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Discovery Drops $15 Million on OWN Ad Push

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Discovery Drops $15 Million on OWN Ad Push

AdWeek – 2011-10-06

It’s no secret that Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has been struggling since its launch this past January, with ratings currently behind those of its predecessor, Discovery Health. Now, OWN executives are hitting the “reset” button on the network, sources told the New York Post—and they’re willing to drop a lot of cash to do it. Discovery Communications is reportedly investing millions of dollars in an effort to promote OWN’s new programming and reel in more viewers. In the lead-up to their...
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Outbrain raises $35M for content discovery platform

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... | GigaOM – 2011-12-14

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

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 | Poynter. – 2011-09-01

Outbrain Secures $11 Million for Content Discovery

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 | Digital Media Wire – 2011-02-15

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

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Discovery sues Amazon's Kindle

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Media company Discovery Communications Inc has sued, accusing the online retailer's Kindle of infringing its patent on electronic book technology. | Reuters – 2009-03-17

Discovery sues over Kindle patent

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. | International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-17

At Demo, it's all about content discovery

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. | CNET – 2009-03-03

Discovery mines its video vault to cash in on the Web

As users spend more time watching videos on the Internet, the clips are fast becoming an ancillary revenue stream for media companies. | International Herald Tribune – 2009-01-26

Dan Brooke departs Discovery Networks UK

Discovery Networks' UK chief Dan Brooke is leaving the company, with international chief operating officer, Sahar Elhabashi, taking charge until a replacement is found. | Media Week – 2009-01-19

Sky's Rey to join Discovery

LONDON - Discovery Networks EMEA has appointed BSkyB executive David Rey as chief operating officer. | Media Week – 2009-01-13

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

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... | Guardian Unlimited – 2008-11-27

Lulu founder open to discovery

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... | The News & Observer – 2008-11-24

Discovery, YouTube Ink Content Deal

Nine branded YouTube channels launch in U.S., targeted international channels to come later. | Broadcasting and Cable – 2008-09-24

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

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... | EnterpriseContentManagementConnection-ECM – 2008-07-31

Nonfiction: Writer tells self-discovery story

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... | The Oklahoman – 2008-07-09

Online Encyclopedia Gets New Push From Discovery

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. | New York Times – 1970-01-01

Chronicling Discovery: The Online Journals of Rare-Book Collectors

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. | The Atlantic – 2012-05-17

Kobo launches trackable app discovery campaign

A new app discovery campaign has been launched for Kobo by mobile marketing agency Yodelmobile.... | The Bookseller – 2012-07-10

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

Aspiring authors are being given the chance to pitch their novels to a panel of agents at a new... | The Bookseller – 2012-07-17

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

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... | GigaOM – 2012-07-19

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

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. | Media Week – 2012-10-16

Oliver Sacks makes discovery an intimate pursuit in 'Hallucinations'

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... | Los Angeles Times – 2012-11-09

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

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-19

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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... | GigaOM – 2013-01-18

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

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By incorporating trillions of calculations,, the new online bookstore financed by Hachette, Penguin and S&S, promises to apply Big Data to book discovery. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-05

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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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-27

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

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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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-18

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

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Reader recommendation: Mary Baker Eddy, The Years of Discovery

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-02

Discovery Taps ThingLink to Bring More Interactivity to Its Websites

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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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-10-25

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How a Trio of Startups is Tackling Book Discovery in Germany

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BookVibe Turns Twitter Data into Book Discovery Tool

BookVibe allows users to search their tweets and extract the books that are being discussed by the people they follow on Twitter. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-07-25

S&S Launches Site for Book Discovery

Off the Shelf will highlight titles released at least one year earlier. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-03-03

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UK-based startup ValoBox offers an attractive revenue sharing model for those who use social media as a catalyst to sell books, empowering discovery. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-03-07

SIBA Sets Dates for 'Fall Discovery Show'

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has announced the dates for its fall regional trade show through 2017. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-22

Frequency adds Chromecast support to its video discovery app

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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... | GigaOM – 2014-08-04

Fall Regionals 2014: A Time for Discovery

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. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-08-08

Debunking Discovery's Shark Week Is a Rising Cottage Industry

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.... | Advertising Age – 2014-08-14

NAIBA 2014: The Discovery Show

“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. | Publishers Weekly – 2014-09-23

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

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... | CNW – 2014-10-16

Content Discovery: Quality Vs. Quantity

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. | Folio Magazine – 2014-11-26

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

– 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... | CNW – 2014-12-04

New Start-Up Touts Book Discovery Tool

Digital distributor Trajectory has an algorithm it claims can extract a book's 'personality' in order to offer better recommendations. | Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-29

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

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... | The Huffington Post – 2015-02-08

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

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” —... | The Washington Post – 2015-02-17

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