Morning Links — Newspapers, magazines and viruses

By libertyc
February 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Canadian Businesses Lobby for Right to Infect Computers with Rootkits and Viruses (Boing Boing) Newspapers That Aren’t Dying: 4 Success Stories and 4 Lessons (Paid Content) Hearst Digital Magazines to Undergo Rapid Transformation (Good e-Reader) Licensing Controversy: Balancing Author Rights [...]

Magazine publishers use Pinterest to drive traffic to their sites

By libertyc
April 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’ve posted a couple of stories about the copyright controversy Pinterest has been stirring due to its foundation on the use of other people’s images. However, there’s another side to that controversy, which is that as popular as the social network has gotten, magazine publishers have been [...]

Hearst targeting digital

By Paul Biba
January 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

  So says The Register. Hearst Magazines has committed to a target of gaining more than a million paid digital subscribers via iTunes, Zinio, Nook, Amazon and Next Issue Media. In an internal email to staff reported on Folio, the publishing giant’s company president David Carey also flagged [...]

Hearst expects 1 million digital subscriptions by end of next year

By libertyc
December 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

That’s what an article in Reuters says about subscriptions on the ipad. “We do expect in 2012 at some point to be able to have more than a million on e-subscriptions,” Hearst Magazine President David Carey said. The division now has about 400,000 digital subscribers to [...]

Lagardère acquisition is Hearst’s digital gateway

By libertyc
June 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Financial Times reports: Hearst, the US publisher of Cosmopolitan and Esquire, will use the acquisition of Lagardère’s international magazine business to test new digital business models in emerging markets and increase its global footprint, executives said. The €640m ($920m) deal, which [...]

Meet the new boss by Brian O’Leary

By libertyc
December 3, 2010 // 1 Comment

On Monday, the New York Times profiled “a new crop of chiefs” leading the magazine groups at Hearst (David Carey), Meredith (Tom Harty), Time Inc. (Jack Griffin) and Conde Nast (Robert Sauerberg). Although the Times characterized the changes as a generational shift, a bit of “out with the [...]

Hearst’s iPad magazine apps move beyond magazine paradigm

By libertyc
July 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Nat Ives at AdAge has a piece looking at some of the iPad magazine offerings from Hearst Magazines. Hearst seems to want to break out of the “like print magazine, but on the iPad” mold that has restricted a number of early iPad magazines, integrating Internet and other content. For example, [...]

Where have all the e-ink readers gone, long time passing?

By libertyc
June 16, 2010 // 3 Comments

Jon Stokes at Ars Technica wonders whatever happened to all the Chinese e-ink readers that were on display everywhere you looked at CES but are now conspicuously absent from E3. He points to the examples of the Plastic Logic Que (or “QUE”) and the Sprint/Hearst Skiff, two of the most [...]

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