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Thursday, February 11, 2016

New York Pushes Toward Mobile with iPhone-Supported App
According to editor-in-chief Adam Moss, nearly half of New York’s Web visits come from mobile devices in an “increasingly mobile media landscape...We saw a demand for a print-like experience optimized for iPhone,” Moss stated.
Quartz's New App Speaks in Emojis
The business news publisher’s first app, set to launch for iPhone users today, takes its inspiration from two popular trends in mobile: push notifications and messaging apps. Open the app, and it starts a friendly conversation, like the kind you’d have with a human on a messaging app.
More on the Condé Nast and Hearst Joint Venture PubWorx: Seeks More Publishers to Join
With long-term trends exerting downward pressure on magazines' ad-page sales and newsstand appeal, two of the industry's biggest publishers said last week that they had formed a joint venture to handle back-office operations such as production, procurement and circulation.
Newsweek Is Dropping Its Paywall
The Magazine Isn't Dropping Digital Subscriptions, However: "The general strategy is to open up and allow folks the ability to experience and really enjoy the journalism that's happening on Newsweek," IBT Media Chief Marketing Officer Mitchell Caplan.
Bloomberg Media CEO Silences Critics with Early Success
Justin Smith said that in December the site attracted 27.7 million unique visitors, a 29% year-over-year increase. He also said that Bloomberg held the No. 1 and No. 2 positions in comScore’s global business and finance category for seven months.
InStyle Names a New Associate Publisher, Integrated Sales
The new associate publisher is a magazine media veteran having served as associate publisher, integrated sales at Details and, from 2011 to 2015, and also having worked at Glamour, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire.
Players’ Tribune Adds Former ESPN Executive
“Our first year was about proof of concept and establishing ourselves as a company,” said TPT president Jaymee Messler, in a statement. “As we move into year two, our focus is shifting to scale and revenue.
More People Moves in Magazine Media This Week
IBT Media named a new COO; Yachting magazine has a new executive editor; Us Weekly has a new staff editor, parenting; announced a notable contributing editor; Time Inc. made several internal moves as part of a strategic realignment.
Forbes: Ad Blocking Test Hasn't Cost Us Technology Readers
Forbes has been unusually experimental — and transparent — when it comes to ad blocking. In December, it started blocking access to the site for half its desktop visitors who use ad-blocking software unless they disabled their ad blockers.
Ben Stiller Credits Anna Wintour for Making "Zoolander 2" Happen
"[She] was a huge part of making the movie happen, an incredible partner and supporter of the process of making the movie,” Stiller said of Wintour.
Ryan Reynolds Bumps Teresa Giudice off the Cover of People
Giudice gave People an exclusive interview and photos. A cover line with a smaller pic of her reads, “How I Survived My Prison Nightmare.”
Time Inc. U.K. CEO: Passionate Consumers Are the Key to Business
“Never has our content been more valuable, and our reach been greater,” said Time Inc. UK’s CEO, Marcus Rich, today at FIPP’s Middle East and Africa event in Dubai. Rich spoke about the importance of “content, trust and data” to the business, which according to him, is “growing consumer and advertiser revenue streams.”
Garden & Gun: Getting Advertisers Excited About Print
Garden & Gun, which has steadily increased its circulation rate and number of ad pages sold. Now into its ninth year, the brand has increased circulation by nearly 150,000 since 2010 (357,036, 1st half 2015) and ad pages are up to 470 (entire year 2015) as of last year compared to just over 100 in 2010, according to the magazine.
More on WIRED’s Ad-Free Website for Ad-Blockers Users to Require a Paid Subscription
Mademoiselle C: This Documentary Focuses on Former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld
Matt Bors Brings The Nib to First Look Media
The Christian Science Monitor Has a New Project to Provide Positive Takes on Global News
The Death of the Logo As We Know It
USPS Posts Net Income of $317 Million in First Quarter
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Via Esquire: He might not watch other late night shows, but John Oliver does watch a ton of SportsCenter, as the Last Week Tonight host told us in an interview last week. The guy loves sports. And since his Sunday night show doesn't start until next week, you bet your ass he was watching the Super Bowl. Oliver hated his fellow countrymen Coldplay's halftime performance as much as us U.S. of A. natives, as he told Seth Meyers last night: 
"As a British person I saw the appearance of Coldplay slightly excruciating. Oh gentlemen, no. You are not what is required here...It was very much sex with the lights on. Why not? Let's just have the full horror of what's unfolding here. Oh look, there are the amps they've got."
Coldplay is also that band that ruined the fine talent of Jay Z, Rihanna, Beyonce, and countless others.