Guest Post Publishers, faced with declining CPMs and anemic mobile advertising, are still struggling to find the right monetization model for free content.
Google is doing some consolidating when it comes to its various news services.
Zemanta, a startup that provides tools for online publishers, has secured a new $2 million round of funding, the company announced today.
Amazon has launched a new digital publication dedicated to fiction and short stories called Day One, the company announced today.
Medium, the blogging platform from Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, will soon be getting an influx of riff-raff contributing articles to the service.
Seeking Alpha, a financial news site, has managed to carve out a lucrative niche — and is paying its crowdsourced contributors handsomely for their content.
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.
Jimdo, a Hamburg, Germany-based company that offers tools for easy website creation, is now hitting mobile in a big way with the launch of a new iOS app.
The New York Times’ website and mobile apps experienced some down time earlier today, an outage that the paper is now attributing to an “internal issue.” Both the site and apps appear to be back online for most people at this time.
Coming as a shock to pretty much no one, AOL chief exec Tim Armstrong confirmed today that the company’s local news gathering arm Patch will see heavy layoffs and some community sites closing down in the coming weeks.
Guest Post Predictive analytics, customized news feeds based on location and previous history, weaving reader voices into the storytelling … all these things and more have been thrown onto the “what could be” pile for a reinvented Post. But the greatest innovation and investment the Bezos-led Post could make is in its people.
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.
Scoop.it combines semantic analysis of 10 million Web pages with human curation to help brands publish relevant content.
Digital comic book startup ComiXology is partnering with one of the biggest publishers of children’s books, Scholastic, the startup announced yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con.
The verdict is in: Apple is officially an e-book-price-conspiring criminal.
Guest Post Increasingly, it’s difficult for traditional publishers to compete with the quick-fire, high-volume, and often high-quality content of blogs and leaner social news sites. Isn’t it time for a new mindset on the future of publishing?
VC firm First Round Capital announced The First Round Review, the “Harvard Business Review for startups that will feature actionable knowledge for entrepreneurs.
It’s a little hard to believe that the publishing world has only been using WordPress for a decade, as today marks the 10th birthday for the platform.
Medium, the publishing platform startup founded by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, has purchased long-form journalism project Matter, the companies announced today.
Trapit launched its new publisher suite today, the startup’s first business-to-business product that publishers and brands can use to create personalized, more engaging reading experiences.
Readers have more control than ever over the content that they reader, with tools to reformat web pages, remove ads, and save them for later. How should publishers respond?
The future of publishing is doomed. Or perhaps, we’re simply in the middle of a publishing transition that we don’t fully understand yet.
It’s a hunka hunka burning money, folks. And it’s all about HTML5 for tablets and smartphones. Still got suspicious minds? Read on.
An insightful conversation on where AOL has been, and where it’s headed with GDGT’s help.
Editor’s Pick The consummate entrepreneur, and the successful writer: put the two together, and you’ve got someone who budding authors should listen to about what it means to write books in 2013. Especially … if you actually want to sell any.
Wired, one of the first big magazines devoted to technology and the Internet, generated half its ad revenue from the web in Q4 2012 — a first for the magazine.
Apparently, Amazon isn’t cool with any self-published book with the appearance of copyright infringement — specifically, something related to Star Wars.
Editor’s Pick Mather started writing his novel in 2010, and by 2012 had 150,000 words and 600 pages of The Atopia Chronicals. Using his background in startups and his savvy as an entrepreneur, he created an 11-step program to market and launch the book.
Netbiscuits raises $27M for its technology that adapts and delivers web applications to smartphones.
Wired editor Ryan Singel founds Contextly to make help digital journalists add more context to their stories.
Digital comic book reader Emanata just rolled out a new store within its iPad app, which allows independent creators to sell their work.
Content optimization platform RAMP gobbles up $15 million
Tagwhat introduces new publishing features.
GENWI hooks extra $2M to distribute content to mobile devices.
“Please keep your questions focused on Techonomy,” one of the media handlers said.
Making books effortlessly easy has allowed Amazon to take over the e-book market. But the company has bigger plans.
Judging by the numbers, Amazon Kindle Singles program has been a successful one.
Sprout Social kicked off two new publishing tools today to further help businesses get the most out of their social media campaigns: Sprout Queue and ViralPost.