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Digg Says It Has Doubled Its Users Since It Changed Hands

Last summer, Betaworks bought Digg for a rather underwhelming price (though there was a little more to it than that). The company put out a new blog post today to let everyone know how well the site is doing since the acquisition, and to discuss its approach to monetization. “We’re proud of what the new Digg team has accomplished since …

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Google And Publishers Are Getting Along…In Belgium

Google has reached an agreement with news publishers in Belgium after six years of litigation. Publishers sued Google claiming they violated their copyright by displaying snippets in Google News and linking to cached copies of their pages in Google search. This, as you may know, is a pretty standard fight for Google from country to country, as publishers seek more …

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Google Currents Changes News Scanning Experience

It was just over a year ago when Google launched its news reader app Currents for Android and iOS. It went international earlier this year, but we don’t see product announcements about it very often. Today, however, Google announced some new features, including the ability to scan through categories, editions and breaking news. “Today, we’re revamping Currents to make it …

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Google To AdSense Publishers: Only One 300X600 Per Page

Last month, Google introduced a new ad size for AdSense with the 300X600. The response to the new format seemed pretty good, but perhaps it was too good, because Google has made a change to its policy to ensure publishers only use one of these units per page, at most. “Because this new format is larger than all our other …

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Google Adds Features To DoubleClick For Publishers

Google announced that it is launching internal redirects to DoubleClick for Advertisers, custom creatives and mobile data transfer features to DoubleClick for Publishers. Publishers can use internal redirects when delivering a DFA campaign from DFP, “reducing impression loss, improving ad load times and minimizing the administrative overhead of reconciliation,” Google says. “Custom creatives are useful for delivering bespoke creatives developed …

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The Daily Is Already Being Shut Down

As part of a separation of its businesses, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced today that it will cease standalone publication of The Daily, its made-for-tablets news publication, which was supposed to save the newspaper industry by example. News Corp. says it will fold technology, some staff, and “other assets” from The Daily into The New York Post. Founding Editor-in-Chief of …

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Is Medium The Next Step In Blogging?

Can the creators of Blogger and Twitter really revolutionize web publishing again? We may find out soon. If they don’t, it’s not for lack of trying. Blogger and Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are at it again. After the two stepped back from Twitter, they resurrected their startup Obvious. A few months ago, Stone told us about Medium. …

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AdSense Gets A Big 300X600 Ad Unit

Google announced a new ad size for AdSense today: the 300X600. “As screens grow and web content continues to become richer, the format and capabilities of ad units continue to evolve as well,” says AdSense UI engineer Omer Gimenez Llach, adding that one of the top requests from publishers has been for larger ad sizes. “The 300×600 unit, sometimes referred …

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Here’s What’s Working In Email Subject Lines

Adestra put out an interesting report on what works in email subject lines and what doesn’t. Character count, word count and the keywords themselves are all key ingredients, and the study compares variables across different types of emails. For the report (via MarketingCharts), the firm analyzed 1.159 billion emails sent within the last year. They looked at the length of …

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Watch Joel Stein’s 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video]

Google has uploaded video from a recent Authors@Google talk, featuring Joel Stein, journalist and author of “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity”. If you’re a fan of the man and/or his work, check it out below: Other recent author talks include: Gregory Benford and Larry Niven, Jose Garces, Cal Newport, and Andrew Blum. You can find them all here.

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Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers?

In case you haven’t been following, Google has been battling traditional media publishers in a number of countries for years. Publishers want Google to pay to license their content so they can point to it in search results. In Brazil, 90% of the country’s newspaper circulation pulled out of Google News entirely. In France, Google faces a potential law which …

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Google vs. Publishers: Who’s Right?

The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions than it ever has before. Hurricane Sandy is just the latest in a long line of examples proving that point. …

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