All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Magazines’

Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard?

This week, Flipboard launched a new web version. It’s available for the desktop for the first time after being mobile-only since 2010. While it already has millions of users from phones and tablets, this opens it up to more people, and to more usage from existing users. Think about those who spend all day on a computer at the office. …

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Charlie Hebdo Gets Help from Google for Massive Print Run

Though French weekly Charlie Hebdo was knocked down, the satirical magazine is looking to bounce back in a big way – and Google has stepped up to help the cause. The paper is planning a massive print run next week – a million copies. To put this into perspective, Charlie Hebdo’s normal run is 60,000. According to the publication, next …

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Macworld Ends Print Publication, Reduces Staff

News broke today that the print version of Macworld is being shut down as IDG laid off most of the staff. The online version will continue, but also with a reduced staff. The news emerged from tweets by staff, which were picked up by Valleywag earlier. From Senior Editor Roman Loyola: Whelp that was fun. Being laid off from Macworld. …

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This Chart Shows That Google Is Bigger Than Newspapers And Magazines

Business Insider has put together a pretty interesting graph that is getting a lot of attention in the media. It illustrates, citing data from Google, the NAA and the PIB, that Google is now bigger than both magazines and newspapers in terms of advertising in the U.S. Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget presented the graph as a slide at the …

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Rolling Stone Issue Does Gangbusters Sales. Because Controversy Sells. Duh.

Any press is good press, right? Especially when the press is talking about the press itself. Two weeks ago, Rolling Stone magazine decided to put a giant image of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover. Not a photo of Tsarnaev in handcuffs, or bloodied in the back of that boat. Nope, Rolling Stone decided to put a …

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William Fine Dies; Publisher was 86

William Fine, the publisher of dozens of magazines in the 1960s, has died at the age of 86. According to a New York Times report, Fine died in Beverly Hills, California on Friday, May 17. He is reported to have succumbed to multiple atrophy syndrome. During the 1960s Fine published magazines for the Hearst Corporation. His magazines included Harper’s Bazaar, …

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Check Out This Shining-Inspired Film Ink Ad

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece The Shining continues to influence pop culture on a regular basis, and an ad from Australian film magazine Film Ink is the latest example. The hype around the documentary Room 237 has no doubt played a role in much of the recent interest in the film, but The Shining will continue to inspire countless pieces of Internet …

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Magazines Are Now Available On Google Play In The UK

One of the more prominent selling points of Google Play is its large magazine library. Google even includes free issues of popular magazines on new Nexus devices. Unfortunately, our friends in the UK weren’t graced with magazines or music at the launch of Google Play in the UK. Google already fixed the latter issue, and now it’s fixing the former. …

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Newsweek Goes Strictly Digital After 80 Years

Newsweek, which has been in publication for nearly 80 years, is adopting an all-digital format. In 2010, the publication merged with online publication The Daily Beast, and now the combined company has decided the print business is no longer needed. It won’t be all Tablet apps will remain a major part of the strategy, as well as a premium …

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Nintendo Power Is Ending After 24 Years

I was a Nintendo diehard growing up. The NES and SNES were the very definition of my childhood. I would defend Mario and Zelda to the death when somebody would claim that Sonic or Sword of Vermilion was better. The biggest contributor to my Nintendo fandom, however, was Nintendo Power. It’s unfortunate then that today came news out of Ars …

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Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan magazine, has passed away at the age of 90. She took the editor-in-chief role in 1965, and held it for 32 years, before being replaced by Bonnie Fuller. Gurley Brown remained with publisher Hearst, however, keeping an editor role for the magazine’s 59 international editions, all the way up until her death. …

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360 Magazine and X360 to Merge, Says Publisher

Imagine Publishing, the publisher behind the magazines Play, How It Works, and SciFiNow, announced today that two of its video game magazines will be merging. X360 and 360 Magazine will be combined to create one title that will cover all things Xbox 360 related. Imagine stated that the new magazine will be the “strongest-ever Xbox 360 title.” Imagine will be …

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Playboy Puts Every Issue Online, Optimized for iPad

Well gee-golly, ain’t that something! Today, Playboy Enterprises has launched, a site that gives you access to every page from every issue of Playboy ever published. That sure is a lot of…articles. Here’s the scope of what we are talking about here: 130,000 pages from over 57 years of magazines – every centerfold, pictorial, reporting piece, interview and even …

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Is Creating a Unique Experience Enough To Get People to Pay for Digital Content?

John Loughlin, Executive VP and GM of Hearst Magazines, which publishes Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and other popular titles, provided an inside look into Hearst’s content strategy for the digital age here at ad:tech NY. 

Do you think Hearst’s success in traditional publishing will extend to triumph in the online world? Let us know in the comments section.

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Newspapers and Magazines Come to Kobo eReader, iPhone and iPad Apps

Kobo announced that it is now offering newspapers and magazines for the Kobo Wireless eReader and its iPhone and iPad apps. The selection includes "dozens of top U.S. and Canadian publications". As an added bonus, the company is offering a two-week free trial period. 

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Less Print Magazines Being Launched, But Also Less Dying

According to MediaFinder, which claims to be the largest online database of U.S. and Canadian publications, 90 magazines were launched in the first half of 2010. That is way down from 187 titles launched during the same period in 2009.

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Online Subscriptions Driving Magazine Sales

Online subscription will generate 24 percent of new business sales for magazines in 2010, according to a new report from the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA).

The percentage of subscriptions generated from the Internet has increased steadily since 2006:

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E-Reader Owners Avid Fans Of Magazines

Owners of e-readers are avid fans of magazines when compared to U.S. adults who do not own such devices, according to a new report from Mediamark Research & Intelligence (MRI).

The majority (91%) of e-reader owners read magazines, while 84 percent of total U.S. adults are magazine readers. In addition, e-reader owners read an average of 13 magazine issues a month, compared to 11 issues for average adults.

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Google Looking to Split Print Pages into Individual Web Articles?

Back in 2008, Google filed a patent, which was recently published for public viewing. The patent is called "Segmenting Printed Media Pages Into Articles," and appears to imply that the company wants to take individual articles from print publications and turn them into individual articles on the web. The abstract says:

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Is This the Answer for Online News Revenue?

Leading publishers are getting together for what is widely being considered something of a "Hulu for magazines." Publishers involved include Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corporation and Time Inc.

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Google Adds Magazines to Book Search

Google’s quest to organize all the world’s information has taken another step forward today with the announcement that magazines are now appearing in Google Book Search. In time, these results will also become part of regular Google searches.

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Conde Nast Delaying At Least One Site Relaunch

The economy seems to have pushed Conde Nast into an "if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" state of mind.  New reports indicate that the giant publisher has postponed plans to relaunch one or more websites tied to its magazines.

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This Cesspool We Call the Internet

Eric Schmidt

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Getting Away With Magazine Piracy

Audio and Video aren’t the only forms of media being pirated on the Internet.

There is a site called that thinks they can get away with allowing users to upload entire copies of magazines provided they simply acknowledge that they have purchased it.

Not surprisingly, the publishers aren’t too thrilled with this.

Some publishers have been reported to be preparing legal action, and the site’s days (at least in the current format) are likely numbered.

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Time Inc. Setting Up Netflix-Like Magazine Site

Magazine subscriptions are strong commitments of a sort; after forking over a few bucks, you’re locked into receiving a single publication for a year (or more) or your life.  Time Inc. aims to loosen things up by launching a Netflix-style site for magazines called Maghound.

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TNS: Internet display ads grab more revenue

A year over year look at first quarter spending in 2007 and 2008 showed online display advertising gaining well. The rest of the media industry…not so much.

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What a Difference a URL Can Make

Research shows that print ads that contain URLs  are up to three times as likely to drive readers to a website than those that don’t include them.

Not that this information comes as much of a surprise, but it is probably a tactic that many businesses still are not using.

The Research Shows…

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Wal-Mart Drops 1,000 Magazine Titles

Wal-Mart is pulling more than 1,000 magazines from its stores.


Just about every major publisher will be affected. The retailer is thought to be responsible for generating more than 20 percent of all retail magazines in the U.S.

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