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Apple News+ to intercept publisher traffic, with iOS 14 update

One topic Tim Cook apparently wasn’t quizzed hard enough on in his Congress appearance was the future of its Apple News product.  Apple’s upcoming operating system, iOS 14 (which is still in beta) will redirect News+ subscribers to the Apple News app by default if they click on a story from a publisher enrolled in…

6 potential solutions to ease the COVID-19 news media crisis

The ongoing, coronavirus-fuelled media crisis has in fact been in the works for more than 30 years. It is not a new phenomenon. In the early 1990s, we saw mergers of major radio networks. The advent of the internet and cable news outlets during the 1990s changed the game and challenged the dominance of news agencies,…

Building a newsroom dedicated to diversity: An Indian story

At Khabar Lahariya, women from remote villages of north India are trained to be professional journalists and produce local news in their languages. Takeaways India’s Khabar Lahariya believes that diversity is more than just the reporters and newsroom hires. It’s also in the stories it chooses to tell. “Team diversity and the diversity of stories…

Advertiser boycotts: What do they mean for publishers and inclusivity?

A “perfect storm” of events including the Black Lives Matter movement and Covid-19 has elevated the importance of premium publishers in the eyes of advertisers and agencies, but more must be done to ensure the internet delivers a better deal for everyone. This was the view of panellists on ‘Advertiser boycotts, what do they mean…

What publishers can learn from BuzzFeed’s efforts to deepen engagement and multiply eCommerce revenues

BuzzFeed readers will now be able to buy the products recommended in its reviews and listicles within the website itself, the way they do from other eCommerce websites like Amazon.  The publisher has partnered with commerce enablement platform Bonsai to offer this feature. “Long-term revenue solution” BuzzFeed has long recommended products to its audience, earning…

“Opportunity to own the entire user journey”: What publishers can learn from BuzzFeed’s efforts to deepen engagement and multiply eCommerce revenues

BuzzFeed readers will now be able to buy the products recommended in its reviews and listicles within the website itself, the way they do from other eCommerce websites like Amazon.  The publisher has partnered with commerce enablement platform Bonsai to offer this feature. “Long-term revenue solution” BuzzFeed has long recommended products to its audience, earning…

Is the COVID magazine subscription bump a short-term trend or a long-term bet?

For some publishers, magazine subscriptions have been an unexpected bright spot amidst the pandemic. Dennis Publishing have recently reported that subscription rates across all titles have increased by 9% overall during the pandemic, with The Week Junior and Cyclist performing particularly strongly with 23% and 39% rises respectively. Dennis are far from the only publisher seeing a…

Using content to drive sales: Ecommerce and the power of intent

I’ve written before about the transformation in user behavior caused by The Great Upheaval, and the dramatic increase in ecommerce sales as a result. As the number of online purchases continues to increase, and Q4 fast approaching, I want to take a closer look at using content to drive sales on Facebook. Let’s dive in. Talking Intent…

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6pm Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho chase LATEST, Pogba cryptic announcement, Coman loan wanted

MANCHESTER UNITED’s chase for Jadon Sancho is STILL on, but they have been left frustrated with the star’s wage demands. And the Red Devils are reportedly preparing Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman as a backup option should Borussia Dortmund not budge on their £108m asking price. Follow all the latest transfer updates and gossip from Old…
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7pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Kai Havertz ‘AGREES five-year deal’ LATEST, Willian completes medical, Stones £20m bid

KAI HAVERTZ is edging closer to a move to Chelsea with reports that he is even keener than Jadon Sancho to leave the Bundesliga. And Frank Lampard is also said to be interested in a cut price deal for John Stones, after an agent revealed he vetoed another transfer. Follow all the latest transfer updates…

Coronavirus UK LIVE: Greek islands get curfew for restaurants and bars as France enforce new face mask rules on flights

GREECE has enforced a strict midnight curfew on its holiday islands, after the country recorded the highest number of daily new coronavirus infections since the pandemic started. Bars and restaurants in Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Rhodes, Zante and Crete will be closed from midnight until 7am, according to the Greek government. Along with the cities of…

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