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The Personalities Behind the Latest News Websites—An Explainer Vox, The Intercept, FiveThirtyEight

'Tis the season for the personality-driven news site—and little wonder. A recent eMarketer study revealed that adults last year spent more time with digital media than TV, newspapers and magazines…

April 20, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

Before Twitter, Jack Dorsey Wasn't So Big on Capitalism Forget IPOs and shareholders, co-founder once wanted to revert to the barter sytem

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder, is about to make a fortune, but there was a time he wanted nothing to do with the almighty dollar. In old Internet posts, which were published…

October 14, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

Do Advertisers Have Any Use for Blog Networks? Glam Media and Say Media, for example

As the digital ad market races toward programmatic and native, do advertisers have any use for blog networks like Glam Media and Say Media? Once, such networks were seen as an…

July 8, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

PopSugar Launches Blogger Network PopSugar Select to include 3000 lifestyle bloggers

From Fairchild Fashion Media’s NowManifest to Lucky magazine’s Style Collective, media companies have been snapping up bloggers left and right for the past several years. Now, female-focused digital company PopSugar…

June 26, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

CQ Roll Call Continues Digital Expansion With New Blogs David M. Drucker, Mort Kondracke among contributors

Since Economist Group properties CQ and Roll Call merged in November 2012, slashing staff and tearing down its online paywall, RollCall.com claims a 67 percent increase in unique visitors. Now,…

March 11, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

Data Points: Copy That Despite sharing buttons, people are more likely to cut and paste

Sharing buttons have been around a while, but cutting and pasting is by far the most popular way of sharing content, according to Tynt, a service that tracks when people…

November 28, 2012, 7:08 AM EST

NetShelter Swallows Itself Into Content Marketing Ad Platform Blog network becomes subsidiary of InPowered Inc.

In May, tech-focused blog network NetShelter began testing a new ad unit, inPowered Stories, so that advertisers could pay to promote an article that touted the brand or one of…

November 5, 2012, 7:00 AM EST

Cupcake Nation The popular treat is spawning TV shows, books, retail chains—and the cake pop

“Would you like a free cupcake?” Duh. The no-brainer question stops sidewalk traffic as Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, wearing her signature hot pink apron and matching lipstick, holds out a ribboned tray of…

August 8, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

Hillary Frey Named Yahoo News Editor in Chief Former 'Adweek' staffer promises to make portal's content less bloggy

Yahoo just can't seem to stay out of the news this week. On Wednesday (July 18) it announced Hillary Frey will take the reins as editor in chief of Yahoo…

July 18, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

Beer Brand Rebuffs Nickelback’s Coin, Goes Viral Two Years Later SMB turns down music video appearance, hopes fortuitous buzz garners new markets

A craft beer brand’s blog post—after gathering virtual dust for two years—went viral this week once being unearthed by a Reddit user. Dark Horse Brewery, based in Marshall, Mich., announced…

June 28, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

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