Does two make a trend? This is the second double-week link herd in a row. Once again plenty to report on and so little time to do it.
These last two weeks see newspapers struggle, new media sites do especially well – who’s not jealous of Vice? We also see some new players on the block, well new moves from established players, as Amazon rolls out Fire TV. What do you think? Can Amazon take on Netflix?
- US paper tells reporters the more stories you post the more pay you get
A US newspaper has told journalists that their bonuses will depend on how many articles they post. In addition reporters are expected to increase the pageviews their stories get by 25% by the middle of the year and by another 15% before the end of the year. They’re also expected to comment. The debate is surely whether journalism is content.
- Atlas Insight Series: How often do multiple cookies represent one person?
How broken are cookies? Atlas has researched how often multiple cookies represent just one person? This is significant if you’re a publisher and you have a display ad system in which cookies are used to target and bid on impressions.
- Murdoch-Backed Vice Media Weighs IPO With Gonzo Reports
Vice Media is booming. The content company is doing so well it is considering IPO options, looking to 50% margin and hitting a $1.5bn revenue target. Vice is now doing so much video they may buy a cable company.
- TV industry take note: this is what being disrupted by Amazon looks like
What impact will Amazon’s Fire TV have? It’s already a tough market with Apple, Netflix and Lovefilm. Oh wait; Amazon’s already gobbled up LoveFilm and rebranded it to Amazon Instant Videos.Perhaps the question is whether ongoing adventures in hardware will help Amazon and its very long term goals or not.
- Johnston Press reveals losses of £286.8m while advertising revenue dips by 6.4 per cent for 2013
Digital Display up 30% despite overall advertising drop. Exceptional items responsible for some of the bigger chunks too. Another story of a newspaper group battling on as the landscape transforms. It’s not easy.