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Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it’s mass-media business models that are ailing

GigaOM – 2014-08-27

Some argue that the rise of the internet has destroyed -- or severely crippled -- journalism, but all it has really done is disrupted traditional mass-media business models. Journalism itself has...

'Factory Man' John Bassett III Fought Chinese Manufacturers To Keep His Furniture Business At Home

The Huffington Post – 2014-08-28

While factory work was once a large part of the American economy, the trend toward globalization and outsourcing has gutted many, and the rural towns that relied on them. But one man took a stand to...

Microsoft's OneDrive Android app now supports separate business, personal accounts

PC World – 2014-08-28

If you update Microsoft’s OneDrive app for Android on Thursday, you’ll notice one key addition: you can now upload files to your OneDrive for Business account. The app is the first OneDrive app...

Five easy ways to keep your business secure that you might not have considered

GigaOM – 2014-08-30

Even though security hasn’t always been well funded by businesses and was considered more of an afterthought, recent major hacking attacks show that it's important to have a good defense at...

Gigaom Research webinar: Continuous delivery: driving business agility, improving business execution and decreasing time to market

GigaOM – 2014-09-02

CD is about developing a process from code to test to stage to deployment in production with historical traceability for control, security and compliance. It drives business agility by enabling...

Nosy Crow wins Nectar business award

The Bookseller – 2014-09-03

Children’s publisher Nosy Crow has beaten hundreds of small businesses to be crowned Small...

Inside the Toronto Star’s $10 Million Niche Print Business

Editor & Publisher – 2014-09-05

John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star, is the first to acknowledge that his strategy for the paper seems anachronistic. Cruickshank talked the New York Times Syndicate into providing him...

Why Zapier thinks there’s a big (but hard) business in stitching together cloud services

GigaOM – 2014-09-06

A St. Louis-based startup called Zapier is trying to make those dozens of cloud services your company uses more intelligent by automating the interactions between them. On our latest podcast, CEO...

Verizon combines cloud and mobile business to offer car sharing service

GigaOM – 2014-09-08

Verizon is taking the internet of things on the road with a new car sharing service . Is this a future business or a way to show off its network? Verizon combines cloud and mobile business to offer...

Bill Gross, the guy who invented Google’s business model, tries again with IdeaMarket

GigaOM – 2014-09-08

Idealab founder and serial entrepreneur Bill Gross, whose company GoTo pioneered the pay-per-click search advertising that Google later made famous, is launching a crowdsourced startup platform...

AUDIO: Avoiding business and office jargon

BBC World – 2014-09-09

The journalist and author John Lanchester has written a book that aims to decode the language of finance.

Houston entrepreneur, business leader dies after battle with cancer

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2014-09-14

Stuart Maudlin died Sept. 14 of cancer. He was a good friend and one of the most interesting people one could ever get to know. We first met in 1998, the year I returned to Houston after a stint as...

Sony slashes value of its mobile business, projects larger loss for fiscal year

PC World – 2014-09-17

Sony says its mobile brand is now worth a lot less than before. The struggling smartphone maker has written off the entire value of the goodwill associated with its mobile business. Goodwill covers...

Comic David Mitchell rails at Amazons cynical life-crushing business style

The Guardian – 2014-09-23

Online giant operates a rapacious near monopoly, the Observer columnist and Peep Show star tells Booksellers conferencePeep Show star David Mitchell blasted the monopolistic, cynical and frankly...

Why Vanity Fair covers business stories

BBC – 2014-09-24

Why glossy magazine Vanity Fair started to cover the business world

Shortlist Announced for 'FT,' McKinsey & Co Business Book of the Year Award

Publishers Weekly – 2014-09-24

The winner will be announced at a dinner ceremony on November 11 in London, and will receive £30,000, with each shortlisted author receiving £10,000.

Peter Thiel's Zero to One Might Be the Best Business Book I've Read

The Atlantic – 2014-09-26

The founder of PayPal has written a lucid treatise on capitalism and entrepreneurship

Cosmopolitan Assumes Editorial and Business Control of Seventeen

Folio Magazine – 2014-10-01

On Sept. 29, Hearst Magazines president David Carey announced the creation of a new "Millennial Group" to better showcase the editorial and marketing common denominators...

/R E P E A T -- Corporate Knights, Schulich School of Business open 2015 Business for a Better World MBA case competition/

CNW – 2014-10-02

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto are proud to launch their second-annual...

Religion Update Fall 2014: The Business of Scholarly Publishing

Publishers Weekly – 2014-10-03

The shape of publishing continues to shift, but academic presses still face the perennial questions: audience, sales, course adoptions, a shrinking library market.

How Dan Roth became the most powerful editor in business publishing

Digiday – 2014-10-06

When Dan Roth left Fortune for LinkedIn, the publishing world thought he was crazy. Now he holds publishing's most powerful editorial position. The post How Dan Roth became the most powerful editor...

Introducing Frankfurt’s New Business Club

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-10-07

New this year at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Business Club offers exclusive networking opportunities, high-level discussions about book publishing and more. Here is a selection of events for...

Corporateknights.com re-launches to become must-read daily destination for business and sustainability news, analysis and features

CNW – 2014-10-09

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Corporate Knights, the quarterly magazine for clean capitalism, is now Canada's first online destination devoted to daily coverage of national and international sustai...

Martha Stewart Hands Off Magazines' Business Operations to Meredith

Advertising Age – 2014-10-16

Martha Stewart is getting out of the business of magazines -- mostly.Her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, has struck a 10-year licensing agreement with Meredith Corp., owner of Better Homes...

McSweeney’s New Business Model: Nonprofit

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-10-17

Writing for SF Gate, John McMurtie reports that the San Francisco based publishing house McSweeney’s will become a nonprofit. The post McSweeney’s New Business Model: Nonprofit appeared first on...

The Rise of Female Business Journalists in China

The Huffington Post – 2014-10-19

By Yinan Che, Bachelors student at Shanghai International Studies University Women journalists in China are increasingly starting to work in the male-dominated field of business reporting. Their...

Amazon signs multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster: Business Insider

Reuters – 2014-10-21

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc signed a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster Inc, the second major Big Five book publisher it has been negotiating with on the price of e-books, Business Insider...

Inside Bloomberg Media’s digital video business

Digiday – 2014-10-22

Bloomberg has placed video at the center of its digital efforts, a strategy that is beginning to pay off for the business publisher. The post Inside Bloomberg Media’s digital video business...

Watch: 4 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

ABC News – 2014-10-27

Peter Thiel reveals new ways to think for yourself in his new book "Zero To One"

Study blames backbone business deals for broadband congestion

PC World – 2014-10-29

Business relationships between major broadband providers and Internet backbone providers appear to be the cause of major drags on performance from early 2013 to early this year, according to a new...

How The News Business Can Survive Facebook

Fast Company – 2014-11-03

The social network's plans to control even more of the media industry squeezed a collective gasp out of publishers. Was that a last breath?Facebook recently wrapped up a "listening tour," hoping to...

Trending Buffalo building an audience and a business

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2014-11-06

Since it was founded in 2012, Trending Buffalo has published nearly 370 podcasts, with episodes that included local personalities and media members, from the Buffalo News to Artvoice to local radio...

Random House Business Books gets persuasive

The Bookseller – 2014-11-08

Random House Business Books is to publish Pre-suasion by Robert Cialidini, a follow-up to the author’s book Influence (HarperBusiness). Publishing director Nigel Wilcockson acquired UK and...

Piketty Takes 2014 'FT,' McKinsey & Co Business Book of the Year Award

Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-11

The prize, which comes with a £30,000 purse, was presented to Thomas Piketty’s editor, Harvard's Ian Malcolm, at a ceremony in London on November 11.

Piketty named FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2014-11-12

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century has triumphed at the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Awards. Piketty's book, a nearly 700-page exploration of economic...

Gift Books Can Be a Big, and Tough, Business

Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-12

Publishers of spiritual or religious gift books face unique challenges in a complicated business.

What If Novels Were Treated Like Business Books?

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-11-13

After attending the FT Business Book of the Year ceremony in London, Roger Tagholm wonders, what if novels had subtitles like business books do? The post What If Novels Were Treated Like Business...

In 'Funny Business,' Seth Olenick's Unconventional Comedy Portraits Are Worth A Thousand Laughs

The Huffington Post – 2014-11-14

"No, I don't want to see Jon Hamm wearing a tiara and holding a magic wand," said no one ever. The same goes for seeing Megan Mullally sporting hubby Nick Offerman's mustache, Rob Riggle eating a...

Career Beat: Business Insider’s Aaron Gell named editorial director at Maxim

Poynter. – 2014-11-14

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: John Cook will run investigations at Gawker Media. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of The Intercept. (Poynter) Aaron Gell...

Hanley Wood Sells Exhibitions Business for $375 Million

Folio Magazine – 2014-11-18

  Hanley Wood has agreed to sell its exhibition businesses to Informa, a U.K.-based publishing and events company, for $375 million. The sale is expected to close by the end of 2014.

Why Business Books Are Blue (And Other Tricky Marketing Techniques)

Fast Company – 2014-11-19

Yes, you judge books by their covers. Here's what draws you in.I review a lot of business books. Consequently, publishers often send me copies of new releases. As I was cleaning out my office the...

How Do You Make a Small Fortune in the Newspaper Business?

Editor & Publisher – 2014-11-21

You start with a large one!   According to an SEC filing, when Tribune Publishing picked up those 38 Sun-Times suburban properties late last month, they paid $23.5 million for the privilege....

Virgin buys business book from basketball coach

The Bookseller – 2014-11-26

Ebury Publishing imprint Virgin Books has acquired a “timeless business book” by a basketball coach. Ed Faulkner, Ebury deputy publishing director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Eleven...

Obama and daughters hit bookstore for Small Business Saturday

Reuters – 2014-11-30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his teenaged daughters, Sasha and Malia, went to an independent book store in Washington to buy books as a way to promote Small Business Saturday, an...

Book-buying Obama shows support for local business

Yahoo! News – 2014-11-30

Barack Obama showed some presidential support for small businesses on Saturday, when he stopped at a local Washington bookstore for a spot of holiday shopping.

Chancellor 'to promise business rates review'

The Bookseller – 2014-12-04

George Osborne is to pledge to overhaul business rates in a review in his Autumn Statement later today (3rd December). The Chancellor is expected to announce a review of business rates in the...

'High Street Heroes' gear up for Small Business Saturday

The Bookseller – 2014-12-05

Indie bookshops are gearing up to welcome shoppers with events and promotions tomorrow (6th December) to mark Small Business Saturday. The initiative is in its second year in the UK. It is supported...

Contently’s VP of Content: “Native Ads Are Not a Business Model”

Publishing Executive – 2014-12-02

By Sam Slaughter Publishing Executive asked industry thought leaders to discuss the big ideas that are changing the...

Growth for UK's Small Business Saturday

The Bookseller – 2014-12-12

Awareness of Small Business Saturday (SBS) in the UK is growing, with an extra £36m spent in small shops last weekend. The initiative, which encouraged people to shop in their local businesses last...

Luxembourg acted as Amazon's 'business partner'

The Bookseller – 2014-12-12

A former top Amazon employee has revealed that European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker acted as a “business partner” to the company when it came to negotiating its tax...

Can an Oil-and-Gas Exec Disrupt the Book Business?

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-12-12

Bangkok-based Gordon Ross says disrupting the book industry is a business challenge, and has launched Bleeding Heart Publications to test his instincts. The post Can an Oil-and-Gas Exec Disrupt the...

As New Bloomberg Business Site Approaches, Company Eyes Larger Audience

Advertising Age – 2014-12-11

Bloomberg L.P. has spent the last year pouring money and resources into its media arm -- which still labors in the shadow of the terminal business that made Michael Bloomberg a billionaire -- to...

BrandPost: How a small business can profit from big data

PC World – 2014-12-17

Is Big Data – the science of extracting useful business insights from large, disparate information stores – only for large companies with hefty IT staffs? Not at all.  Chances are your business...

Spain's Kutxabank sells property business to Lone Star

Reuters – 2014-12-18

MADRID, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Mid-sized, unlisted Spanish lender Kutxabank said on Thursday it had sold its property management arm and about half the real estate assets on its books to U.S....

BA tells Treasury 'scrap business rates altogether'

The Bookseller – 2014-12-20

The Booksellers Association has called for the scrapping of business rates altogether for small businesses in a meeting in the House of Commons. Tim Godfray, c.e.o of The Booksellers Association,...

(VIDEO) Slate Publisher Sees 'Huge Business' Potential In Podcasts

The Huffington Post – 2014-12-31

CHICAGO -- For many, it is a forgotten medium that never quite fulfilled its promise. But podcast publishers who have done well tend to have done really well. Webzine Slate, a veteran talk podcast...

Gift Books Are Big Business for Christian Publishers

Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-02

A number of publishers in the religion category offer gift books with spiritual or religious themes, and while many publish only a few gift titles per year, others are in the gift book business in a...

BRC concerned over business rates review

The Bookseller – 2015-01-03

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and other business groups are to meet the Treasury this month to discuss concerns over the government’s proposed review of business rates, according to the...

The Serious Business Behind Warby Parker's Jokey Annual Report

Fast Company – 2015-01-08

Hot startup year-in-review season is upon us, and the hip glasses retailer lets people create a personal infographic suitable for sharing.Warby Parker, the fast-growing New York eyeglasses startup,...

Macmillan Science and Education, Springer Science+Business to Merge

Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-15

The joint venture will create a publishing group of 1.5 billion euros in sales, and 13,000 employees.

Macmillan Science and Education to merge with Springer Science+Business Media

The Bookseller – 2015-01-16

Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and BC Partners have reached an agreement to merge Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan...

Springer Science & Business to Merge with Macmillan Science & Education

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-01-16

A merger between Springer Science & Business and Holtzbrinck will form a new global science and education publisher with annual sales of 1.5 billion euros The post Springer Science &...

At Spain's Kiosko y Más, Solidarity Is at the Core of the Business Model

Editor & Publisher – 2015-01-27

Kiosko y más is the largest publishing alliance in Europe. Three years ago it created a platform with 13 editorial groups and 90 publications, led by the top Spanish media groups, Vocento...

Investors buy stake in Business Insider for $25M

Crains New York – 2015-01-29

A group of investors led by Axel Springer SE, Europe's biggest newspaper publisher, has paid $25 million for a stake in Business Insider Inc. as the German media company seeks to expand its...

Sharp executive says not considering selling display business

Reuters – 2015-02-13

OSAKA (Reuters) - A senior Sharp Corp executive said the Japanese company was not considering a sale of its ailing display business, after it warned it will likely book its third annual net loss in...

Brian Williams has gone, but false news is bigger business than ever | Emily Bell

The Guardian – 2015-02-15

The web has simultaneously enabled an accelerated cycle of untrue stories and rumour, and the ability to debunk themEvery journalist is familiar with the type of story that is “too good to...

Why Writers Need to Know the Publishing Business

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-02-17

Publisher Deborah Emin argues that as publishing professionals, we should want writers to understand each stage of the process: how they are acquired, marketed and sold. The post Why Writers Need to...

UPDATE 2-Barnes & Noble to keep Nook business, spin off college books unit

Reuters – 2015-02-26

Feb 26 (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc said it would spin off its college books unit and keep its Nook tablets and e-book business, instead of spinning off a combination of the two.

Barnes & Noble to Keep Nook Business

The Wall Street Journal – 2015-02-27

Barnes & Noble said Thursday that it plans to spin off its college bookstore unit from its retail and Nook operations, scrapping a plan to spin off its struggling e-book business.

Customer-Management Survey: Existing Business Is Top Priority for Publishers

Folio Magazine – 2015-03-03

[Sponsored Content] Boosting retention and revenue are on the front burner. The post Customer-Management Survey: Existing Business Is Top Priority for Publishers appeared first on Folio:.

The 1 percent’s immigration con: How big business adds to income inequality, pits workers against each other

Salon.com – 2015-03-01

Doctors, lawyers and Wall Street are doing great. Blue-collar America, less so. That must guide immigration reform

Business Insider plans spinoff consumer tech site

Digiday – 2015-03-05

Flush with new funding, Business Insider is prepping for the launch of a new, consumer tech-focused site in the third quarter. The as-yet named site is the publisher's first content site outside BI...

Tribune CEO: Selling (Typical) Digital Ads Is a 'Weak Business'

Advertising Age – 2015-03-05

Advertising sales is a tough job these days -- just ask Tribune Publishing CEO Jack Griffin:"The typical digital display advertising business it's a weak business."That's what Mr. Griffin told Wall...

BA welcomes 'radical' business rates review

The Bookseller – 2015-03-17

The Booksellers Association has welcomed the launch of a “radical” review of the business rates system in the UK. The government revealed today (16th March) that the review had begun and would...

House Judiciary Committee Now In The Business Of Publishing 'Little Mermaid' GIFs

The Huffington Post – 2015-03-19

The House Judiciary Committee posted a press release to its website in the form of a GIF-laden listicle on Wednesday. In a departure from the traditional practice of using prose to convey official...

To Automate or Not to Automate the Rights Business?

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-03-23

At a Publishers Weekly event in NYC, rights directors and agents discussed how automation and standards would improve the book rights business. The post To Automate or Not to Automate the Rights...

National Business Book Award Announces Short List

CNW – 2015-03-25

Evolution of media and communications prominent in this year's short list TORONTO, March 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The short list for the National Business Book Award, one of Canada's most prestigious li...

Facebook, New York Times deal could change news business

CBC – 2015-03-27

In a scoop about itself this week, The New York Times reported the paper will give up some of its precious website traffic to Facebook, a move that some media observers call a power shift in the...

Dulwich Books seeks a business partner

The Bookseller – 2015-04-01

The owner of the Independent Bookseller of the Year 2014 is seeking a business partner to help grow her thriving business. Sheila O’Reilly from Dulwich Books in London is looking for a passionate...

Medium Poaches Vox Sales Exec to Build Nascent Ad Business

Advertising Age – 2015-03-31

Medium -- the publishing platform founded by the guys who started Twitter -- is getting more aggressive in its bid to attract brand advertising dollars. The site just raided digital publisher Vox...

Airbnb to operate in Cuba in major U.S. business expansion

San Jose Mercury News – 2015-04-03

San Francisco-based online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the...

New Business Models for Publishing in the Digital Age

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-04-09

'New technology always stirs up fears of the unknown,' says Javier Celaya, author of the publishing report, New Business Models in the Digital Age. The post New Business Models for Publishing in the...

Report Looks at New Publishing Business Models

Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-09

Spain-based Dosdoce.com this week released an English language version of its 2014 report “New Business Models in the Digital Age.”

AWP 2015: The Art and Business of Writing Children's Books

Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-13

Although AWP 2015 focused on literature written for and by adults, children's authors held their own at the conference and presented their ideas about how to best publish for Middle Grade and YA...

Are the NewFronts Big Business? Media Buyers Sound Off

Advertising Age – 2015-04-13

For UM Chief Investment Officer David Cohen, this year's NewFronts began way before the official start date approaching on April 27. It was February when he had his first meeting with one of the 34...

News Corp confirms Rebekah Brooks is in talks on new digital business

The Guardian – 2015-04-15

Rupert Murdoch publisher’s former UK chief, who was cleared of phone-hacking charges last year, is unlikely to be involved with the Sun, according to sourcesRupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has...

Alfred Hermida Wins National Business Book Award

CNW – 2015-04-17

Tell Everyone recognized as the most outstanding Canadian business-related book TORONTO, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Alfred Hermida has been named the winner of the National Business Book Award for...

BuzzFeed Deleted Three Posts Because of Business-Side Pressures

Advertising Age – 2015-04-20

BuzzFeed deleted three posts after receiving complaints from advertisers and members of its business-side, an internal review conducted of the site's practices revealed. The three posts were about...

Christian America is an invention: Big business, right-wing politics and the religious lie that still divides us

Salon.com – 2015-04-19

The idea of "one nation under God" is a modern one -- and does not date back to the Founding Fathers

Connect Books: sales drop but business 'stabilising'

The Bookseller – 2015-04-23

Connect Books has delivered a “much improved” operational performance in the last six months, although sales were down 3% to £103.4m. The Norwich-based company, which comprises Bertrams, Dawson...

UPDATE 1-Scholastic to sell EdTech business to Houghton Mifflin

Reuters – 2015-04-24

April 24 (Reuters) - Scholastic Corp said it would sell its educational technology and services business to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for $575 million in cash, as it focuses on its...

Scholastic to sell EdTech business to Houghton Mifflin for $575 mln

Reuters – 2015-04-24

April 24 (Reuters) - Book publisher Scholastic Corp said it would sell its educational technology and services business to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for $575 million in cash.

Apple Watch Creates Wrist-y Business for Publishers, Advertisers

Advertising Age – 2015-04-24

The Apple Watch is officially out today, but the so-called wearable has already sparked an arms race among media companies vying for attention on your wrist.(Does that make it a wrist...

Report Details New Business Models

Publishers Weekly – 2015-04-24

Just before the London Book Fair, Spain-based Dosdoce.com released an English-language version of its latest report, “New Business Models in the Digital Age.”

Outside Magazine’s Executive Editor Explains His Move to the Business Side

Folio Magazine – 2015-04-28

Sam Moulton talks about his switch to content marketing director—and why it makes sense. The post Outside Magazine’s Executive Editor Explains His Move to the Business Side appeared first on...

GIE Media Buys Into Cannabis Business

Folio Magazine – 2015-04-29

Acquisition of Cannabis Business Times adds to company’s assets in horticulture segment; print magazine on the way. The post GIE Media Buys Into Cannabis Business appeared first on Folio:.

Marijuana is my business: My wild adventures in the legal pot trade

Salon.com – 2015-05-04

As we legalize it, Big Tobacco and Pharma will get in. I saw the pot business when the legal side was the Wild West

What Happened to Brazil’s Booming Book Business?

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-05-14

The strong US dollar, a struggling bookstore sector and a slowdown in government book acquisitions has pushed the Brazilian publishing sector into a crisis. The post What Happened to Brazil’s...

On Leadership: A great leadership reading list — without any business books on it

The Washington Post – 2015-05-21

On the list of recommended summer reads that Microsoft founder and CEO Bill Gates just posted to his personal blog, not one is a business book.The tech titan and philanthropist spent decades...

Translating BEA Into International Innovation and Business

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-26

As one of the largest and most prominent book and author events in the North American publishing industry, BookExpo America remains a great place to discover new titles, generate rights and licensing...

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