Another tech billionaire turns media mogul

Where Jeff Bezos goes, other tech billionaires follow. The latest titan to invest in print media is Salesforce founder Marc Benioff who, along with wife Lynne, is buying Time magazine. The pair are using $190 million from their personal fortune to bu... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2018-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Politico owner rolls out new tech-focused media venture

Politico Publisher and media executive Robert Allbritton is launching a new digital media and events company it's dubbed Protocol, focused on “people, power and politics of tech,” bringing on high-profile names to run the latest entry in an increasingly competitive landscape. The new company,... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-11-13 17:43:49 UTC ]
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Axel Springer Repositions as a ‘Media and Tech Company’

Someone needs to do a major rewrite of the Wikipedia article about Axel Springer because it’s not a digital publisher anymore like Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-09-23 18:00:02 UTC ]
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Comcast’s Tech Unit Unveils Tool to Unify Linear and Digital Media Buys

Comcast Technology Solutions is rolling out a suite of tools it claims will better unify the fragmented campaign implementation process and minimize--or remove--human error. The division of Comcast claims the launch of the new suite saves advertisers and media agencies time during campaign... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-05-22 13:00:45 UTC ]
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Google to sweeten publisher deals as tech woos media

Google is offering publishers more generous terms as part of a new subscriber tool, currying favor with the news industry at a time when Facebook is sending mixed signals to newspapers and magazines.Publishers will keep 85 percent to 95 percent of revenue when readers first buy subscriptions via... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’

"When I arrived, nothing was broken. We had all the raw materials -- strong brands and great journalists -- but it felt like a bowl of spaghetti." The post Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ANA Pushes $50 Million Digital Media Pilot to Combat 'Ad-Tech Tax'

After years of complaining about digital media fraud, brand safety and other problems, the Association of National Advertisers hopes to do something about it, starting a six-month pilot with what it hopes will be 35 marketers and more than $50 million in spending for 30 premium online... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Media and Tech, M&A Activity Held Steady in 2016

Tech, trade shows, and digital media drove the majority of deals, while magazine publishers had a relatively quiet year. The post In Media and Tech, M&A Activity Held Steady in 2016 appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2017-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Honest Few turns your social media posts into money for books

With ebook libraries, Amazon Prime Reading and the plethora of online services available putting free publications in your various devices, it's a wonder that people still pay any money for books anymore. But a new website called Honest Few is found... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-12-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Lies Ahead for Gawker Now that a Tech Billionaire Is Bankrolling Lawsuits Against It?

If you thought the Gawker saga would slow down as we creep closer to Memorial Day weekend, you thought wrong. Following a dizzying 24 hours that ended with Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel admitting outright that he's been bankrolling multiple lawsuits against the media company, the... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2016-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nick Denton fires back at Peter Thiel over tech billionaire's Gawker crusade

Thiel acknowledged that he secretly bankrolled lawsuits against the gossip-tinged company and its journalists in order to put the publisher out of businessIt may be a post-ink age, but a Silicon Valley billionaire’s legal campaign against Gawker Media is about to offer a modern test of the old... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trinity Mirror turns to Dennis’ niche publishers to beef up tech coverage

In the face of common pressures, traditionally competitive publishers have realized they can command more weight against the dominance of Facebook and Google by collaborating. The latest example is national newspaper Trinity Mirror and specialist magazine group Dennis. Trinity Mirror will cherry... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tech blog spinoff Re/code acquired by Vox Media

Tech news blog Re/code has been acquired by online publishing company Vox Media, just 18 months after spinning off from its former parent, The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading at Stuff

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1105 Media Sells Its Education Tech Events to LRP Publications

B2B publisher 1105 Media has just sold its education technology events to LRP Publications, a media company targeting education administrators. Four events were included in the deal. The post 1105 Media Sells Its Education Tech Events to LRP Publications appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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How Tech Media Covered the Apple Watch Launch

What Super Bowl Sunday is to ESPN, today is to the tech publishing world. For today, Apple will unveil (for the second time) its Internet-enabled “smartwatch,” appropriately dubbed the Apple Watch. Which means that every tech publ ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Live blog of the live blogs: How tech media is covering the Apple Watch today

What Super Bowl Sunday is to ESPN, today is to the tech publishing world. For today, Apple will unveil (for the second time) its Internet-enabled “smartwatch,” appropriately dubbed the Apple Watch. Which means that every tech publication of note is live-blogging what is, despite the oversized... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2015-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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6 Media Tech Predictions for 2014

From big data to responsive design to the next iOS, technology has become inextricably linked to publishing. No one has a perfect model for it yet though. In many cases, content has raced ahead of monetization. In other instances, it's reversed. Neither side is stopping to wait for the other to... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2013-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rupert Murdoch cards turn Twitter gems into festive greetings | Media Monkey

Fans of Rupert Murdoch's musings on Twitter can now share his thoughts with their friends this festive season. No, the Times isn't publishing a Christmas supplement compiling its owner's thoughts – New York artist Michelle Vaughan has produced letterpress cards featuring a selection of his... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obama's tech wizard hones his media weapons to help Miliband get to No 10

He was the scourge of Mitt Romney in the 2012 US election, now Obama's 'backroom Brit' is heading Labour's digital response team for its 2015 campaignIn his new book about the 2012 US presidential election campaign, the Time journalist Mark Halperin singles out the role played by a young Briton... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Livefyre Looks to Turn Social Media into Custom Native Ads

The Web publishing services firm Livefyre has started turning social media content into native advertising for a handful of publishers. Livefyre—which offers publishers social tools like commenting, live blogs and live chats—built Playstation-sponsored social hubs for IGN and AOL's Joystiq... Continue reading at AdWeek

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