Verizon Media Sold to Apollo Funds

Following reports Verizon was exploring a sale of Yahoo and AOL, its Verizon Media business is being sold to Apollo Funds.

Facebook Announces Platform to Support Writers and Journalists

Facebook has announced a platform to help writers and journalists monetize their content at a time when news and media are under siege.

BuzzFeed Lays Off 47 HuffPost Workers, Will Shutter HuffPost Canada

Less than a month after acquiring rival HuffPost, BuzzFeed has announced it will lay off 47 workers and shutter HuffPost Canada altogether.

Workers at Medium Are Forming the Newest Tech Union

Workers at Medium are the latest group of tech employees that have decided to unionize, in an industry where the concept was once foreign.

DOJ Halts Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against California

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has withdrawn a lawsuit challenging California’s net neutrality rules.

Andreessen Horowitz Hires Maggie Leung As It Doubles Down On Media Strategy

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has hired Maggie Leung, a well-known journalist, as executive editor as the company doubles down on its media efforts.

Power of the People: Kellogg’s Dumps Breitbart.com… so Breitbart’s Readers Dumping Kellogg’s

We don’t often comment on politics here at WebProNews.com, but I thought it was interesting to lay out the facts of a major brands decision (Kellogg) to suspend ads on a popular conservative website (Breitbart.com) and that sites’ attempt to…

Google Posts to Give Public Figures, Organizations A Podium in Search Results

Google is trying out a new social media-like experiment in its search results. We all know how the whole Google+ thing has gone, and now it looks as though the company is trying a new, different approach. It’s called Google…

Facebook Instant Articles Finally Come to Android

Facebook announced that Android users can finally now read its Instant Articles. In October, everyone using the iPhone app became able to read thousands of them from the News Feed on a daily basis, and now Android users can do…

Wikipedia Is Bitching About Media Coverage

English Wikipedia administrator Robert Fernandez just published a blog post on the official Wikimedia blog complaining about Wikipedia / Wikimedia’s media coverage – both quantity and quality. On which we are now reporting. According to Fernandez, the media doesn’t really…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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]

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?

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…