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The Verge Publisher Vox Media Acquires Re/code

The Verge Publisher Vox Media Acquires Re/code

By Chris Crum May 27, 2015

There’s a lot happening in the world of tech news media. The latest piece of news in the publisher circuit is that Vox Media (The Verge, SB Nation, Polygon, Vox.com, Eater, Racked, Curbed) is acquiring Re/code roughly a year and …

Should Google Show Press Releases As News? Should Google Show Press Releases As News?

As you’ve probably noticed in the past, Google sometimes includes an “In the News” section in its search results. This points users to a few sources that have newsy information about whatever it is that they searched for. The feature …

Yahoo Is Shutting Down More Services Yahoo Is Shutting Down More Services

Yahoo has been shutting down a lot of its products since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO. It even closed the famous Yahoo Directory that put the company on the map. Yahoo just announced its next round of shut-downs. “In …

Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report] Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report]

As you may know, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain today as a new law takes effect, requiring such services to pay publishers to use small snippets of text. Google has indeed shut down the homepage …

Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain? Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain?

Publishers aren’t fond of the idea of not having Google News to send them traffic, it would seem. Who knew? Last week, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain on December 16. The day is here, and …

Facebook’s Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better (And Mobile) Facebook’s Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better (And Mobile)

Facebook announced some updates to its Trending feature, including availability on mobile and new sections for different types of content. Availability on mobile is pretty self-explanatory other than to say it will only be available in the US for the …

Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content? Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content?

How much do you depend on Facebook for traffic? One day, you may depend on it even more, and in ways you didn’t even anticipate. The company is reportedly considering getting publishers to give their content directly to Facebook, where …

BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

BuzzFeed, the publisher you either love or hate (or possibly some strange mixture of the two) announced a major expansion plan, propelled by a fresh injection of cash in the form of a $50 million series E round of funding …

Westboro Baptist Church Has A New Target: Media

Westboro Baptist Church, everyone’s favorite bunch of wackadoo hatemongers, is up to their shenanigans once again. They are taking a break from picketing the funerals of fallen heroes and the sites of child murders to target media. All of media. …

If Online Media Is Decaying, Is Facebook to Blame? If Online Media Is Decaying, Is Facebook to Blame?

You’d probably laugh if some higher up at Little Caesars posted an epic diatribe blasting the state of modern pizza. You might scratch your head if this exec, let’s call him Bob, ranted about lesser quality pizza, and how the …

Newscred, Percolate, Brand.com Scheme To Alter Digital Content Creation Newscred, Percolate, Brand.com Scheme To Alter Digital Content Creation

A group of companies is seeking to change the face of content creation and alter how brands are able to connect with target audiences online. They’re attempting to make an impact on the online news industry in a way that’s …

Jeff Bezos And Others Give Business Insider $12 Million Jeff Bezos And Others Give Business Insider $12 Million

Business Insider announced on Wednesday that it has raised a new $12 million round of funding from existing investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Others include IVP, RRE, and Gordon Crovitz. According to CEO Henry Blodget, Business Insider will use …

Kim Novak Has Beat Bigger Battles Than Binary Brats

Kim Novak doesn’t have to explain herself. However, amidst the tumult of tweeters (so very brave behind the anonymity of their hateful 140 characters), she addressed the oh-so-obvious derisive diction slung her way following the Hollywood award show. Actually, she …

Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S. Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S.

Google and The Local Media Consortium, which is made up of 800 newspapers and 200 local broadcast outlets from 41 member companies throughout the U.S., announced a strategic partnership, which will see Google providing the consortium’s members with ad products. …

FCC Wants Greater Control Of The News

The Federal Communications Commission is planning on conducting a study to determine how news outlets decide what topics to take up. It sounds simple and innocent enough, but many are critical about the move on speculations that it is the …

Calacanis Moves On From Google Panda Update With Apparently Google-Proof Product ‘Inside’ Calacanis Moves On From Google Panda Update With Apparently Google-Proof Product ‘Inside’

Jason Calacanis is back with a new news app called Inside. It’s out for iOS and Blackberry with an Android version on the way. There’s also a mobile web version. Calacanis talks about the project as well as the demise …

Yahoo News Gets New Deputy Editor In Daniel Klaidman Yahoo News Gets New Deputy Editor In Daniel Klaidman

Yahoo has been rebuilding its Yahoo News team in recent months with some high profile talent acquisitions. On Monday, the company announced yet another new team member with the appointment of Daniel Klaidman to the Deputy Editor position. He comes …