore the possible sale of Newsweek magazine. The Newsweekly was launched in 1933 and purchased by The Washington Post Co. in 1961.  “The losses at Newsweek in 2007-2009 are a matter of record.  Despite heroic...
Washington Post Co. to Sell Newsweek

Washington Post only wants Digg’s human assets

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The ex-newspaper editor in my house looked up from his laptop and yelped, “The Washington Post is hiring the people from Digg?” Usually that wouldn’t be a blip for him but he instantly connected the move to the latest batch of people to lose their jobs in the WaPo newsroom...
Washington Post only wants Digg’s human assets

WaPo digital revenue drops in Q1

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The Washington Post Co. newspaper division continues to struggle, nearly doubling its operating loss with drops in print circulation and advertising — and digital ad sales aren’t picking up the slack. The division, which includes the Washington Post and Slate, reported an an operating loss of $22.6 million for Q1,...
WaPo digital revenue drops in Q1

Why the Washington Post will never have a paywall

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The list of major newspapers that haven’t at least experimented with a paywall or subscription option for online content is pretty short, and one of the most prominent abstainers is the Washington Post. While the success of the New York Times metered paywall has sparked a wave of imitators...
Why the Washington Post will never have a paywall

Report: Use of Facebook Social Reader App Is Plummeting

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Last September, WaPo Labs (a division of The Washington Post Co.), launched the Washington Post social reader app to make reading and sharing news instant.  Today, the app appears to be losing some of its steam.  The social reader has upset many users as some people don’t like the fact...
Report: Use of Facebook Social Reader App Is Plummeting

Newspaper Companies Invest Another $9M In Local Deal Startup Wanderful Media

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Wanderful Media has raised another $9 million from the long list of newspaper and media companies that were already backing the startup and its local deal service Find&Save. The announcement comes after the relaunch of Find&Save last month. The service allows readers to browse deals aggregated from newspaper circulars, retailers,...
Newspaper Companies Invest Another $9M In Local Deal Startup Wanderful Media

The Facebook IPO: A Mega, Meta Mashup Of Media

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We sifted through media coverage of Facebook's imminent IPO to bring you the mother of all news roundups. Get ready to ride the linked-up lightning.Now it's Facebook's turn to share. Facebook Inc. filed for an initial public offering... that could value the social network between $75 billion and $100 billion, putting...
The Facebook IPO: A Mega, Meta Mashup Of Media

Facebook names Sheryl Sandberg as first female director

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Vocal critic of gender imbalance in Silicon Valley promoted to board as social networking site aims for more grown up imageFacebook has named its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, as its first female director, elevating her to a board that includes seven men.For years one of the most vocal critics...
Facebook names Sheryl Sandberg as first female director

New Newsweek.com Emphasizes Minimal Approach

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As the Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO) tries to find a buyer for its struggling Newsweek, the magazine has just spruced up its website to make that part appear a bit more attractive to readers and advertisers. In a note to users, Mark Miller, Newsweek Digital’s editor, highlighted a...
New Newsweek.com Emphasizes Minimal Approach

SocialCode hires 15 employees from Digg.com

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SocialCode, a social media advertising firm and subsidiary of The Washington Post Co., announced Thursday that it has hired 15 members from the engineering team at the social news site Digg. Digg was once one of Silicon Valley’s most promising start-ups. But the service, which allows readers to vote on...
SocialCode hires 15 employees from Digg.com
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