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Saturday November 29, 2014

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Midtown Startup #29thStreet Publishing Pushes New Apps

Midtown Startup #29thStreet Publishing Pushes New Apps

From it's Midtown base, 29th Street Publishing hopes to revolutionize magazine publishing using simple apps for serialized content. There are currently two dozen apps in development at 29th Street.  They promise to make the apps more simple, making the path to subscription easier for writers with [Full Story…]

#Publishers’ Survival Kit Includes #Mergers and #Lawsuits.

#Publishers' Survival Kit Includes #Mergers and #Lawsuits.

In an effort to survive a rapidly transforming industry, NY-based publishers are using both mergers and lawsuits to compete with Amazon and Apple. According to Highbrow Magazine, at least two of the Big Seven publishers are in merger talks. News Corp., which owns HarperCollins is considering a [Full Story…]

Acting as Editor, NDN Posts Video Directly to NY Daily News Site

Acting as Editor, NDN Posts Video Directly to NY Daily News Site

News Distribution Network (NDN) recently made comScore's list of top ten online video properties. According to Adweek, the video wire service's audience just topped 53 million. NDN distributes video content from providers including AP, CBS News, Fox Sports as well as local TV stations. NDN has 4,500 [Full Story…]

29th Street Creates Mobile Apps for New York Magazine

29th Street Creates Mobile Apps for New York Magazine

29th Street allows users to create magazine apps for Apple’s Newstand. The NY-based company is working with a dozen publishers, including The Awl’s Weekend Companion, launched by New York Magazine. Both CEO David Jacobs and co-founder Natalie Podrazik previously worked at Six Apart. Their software [Full Story…]

The Daily Wilted Inside its Own Walled Garden

The Daily Wilted Inside its Own Walled Garden

The Daily folded after less than two years. Digiday reports there are many reasons for its demise—including Steve Jobs. Ian Schafer, CEO of Deep Focus, said that The Daily was the Apple Store’s top news app –and if that’s not enough to be successful, maybe something on the platform needs to change. [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Public Library Plans Digital Strategy

Brooklyn Public Library Plans Digital Strategy

The Brooklyn Public Library is moving ahead with a new strategic to plan to bring the institution into the digital age. The library has evolved into more than just a place to borrow books but also a social service agency, where people come to learn computer skills. Linda Johnson, the President and [Full Story…]

NowThis News Makes a Showing in Online and Mobile Video News

NowThis News Makes a Showing in Online and Mobile Video News

NowThis News is attempting to revamp news with video news content. The company was founded by Eric Hippeau and Ken Lerer, both Huffington Post ex-executives. The app and website feature professionally produced video content in short segments. The site has content from other networks and repackaged [Full Story…]

NYC Reconnects Helps Lower Manhattan Recover from #Sandy

NYC Reconnects Helps Lower Manhattan Recover from #Sandy

NYC Community Media, a local newspaper publisher, lost its office on Canal street in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and is currently working from 1 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. According to Crain's NY Business, the publisher is using this experience to inspire a new website called NYCReconnects.com, [Full Story…]

U.K.’s Yudu Media Opens NY Office

U.K.'s Yudu Media Opens NY Office

London-based Yudu Media opened a NY office earlier this week, which for the moment is a 1,200 square feet in the offices of Quad Graphics, in the Sports Illustrated Building, at 135 W. 50th St. The firm helps publishers transitioning to digital platforms, as its cloud-based service allows users to [Full Story…]

#NYTimes Circulation Increases 40 Percent, Thanks to Digital

#NYTimes Circulation Increases 40 Percent, Thanks to Digital

The New York Times’ circulation increased 40 percent, according to a recently released report by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The big bump was due to an increase in digital subscribers, which number more than 896,000, more than any other of the 25 dailies on ABC’s list. According to the [Full Story…]

Ganxy Provides Tools to Sell, Market eBooks #fb12

Ganxy Provides Tools to Sell, Market eBooks #fb12

Ganxy, a NY-based startup, launched today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The startup gives authors and publishers a set of easy-to-use tools for publishing e-books and controlling online marketing. The company was founded in 2009, according to paidContent, and makes it easy for publications to create a [Full Story…]

Digital Publishers Discuss Video @Pluggedinventrs

Digital Publishers Discuss Video @Pluggedinventrs

By Lauren Keyson Yesterday an invited group of digital media founders, editors and executives from such companies as Visual Revenue, Taboola, NewsCred, Seeking Alpha, Patch, Genesis Media, Newslook, The Daily and others met in midtown at ZAG/S&W for PluggedIn Ventures’ Digital Publishing [Full Story…]

Patch Starts Redesign with LI Sites

Patch Starts Redesign with LI Sites

Patch, Aol's hyperlocal community site, is introducing a redesigned website meant to create more social networking and discussion between members. According to paidContent, the redesign is also being used to reduce the need for paid editors and freelance writers. At the beginning, the changes will [Full Story…]

Reader’s Digest Plans Digital Expansion

Reader's Digest Plans Digital Expansion

Reader's Digest is increasing its issues from 10 to 12 a year while at the same time making an effort to be more digital. Though the publication has struggled recently, its circulation declining from 8 million to 5.5 million and a 22.5 decrease in revenue, it is making an effort to bounce back with [Full Story…]

Daily News National Site Increasing Traffic #nydn

Daily News National Site Increasing Traffic #nydn

Since the NY Daily News re-launched its homepage as Daily News America, viewership on the site has increased by 21.6%. according to Capital NY. This places the Daily News in the same range of view as sites like USA Today and The Los Angeles Times. In terms of print, the Daily News is ranked fifth in [Full Story…]