Updated on Nov. 9 at 10:05 AM PT with a comment from The Onion
Guest Post Can Jeff Bezos transfer his Midas touch from Amazon to usher in a “Golden Era” for the newspaper industry? In a word: yes.
Jeff Bezos offers up some interesting insight on the “new golden era” of the Washington Post.
Editor’s Pick Does Bezos have all the answers to the newspaper industry’s problems? Probably not — but it’s certainly more comforting to believe he does.
Just like his leadership strategy for the world’s largest online store Amazon, Jeff Bezos is likely to provide The Washington Post with something it desperately needs to prove itself as a worthy business: time.
Long-running political newspaper the Washington Post has been sold to Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos, the post announced today.
Photographer Daniel Morel took riveting photos of the devastation caused by the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. So riveting that the Agence France-Presse took them off Twitter and actually uploaded them to Getty Images.
Guest Post A breakthrough in computer displays that are both flexible and inexpensive is poised to make Minority Report a reality with a tablet flexible, rollable tablet, researchers say.
Would you start subscribing to a paywalled newspaper again if they offered to sell you a brand new 7-inch tablet for about $75?
The New York Times Company has tapped BBC Director-General Mark Thompson as its new president and CEO after an eight-month search. Can he turn it around?
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who made billions of dollars as the founder of the disruptive digital news and data service that bears his name, prefers to get his news the old-fashioned way: On dead trees.
The Daily, which began life as Rupert Murdoch’s first stab at a tablet only newspaper, has found a new life as a custom app developer. Today it’s releasing the Android version of its guide to the much anticipated Angry Birds Space, the new game from Rovio that debuts tomorrow. I chatted with The Daily’s publisher, Greg Clayman, about the role of custom apps in his business.
Condé Nast’s weekly digital subscription sales increased 268 percent since Apple launched its Newsstand feature on iOS 5 earlier this month, the company revealed Tuesday.
Many local newspapers may be teetering on the edge of death, but web publishing service OwnLocal doesn’t think they’ll be meeting their maker anytime soon. The company has just nabbed an undisclosed round of funding to help traditional paper newspapers boost their income.
The Wall Street Journal launched a new Facebook app today that allows people to read the publication’s content exclusively on the social network.
The Boston Globe today launched its new subscriber-only website, which puts much of the publication’s in-depth content behind a paywall.
An unknown group of hackers targeted the Washington Post’s jobs section last week and made off with 1.3 million user e-mail addresses. An FAQ released by the Post on Thursday addresses what happened and how users will likely be affected.
Internet advertising has been gaining on newspaper advertising for a long time, and in 2010 the new media finally surpassed the old media.
For someone who works at a school of journalism, Jeffrey Cole isn’t particularly optimistic about the future of newspapers.
In a bid to wean online readers from reading the paper’s content for free, the New York Times finally announced its digital subscription plans today, starting at $15 for four weeks of access.
News Corp’s The Daily iPad newspaper is the first app to support one-click subscription billing, and Apple’s vice president of interactive services Eddy Cue says that the feature will soon make its way to other apps.
Sources who have seen News Corp.’s iPad newspaper, The Daily, tell All Things Digital’s Peter Kafka that the app is “both old fashioned and cutting edge.” In that way, it sounds a lot like Rupert Murdoch, a man with newspaper ink for blood but who, for example, saw the potential for satellite television way before others did.
James Murdoch is the chairman and chief executive of News Corp. And he’s the son of Rupert Murdoch, the mogul who created the far-flung media empire that includes everything from Fox Broadcasting to the Wall Street Journal.
Perfect Market, a startup aiming to help newspapers make more money from their articles, just raised $9 million in new funding.
Startup NimbleCommerce is officially launching today, but founder and chief executive Prashant Nedungadi said the company, which has been working in stealth mode for the past year and half, has already signed up more than 25 large newspapers and business directories for its group-buying service.
Amazon announced today that qualifying newspaper and magazine publishers will soon be able to earn 70-percent from sales on the Kindle store.
The New York Times is set to update its Editor’s Choice iPad app — which only offers a select amount of content — with a new version tomorrow that offers much more content from its website, media-and-technology news site PaidContent reports.
While many are eagerly waiting for Apple to announce a subscription offering for its music and video content, the company is apparently looking to offer newspaper subscriptions first, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Google is organizing archives and feeds of newspapers around the globe, starting with U.S. newspaper content that has been offline to this point.
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Tom Mohr ran the online properties of Knight Ridder, the second largest newspaper company in the country, until it was sold to McClatchy this year.