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#Foursquare Gets Voice Media Content

#Foursquare Gets Voice Media Content

In a new deal with Voice Media Group, Foursquare gets access to content from alternative papers including the Village Voice and LA Weekly. Foursquare will receive listings, reviews and other content for local business in top markets, including NY, LA, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas and six other cities. [Full Story…]

Village Voice Splits from Backpage.com

Village Voice Splits from Backpage.com

A new Denver-based company has acquired NY's iconic Village Voice and twelve other weekly newspapers, according to PaidContent. The new Denver operation, known as Village Media Group, will be led by a trio of executives from the former company, including Scott Tobias as CEO and Christine Brennan as [Full Story…]

City Council Passes Resolution for Village Voice to Axe Adult Ads

City Council Passes Resolution for Village Voice to Axe Adult Ads

On Monday, the NY City Council voted on a resolution calling on Village Voice Media (VVM) to cease publishing the adult-services section in Backpage.com. Christine Quinn, council speaker, said, "Village Voice Media needs to do all it can, immediately, to stop facilitating the crime of sex [Full Story…]

NY Sen. Gillibrand Joins Efffort Against Backpage.com

NY Sen. Gillibrand Joins Efffort Against Backpage.com

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and six other U.S. senators have joined Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal's resolution against the adult-section of the online classifieds site Backpage.com, owned by Village Voice Media. The proposal becomes the latest volley against the classified section, which [Full Story…]

City Council Admonishes Village Voice’s Backpage.com at Hearing

City Council Admonishes Village Voice's Backpage.com at Hearing

Yesterday at a city council hearing, members criticized the Village Voice Media's backpage.com section for its lack of action to rid the site of illegal sex ads being posted, according to WABC-TV. Upset by the site's ads, NY district attorney, Charles Hynes, said, "I believe we are facing an [Full Story…]

Winners of the 2011 Village Voice Web Awards Announced

Winners of the 2011 Village Voice Web Awards Announced

The Village Voice recently announced the winners of its 2011 Web awards.  Some of the winners included The Onion for Best Professional Twitter Account, Alec Baldwin for Best Personal Twitter Account, Code Academy for Best Startup, and Anthony Weiner for Best Sex Blogger. For more information, [Full Story…]

As Startups Move Out, 36 Cooper Square Will Never Be the Same

As Startups Move Out, 36 Cooper Square Will Never Be the Same

36 Cooper Square is one of the most sought after addresses in Silicon Alley. The building in the East Village is home to Curbed, Hard Shell Candy and Foursquare.  But all of that is changing because all three tenants are moving out. The companies moved into the space over the Village Voice’s [Full Story…]

Village Voice Media Comes to Defense of Backpage.com’s Policies

Village Voice Media Comes to Defense of Backpage.com's Policies

In an ongoing controversy between the Village Voice Media and religious leaders, criticism has arisen because of Village Voice's backpage.com, an online classified advertising service that is potentially a channel for predators to offer underage victims for prostitution. According to the LA Times, [Full Story…]

Demand Media Acquires IndieClick Media, Now Works with Village Voice

Demand Media Acquires IndieClick Media, Now Works with Village Voice

Content farm developer Demand Media has acquired the ad startup IndieClick Media for $14 million, which has resulted in Demand’s plans to start selling advertising for Indie's NY-based clients Village Voice Media and The Awl. Demand believes that their acquisition of IndieClick will allow their [Full Story…]

Bloomberg’s Press Office Avoids Questions Concerning Illegal Usage of Private Email Accounts

Bloomberg's Press Office Avoids Questions Concerning Illegal Usage of Private Email Accounts

An article in the Village Voice recently discussed how Mayor Bloomberg's press office has been avoiding answering questions about their usage of private "Bloomberg.com" email accounts. Michael Bloomberg's private business donated these accounts to the mayor's office when he was elected in 2002 and [Full Story…]

Village Voice Staff Plans Strike and Launch Alternate Tumblr

Village Voice Staff Plans Strike and Launch Alternate Tumblr

The Village Voice might be put on hold in early July, as staffers prepare to stage a massive strike if their contracts are not renegotiated by Thursday at midnight.  The staffers are upset over job cuts, decreased salaries and dropped benefits on their health plan, while the paper continues to ask [Full Story…]

Village Voice Website’s Monthly Unique Visitors Rise

Village Voice Website's Monthly Unique Visitors Rise

Traffic at The Village Voice website is on the rise with 728,000 unique visitors this August compared to 394,000 unique visitors in August of 2007. In June, VillageVoice.com broke its all time record for total monthly page views, thanks to its viral cover story about a former Citibank employee [Full Story…]

Times, Village Voice at Odds on Blogger Burnout

Times, Village Voice at Odds on Blogger Burnout

In a trend story about blogger burnout, the New York Times this week quoted Gawker Media founder Nick Denton who called his reporters "early hominids." Denton was speaking of the way writers stare at a wall-mounted flat screen TV at Gawker's downtown Manhattan HQ that displays the 10 [Full Story…]

Village Voice Readership Questioned, 836,208 Answer

Village Voice Readership Questioned, 836,208 Answer

In response to the popular joke about The Village Voice's readership, editor-in-chief Tony Ortega this week defended the alternative weekly newspaper with June's readership statistics. In June, the VillageVoice.com received over 23 million total page views contributing to a total of 68 [Full Story…]

Village Voice Happy Hour App Lists 1706 NYC Bars

Village Voice Happy Hour App Lists 1706 NYC Bars

The Village Voice has its own Happy Hour app called "GoTime Happy Hours". The app uses GPS to locate the user and the nearest bar offering drink deals. Users can see actual specials at each bar.The free app lists 1,706 happy hours in the city. The Village VoiceRelated:> Time Out New [Full Story…]