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Outbrain raises $35M for content discovery platform

GigaOM – 2011-12-14

Outbrain, a content discovery platform that helps online publishers drive engagement, has raised $35 million in a Series D round led by Index Ventures with participation from existing investors...

CNN’s Zite purchase shows how a content creator can break into the content discovery business

Poynter. – 2011-09-01

CNN’s purchase of Zite this week underscores the importance of news publishers investing in the platforms that people use to discover content on tablet devices. Apps like Zite and… Read more

Outbrain Secures $11 Million for Content Discovery

Digital Media Wire – 2011-02-15

New York - Outbrain, a provider of content discovery and recommendation technology for publishers, announced on Monday that it has closed an $11 million, third round of more

Alarm Over Discovery of Loaded Shotgun Hidden in 'Grand Forks Herald' Offices

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-23

Authorities and employees are puzzling over the discovery of a loaded shotgun -- with a pistol grip not usually associated with hunting -- that was discovered hidden in the downtown offices of the...

Discovery sues Amazon's Kindle

Reuters – 2009-03-17

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Media company Discovery Communications Inc has sued, accusing the online retailer's Kindle of infringing its patent on electronic book technology.

Discovery sues over Kindle patent

International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-17

Discovery Communications Inc. says the Kindle electronic book readers from Inc. violate a patent that Discovery registered in 2007. Discovery sued Amazon in Delaware on Tuesday.

At Demo, it's all about content discovery

CNET – 2009-03-03

Six of fifteen companies pitching at the start-up conference Tuesday are offering new ways for you to find Web content you're likely to enjoy.

Discovery mines its video vault to cash in on the Web

International Herald Tribune – 2009-01-26

As users spend more time watching videos on the Internet, the clips are fast becoming an ancillary revenue stream for media companies.

Dan Brooke departs Discovery Networks UK

Media Week – 2009-01-19

Discovery Networks' UK chief Dan Brooke is leaving the company, with international chief operating officer, Sahar Elhabashi, taking charge until a replacement is found.

Sky's Rey to join Discovery

Media Week – 2009-01-13

LONDON - Discovery Networks EMEA has appointed BSkyB executive David Rey as chief operating officer.

Elevator Pitch: Yudu's network for publishing and content discovery

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-11-27

Yudu launched in September this year as a self-publishing network and an experiment on online publishing. The firm employs 16 staff at bases in London, Lancashire and Boston in the US, and is...

Lulu founder open to discovery

The News & Observer – 2008-11-24

It's really not a shock that Bob Young reads a lot. He's the founder and chief executive of, an online book publisher. Lulu, which is moving its headquarters to Raleigh from Morrisville...

Discovery, YouTube Ink Content Deal

Broadcasting and Cable – 2008-09-24

Nine branded YouTube channels launch in U.S., targeted international channels to come later.

Leading Research Firm Includes ZyLAB In Compliance, Electronic Discovery And Content Management Reports

EnterpriseContentManagementConnection-ECM – 2008-07-31

ZyLAB, an innovative developer of Information Access Solutions, today announced that it is included in four separate July 2008 Gartner reports that focus on compliance, e-Discovery and content...

Nonfiction: Writer tells self-discovery story

The Oklahoman – 2008-07-09

Joan Anderson, author of the best-selling novel "A Year by the Sea,” took a year's hiatus from her family to spend 12 months on her own in Cape Cod, sorting through the debris of her life. The...

Online Encyclopedia Gets New Push From Discovery

New York Times – 1970-01-01

Last fall Discovery spent $250 million buying the United States portion of HowStuffWorks; now it is striving to make the site more appealing to users and advertisers.

Chronicling Discovery: The Online Journals of Rare-Book Collectors

The Atlantic – 2012-05-17

Curators of rare books are finding that blogging gives their discoveries greater exposure, an example of how virtual work can support even the most tactile of pursuits.

Kobo launches trackable app discovery campaign

The Bookseller – 2012-07-10

A new app discovery campaign has been launched for Kobo by mobile marketing agency Yodelmobile....

Curtis Brown and Foyles team up for author 'Discovery Day'

The Bookseller – 2012-07-17

Aspiring authors are being given the chance to pitch their novels to a panel of agents at a new...

Web discovery engine Trapit launches iPad app — but it’s not another Flipboard

GigaOM – 2012-07-19

Trapit, an AI-based discovery engine for Web content from the group behind Siri, is releasing its iPad app Thursday after launching a Web version last November. Trapit wants to compete against news...

Hearst appoints Discovery Network's Turnbull as replacement for Macleod Smith

Media Week – 2012-10-16

Hearst Magazines has appointed Amanda Turnbull as group publishing director of Esquire and Harper's Bazaar, replacing Tess Macleod Smith who left last year to join Net-a-Porter.

Oliver Sacks makes discovery an intimate pursuit in 'Hallucinations'

Los Angeles Times – 2012-11-09

Writer-neurologist Oliver Sacks, no stranger to exploring the odd workings of the human mind, reveals a few of his own exploits in new book 'Hallucinations.'NEW YORK — Oliver Sacks never meant...

Publishers Lunch Opens “Bookateria” Book Discovery Site with Random House

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-19

Bookateria, a new book discovery and sales site, features titles that are being discussed, reviewed and recommended by those in the industry and the media.

An unexpected discovery yields a charming children's book

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-01-16

How two gallery owners found 'Rhoda's Ocean' – an unpublished children's book hiding under a pile of laundry.

Why online book discovery is broken (and how to fix it)

GigaOM – 2013-01-18

Here's the main problem with book discovery online: Right now, it doesn't really work. New research shows that frequent book buyers visit sites like Pinterest and Goodreads regularly, but those...

Is Online Book Discovery Broken? Here’s How to Fix It

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-19

Laura Hazard Owen sums up the problem with book discovery like this: “It doesn’t really work." She offers several solutions gleaned from Digital Book World 2013. Launches, Applies Big Data to Book Discovery

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-05

By incorporating trillions of calculations,, the new online bookstore financed by Hachette, Penguin and S&S, promises to apply Big Data to book discovery.

Nudging UK Book Discovery Toward the Mainstream

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-27

By focusing on movie tie-ins and visual curation, UK app developers of The Nudge List hope to attract book buyers not accustomed to using traditional book sites.

Book Discovery and Blind Dates

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-22

True online book discovery requires serendipity, which can't be programmed. The process is more going on a blind date and then falling in love with someone else.

Web discovery engine Trapit launches publisher tools, with Here Media as first client

GigaOM – 2013-04-03

Web discovery engine Trapit is launching a set of tools for publishers. Publishing clients can use the tools to create their own white-label iPad and web apps that surface content around given...

What Does “Post-Digital” Book Discovery Look Like?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-18

The challenge with digital is discovery, so David Roth-Ey of Fourth Estate and William Collins, is now looking at new ways to engage potential readers, including live events.

Six finalists in the book discovery Publishing Hackathon; winner to be announced at BEA

GigaOM – 2013-05-21

The six finalists of the Publishing Hackathon held over the weekend in New York focus on discovering books in new ways -- whether it's by browsing book jackets or getting recommendations based on...

James Agee's legacy changes with discovery of new text

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-06-05

The literary community has long believed that Agee's work 'Let Us Now Praise Famous Men' was rejected by Fortune magazine for its cryptic narrative, but a newly discovered typescript indicates that...

Reader recommendation: Mary Baker Eddy, The Years of Discovery

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-02

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Discovery Taps ThingLink to Bring More Interactivity to Its Websites

AdWeek – 2013-09-25

Discovery Communications has inked a deal with ThingLink as the media giant looks to bring more visualization to its websites—and its burgeoning native ad business. ThingLink is a Finnish...

Enthrill Reimagines “The Original Discovery Engine” for Ebooks

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-10-25

Enthrill's Kevin Franco discusses his company's distribution platform to make ebooks salable in brick-and-mortar stores through ebook gift cards and author cards.

Espresso bought by Discovery

The Bookseller – 2013-11-08

Espresso Education, the UK provider of digital education resources for primary schools, has been...

Graham Robb's 'Discovery of Middle Earth' offers a new look at Celts

Los Angeles Times – 2013-11-15

Amid efforts to persuade readers the Celts made a world map using a network of sacred sites, Graham Robb offers a vivid, respectful look at their culture."Anyone who writes about Druids and...

How a Trio of Startups is Tackling Book Discovery in Germany

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-11-27

Germany's Skoobe, Flipintu and LOG.OS are bringing fresh ideas and insight to helping German readers find their next book to read or buy.

Stella Gibbons discovery takes agent by surprise

The Bookseller – 2014-01-17

Anna Davis of Curtis Brown, agent for the Stella Gibbons estate, had no idea of the existence of...

Gravity May Help AOL Fix Video Discovery

AdWeek – 2014-01-25

Here's one way that Gravity, AOL's latest technology acquisition, could help the entire Web video industry: fix discovery. The difficulty in finding Web video content, particularly in a...

Book Trailers Serve as a Multiplier for Book Discovery

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-01-29

In the age of the internet, online promotional videos offer the best opportunity for persistent book discovery, argues Gabriel Pena i Ballesté of

BookVibe Turns Twitter Data into Book Discovery Tool

Publishers Weekly – 2013-07-25

BookVibe allows users to search their tweets and extract the books that are being discussed by the people they follow on Twitter.

S&S Launches Site for Book Discovery

Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-03

Off the Shelf will highlight titles released at least one year earlier.

UK’s ValoBox: Selling, Sharing Books at Point of Discovery

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-07

UK-based startup ValoBox offers an attractive revenue sharing model for those who use social media as a catalyst to sell books, empowering discovery.

SIBA Sets Dates for 'Fall Discovery Show'

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-22

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the dates for its fall regional trade show through 2017.

Frequency adds Chromecast support to its video discovery app

GigaOM – 2014-07-23

Video curation startup Frequency added Chromecast support to its Android app this week, making it possible for Frequency users to cast any of the app’s curated channels of online video sources...

Irish Import Guinness Goes American With 'Discovery Series'

Advertising Age – 2014-07-31

While it will be perpetually linked to Ireland, Guinness is now brewed locally in more than 40 countries across the globe, from Nigeria to Australia. In the U.S., however, the Diageo-owned brand...

Music discovery startup has been acquired by Rhapsody

GigaOM – 2014-08-04

Rhapsody has acquired music discovery startup, and the team is joining Rhapsody's team to work on its subscription product. Music discovery startup has been acquired by Rhapsody...

Fall Regionals 2014: A Time for Discovery

Publishers Weekly – 2014-08-08

Over the past few years, some regional booksellers associations have moved away from holding fall trade shows in favor of onferences or forums to reflect a greater emphasis on authors and education.

Debunking Discovery's Shark Week Is a Rising Cottage Industry

Advertising Age – 2014-08-14

Given the long-running success of Discovery's Shark Week, now in its 27th year, it's no surprise that the heavily hyped TV programming event attracts not only theme-week imitators but detractors....

NAIBA 2014: The Discovery Show

Publishers Weekly – 2014-09-23

“Terrific” is a word that came up frequently when booksellers commented on the NAIBA conference held last weekend (Sept. 19-21) at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

Discovery of a new mechanism that can lead to blindness - IRCM researchers uncover the important role of a protein found in visual cells

CNW – 2014-10-16

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - An important scientific breakthrough by a team of IRCM researchers led by Michel Cayouette, PhD, is being published today by The Journal of Neuroscience. The...

Content Discovery: Quality Vs. Quantity

Folio Magazine – 2014-11-26

As time spent gains ground on page views as the universal metric for engagement, publishers are trying to figure out the best ways to keep readers on their sites.

Playback Magazine Honours Bell Media's Discovery and MASTERCHEF CANADA as "Best of the Year"

CNW – 2014-12-04

– Discovery named Channel of the Year – – CTV and Proper Television's MASTERCHEF CANADA recognized as Show of the Year (Non-Scripted) – – Bell Media congratulates production partner Paperny...

New Start-Up Touts Book Discovery Tool

Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-29

Digital distributor Trajectory has an algorithm it claims can extract a book's 'personality' in order to offer better recommendations.

Harper Lee Lawyer Offers More Details On Discovery Of New Book -

The Huffington Post – 2015-02-08

MONROEVILLE, Ala. — One morning late last summer, Tonja B. Carter was doing some legal work for her prized client, Harper Lee, when she found herself thumbing through an old manuscript of what she...

To shill a mockingbird: How a manuscript’s discovery became Harper Lee’s ‘new’ novel

The Washington Post – 2015-02-17

MONROEVILLE, Ala. — Would you like to understand how the “new” Harper Lee novel, “Go Set a Watchman,” came to be billed as a long-lost, blockbuster sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” —...

How Keywords, Machine Learning Unlock Book Discovery

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-05-04

Jim Bryant of argues that advancements natural language processing leading to keywords may unlock a revolution in book discovery. The post How Keywords, Machine Learning Unlock Book...

Larkin poem discovery discredited

BBC – 2015-05-26

A leading literary magazine that claimed to have found an unpublished poem by Philip Larkin admits that it was the work of a different writer.

BEA 2015: Discovery Expansions

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-27

Discovery Communications’ publishing program is set to expand with an array of new titles from Time Inc. Books, Parragon, and other licensees.

Google Play rolls out kid-friendly discovery experience

Engadget – 2015-05-28

Finding kid-friendly content in the clutter of inappropriate digital entertainment is one of the hardest tasks for parents. Google Play will now include a discovery tool that makes it easier for...

Where’s Waldo the Reader? Book Discovery Tactics from IDPF

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-05-28

Executives from Goodreads, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House shared book discovery tactics in the age of overload at BEA's IDPF conference on Tuesday. The post Where’s Waldo the Reader?...

Twenty-Five Years Of Discovery

Publishers Weekly – 2015-05-29

On May 12, nearly 300 people gathered at the Standard Hotel in New York City’s Meatpacking District to celebrate 25 years of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program.

Available only in bookshops – a magical voyage of discovery

The Guardian – 2015-06-19

As the curtain raises on Independent Bookshop Week, Helen Dunmore argues that, despite the convenience of shopping online, readers need to browse real shelves packed with real booksThe 10 best...

MiTu, Discovery U.S. Hispanic announce multiplatform development deal

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-24

Latino digital network MiTu announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its relationship with Discovery Communications' U.S. Hispanic division in a new multiplatform development deal.

Employing Localized Data for Global Book Discovery

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-06-26

Jim Bryant draws examples from bookselling partners in China to argue that superior, localized metadata increases book sales — everywhere. The post Employing Localized Data for...

Comcast, Discovery mend rift with new distribution pact

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-28

Discovery Communications has survived its brush with mighty Comcast.

Shakespeare and marijuana: important discovery or silly speculation?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-08-11

Some scholars suggest that the Bard may have smoked marijuana for inspiration, but others are skeptical. 

Is Snapchat One Step Closer To Being A Major Content Discovery Platform?

Fast Company – 2015-08-27

The messaging app is adding Mashable, IGN, and Tastemade to the Discover tab, upping its count to 15 publishers.In an ongoing effort to bring more media brands onto its Discover platform—and boost...

Discovery get experimental with virtual reality

Digiday – 2015-08-31

Virtual reality may still be closer to science fiction for most people, but don't tell that to Discovery. The company's new eight-person virtual reality unit has gone deep on the tech with videos...

Content, Distribution, Discovery: The Royal Family

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-18

It's a truism that "content is king," but content without well-targeted distribution leaves a lonely kingdom. So, perhaps distribution is queen? Even if you have both of those, though, young people...

France’s BookWeather App Offer’s Unique Take on Book Discovery

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-09-21

French app BookWeather is a social network that rates books as you might describe the weather, that also offers a bespoke physical book subscription service. The post France’s BookWeather App...

Markham, Holquist Retire From Discovery House

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-21

Judith E. Markham, managing editor at the publishing arm of Our Daily Bread Ministries, and Carol Holquist, publisher of the press, are retiring. They are being replaced, respectively, by Joyce...

New International Publishing Standards Address Discovery and Global Commerce

Publishers Weekly – 2015-10-23

A host of organizations are working to make publishing more effective worldwide.

Literary agencies host online 'Discovery Day'

The Bookseller – 2015-10-28

Curtis Brown and Conville and Walsh are to host a Twitter based event dedicated to "de-mystifying" the publishing process for prospective authors, called Discovery Day Online. Following the...

Grant Funds New University Press Discovery Platform

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-11-09

A Mellon grant is funding UPScope, a new visual discovery platform for long-form scholarly platform from the Association of American University Presses. The post Grant Funds New University Press...

Your Bookshelves Are At the Heart of New Book Discovery Engine

Publishers Weekly – 2015-12-11

A new app aims to shake up book recommendations with a little help from some bookshelf selfies.

Curation, Discovery, and Marketability: Intellogo Provides Tools for Self-Publishing Platforms

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-01-07

Intellogo Founder and CEO Neil Balthaser examines the challenge of discoverability and provides a solution for the flood of content on self-publishing platforms. The post Curation, Discovery, and...

Indie Focus: Suspense and discovery with '10 Cloverfield Lane' and the SXSW Film Fest

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-13

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. This is actually kind of an exciting time of year on the movie calendar, after awards season, not yet...

Discovery Girls magazine under fire for swimsuit tips for pre-teen girls

The Guardian – 2016-05-11

Publisher apologises after article encouraging 8- to 12-year-olds to ‘add curves’ and ‘draw the eyes down’ left her ‘lost for words’The publisher of a US magazine aimed at 8- to...

Crown Reboots Book Discovery Site Read It Forward

Publishers Weekly – 2016-05-18

The website, which hosts a digital community of more than 385,000 readers, has undergone a significant facelift and will place a heavier influence on long-form content.

SIBA to Move Fall Discovery Show to the Spring

Publishers Weekly – 2016-09-06

On the eve of its fall regional trade show to be held in Savannah (Sept. 16-18), the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance announced that it will partner with GABBS and move its show to the...

Digital Publishers Come Together as Group Nine Media, Backed by $100 Million From Discovery

Advertising Age – 2016-10-13

The digital media industry is facing an extremely competitive revenue landscape. In times like this, it's sometimes better to link arms with other, similar, companies, backed by an even bigger, more...

Publishers adopt Facebook Live, but struggle with monetization and discovery

Digiday – 2016-11-09

Since Facebook introduced live video in January, publisher adoption is climbing. But questions remain about how to make the best use of the feature and how much to invest in a feature whose ability...

LACMA's uneven new Picasso and Rivera show reveals an unprecedented, must-see discovery

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-10

In 1915, Pablo Picasso acquired a small Cubist still life painted by his casual friend and acolyte, Diego Rivera. The young Mexican artist, 28, had been traveling through Europe and living in Paris...

Into the unknown with John Glenn on the Discovery Channel

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-10

John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, died Thursday at 95. Glenn was part of Mercury Seven, NASA’s select group of seven astronauts to make the first journeys to space. In a tiny space...

'Star Trek: Discovery' casts a new lead, and Sonequa Martin-Green is not a captain

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-15

Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Sasha Williams on AMC’s "The Walking Dead," is joining Starfleet as Lt. Cmdr. Rainsford on the upcoming CBS All Access series "Star Trek: Discovery." Rainsford had...

NASA Has Made A Huge Discovery About Planets Outside Our Solar System

Yahoo! News – 2017-02-21

Exoplanets are widely believed to be the best hope of finding life elsewhere in the universe. 

Prehistoric Prints: 'Unprecedented' Dinosaur Discovery in Australia

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-29

A team of researchers in Australia just made an incredible discovery – and it involves some seriously massive dinosaur footprints.

Fossil Discovery Suggests Life On Earth May Have Originated On Land

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-10

The discovery of fossils of microorganisms in 3.48 billion-year-old hot spring deposits pushes back the earliest known existence of microbial life on land by at least 580 million years.

Correction: Shipwreck Discovery story

Yahoo! News – 2017-06-15

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story and photo captions June 13 about the discovery of a shipwreck, The Associated Press reported erroneously the rank of Todd Sokalzuk. He is a Rear Admiral, not a...

Animal Planet to join HGTV? Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks' shares jump amid merger talks

Los Angeles Times – 2017-07-19

Shares in cable television programmers Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive jumped late Tuesday in after-market trading following reports that the two companies were once again...

'Star Trek: Discovery' panel reveals new family connections

Los Angeles Times – 2017-07-23

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Natalee Holloway's Dad Leads Investigators In New Special as Authorities Dispute Discovery of Remains

Yahoo! News – 2017-08-18

Dave Holloway said he originally did not want her to go on the trip.

Survivors hail discovery of the USS Indianapolis, 72 years after it was torpedoed with the loss of 880 lives

Yahoo! News – 2017-08-20

For decades survivors of the USS Indianapolis, sunk by Japanese torpedoes at the end of World War Two, believed the remains of the heavy cruiser and resting place of their shipmates would never be...

Thursday's TV highlights: 'Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman' on Discovery

Los Angeles Times – 2017-08-31

SERIES Project Runway The designers are treated to a private screening of the film “Leap!” and a performance by Hiplet for inspiration. 9 p.m. Lifetime Zoo Jackson (James Wolk) isn’t exactly...

'The Water Is Rushing In.' Discovery of Body in Ceiling Ends Hurricane Harvey Mystery

Yahoo! News – 2017-09-09

With Harvey's floodwaters rapidly flowing into the Houston hotel where she worked, Jill Renick reportedly made a frantic cellphone call to a fellow employee

Discovery Happens Here: PW Talks with Wikipedia's Jake Orlowitz

Publishers Weekly – 2017-09-15

From its launch in 2001, Wikipedia—the Internet’s hugely popular, user-created free encyclopedia—was viewed with suspicion by reference publishers and librarians. But today, many publishers and...

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