Diabetes Management Goes ‘Bionic’ With New Device

Diabetes Management Goes ‘Bionic’ With New Device

By Chris Tepedino June 20, 2014

Researchers involved in two National Institutes of Health-funded studies have developed a ‘bionic’ pancreas that monitors a patient’s blood sugar levels and makes Type 1 diabetes more manageable. Created by researchers at Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital, the experimental …

Wall Street Journal remains No. 1 US newspaper Wall Street Journal remains No. 1 US newspaper

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, the Wall Street Journal is still the number one most circulated publication in America. On average the Journal sells about 2.1 million weekday editions of their paper. USA Today comes in just behind …

Kermit The Frog Talks Tech Troubles Kermit The Frog Talks Tech Troubles

Kermit The Frog answered a few poignent questions about technology and social media in a compelling interview with Talking your Tech on USA Today. In the interview, Kermit admits he is not the real person behind his Facebook and Twitter …

USA Today Launches Interactive “Matchup Mania” USA Today Launches Interactive “Matchup Mania”

USA TODAY Sports Media Group today launched its first interactive bracket game (hosted on Facebook) to allow men’s college basketball fans around the country to compete in groups with friends, fellow alumni, co-workers, and others in their area while continuously …

USA Today Releases New iPhone App USA Today Releases New iPhone App

USA Today has released new app for iPhone and iPod touch. The new USA Today App includes a new user experience including simplified navigation with easier and faster access to readers’ favorite features. The USA Today App now features new …

Best And Worst Super Bowl Ads: Vote On Facebook Best And Worst Super Bowl Ads: Vote On Facebook

Facebook and USA Today are hosting an “Ad Meter” at facebook.com/sports, where people can go to express who had the best and worst Super Bowl ads by casting votes. The voting starts at kickoff, and runs until 6PM ET on …

Facebook Surpasses Google, Bing Had Instant Last Year

One story that’s capturing a lot of attention today is Facebook surpassing Google in time spent on site in the U.S. Silicon Alley Insider has a chart illustrating as much. 

Demand Media’s Strategy of Penetrating Major Media Outlets
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Late last week, reports surfaced of Demand Media and USA Today reaching a deal in which Demand would contribute content to USA Today’s website. This is interesting because it’s an example of the controversial Demand Media penetrating mainstream news media. I spoke with Demand about the partnership and the prospect of similar partnerships in the future.

USA Today Rolls Out New Homepage
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USA TODAY has introduced a newly designed homepage, the first major redesign for the site since 2007.

The new site offers improved navigation and a cleaner feel with the aim of making it easier for users to find content. The new homepage loads 25 to 35 percent faster allowing users to get to news content quickly. Initially the redesign is launching just on the homepage and more changes will be visible over the rest of the site in the coming weeks.

USA Today Launching Digital Edition

Gannett has announced it will launch an e- edition of its USA Today newspaper.

The e-edition will launch Monday August 3 and will be a replica of the print version of USA Today but will feature additional interactive content.

The e-edition will also include a Saturday-Sunday version called USA Today Extra, the first ever-regular weekend product from USA Today.

USA Today – Social and Thriving
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Perhaps more newspapers should follow the USA Today model. While there are no doubt other factors that come into play, one thing that has stuck out to me about USA Today, is that the publication actively engages in and embraces social media.

Should Companies Restrict Employees Use of Facebook, Twitter?
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Update: The original title of this article was "USA Today Publisher Restricting Employees from Using Social Networks?" USA Today called WebProNews requesting a change because it made it look like USA Today itself was discouraging social media use, which is apparently not the case.

State of Denial at WSJ & USA Today?

Perhaps the joke “What’s black and white and read all over?” should be updated to “What’s black and white and in the red all over?

My defense and love of print media is well-documented. But the following scenario seems the exact opposite of smart.

USA Today Networked A Big Month
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The website for Gannett’s well-known USA Today newspaper shifted to a “network journalism” model in early March, and so far the returns have been very favorable.

USA Today Goes Social

With the significant redesign of USA Today’s website, the Gannett publication has taken steps to making its audience part of the news presentation.