Tuesday, October 1, 2013
USPS Defaults Once Again on $5.6 Billion Payment
As if providing punctuation to last week's Senate hearing at which it begged for legislative relief from cash-draining pre-funding obligations, the United States Postal Service yesterday defaulted on its mandated annual $5.6 billion payment into the retiree healthcare fund.
National Geographic and Vogue Cited Among Publishers Doing Cool Things on Instagram
Increasingly, publishers are experimenting with Instagram because the platform spreads awareness of an outlet and allows it to show its photographic chops. Here are five publishers doing interesting things on the social photo platform.
National Journal Goes Responsive, Shuns App Targeting mobile users
Its Web traffic from mobile devices has doubled over the past 18 months, so NationalJournal.com needed a site that would provide a uniform experience across devices.
Popular Science's Comment Ban Sets Off Debate
The magazine said that vicious, insulting or ignorant comments can pollute otherwise intelligent online discussions and undermine public understanding and appreciation of science itself. “Trolls and spambots,” it said, sometimes hijacked the conversation, particularly on divisive issues like climate change and evolution.
Federal Government Begins First Shutdown in 17 Years
The gears of the federal government began grinding to a stop for the first time in 17 years on Tuesday, after Republicans and Democrats failed to break through Washington gridlock to keep the government running.
New Tablet Magazine (Architectural Debut) Surprises Competitors: It Uses Their Content to Create Digital Magazine
New Yorker Festival Brings out Big Names
PCWorld Magazine Debuts Digital-Only Publication
New York’s The Cut Adds Beauty Editor
CQ Roll Call Editorial Director to WSJ
The Hill’s Cartoonist Says Adios
Minna Rhee Is SourceMedia's First Chief Digital Officer
Mike Marchesano Named Managing Director at American Business Media
Jay Z Featured on Vanity Fair Cover
Huffington Post to Launch in Brazil with Abril
Sherwin Williams Uses Google Glass to Turn the Real World into Paint Colors
Almost Half Of U.S. Smartphone Users Find In-App Ads "Disruptive"
More on Forrester on In-App Ads
Barnes & Noble Hires Former Motorola and Zinio Execs to Help Run Nook
Scribd Launches a Netflix-Like Subscription Service for Digital Books
A Viral Audience Can Only Happen with the Right Marketing Bait
Google Launches Visual Tool for Building HTML5 Ads, Websites
How Tablets Are Changing the Way Writers Work
Adobe Targets Next Generation
Media Kitchen's Lowenthal: Publishers Better Fix Seller Pay for Programmatic Era
Advertising Watchdog Concerned About Native Advertising
NebuAd Partner WOW Defeats Wiretapping Lawsuit
Merck Plans Further Job Cuts
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