BuzzFeed announced today that it’s acquiring the talent team behind mobile app developer Hyper IQ, a significant investment in building native apps for a publisher that’s traditionally been web- and social-first.
Michael J. de la Merced | New York Times | 12/17/2014
Online news start-ups have garnered buzz, and millions of dollars, over the last few years. But few can boast of vocal fans like Oprah Winfrey, especially while focusing on the least sexy of media: email.
Jack Marshall | The Wall Street Journal | 12/17/2014
Google GOOGL +1.15% officially shuttered the Spanish version of its news service Tuesday morning, and publisher sites in Spain have seen their traffic dip since, according to data from Web analytics company Chartbeat.
Citizen journalism was one of the great dreams of the mid-2000s internet. Just as blogs had given anyone with an internet connection and a keyboard a platform, media companies like AOL and CNN hoped that cell phones and high-speed internet would transform an army of private citizens and online hobbyists into freelance, oftentimes pro bono writers, videographers, and reporters.
Google News has been in the news itself lately, from European efforts to impose taxes to questions about its value and even suggestions for giving it a full redesign. But just how much traffic is it currently driving to publishers?