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NYTimes Now Offers Videos on Hulu

NYTimes Now Offers Videos on Hulu

The New York Times and Hulu have signed a licensing agreement that allows videos produced on NYTimes.com to be viewed on Hulu. According to Nieman Journalism Lab, most of the videos will be the length of short documentaries. The first Times video to be featured on Hulu is 36 minute segment on [Full Story…]

Times Invites Readers to Interview Using Google+ Hangouts

Times Invites Readers to Interview Using Google+ Hangouts

What do a physicist, a high school student, a U.S. Army captain stationed in Afghanistan, and New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof have in common? They interviewed Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, in a Google+ Hangout. The Times is experimenting with the 11-month old [Full Story…]

Queens Newspaper Offers Competitive Pay Wall — Since 2003

Queens Newspaper Offers Competitive Pay Wall -- Since 2003

With big names like The New York Times, Newsday and The Wall Street Journal all with digital subscriptions for their readers, one NY community newspaper has had a functional paywall since 2003 -- The Wave.  The paper, one of the city's oldest since 1893, serves the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. For [Full Story…]

NY Times Launches Marketing Campaign for New Digital Subscribers

NY Times Launches Marketing Campaign for New Digital Subscribers

The New York Times has started advertising digitally on sites such as New York Magazine, Gizmodo and Bloomberg in their most recent push to attract more readers to their digital subscriptions.  The Times has been using video ads on sites that line up with specific topics (politics, invention, [Full Story…]

Times R&D Lab Imagines the Future of News

Times R&D Lab Imagines the Future of News

For the past six years, The New York Times R&D Lab has been examining how news will be consumed in the future. While the Grey Lady recently laid off 50 non-news personnel, the Lab might seem like an indulgence. But the Times’ Michael Zimbalist said to Digiday, over time, a lot of their ideas [Full Story…]

NYT’s Wortham’s iPhone Info Diet

NYT's Wortham's iPhone Info Diet

New York Times tech reporter Jenna Wortham makes her iPhone work overtime. Once, in a writing class, it clamored for attention. She dug it out of her bag and found it flooded with tweets and texts that Steve Jobs died. She left for the office immediately. Wortham told The Atlantic Wire that [Full Story…]

Times’ Social Media Editor Sees Social as a “Key News-Gathering Medium”

Times' Social Media Editor Sees Social as a "Key News-Gathering Medium"

Social media at The New York Times became a bona fide department in 2009, and since late 2010, Alexis Mainland, social media editor, has been driving the department forward.  According to Photoshelter, Mainland is responsible for developing social media strategy, disseminating breaking news via [Full Story…]

NY Times Ricochets to Drive Traffic to Articles, Brands

NY Times Ricochets to Drive Traffic to Articles, Brands

The New York Times R&D Lab has launched Ricochet, a commercial product to help brands and their accompanying advertisements, to drive traffic to relevant articles.  Michael Zimbalist, VP of R&D operations at The Times, says to Ad Age that, "this is an entirely new concept in digital [Full Story…]

News.me Adds Two New Features to Mobile News App

News.me Adds Two New Features to Mobile News App

A new feature has been added to the News.me, a news app cultivated by The New York Times and betaworks. Users now have the ability to read stories offline via "Paper Boy," a feature that is part of its new iPhone app automatically downloads content every time the user leaves his or her [Full Story…]

NY-based startup Chartbeat raises $9.5 Million

NY-based startup Chartbeat raises $9.5 Million

Chartbeat, the NY-based startup which helps customers measure the traffic to their websites in real-time, is raising a $9.5 million round led by Josh Stein at DFJ and Saul Klein of Index Ventures, according to VentureBeat. The company monitors over 5 million users daily, watching what they read and [Full Story…]

SinglePlatform Looks to Local for Success

SinglePlatform Looks to Local for Success

NY-based startup SinglePlatform, a system which helps local businesses publish their storefront on the Web, saw a growth of around $13 million between 2011 and 2012.  In March, 60,000 companies signed up for SinglePlatform's free software which lets them manage menus and price lists from the web, [Full Story…]

NY Public Library Digitzing American Collection

NY Public Library Digitzing American Collection

The New York Public Library will soon digitize several works in its American collection and made them available online.  Some of the more notable works include letters written by George Washington, Henry David Thoreau’s pencil-drawn map of Walden Pond, Mark Twain’s manuscript of “A Connecticut [Full Story…]

NY Times Adapts to New Media

NY Times Adapts to New Media

When a business has been doing something for so long, it is most often hard to change the model; the same goes for the news industry. For The New York Times, it took a long time to realize that it was necessary to allocate substantial assets to digital news, having such as successful history in [Full Story…]

Bloomberg LP and Reuters: Soon to Take Over the News Industry?

Bloomberg LP and Reuters: Soon to Take Over the News Industry?

When it comes to news organizations, NY wire companies Bloomberg LP and Thomson Reuters have a distinct advantage. That is, they offer subscription-based financial data and services that bring in billions of dollars, equaling 82% and 90% of total revenue for Bloomberg and Reuters, [Full Story…]

NY Times Links Data to the Cloud

NY Times Links Data to the Cloud

Not only has the way consumers receive and use data changed profoundly, but data itself has also changed. Michael Zimbalist, The New York Times’ VP of research and development, said that data is smarter. “A tweet might know from where it is tweeted, who tweeted it, whether it contains a link and [Full Story…]