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Shedding light on shedding circulation

There’s an interesting story in The Wall Street Journal today about how U.S. newspapers’ most recent reported declines in print circulation only tell...

Hearst’s Irish bullish on newspapers

By Shannon Kinney LEDYARD, Conn. – Hearst Newspapers CEO George Irish told a group of publishers there’s reason for plenty of optimism for newspapers,...

AdMob raises $15.7 million

Mobile advertising marketplace AdMob has raised $15.7 million while going cash flow positive. The Series C investment round was as led by Sequoia Capital’s...

Media General earnings tripled in Q3

Media General saw earnings nearly triple in Q3 to $6.2 million from $2.5 million in the same period of the previous year, presumably due to the politics-Olympics...

CEO and chairman swap roles at Twitter

Twitter has a new/old CEO. Founder and current chairman of the board Evan Williams is swapping places with co-founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey who will take up...

Analyst downgrades Canwest

Canwest is in deep trouble, says TD Newcrest, a Canadian advisory firm. With advertising down at its newspapers and earnings from its Australian TV network...

AdLINK manages network-ad space LoQuo

AdLink Media has signed a deal with EBay’s free-ad LoQuo in Spain to manage the network-advertising space on the classified-ads portal. According to LoQuo,...

Online ad growth to slow in Australia?

Executives at two Australian media groups say their online advertising revenues are continuing to grow well, even though two analysts projected slowing growth in...

Digital signage makes a moving (geo)target

Geotargeting of advertising (and news) makes a lot of sense. Where’s the nearest hospital? Or pizza parlor? Or what retailers are new in a neighborhood, or...

‘Local’ still works as a niche in personals

<!–> <! st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } –> Personals were once a small part of daily newspapers’ classifieds, limited by the stigma...

Hookups have never been this easy…or creepy

Just launched: a new relationships Web site that mashes up Craigslist personals with Google Maps to show you exactly where you can find people who want to...