Technology

3 Tips for Evaluating Paywall Solutions
May 14, 2018 at 11:10 am

Editor's Note: Last week Publishing Executive released the research report on The Top Technologies Publishers Will Buy in 2018.  To follow up we’ll be highlighting some of technologies that made the top ten list.  Subscription & Paywall solutions came out as the 5th most popular technology publishers will buy in 2018 -- a tech category…

Medium Abruptly Cancels the Membership Programs of its 21 Remaining Subscription Publisher Partners
May 11, 2018 at 12:27 pm

Medium has informed publishers using its platform to offer paid memberships that it’s ending that feature. An email at the end of last month from Medium’s head of partnerships Basil Enan told publishers that the company was planning to discontinue memberships in May. “We were among the first to sell memberships on Medium, among the few local organizations working…

Snapchat Axes Licensing Deals with Publishers Amid Redesign Turmoil
May 7, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Snap reportedly plans to stop paying its publisher partners upfront licensing fees for their daily and weekly Discover editions, publishers' digital magazine-like collections of photos and videos in the app, according to Digiday. The social company is opting to have Discover publishers monetize solely from ad revenue…

5 Technologies Reshaping Ecommerce
May 2, 2018 at 11:51 am

Technology isn’t just changing the way consumers shop; it’s opening up new channels and giving ecommerce stores new ways to interact with customers. But the latest and greatest innovations aren’t always new. Sometimes the technology is improved over a long period of time, becoming more intuitive and better able to meet the demands of a…

Ecommerce is On the Rise Again. Here Are 6 Articles On Ecommerce Strategies for Publishers
May 2, 2018 at 11:42 am

Ecommerce has emerged as a hot topic for 2018. Just last month Hearst Magazines acquired a minority stake in Gear Patrol (a men’s brand focused on enthusiast products and content) to bolster it’s ecommerce strategy, while Future (parent company of TechRadar and PC Gamer), acquired NewBay Media, (which is heavy on enthusiast and product-based verticals…

Press Release: MPS to Acquire Tata Interactive Systems
May 2, 2018 at 10:46 am

Mumbai, April 24, 2018: MPS Limited (MPS) and Tata Industries Limited (TIL) announced today that they have entered into definitive agreements for the acquisition of TIL’s enterprise e-Learning business. Through this acquisition, MPS will acquire Tata Interactive Systems India (a division of TIL), Tata Interactive Systems AG, and Tata Interactive Systems GmbH. The transactions are…

Facebook Reveals the Untrustworthy Way it Ranks News Outlets for Trust
May 2, 2018 at 10:33 am

Facebook has started ranking news organizations on its platform — but it’s relying on Facebook users to tell them which outlets are trustworthy and which are not. Speaking to media executives at Facebook’s F8 developer conference Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg revealed more trusted outlets are already being boosted on the…

Artificial Intelligence - An Opportunity for Publishers?
April 27, 2018 at 11:16 am

The hunger for knowledge about the topic seems to be fuelled by a number of elements. On  many levels there is a wider discussion about how AI will change society, and this has sparked some publishers interest in working out how it can…

Can Publishers Monetize Their Digital Technology Expertise?
April 27, 2018 at 10:24 am

Recently I sat down with Thorin McGee, editor-in-chief of sister publication Target Marketing, to discuss the technologies publishers are adopting – and in some cases have mastered – to consider how this impacts the marketing ecosystem. In many cases, publishers are now leading the way in terms of innovating with digital media and marketing technology,…