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Advertisers are not happy with Apple's upcoming news app

According to The New York Post, ad execs have been complaining that Apple has imposed strict rules on how adverts will be displayed alongside content from publishers in the new app.<p>Apple News, which becomes available with iOS 9 on September 16, includes a slick new interface that includes the …

Did technology kill the book or give it new life?

<b>The book is dead, long live the book.</b><p>Digital technology has certainly had a profound effect on the traditional book publishing and retailing industries, but has it also given the book a new lease of life?<p>At one point it looked as if the rise of e-books at knock-down prices and e-readers like …

The state of brands on YouTube in 5 charts

Brands are investing more than ever in creating online video content. And the good news for them is that more and more people are actually watching …

Advertising

Video ad spending is on a tear — here are the most important trends shaping the industry

Video ads provide a level of visual and narrative richness that nearly equals television, while offering all the advantages of digital, including advanced targeting, tracking, and increasingly, automated buying of video ad units.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence we explore the key drivers of the …

Advertising

Upcoming Changes to YouTube You MUST Know

YouTube recently announced a host of new features, additions and improvements that will be rolled out through the rest of the year. YouTube CEO Susan …

8 YouTube Beauty Stars Reveal Their Success Secrets For The First Time

In 1941, according to German Gestapo records, “the most dangerous allied spy entered Vichy France under the cover of an American reporter for the New York Post,” to organize a resistance force by providing supplies for opposition publications, aiding fallen soldiers and acting as a courier for …

The best YouTubers over 50

Cooking, World War II stories, sagging bottoms and sex: five YouTubers who prove the video-sharing site isn't just for the young<p>In a sea of teenage or twentysomething vloggers - the <b>Zoella's</b>, <b>Joe Sugg's or Amazing Phil's</b>of this world - it would be easy to assume that Youtube is solely a young man's …

Nikon to Teach Photography via YouTube Tutorials

Nikon India has announced a new initiative to teach DSLR photography via a web series on YouTube, which includes 48 episodes of tutorials explaining …

How YouTube Sensation Casey Neistat Succeeded in Making Ads for People Who Hate Ads

5 min read<p>Years before he would become famous, Casey Neistat was a 16-year-old high-school dropout with a pregnant girlfriend and no real career aspirations. Today, at 34, he’s a YouTube sensation who’s helping to reinvent the way advertising is done on the Internet.<p>Neistat isn’t your typical ad …

Advertising

Awesome! My YouTube channel is now eligible for paid content!

This is awesome! My YouTube channel is now eligible to have paid content! That means that I can now create videos that the potential viewer has to …

Watch out Periscope, Samsung's new phones stream video to YouTube

A new breed of live video apps like Meerkat and Periscope means just about anyone can become a streaming star overnight, but what about poor little YouTube? Well, it's sure got an ally in Samsung: The new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ can both broadcast live video to Google's cat-video-sharing …

Why one of YouTube's biggest stars refuses to cash in on sponsored videos

Jenna Marbles, née Mourey, is one of YouTube's biggest success stories. She is the number one female star on the platform with over 15 million …

YouTube Now Warns What Happens With Copyrighted Music

For a number of years now, YouTube has used its Content ID service to automatically scan for copyrighted tracks and remove them.<p>Sometimes, it’s unclear why a video is taken down or muted, though, so YouTube will now warns creators about will happen if they upload a video with a copyrighted song.<p>For …

Wildcard Debuts A News-Reading App Designed For The Mobile Age

Besides messaging, snapping photos, and checking the weather, news reading has become one of the top activities done on mobile phones. It’s so popular, in fact, that Apple is introducing its own native News app in iOS 9, due out this fall. But not without some competition in the marketplace. The …

Apps

Imagine a world where news sites drop display ads.

Let’s stack up the evidence…<p>Grumbles about site load speeds on news sites are getting louder, thanks in no small part to often bulky ad downloads.<br>• The shift to native ads is accelerating, coupled with an increased diversification in income streams among at least some publishers (click the arrow …

Why Circa failed

Atoms bomb<p>A front page led by the day’s biggest news. A selection of stories, chosen by editors, arranged more or less by importance. And inside, a bundle of sections highlighting various subjects: arts and entertainment, business, technology, and health. That describes a newspaper, the beloved but …

Craig Mod on Twitter: "This one when you open it smells like the times http://t.co/9gYUDg5TjB"

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Twitter's epic struggle to become the next Google

Sacca had a lot of individual points that made sense. Twitter is too hard for new users to figure out. It's a little intimidating. It can feel isolating if you don't know who to follow and nobody's interacting with you.<p>Twitter is is the first enormous media company that grew up entirely in the …

Adblocking And The End Of Big Advertising

I have a confession to make as an internet writer: I block ads. It’s not a habit I formed recently – I have pretty much blocked ads my entire life, in every medium that I can. In middle school, I bought the first-generation TiVo in order to skip television ads (my mother may have helped with this …

Will new app Rook be a useful pawn in the publishing game?

Launching later this spring, Rook provides location-based free access to ebooks with an option to buy. But some publishers might fear a great ebook giveaway<p>Part of the inspiration behind Rook – an app offering free access to ebooks, which is being shortlisted for awards even before it launches – …

Audible calls for straight-to-audio books » MobyLives

Is this not how people listen to audiobooks these days?<br>via Wikimedia Commons<p>While ebooks have been the primary object of media attention in recent …

Writing

Google's Larry Page was asked whether he was worried about the rise of ad blockers — here's what he said

The increasing popularity of ad blockers is an existential threat to companies such as Google that make most of their revenue by selling ads.<p>Hence why the question of ad blockers was brought up Wednesday at Google's annual meeting of stockholders. An audience member asked Google CEO Larry Page how …

DC Tech: Arlington Startup Outlit Launches 'iTunes of News'

Arlington-based startup Outlit wants to do for the news what Apple’s iTunes did for music. As iTunes changed the music industry by selling songs by …

Online Life

Inside BookCon: where literature lovers give hope to the industry

Last Saturday and Sunday at the Javits Center, on the far western edge of Manhattan, the newly popular book lovers’ convention, BookCon, presented a scene familiar to fans of all sorts. Attendees crowded into exhibitors’ booths, arms covered in paper wristbands for entry into top events (people had …

Amazon Kindle Singles: Delicious Snackable Stories

Why would a traditionally published author give exclusivity to Amazon for a new book? I thought I knew the answer, but I discovered the reasons are as varied as writers and book genres.<p><b>Publish In a New Genre</b><p>I'm a successful finance trade book author published through John Wiley & Sons, but I had …

The new platform luring readers into short fiction

Manchester’s Comma Press has launched MacGuffin, which not only allows authors to self-publish in text and audio, but also gives detailed analytics showing when readers get bored<p>It remains one of the paradoxes of publishing that while the popularity of essays and shortform writing (or longform …

The Hypocrisy of the Internet Journalist

I’m selling you out as hard as I can,<br>and I’m sorry.<p>It’s been hard to make a living as a journalist in the 21st century, but it’s gotten easier over …

Sundar Pichai: Why Google can afford to be patient

Funny fact about Google I/O, the advertising company’s software developer conference held Thursday at San Francisco’s Moscone Center: The big, bland …

Should ad blockers be legal?

Do you like the idea of an internet without advertising? You can join the soaring ranks of people who install ad blocking software to scrub out …