All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘News’

Yahoo Updates App, Homepage

Yahoo Updates App, Homepage

Yahoo announced some updates to its mobile app and homepage in the U.S. making it easier to get to news and content and follow developing news stories. The company says it looked at the latest mobile trends to guide its design of the new app and homepage. “With this update, we’ve made it possible to sift through more content in …

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Microsoft Launches Bing-Powered ‘News Pro’ App for iOS

Microsoft Launches Bing-Powered ‘News Pro’ App for iOS

Microsoft has a new iOS app called News Pro in the App Store. The app description says: News Pro helps you search for news around your work every day. Fuel your unique interests with over a million topics to choose from. Get informed efficiently by locating the most important and relevant articles each day based off what interests you. Leverage …

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Google Faces Another Complaint From German Publishers

Google Faces Another Complaint From German Publishers

Google is still battling German publishers over including their content among Google News links as it faces a new legal complaint related to a war that just won’t end. Will this end up with Google shutting Google News down in Germany? Time will tell. VG Media, a consortium of German news publishers, has reportedly filed a new complaint against the …

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Facebook’s Notify App Launches on iPhone

Facebook’s Notify App Launches on iPhone

Last week, we learned that Facebook was about to launch a new standalone app for breaking news called Notify. The reports were true, as Facebook just took the wraps off it. Notify from Facebook from Facebook on Vimeo. The idea behind Notify is that you can get news alerts based on the things that interest you and by partner-based station. …

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Facebook’s Breaking News App Is Almost Here (Report)

Facebook’s Breaking News App Is Almost Here (Report)

Facebook’s breaking news app dubbed Notify, which has been in the works for a few months, is reportedly ready to launch. The Financial Times says it’s coming next week, with a handful of news partners including CBS, Comedy Central, and Mashable. From Financial Times: Notify, Facebook’s follow-up to Instant Articles, will be made available as a standalone app next week, …

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Twitter Launches New Curated ‘Moments’

Twitter Launches New Curated ‘Moments’

Twitter just announced a new feature called Moments, which are curated stories made up of tweets, images, videos, Vines, and GIFs. These are curated by both Twitter and select partners like Bleacher Report, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, Fox News, Getty Images, Mashable, MLB, NASA, New York Times, Vogue and the Washington Post (more in the future). Twitter users can access and …

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Google Updates First Click Free Policy

Google Updates First Click Free Policy

Google introduced its “First Click Free” policy nearly a decade ago to help paywall-using publishers better monetize their content. It lets users see a little bit of content for free without giving them free access to everything. The idea is that users will pay (or register in some cases) to be able to view all of a publisher’s articles. In …

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WordPress.com Gets A New Action Bar

WordPress.com Gets A New Action Bar

WordPress.com has a new action bar, which makes it easier for readers to follow blogs of interest and for bloggers to make changes to their own sites. If you’re a blog visitor, and you’re on a WordPress.com blog that you’re not yet following, you can click the “Follow” button that appears in the bottom-right hand corner so new posts from …

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Infographic Looks At How People Use Twitter for News

We know that Twitter is looking to get into the breaking news game in a big way. People already use Twitter as a main source for their news, and the company is taking steps to make it an even bigger part of the platform. The company is currently testing a new breaking news section that appears on its mobile apps …

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Facebook Reportedly Working on Standalone Breaking News App

Facebook is working on yet another standalone app, according to a report from Business Insider. The app, which is apparently just beginning to enter testing, is designed for publishers to send out breaking news alerts to users who choose to follow them. In short, here’s how the app will work: First, users will download a separate app for this. Then, …

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Twitter Is Testing A Trending News Tab

Twitter is reportedly testing a new “News” tab in its iOS and Android apps, which appears alongside the notifications tab, and gives users quick access to a section called “Trending News,” which shows news stories directly from publishers. The feature, first reported by Buzzfeed, is apparently Twitter’s answer to Facebook’s Instant Articles, and makes use of partnerships by select publishers. …

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Law That Forced Google News To Shut Down In Spain Has Really Screwed Things Up

Back in December, Google announced that it was shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country that requires every Spanish publication to charge Google and other news aggregation services to show snippets from those publications regardless of whether or not the publisher actually wants it that way. As you may know, some …

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You’re About to See More Instant Articles on Facebook

Back in May, Facebook announced its Instant Articles initiative – basically a program to get major publications like the New York Times, NBC News, and The Atlantic to let Facebook host their content. Since then, Facebook has published a handful of these native Instant Articles. Now, it’s about to ramp up. The Wall Street Journal quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar …

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YouTube Launches Newswire to Offer Verified Eyewitness Videos

We’ve seen the era of the “citizen journalist” expand as the tools at their disposal grow. If you have a camera and you’re in the right place at the right time, you can make history on YouTube. Now, YouTube is looking to bolster its position with “new initiatives to support the discovery and verification of eyewitness news video.” YouTube is …

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The Verge Publisher Vox Media Acquires Re/code

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 a half after its launch. Re/code was started at the beginning of 2014 after All Things D, led by Kara …

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Gigaom Is Coming Back Under New Ownership

In March, the tech news industry was shocked by the news that one of its most prominent blogs, Gigaom, was shutting down after revealing it was unable to pay its creditors. On Tuesday, it was announced that the site will be back. It just won’t be the Gigaom that you knew. In other words, the domain will be there, along …

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Facebook Instant Articles And What They Mean For Referral Traffic

And so it begins. After months of rumor and a little bit of chatter from the company itself, Facebook finally announced Instant Articles, its initiative to get publishers to let Facebook host content. The company bills it as “a fast and interactive experience for reading articles in News Feed” and “a tool for publishers to create fast, interactive articles on …

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Will AOL Get Rid Of The Huffington Post Under Verizon?

If you’ve been on the internet today, you probably know that Verizon is acquiring AOL, pending regulatory approval and closing conditions. While the announcement made no claims that AOL’s content properties would be spun off, reports at Re/code have suggested otherwise. As we referenced in an earlier article on the acquisition, Re/Code’s Peter Kafka suggested Verizon could decide to spin …

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Reddit Tries Out An Email Newsletter

Reddit just announced the launch of its first ever email newsletter. It’s called Upvoted Weekly, borrowing the name of its recently launched Upvoted podcast. It’s opt-in (double opt-in, actually) and promises subscribers the “very best of reddit’s content curated, packaged, and delivered to your inbox once a week.” “It’s free and we’ll never spam you,” says the subscription form. “We …

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Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Trending Section

Facebook is testing some changes to its Trending feature, which for some has become a staple of the Facebook experience since it launched on desktop early last year. In December, Facebook introduced some big changes, adding new sections to split up the types of content that users can peruse for each trend. These include Articles, In the Story, Friends and …

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Flipboard Magazines Get More Business-Friendly

Two years ago, Flipboard launched its now-fundamental Magazines feature, which turns all users into content curators. Now, the company is launching a highly-requested feature with private group magazines, which it says are ideal for classrooms, clubs, work groups, friends, and families. “With millions of Flipboard Magazines already being curated publicly by Flipboard users, this new private capability opens up new …

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Flipboard Tips From The Service’s Editorial Director

According to Guy Kawasaki, speaking at Social Media Marketing World, “Curation is just as valuable as creation.” Flipboard, which turns its users into curators, apparently doesn’t quite see it that way. Editorial director Josh Quittner told The Drum a couple years ago, after the launch of its now fundamental “Magazines” curation feature, “The creator is still 
more valuable than the …

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29% Of Millennials Can’t Recall Last Time They Read A Newspaper

Last week, a study from the Media Insight Project came out finding that millennials have little interest in paying for news. Now, Retale has some new findings based on a poll of over 1,000 people, looking at newspaper readership, format preferences, and attitude toward paying for content. According to that, only 19% of millennials have paid for newspaper content (print …

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Infographic Looks At Most Tweeted About News Of 2014

Twitter is often the first place we turn when we want to know what people are saying about current events. While it doesn’t have the user base that Facebook does, it does have a wealth of real time information from around the world/country about every major news event. This has been, for the past several years, the best place to …

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Google News Gives Publishers New Newsletter

Google announced that it’s giving publishers in Google News a newsletter to keep them up to date on things they need to to know. To get it, you’ll need to make sure your site is in Google News, log into the Publisher Center to check the status of its inclusion, and prove ownership of your site through Webmaster Tools. “Often …

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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 of Google News in Spain, but as detailed earlier, you can still access Spanish Google News via web searches, which …

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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 as of the time of this writing, the site is operational, but it may be gone soon. The company’s hand …

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You Can Search Google News Archives Again

Google News used to have an archive search feature. It enabled you to search back through the years for old news stories. This can sometimes be helpful in research (obviously). A few years ago, Google pulled the plug on it, but now it’s back. Google announced this in the Google News Publishers forum (via Search Engine Roundtable): Great news–we’ve re-enabled …

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New MSN Apps Released For iOS, Android

Microsoft has launched some new MSN Apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices. These are platform expansions of apps currently available for Windows. There are six in all: Sports, Finance, News, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Weather. They provide users with content from publishers and Microsoft’s partners as well as personalized experiences to let users follow topics of …

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