Data Dive: A Closer Look at Digital Editions for U.S. Newspapers
Here are the top 25 U.S. daily newspapers with digital editions from the September 2012 Snapshot report.
Time for Pecker?
New York Post
While several new names have surfaced as potential candidates to head Time Inc. after the spinoff, none is as intriguing as David Pecker, the long-time CEO of American Media Inc.
EU: Penguin offers to scrap Apple e-book deals to end EU antitrust case
British media group Pearson’s Penguin unit has offered to scrap e-book deals with Apple that imposed price restrictions on Amazon and other retailers, EU antitrust regulators said on Friday. The concessions, if accepted by the European Commission, would make Penguin the fifth book publisher to settle with regulators, ending a 16-month long investigation without any finding of wrongdoing or fine.
Amazon’s Goodreads Purchase Scuttled Apple Partnership
Wall Street Journal (Digits)
Amazon.com’s announcement last month that it was purchasing book-recommendation site Goodreads did more than land the e-commerce giant a social-networking service. It also thwarted a possible partnership between the reading social network and Apple.
Al Jazeera eyeballing Tennis Channel
New York Post
Al Jazeera Media Networks is eyeing the Tennis Channel as it looks to become a player in the US sports market, The Post has learned.
Should Fox Become a Pay TV Network?
News Corp.’s Chase Carey says Aereo might force the network to convert, but many questions remain unanswered as to the viability of such a move.
Here’s How Fox Could Make Billions By Ditching Broadcasting
Could crowdfunding produce A&E’s next hit show?
Crowdfunding success no longer just means financial backing. A&E’s partnership with RocketHub could mean it comes with advertisers and free publicity, too.
AOL’s second life
Back from the dead, AOL is reinventing itself as a media company.
Mobile app redesign proves LinkedIn wants to be your destination for news
If it wasn’t already obvious from the company’s acquisition of social news reader Pulse and launch of Influencers, a professional blogging service, LinkedIn’s mobile app update on Thursday shows that the company is increasingly focused on news.
BBC America Partners With Twitter On Branded Video
Twitter has notched another deal in its bid to expand from a microblogging site to a full-fledged media platform. BBC America on Thursday evening tweeted it had signed with Twitter for the first “in-Tweet branded video synced to entertainment TV series.”
After Apple’s Rise, a Bruising Fall
New York Times
Shares of Apple were trading for more than $700 last year, but they have tumbled back and analysts are trying to understand why.
iPhone sales hit 35 million last quarter, forecasts analyst
Microsoft earnings: Windows wasn’t as bad as expected but it wasn’t good either
Despite flat year-over-year WIndows revenue, Microsoft logged a 19 percent profit year over year. Not too shabby for the much maligned company.
Google Revs Up 31%, Search To Change Dramatically
While some analysts believe the company could spread resources too thin, its first quarter 2013 earnings prove otherwise. Profit rose 16%, earning $3.35 billion, compared with the year-ago quarter, as the tech giant experienced improved revenue growth in its core advertising business.