Tag: pinterest

by Fannie Cohen

We’ve known for some time that the visual social network Pinterest has a knack for driving traffic to certain online glossy pubs. But now we’re learning just how influential Pinterest is in referral traffic and even e-commerce, just as the giant network starts selling Promoted Pins and a self-service version for smaller businesses. And with [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Can Longform become a Netflix for journalism? (Chris Dannen / Fast Company) 2. Springer, Pearson Russia independence tested by bill (Ilya Khrennikov / Bloomberg News) 3. Disney’s Maker Studios pacts with MiTú to produce Latino YouTube content (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. AT&T’s cord-cutter pitch: Broadband, HBO + Amazon, for $40 a month (Peter [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix says ‘no rules’ would be better than FCC’s net neutrality proposal (Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge) 2. What do consumers hate more than TV ads? Online video commercials (Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal) 3. Nielsen partners up with Facebook to track television-viewing habits (Melissa Hellmann / TIME) 4. More details and a [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google in talks about possible acquisition of Twitch (Douglas MacMillan, Alistair Barr & Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal) 2. AT&T buys DirecTV for $67 billion (Jon Passantino & Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed) 3. Wolff: The right to be forgotten by Google (Michael Wolff / USA Today) 4. Pinterest is sneaking up on Twitter, [...] more »

by Sarah Juckes

It’s Christmas! Time for all you hard-working authors to gorge on mince pies and generally relax, right? Wrong! Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for bookselling, and a really good time to be engaging with people, and letting them know about your book. Here are our top eight things authors can [...] more »

by Julie Keck

Crowdfunding campaigns, when run well, can seem effortless, almost magical, if you’re watching from afar. Seeing the money and backers pile up, especially in the last phase of a campaign, can be breathtaking, when everyone is hugging and high-fiving. However, crowdfunding is not a walk in the park. Unless that park is covered with broken [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter’s twin superpowers: The magic of obsession and the lure of community (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. NBC News Digital to launch JFK anniversary site with 275 videos from Brokaw interviews (Alex Weprin / Capital New York) 3. Why Getty Images is partnering with Pinterest (Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Twitter’s IPO: [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers (Laura Miller / Salon) 2. Pinterest / Getty deal IDs images, shares data with advertisers (Noah Rayman / TIME) 3. Opinion: Is Glenn Greenwald the future of news? (Bill Keller / New York Times) 4. Medium opens signup to all (Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Web is a lab for marketable TV content, and vice versa (Sam Thielman / AdWeek) 2. Time Warner CEO open to bundling online HBO subscription with broadband plans (Bryan Bishop / The Verge) 3. Internet radio services becoming more mainstream (Ryan Faughnder / LA Times) 4. Pinterest sees growing number of journalists using [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AllThingsD severs ties with Dow Jones, still looking for a potential buyer or partner (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Nielsen to add data for mobile viewing (Amol Sharma & Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal) 3. Pinterest will start showing ads as audience grows, shifts to mobile (Josh Constine / TechCrunch) 4. Microsoft COO: [...] more »