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The Weather Channel Launches Redesigned Site

For its 30th birthday, the network's digital arm gets a face-lift

The Weather Channel, long known for its local weather on the 8s and soothing elevator music, turns 30 today. To celebrate, the company is giving Weather.com a major face-lift centered…

Alloy Digital Acquires B5Media

Young adult media network doubles down on women's lifestyle content

Today (Apr. 20), the world of young adult-oriented digital content got a little smaller as Alloy Digital announced their acquisition of the online women’s media network, B5Media. Alloy Digital, best known…

Illinois Kicks Off Online Lotto Sales to Draw Younger Players

Twenty-one other states considering new purchase model

On the heels of last week’s Mega Millions fever, Illinois became the first state to allow players to buy lottery tickets online. The state is using this new opportunity to…

First Mover: Jeff Urban

The Whistle co-founder and father of four wants to make sports viewing safe for kids

What led to the idea for a multi-platform sports destination for kids? Were you getting tired of having your own see lots of beer ads? I met the two other founders,…

Forecast: Online Political Ad Spend Still Tiny

Only 1.5% of total spending, but a spike from 2008 election

Many of the headlines this year have referenced politicians embracing digital media to court voters and donors, but the ad dollars spent online are predicted to be comparably low. Online…

Sugar Inc. to Buy Circle of Moms Social Network

PopSugar owner also considering IPO

Online media and commerce company Sugar Inc. has agreed to buy Circle of Moms, a social network of 6 million mothers. Sugar Inc., which operates entertainment news blog PopSugar, declined to…

Data Points: Big Screen

Even as more Americans download and watch movies online, the theater experience is more popular than ever

Infographic: Carlos Monteiro

Turner, CBS Say College Hoops Fans Must Pay—Somehow

Wanted: proof of cable subscription, or $3.99

RIP, MMOD. Turner Sports and CBS Sports, which last year became partners in broadcasting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, have shaken up the way they deliver the tournament’s 67 games via…

Publishers Form NewsRight to License Content Online

Former ABC News president Westin named CEO

There’s no question that readers' appetite for news is more voracious than ever. But as news consumption migrates online, newspapers and other major news organizations are facing huge financial challenges…

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…

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