Posted on: 05/21/13
Cloud-based and mobile technologies are rapidly reshaping the way business information is gathered, analyzed and consumed, but business information and media companies are still learning how to leverage these technologies to build revenue. At last week's roundtable event, Revenue Opportunities at...
Posted on: 05/07/13
The Financial Times responded to the demands of tablet customers last month, rolling out a redesigned Web app that allows readers to choose between a static edition with a fixed article set or a dynamic edition with a continuously updated content stream. The app enables readers to swipe left to...
Posted on: 04/28/13
James Capo acted as a consultant to Cygnus Business Media as it developed an iPad app for Sustainable Construction, the first of about a dozen tablet apps the company has introduced since 2011. The work led to his post as director-digital business development for the company's public safety group,...
Posted on: 04/17/13
While most media companies are using the HTML5 standard to make websites designed for desk- and laptop devices equally accessible on mobile devices, The Economist is going in the other direction—creating a tabletlike experience for the traditional Web—with a Google Chrome app that it...
Posted on: 04/15/13
Vienna, Va.—Washington Technology, published by 1105 Government Information Group, is launching an Insider Membership program that puts more than 70% of the brand's website behind a paywall. In addition, the group's GCN (formerly Government Computer News) is unveiling two new digital products,...
Posted on: 04/05/13
London—The Financial Times has unveiled a redesign of its HTML5 mobile app. The revamp, an update to the Web app that debuted in June 2011, offers users a choice of either a morning edition mirroring the print newspaper or ...
Posted on: 03/26/13
As with the rest of b-to-b publishing, the rise of digital continues to be the ongoing story for audience development. With the proliferation of new screens for consuming content, audience developers have to stay flexible and be open to new ideas. We go in detail on five trends to be aware of that...
Posted on: 02/26/13
The mobile audience for ALM brands grew by more than 30% in 2012, said Jeff Litvack, senior VP-digital. That shift outpaced expectations and drove the media company to develop an aggressive strategy to serve its content on multiple devices. “ALM was already investing in mobile, but the...
Posted on: 01/08/13
Financial Times' June 2011 launch of an HTML5-based mobile application for the iPad was a risk in ways that were not obvious to the public, according to Rob Grimshaw, FT.com managing director. FT was the first major news organization to launch a mobile Web app that could create a user experience...
Posted on: 12/03/12
New York—News Corp. announced it is shuttering The Daily, less than two years after it launched the iPad newspaper. The company also named Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Robert Thomson as CEO of its new publishing entity, which will retain the News Corp. name.
Posted on: 11/20/12
McLean, Va.—USA Today has relaunched its iPad app, featuring a new design and several new capabilities. The app, available from the iTunes app store, provides larger images and live video coverage. It also carries breaking news, interactive weather mapping and commentary.
Posted on: 10/05/12
Stephen Pinches serves as group product manager of emerging technologies at Financial Times, the first major news outlet to shift from a native to HTML5-based Web app. The app has hosted more than 3.1 million users since its June 2011 debut and currently is credited with originating 15% of new...
Posted on: 10/05/12
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg aired his frustration with Web apps and responsive design last month at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 conference, saying that the social network's biggest mistake had been “betting too much on HTML5.”
Posted on: 10/03/12
New York—The New York Times has introduced an HTML5 Web app for the iPad. The app is available exclusively to digital subscribers to NYTimes.com with tablet access and to home delivery subscribers who link their account for digital access.
Posted on: 10/02/12
New York—The Wall Street Journal on Friday will debut a weekly section covering the global luxury real estate market.
Posted on: 09/26/12
New York—The Economist has established a rate base of 50,000 digital-only subscribers who will pay an average of $106.61 per subscription. The new rate base will take effect in January 2013.
Posted on: 09/14/12
Many b-to-b publishing companies are still taking a wait-and-see approach toward offering content designed specifically for tablets and creating apps targeted to their audiences. A few, however, are forging ahead.
Posted on: 09/11/12
Framingham, Mass.—CRN, a unit of UBM Channel, has introduced CRN Tech News, a daily subscription-based newspaper app for the iPad.
Posted on: 08/24/12
New York—Gannett Co.'s USA Today may charge for mobile applications on smartphones and tablet computers, said Larry Kramer, the newspaper's president-publisher, in an interview with Bloomberg Television's “Street Smart.”
Posted on: 06/12/12
New York—About half of broadcast technology buyers read digital editions of trade magazine, according to a recent study, “Improving Marketing Effectiveness,” conducted by Josh Gordon Group. The study found that 81.1% of respondents read a trade publication at least once a month.