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DEI Briefs | 3.27.14

By Caysey Welton 03/27/2014

Fliboard Version Two Turns One
Social news aggregator Flipboard celebrated the one-year anniversary of its "version two" app. More significant, the company announced that it has over 7 million user-generated magazines on its platform.

Slate Goes Behind the Paywall
Digital magazine Slate announced that it's launching a premium membership plan called Slate Plus. Slate Plus will offer its members access to discussions with editors, and will help influence future content. Access...more

People Integrates Celeb Social Posts Into New Vertical

By Arti Patel 03/27/2014

Time Inc.’s People and WhoSay, a digital-only social magazine powered by the celebrities it features, have teamed to develop a new branding opportunity for stars and advertisers. Launched March 26, about 200 of WhoSay’s 1,500 celebrity members were invited to populate a new vertical called “Celebrities Unfiltered” where the stars can directly publish photos they’ve taken via WhoSay to People’s website.


Technology or Content: Not A Question of One or the Other

By Caysey Welton 03/27/2014

With more and more media companies investing heavily in technology there have been debates about what's more important: technology or content? Depending on your business model the answer could be either. But here, Mike Federle, Forbes Media's COO and speaker at FOLIO:'s April 3 MediaMashup in New York, answers this question (and more) from his own perspective.

FOLIO: There's a popular...more

Digital Edition Briefs | 2.26.14

By Jennifer Silber 02/26/2014

Hearst releases conservative digital edition for Dr. Oz: The Good Life.
Hearst’s newly-launched celebrity-driven magazine Dr. Oz: The Good Life has received a digital upgrade. Hearst has continued a pattern held by previous publishing apps that echo their print editions in advertising, but rearrange editorial to fit the new platform. The app is designed to function on iPad and iPhone interchangeably and features recipes and video as...more

Barnes & Noble Offers Free Magazines With Reading App Download

By Jennifer Silber 02/26/2014


In a new promotion that may serve to boost downloads and drive new user engagement, Barnes & Noble, Inc. is marketing its NOOK Reading App with a trial period of free content from a selection of books and magazines.

The goal of the offering is to kick start personal “libraries” for users who are just being introduced to the NOOK Reading App.


Digital Edition Briefs | 1.30.14

By Jennifer Silber 01/30/2014

Spring release set for SportsmanLife.
SportsmanLife, the official publication of the Professional Outdoor Media Association, will launch in April 2014. The all-digital magazine’s content will include articles, images, videos and more. Publishers of the quarterly are Earth Sports Redux, LLC and Labyrinth Holdings.

Forbes introduces a limited social network.
Forbes has partnered with MAZ in creating a new addition to its iOS app. “Stream” is...more

La Presse+ Sees Significant Gains in First 9 Months

By Jennifer Silber 01/30/2014

The free digital edition of Montreal-based daily newspaper La Presse has seen tremendous increases in the last nine months. Since its launch in April last year, the French-language newspaper’s tablet counterpart, La Presse+, has been installed on more than 400,000 iPads. 

Downloads to the iPad have totaled 60,000 in the last two months alone. At nine months, La Presse+ has...more

Google Launches AdSense Direct with Small Publishers in Mind

By Caysey Welton 01/22/2014

On Tuesday, Jan. 21 Google introduced AdSense Direct, an ad solution for publishers looking to initiate their own direct ad sales.

Publishers will need to establish their own deals with advertisers, but once they do the transaction is as simple as sharing a link.

AdSense Direct is similar to other solutions currently available to small publishers like iSocket and BuySellAds. However, this is Google's first play to small publishers, and the...more

Epicurious Relaunches App With Voice Control And More Lush Visuals

By Steve Smith 01/22/2014

[This story originally appeared on Folio: sister site]

Epicurious was doing mobile long before most service brands were even thinking about a post-desktop world. Still, its app presence was getting long in the tooth and in need of tech and design updates. The new iteration for both phone and tablet boasts a new voice activation recipe interface for easier kitchen use as well as enhanced layouts...more

B-to-B Brand Tech Decisions Goes Digital Only

By Arti Patel 12/19/2013


Summit Professional Networks announced a shift to digital for its quarterly magazine, Tech Decisions, toward the end of the first quarter in 2014. Tech Decisions, currently operating via, will continue to be housed there as a web-based magazine with plans for a tablet magazine. In addition, Summit Professional Networks will offer an expanded digital portfolio including custom...more

Google, Facebook Top List of Digital U.S. Ad Sellers

By Arti Patel 12/19/2013


As consumers collectively shift time towards mobile and away from desktop devices, ad sellers are also adjusting. The transition helped Facebook move past Microsoft and Yahoo! to take the spot behind Google as the second-largest digital ad seller in the U.S.

According to market forecaster eMarketer, the shift to mobile has helped redistribute revenue streams for some of the world’s largest ad platforms. Google and Facebook, thanks to their...more

Digital Edition Briefs | 12.19.13

By Jennifer Silber 12/19/2013

Mac|Life launches interactive edition for iPad.
The interactive version of technology magazine Mac|Life debuted with a $5.99 per issue and $10.99 per year subscription offer.  Available exclusively for iPad, the new edition enhances the interactivity of its Apple product-focused editorial content through story animation, slideshows and enhanced navigation. Mac|Life Interactive replaces the PDF version of the magazine previously accessible to iPad users. Current Apple Newsstand subscribers will upgrade...more


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