NEW ORLEANSâ€”About 100 independent magazine media professionals descended on the Big Easy this week for theÂ MPAâ€™s 10th annual Independent Magazine Media ConferenceÂ (IMAG). While the event was focused on strategies and tactics for the independent market, during the first full day of the conference the association announced a new pilot program that could stretch far across the entire magazine market.At a morning session...more
Time Inc.'s All You has added shoppable capabilities to its tablet edition. Starting with the May issue, customers using an iPad or Kindle Fire can tap a "shop now" icon to see where the product is for sale with a direct link to purchase.The print magazine, sold through Walmart, some newsstands and through regular subscription channels, is commerce-oriented title as it is...more
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Mike Le Du is the CTO of Maxim publisher, Alpha Media Group. His deep digital experience includes a stint as VP of ISSUU and as CTO of SmartMoney. We asked Mike for his take on the digital landscape, in advance of his session at the June...more
Flipboard, a free app that lets users curate content into a personalized magazine, is expanding access for its usersâ€”the company announced Thursday that Samsung Galaxy, Nexus tablet or other Android device users will now have access to the 2.0 version of the app, which was made available to iOS devices in March.
Android users now have the option to flip an item into the app from other applications, including...more
Hearst Magazines is getting evermore bullish on digital in an effort to not only remain relevant, but also go toe-to-toe with its newly redefined pure-play competitors. To ramp up efforts, the company has tapped Say Media's Troy Young as Hearstâ€™s new president of Digital Media. Young, who was president of Say Media for six years, stepped down in the summer...more
Despite previously held reservations, the Internet ad market is teeming with profitabilityâ€”revenues grew for the third consecutive year in a row, reaching $36.6 billion for the full year of 2012, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report released this month.
The revenue jump represent a 15 percent year-over-year increase from 2011, with the largest growth percentages coming in the third and fourth quarter of last year. The compound annual...more
Travel+Escape has launched a digital editon available for the iPad and iPhone. The digital edition will feature 360-degree images and interactivity that encourages readers to engage the content in creative ways. The magazine is only available for Apple devices, however an Android model is expected roll out in the future.
Yahoo! has introduced a new iOS app that is fully customizable by the user. The...more
Magzter, one of a burgeoning sector of digital magazine newsstands, has been courting the North American market, recently signing Maxim and Newsweek. The company just landed another big fish in Hearst, which has put all of its U.S. titles, and some of its international ones, onto the platform. The two-year-old Magzter has offices in India, London, Singapore and New York and has been making its way across...more
FlipboardÂ has officially made the leap from consumer to creator with the launch of its 2.0 version, but has taken steps to solidify its bottom line at the same time.
Most notably, the platform now resembles a social network. It's moved beyond its origins as purely a consumption tool and, with its focus on curation, has drawn comparisons to Pinterest.
"Starting now, it's also...more
New Yorkâ€”MPA held its Swipe 2.0 conference here today, offering a variety of peeks into new tablet content models, showing how far some publishers have come from the early days of digital replicas. Whether waiting for the platform to mature before jumping in, or having been there since the beginning, publishers are progressing their tablet editions from digital facsimiles to formats that explore ways to tie multiple platforms together...more
CondĂ© Nast has launched a new digital video network with a series inspired by Glamour and GQ content. The series are the first of an upcoming sequence of branded video programs. The content will be distributed across multiple platforms and easily accessible on mobile and tablet devices. Esquire has released an app for the iPhone and iPad that allows readers...more
Publishers can rest easy knowing that their content online will be protectedâ€”for now. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled in favor of the Associated Press in its copyright infringement suit against San Francisco-based Meltwater News, a self-described commercial media-monitoring service.
At the heart of the case was the assertion by Meltwater News that content published and freely available on the...more
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