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Mashable Fires Editor-at-Large

Ben Parr confirms exit

Tech news site Mashable has sacked its editor-at-large, Ben Parr. AllThingsD reports that the writer and entrepreneur confirmed his departure on Monday. Parr's bio on Mashable has now been updated to…

Hacking ‘Endemic’ at News International

Scandal implicates at least 28 'NOTW' journalists

Police have uncovered new evidence showing a wider extent of phone hacking in British newspapers. Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into media practices and ethics revealed on Monday that “at least”…

Universal and Sony Buy EMI for $4.1 Billion

Record company splits in two

One of Britain’s most famous record companies, EMI, has been bought in two deals with Sony and Vivendi’s Universal Music. The company will now be split into two divisions. Universal…

Engadget Alumni Launch The Verge

New tech site from SB Nation

Former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky has unveiled The Verge, a new site dedicated to tech. The site launched early on Nov. 1. Topolsky says the new site will not just be…

Bay Area Newspapers Cancel Merger

'Oakland Tribune' and 'Contra Costa Times' to keep names

San Francisco-based newspaper publisher Bay Area News Group (BANG) is reversing plans to amalgamate 11 of its papers into two titles. The Oakland Tribune and The Contra Costa Times will…

‘The Atlantic’ Gains Revenue Again

Advertising profits up 19 percent

The Atlantic is bucking the trend for print publications by reporting a good year. For the 12th consecutive quarter, the magazine has posted revenue gains. Its overall advertising revenue is…

Major Deals for Canadian Newspapers

Glacier Media expands in British Columbia

Glacier Media is buying one of Canada’s oldest newspapers, Times Colonist in Victoria, along with 20 other smaller publications in British Columbia. The Vancouver-based publisher bought Postmedia’s community newspapers portfolio for…

Le Huffington Post Heads to France

First foreign-language HuffPo launch

The Huffington Post is launching a French-language edition, in partnership with Le Monde Group and holding company Les Nouvelles Editions Indépendantes. HuffPo’s editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington, says that the new site—which will…

U.K.’s 'Independent' Newspaper Introduces Paywall

Charges for overseas readers

British newspaper The Independent is to introduce a pay service for non-U.K. readers, The Guardian reports. The Indy is the latest British title to adopt charges for its online service.…

HuffPo Hits 1 Billion Pageviews

New acquisitions, jobs, and sites

The Huffington Post has hit 1 billion pageviews for the first time, with 37 million unique visitors, and 5.1 million comments in August. The new stats come from a press release…

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