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Topic: Slate

Slate Doubles Down on Podcasts

Panoply network banks on brands' growing interest in the digital format

There's always been a loyal base of listeners who download podcasts weekly, but thanks to the popularity of shows like Serial, more people are paying attention to the digital format.…

Predictive Data Boosts Social Messaging by 91%

Helps media and entertainment brands the most

Real-time social messaging is most beneficial to brands in the media and entertainment sectors, according to SocialFlow's latest study that examined 1.6 million posts by brands. The New York company found…

Slate Launches Paid Membership Program

Paywall 2.0?

If you want to get into the new members-only section of Slate, you’re going to have to pay. This week, the online publication unveiled Slate Plus. While the rest of the…

AOL Benefits Back After 'Distressed Baby' Outrage

Armstrong apologizes, but is that enough?

AOL has restored benefits that CEO Tim Armstrong initially said were cut in part because of the expense of “distressed babies” born to workers’ families. Still, the outrage over his…

How Native Advertising Will Change in 2014

Predictions from the front lines

Native advertising was all the rage this past year, as online publishers and marketers grappled for new (or repackaged) ways to get the attention of ad-weary consumers. Brands and publishers…

Outbrain Adds $35M in Latest Fundraising

Viral content maker brings total raised to $100 million

Outbrain just picked up $35 million to keep churning out its signature viral advertising links. The company, known for sponsoring the links that appear on websites like ESPN, Slate and other…

Washington Post Sale Raises Question About Slate

Online-only pubs weren't part of the deal

One of the many head-scratching aspects of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ surprise purchase of The Washington Post is not only what he bought, but what he didn’t. The $250 million cash…

House of Cards Star Corey Stoll Doesn't Bother With Cable

Are you surprised?

Specs Who Corey Stoll  Age 37 Accomplishments Starred as Rep. Peter Russo (D-Pa.) on Netflix’s House of Cards; played Ernest Hemingway in Midnight in Paris; appearing in the films Glass Chin and Non-Stop, out…

Carrie Brownstein Wants to Be Funny on Twitter

It’s a crapshoot

Who Carrie Brownstein Age 38 Accomplishments Co-creator and star of IFC’s Portlandia; guitarist and singer in Wild Flag (and formerly Sleater-Kinney); onetime employee of Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Ore. Base Portland, Ore. What’s the…

Slate Scales. But Is It Too Late to the Game?

Online news magazine hits traffic milestone

Since Slate launched in 1996, there’s always been the question of whether an online news magazine can attract enough advertising to support high-quality original content without a companion print product.…

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