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Nearly 50 Percent of Internet Users in Europe Visit Newspaper Sites

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

LONDON, UK, 19 January 2012 - comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went...

WSJ Europe says ABC audit clears them in paid circulation deal

Poynter. – 2012-01-04

Dow Jones Press Release The Wall Street Journal Europe says a UK audit bureau review has determined the paper’s paid circulation arrangement was “valid.” The side deal led to publisher Andrew...

Spielberg's 'Tintin' will open in Europe two months before U.S.

L.A. Times – 2011-10-27

Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures decided to release 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn' in Europe first because the comic book series is popular there but is unknown to most...

The WSJ Europe Publisher Walks; The Times Offers Buyouts

Media Bistro – 2011-10-15

The Journal's publisher resigns, Jill Abramson cuts 20, and pressure and sloppiness add up to seven instances of plagiarism for one ex-Politico scribe. Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.14.11 New Career...

Wall St Journal Europe publisher quits over ethics

Reuters – 2011-10-12

Oct 11 (Reuters) - The publisher of the Wall Street Journal's Europe edition, Andrew Langhoff, has resigned over ethical issues raised by the newspaper's relationship with a Dutch consultancy.

WSJ Europe publisher resigns - read the Dow Jones statement

Guardian – 2011-10-12

Original statement issued by News Corporation subsdiary about departure of Andrew LanghoffBelow is the original statement issued by News Corporation subsdiary Dow Jones announcing the resignation of...

Europe set to embrace the e-book

The Bookseller – 2011-10-10

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Mon, 10/10/2011 - 14:49 European publishers are becoming less resistant to the "digitisation tsunami" as local distribution networks are built and...

On Its Own, Europe Backs Web Privacy Fights

The New York Times – 2011-08-10

Fernando Pérez, publisher of a Spanish government publication, said that "maybe there is information that has a life cycle."

E-growth good in Europe, despite increasing US threat

The Bookseller – 2011-06-21

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 10:13 UK publishers are seeing good growth from e-book sales overseas, particularly in Scandinavia, but they face a looming threat from...

Kobo Opens New Chapter in Europe [eMoney]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-11

Toronto-based Kobo, the e-reading service going up against Amazon, Apple and others, is expanding into Europe. It plans to launch local content versions starting in Germany and Spain in May, and then...

Europe's highest court to rule on Google privacy battle in Spain

Guardian – 2011-03-01

Court to decide whether Spain's data protection authority has power to demand removal of articles from search engineEurope's highest court looks set to decide whether Google should remove links to...

WSJ Europe brings in Tracy Corrigan for editor role

Media Week – 2010-12-20

The Daily Telegraph's Tracy Corrigan has been made editor-in-chief of Wall Street Journal Europe, replacing Patience Wheatcroft who is leaving the title.

Wall Street Journal Europe to Launch New Lifestyle Content; Tina Gaudoin to Become Contributing Editor for Style ...

Yahoo – 2010-07-08

LONDON -- The Wall Street Journal Europe is to launch expanded and enhanced Life & Style content in the autumn, leading with a new-look Weekend Journal, its Friday arts, culture and leisure section.

Europe’s Biggest Publisher Disses The iPad, Embraces The WePad

TechCrunch – 2010-03-30

Billed as an iPad competitor, the WePad is not vaporware, but is in fact, The Chosen One. At least, that's the view of some , who are hailing the WePad as the saviour of the German print publishing...

Book Sales in Europe Are Gaining in Tough Times

New York Times – 2009-03-16

As the recession leaves other media industries in tatters, the oldest mass medium of all is holding up surprisingly well.

Wall Street Journal Europe Revokes Sponsorship of Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships

GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-17

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2009 -- The Wall Street Journal Europe has revoked its sponsorship of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships due to the decision of the United Arab Emirates to deny a visa to...

Wall Street Journal expands Asia, Europe Web sites

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-09

The Wall Street Journal on Monday unveiled expanded Web sites dedicated to news about Asia and Europe, and launched a regional home page for India.

Dow Jones Reorganizes Business Operations in Europe to Accelerate Growth Across Journal Franchise

GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-12-02

LONDON, Dec. 2, 2008 -- Dow Jones & Company today announced key organizational changes to accelerate the continuing growth of The Wall Street Journal franchise, naming Andrew Langhoff as publisher...

Purcell to Head Ottaway, New Publisher Named for 'WSJ' Europe

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-02

Dow Jones & Co. is reorganizing several of its divisions. Andrew Langhoff has been named publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe and managing director of Dow Jones Consumer Media Group in...

Diamant installs Europe's first Inca Turbo Plus flatbed printer

PrintWeek – 2008-07-29

French printer Diamant Numérique has taken delivery of Europe's first Inca Turbo Plus flatbed printer in a bid to increase production capacity.

Worst is yet to come for Europe's ad market

International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-14

Advertising executives and media owners are worried that European marketers will slash their ad budgets, as many of their counterparts have already done in America.

Advertising in Europe Softens, and More Goes to the Internet

New York Times – 2008-07-14

European advertising executives are worried that European marketers will slash ad budgets, as many of their counterparts have already done in America.

Bebo hires ex-Google exec for Europe

Guardian – 2007-08-08

Bebo has hired Kate Burns to spearhead its European operation. By Mark Sweney

Economic woes hit advertising in North America and Western Europe

Times Online – 2008-06-30

A leading media buyer will downgrade its 2008 advertising growth forecasts for Western Europe and North America today, wiping $600 million ($£301 million) from previous predictions as concerns over...

Barnes & Noble establishes German base: Will the Nook visit Europe?

Engadget – 2012-03-29

While Americans have more than one way to consume those e-ink verses, those in the old country are largely stuck with Amazon's still-expanding Kindle family or e-reader hardware lacking the clout of...

Kindle Touch update adds Europe-friendly languages, landscape mode

Engadget – 2012-04-12

April 27th is nearly upon us, heralding the arrival of the Kindle Touch in Europe. Before that happens, Amazon's pushed out a software update packed with language support for the continent, landscape...

Amazon launches CreateSpace in Europe

The Bookseller – 2012-05-17

Amazon has launched its CreateSpace today (17th May) in Europe, which means that authors who self...

How Europe is dealing with the cookie crisis

GigaOM – 2012-05-25

UK web publishers and marketers may be grumbling about the E-Privacy Directive coming into force, but they can count themselves lucky that they're not dealing with stricter interpretations of the law...

Bonnier launches Europe acquisitions company

The Bookseller – 2012-06-06

Bonnier has launched a new company, Bonnier Books New Markets, to focus on strategic acquisitions...

Google’s e-book deal could slow rise of Amazon Kindle in Europe

GigaOM – 2012-06-12

Google announced a major deal in France that clears the way for the sale of millions of e-books that have been caught in legal limbo until now. The deal could spur digital publishing in Europe and...

Europe sues to continue taxing digital content higher than physical

GigaOM – 2012-07-05

When is a book not a book? When it comes to European tax law. The continent is acting against two countries that reduced e-book tax to physical rates, in a sorry and technocratic action.

Amazon launches Appstore in Europe

The Bookseller – 2012-08-30

Amazon has today (30th August) launched its Appstore in Europe, including in the UK, Germany,...

No 'timetable' for Kindle Paperwhite in Europe

The Bookseller – 2012-09-13

Amazon will not release its Kindle Paperwhite device in Europe this year, as the etailer prepares...

Apple, publishers propose settlement in Europe e-book antitrust case

ZDNet – 2012-09-20

The European Commission has put measures proposed by Apple and four publishers to alleviate concerns over anti-competitive behaviour in the e-book market up for public discussion.

Agreement Could End Europe’s E-Book Price-Fixing Inquiry

The New York Times – 2012-09-20

The European Commission said it was prepared to drop its investigation after Apple and four publishers agreed to let retailers sell e-books at a discount for two years.

Publit to expand into Europe

The Bookseller – 2012-09-28

Publit, a Swedish-based e-book service, is to launch an English-language version of its website...

In self-publishing push, Amazon expands Kindle Owners’ Lending Library to Europe

GigaOM – 2012-10-12

Amazon is expanding the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, which allows Kindle-owning Prime members to borrow one ebook for free each month, to the United Kingdom, Germany and France. The move comes at...

E-Book Price Discounts Win Clearance in Europe

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-12-14

European Union antitrust regulators accepted commitments from Apple and four international publishers to settle a dispute over the way e-books are priced and sold.

Amazon wins an e-book fight in Europe

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-12-15

European Union regulators ended an antitrust probe into e-book prices after Apple and other publishers offered to abandon the possibility of pricing agreements that would have hindered Amazon selling...

Dupuis to help Kobo grow in Europe

The Bookseller – 2013-01-23

Kobo has appointed former Apple sales director Jean-Marc Dupuis to oversee its European expansion...

Google's payout to French newspapers must spread to all of Europe, publishers say

San Jose Mercury News – 2013-02-08

Google must extend its offer made last week to pay French publishers for use of their content to all media companies across Europe, the head of the European Publishers Council said on Thursday.

Google must extend payments across Europe for use of content

Reuters – 2013-02-07

LISBON (Reuters) - Google Inc must extend its offer made last week to pay French publishers for use of their content to all media companies across Europe, the head of the European Publishers Council...

Strong Debuts Across Europe

Publishers Weekly – 2013-03-17

Debuting at #2 on the German fiction list in February was The Washington Decree by Jussi Adler-Olsen, a Danish writer who has found success in countries around the world.

What Does Germany’s Adoption of Digital Foretell for Europe?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-03

As in financial matters, will the rest of continental Europe be forced to fall in line with Germany's lead in embracing ebooks and digital publishing?

Penguin Random House merger cleared in Europe

The Bookseller – 2013-04-05

The merger between Penguin and Random House has been approved by the EU. The European Commission...

Canada's Magna to cut jobs in Europe, U.S.: report

Reuters – 2013-05-04

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Canadian auto parts maker Magna International plans to cut jobs in Europe and the United States as it seeks to reduce costs and offset weak demand in Europe, Chief Executive...

Mysteries, Exposés Dominate Europe

Publishers Weekly – 2013-05-20

Roberto Saviano’s ZeroZeroZero, an examination of the cocaine trade, debuted at #1 in his native Italy in April, knocking another famous Italian writer, Andrea Camilleri, from #1 to #5.

Does Europe Value Publishing and Privacy More Than America?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-06-13

The ongoing DOJ lawsuit against Apple and scandal at the NSA have underscored the divide between the US and Europe when it comes to the book business, privacy and information.

Europe should walk on the wild side, with wolves: author

Yahoo! News – 2013-06-03

By Nigel Stephenson HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (Reuters) - Europe has an extraordinary opportunity to re-introduce wolves, bison and beavers and allow its citizens to reconnect with their wild side, an...

Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set for mixed open after pull-back

Reuters – 2013-08-16

PARIS, Aug 16 (Reuters) - European stocks are set to open mixed on Friday following the previous session's pull-back and after losses on Wall Street, where poor results and outlooks from a number of...

Arnaud de Puyfontaine appointed MD for Western Europe at Hearst mags

Media Week – 2013-08-23

Hearst Magazines International announced today that Arnaud de Puyfontaine has been appointed as managing director, Western Europe, of Hearst Magazines International.

Bookstore Marketing Promotions Spread Across Europe

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-09-11

The USA's IndieBound initiative to promote book purchases from local independent bookstores has prompted similar campaigns in the UK, Germany, and Holland.

Bikes Are Officially More Popular Than Cars in Europe

Fast Company – 2013-10-28

Mercedes–Benz may have just put out a cheaper new "luxury" model to attract the commoners, but in most European countries, more people are interested in buying bikes. On Friday, Nationa Public...

BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, drops in US

Betanews – 2013-11-12

BitTorrent still accounts for a massive proportion of Internet traffic, but it looks as though the global spread is switching somewhat. According to data published by Sandvine, BitTorrent traffic has...

Europe on the hunt for ‘zombie banks’ – 2014-02-04

The European Central Bank, the lead crisis-fighter for the 18 countries that use the euro, is embarking on an extensive search through the books of the biggest banks. It’s an arcane exercise —...

Linking to a website doesn't infringe copyright, Europe's Court of Justice says

PC World – 2014-02-13

The owner of a website does not require authorization of the copyright holder to link to freely accessible copyright works on another site, even if Internet users get the impression that the work is...

Newsweek makes its print return this week - in the US and, soon, in Europe too

The Guardian – 2014-03-03

Newsweek, the weekly magazine that refuses to die, is being relaunched in newsprint, this week. Two separate editions, one for the USA and the other for Europe, will be published. The US edition will...

Russia won't switch off gas supply to Europe-Oettinger in magazine

Reuters – 2014-03-08

BERLIN, March 8 (Reuters) - European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger does not expect Russia to switch off gas supplies to Europe over the Ukraine crisis, he told German magazine...

Nook Press's Horner outlines Europe offer

The Bookseller – 2014-03-17

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Press self-publishing platform will be available in the UK,...

Barnes & Noble brings Nook Press self-publishing to parts of Europe

Engadget – 2014-03-18

Does your agent constantly reject your manuscript about a teen wizard who falls in love with a vampire and has to fight for their life in a televised death zone? Barnes & Noble feels your pain,...

Eleven more countries: Google launches Chromecast in Europe and Canada

GigaOM – 2014-03-19

Well, hello there: Chromecast is now available in 10 European countries as well as Canada, and the BBC and some other big publishers are ready to cast.

Europe's car sales upturn fails to halt price war

Reuters – 2014-04-17

PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's car sales recovery may be taking hold, according to registrations data published on Thursday, but a confidential industry survey shows the pickup is failing to halt a price...

Knewton, Sanoma Partner to Offer Adaptive Learning in Europe

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-15

Knewton, a company that produces adaptive learning software, has an agreement with European educational publisher Sonoma Learning to use the Knewton API in digital content produced by Malmberg, its...

With Books, US Was More Prudish Than Europe, Says Law Historian

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-06-08

James Zirn's "Mother Court," a history of legal cases in the the Southern District of New York, recalls a failed attempt to censor Joyce's "Ulysses" in the US.

Europe shares dip early; Actelion up on drug results

Reuters – 2014-06-16

PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) - European stocks slipped in early trade on Monday, adding to last week's retreat as mounting violence in Iraq prompted investors to further book profits on recent lofty...

Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to dip; Iraq in focus

Reuters – 2014-06-16

PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) - European stocks were set to fall on Monday, adding to last week's dip as mounting violence in Iraq prompts investors to further book recent lofty gains. Alstom will be in...

Hackers steal Dominos Pizza customer data in Europe, ransom sought

Reuters – 2014-06-16

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers have stolen data on more than 600,000 Dominos Pizza Inc customers in Belgium and France, the pizza delivery company said, and an anonymous Twitter user threatened to...

Europe shares fall early; GDF-Suez sinks after placement

Reuters – 2014-06-25

PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) - European shares fell in early trade on Wednesday, mirroring a pull-back on Wall Street and in Asia as mounting worries over violence in Iraq prompted investors to book...

FEP probes Amazon pressure throughout Europe

The Bookseller – 2014-06-27

The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) is surveying its 28 members to assess whether they...

Cloud computing services could be subject to extra data protection checks in Europe

PC World – 2014-07-15

Cloud providers seeking business from EU institutions could become subject to more scrutiny from the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).The supervisor is preparing guidance on the use of...

Rhapsody hits 2 million paying subscribers, thanks to Europe, LatAm… and Pandora?

GigaOM – 2014-07-29

Spotify competitor Rhapsody is growing its subscription numbers in part due to a new service that's more like Pandora. So what does that mean for the future of Rhapsody? Rhapsody hits 2 million...

Things with RFID chips in them will carry this logo in Europe, because privacy

GigaOM – 2014-07-30

The logo is designed to make it clear to consumers when the goods they're carrying contain an RFID smart chip, and to bring retailers and healthcare and banking companies out of a legal "gray zone"...

Will Europe's banking "big bang" loosen lending?

Reuters – 2014-08-04

PARIS (Reuters) - In the biggest advance in European integration since the launch of the euro in 1999, the European Central Bank will take charge of supervising banks from Helsinki to Lisbon in...

More than 20,000 people are now suing Facebook in Europe over privacy

GigaOM – 2014-08-06

An Austrian "class action" suit against the social network is proving very successful in picking up participants -- so much so that the suit's organizers will soon impose a cap so they can process...

Xbox One is getting free TV for cord cutters… in Europe

GigaOM – 2014-08-07

Microsoft is giving European Xbox One owners a way to watch live TV without paying for cable. Xbox One is getting free TV for cord cutters… in Europe originally published by Gigaom, ©...

RPT-INVESTMENT FOCUS-Stalled revenues erode shine from Europe's profits

Reuters – 2014-08-11

(Repeats, without changes, analysis first published on Friday)

Privacy group takes Five Eyes spy pact case to Europe’s top court

GigaOM – 2014-09-09

British spy agency GCHQ has rejected freedom of information requests from Privacy International regarding documents that describe the Anglophone pact, so now the activists are taking the matter to...

Europe's big banks in tentative return to growth mode

Reuters – 2014-09-12

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's big banks returned to growth mode in the first half of this year, expanding their books by 530 million euros ($685 million), in a sign they are starting to get back on...

Europe's police need data law changes to fight cybercrime: Europol

Reuters – 2014-09-29

LONDON (Reuters) - Law enforcers in Europe need greater powers to retain data for longer in order to catch cybercriminals selling discrete services that police cannot trace under existing...

HarperCollins Sets Sights on Continental Europe

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-10-09

At the Frankfurt Book Fair's CEO Talk, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray spoke about the company's acquisition of Harlequin and its expansion into Germany.

Europe stocks fall as banks see profit-taking after ECB tests

Reuters – 2014-10-27

* Investors book profits on banking shares after ECB tests

Spotify reportedly earns musicians more cash than iTunes in Europe

Engadget – 2014-11-05

If you ask some musicians, Spotify is a trap; they earn so little from the service that they'd rather pull their albums and risk additional piracy. That's not necessarily true in every case, though....

I B Tauris signs MacShane on Europe

The Bookseller – 2014-11-11

Former Labour MP and Europe Minister Denis MacShane is writing an assessment of Britain’s relationship with Europe for I B Tauris.   The book, titled Brexit, was acquired by Jo Godfrey, senior...

Kobo Sees Opportunities for Self-publishing in Europe

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-11-24

Camille Mofidi of Kobo Writing Life explains how the platform is helping writers in France, Germany and Italy leverage self-publishing opportunities. The post Kobo Sees Opportunities for...

HuffPo, Dennis, Mashable, Quartz to speak at Digiday Publishing Summit Europe

Digiday – 2014-12-04

The Digiday Publishing Summit Europe is set to kick off in early February with in-depth discussion on hot topics like native advertising, the shift to programmatic and minding the mobile gap. The...

Europe's authors say CCI study boosts copyright case

The Bookseller – 2014-12-05

A study published by EY (formerly Ernst & Young), has found that Europe's cultural and creative industries (CCIs) have experienced sustained growth even through recession, leading authors' groups...

Kinokuniya moves 'could include Europe'

The Bookseller – 2014-12-13

Japan's 90-branch Kinokuniya book chain "would love to come to Europe if the opportunity arises", Hiroshi Sogo, m.d. of the company's e-commerce arm AsianBasis Corporation, told delegates at the...

To Avoid Taxes, Delta's Assets Could Book a One-Way Flight to Europe

Business Week – 2014-12-16

U.S. airlines have avoided the taxman for many years due to the industry's steep losses. That's going to change

Europe’s Brutal Truth

Slate – 2015-01-08

Wednesday morning, two assailants armed with Kalashnikovs forced their way into the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, and murdered 12 people—many of them writers,...

Should Europe Develop a Pan-European Ebook Platform?

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-02-27

Is a pan-European ebook platform still a viable option? Or has ebook platform development progressed so far that it has rendered the point moot? The post Should Europe Develop a Pan-European Ebook...

Europe rules e-books won't get tax breaks like paper books

Engadget – 2015-03-05

Isn't it ironic that tiny nuances of tax law can often cause colossal results out in the real world? It's one of those judgments that has rocked Europe after its highest court ruled that e-books...

Politico to launch in Europe in April with more than 40 journalists

The Guardian – 2015-03-17

Joint venture between US site and Axel Springer will also publish 30,000-copy print edition in Brussels, London, Paris and BerlinThe European arm of Politico will go live online on 21 April with more...

Why Europe’s publishers have embraced programmatic co-ops

Digiday – 2015-03-20

As Google and Facebook control an increasing amount of ad spend, publishers realize that the only way they can stay competitive is to join forces. Enter the programmatic co-op, which Europe's...

Europe's universities call for end to 'double dipping'

The Bookseller – 2015-03-21

Europe's research universities have called on the academic publishing sector to stop double-dipping when charging researchers and their institutions for subscriptions and fees for processing...

Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to dip ahead of Germany's Ifo

Reuters – 2015-03-25

PARIS, March 25 (Reuters) - European stocks were set to dip on Wednesday, hovering below 7-1/2 year highs, as investors awaited a survey on German business climate for insight on the outlook for...

Aeroflot Among Europe's Top 5 Airlines for Revenue Seat Kilometres

CNW – 2015-04-07

MOSCOW, April 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Aeroflot is among the top five European airlines for revenue seat kilometres (RSK) and rate of growth, according to Airline Business magazine's 2014 review of global...

Google Europe's president on the future of YouTube – exclusive video

The Guardian – 2015-04-10

Reflecting on YouTube’s 10th anniversary, Matt Brittin talks about the past, present and future of the video behemoth, and its significance for brandsWatch highlights from Matt Brittin’s keynote...

UPS to invest $1.06 billion in Europe: Wirtschaftswoche

Reuters – 2015-04-12

BERLIN (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc. plans to invest 1 billion euros ($1.06 billion) in Europe to expand its package delivery network, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported on Sunday,...

Google tosses 59 percent of Europe's 'right to be forgotten' requests

Engadget – 2015-05-14

How is the European Union's "right to be forgotten" faring a year after it kicked in? If you ask Google, it's more than a little messy. The internet firm has published an updated Transparency Report...

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