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HarperCollins Pisses Off Teen Girls HarperCollins Pisses Off Teen Girls
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Teen-girl creative writing website Inkpop, owned by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. announced on its blog yesterday that it is “merging” with Figment, a competitor, effective tomorrow. What that really means is that HarperCollins is selling Inkpop. From their blog: We’re excited …

Optimization Tips For AdSense Rolling Out To Publisher Accounts Optimization Tips For AdSense Rolling Out To Publisher Accounts
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Google just announced a new kind of optimization tips it will be rolling out for AdSense users. They’ll show publishers how to make changes to their AdSense for Content ad unit type or format setting right in the account. Google …

Google AdSense In Your City Goes International Google AdSense In Your City Goes International
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Back in mid-2010, Google announced the AdSense in Your City program. This is a series of events, which brings Google to various cities to work closely with publishers on best practices, give tips, and whatnot. The initiative began in Mountain …

Gannett Print Revenue Down, Digital Up Gannett Print Revenue Down, Digital Up

Gannett, publisher of USA Today and a number of other newspapers, reported its Q4 earnings today, missing analysts’ estimates. The company’s publishing segment operating revenue was down 5.3% year-over-year to $1.01 billion for the quarter. Ad revenues were $670.7 million …

Tom Curley Steps Down As AP President And CEO Tom Curley Steps Down As AP President And CEO
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Tom Curley, President and CEO of the Associated Press announced that he is stepping down today, and that the AP’s board has began the search for his replacement. “The challenge for anybody running a media company these days can be …

When AdSense Goes Down When AdSense Goes Down

When AdSense goes down, publishers lose money. Google doesn’t really talk about the money part so much. AdSense had some issues on Friday, where ads were not loading. People took to Google’s AdSense Help Forum to complain. One thread began …

Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism” Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism”
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Update: Now the AP is reporting (on Twitter, no less) that Paterno is dead. The Poynter Institute, whose mission it is to make sure “communities have access to excellent journalism,” has posted an interesting series of articles pointing out journalism’s …

Apple Holding Education Event In New York City Apple Holding Education Event In New York City

Early last week rumors began flying that Apple would be holding some sort of media event in January. While early reports hinted at a focus on iBooks, information that came to light later in the day suggested that the focus …

The Daily Comes To Android, Starting With Samsung Galaxy Tab The Daily Comes To Android, Starting With Samsung Galaxy Tab
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The Daily, the News Corp. publication originally launched as an experimental news app for the iPad, is now moving beyond the iPad and into Android territory. The publication announced that it will come pre-loaded on the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab …

NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators
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29 news organizations have teamed up to change the face of online news – or at least to attempt to get paid more for their work. Basically, they’re hoping aggregators will put up the money for content if they make …

Apple’s January Event To Deal With Textbooks, Self-Publishing Apple’s January Event To Deal With Textbooks, Self-Publishing

We’re getting more information about Apple’s rumored media event, set to take place later this month. Various sources are saying that the company’s January event will focus on publishing, like previously speculated. But what exactly in the world of publishing? …

Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis Toolbox.com Acquired By Ziff Davis
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Tech media publishing company Ziff Davis announced today that it has acquired Toolbox.com, a popular IT online community network. “We’ve added a critical piece to our puzzle with the acquisition of Toolbox.com,” said Ziff Davis CEO Vivek Shah. “The IT …

Google Lets AdSense Publishers Block A Lot More Kinds Of Ads Google Lets AdSense Publishers Block A Lot More Kinds Of Ads
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Google announced today that it has added 88 new categories to its list of topics than AdSense publishers can block from their sites. New categories include apparel, business, family and sports. Publishers can block up to 50 categories. The choices …

Facebook Subscribe Button For Publishers On the Way Facebook Subscribe Button For Publishers On the Way
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Facebook reportedly announced on stage at the LeWeb conference that it will soon be launching a Subscribe button for publishers. This will apparently be one of the company’s social plugins, which include: the Like Button, the Send Button, Comments, the …

New Foursquare Buttons Launched for Publishers, Developer Site Redesigned New Foursquare Buttons Launched for Publishers, Developer Site Redesigned

Foursquare has introduced new buttons for publishers sites, which allow users to save pages to their Foursquare to-do lists. When the user clicks on “Save to Foursquare,” a window pops up for confirmation, and then it’s on the user’s phone. …

AdSense Text Ads Get Title Highlighting AdSense Text Ads Get Title Highlighting
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Google announced that it has updated all text AdSense ads to allow for the title color of ads to be changed when the user moves their mouse over a link. The company says after a period of testing, it found …

Report: AOL Continues to Push for Yahoo Deal Report: AOL Continues to Push for Yahoo Deal

Last month, we looked at some chatter that was going around that AOL wants to merge with Yahoo, but that Yahoo was not too interested. A Bloomberg piece, citing “people familiar with the matter,” indicated that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong …

Steve Jobs Quotes Book Being Rushed To Publication Steve Jobs Quotes Book Being Rushed To Publication
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If you spent any time on Twitter or Facebook shortly after the death of Apple’s Steve Jobs, you probably saw that he was quite the quotable fellow. I know that my feeds were inundated with Jobs quotes for the better …

Will Uncrunched Become the New TechCrunch? Will Uncrunched Become the New TechCrunch?
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A couple weeks ago, it became official that TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is no longer a part of AOL, after (and before) much drama unfolded. TechCrunch, so far, is going along with most of the same writers,though columnist Paul Carr …

Arrington No Longer Part of AOL [Now Official] Arrington No Longer Part of AOL [Now Official]

AOL and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington have officially parted ways, at least on an employer/employee basis, though the company will continue in its investment in Arrington’s “CrunchFund” . The official statement from AOL as posted on TechCrunch: “The TechCrunch acquisition …

Righthaven Strategy Called a “Dumb Idea” By Denver Post Publisher Righthaven Strategy Called a “Dumb Idea” By Denver Post Publisher

Righthaven’s blogger-suing (often referred to as “copyright troll”) business model might be winding down. Though still appealing past rulings, the company has stopped filing new suits (at least for the time being). They may even have to file for bankruptcy …