Bauer Media U.S. today announces the launch of Bauer Xcel Media - a new entity within the company focusing entirely on growing Bauer Media U.S.'s online brands and expanding its digital portfolio. 

"After a year of incredible achievements in the digital space, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Bauer Xcel Media

You know you can blog with Tumblr or WordPress, or self-publish a book on Kindle or iBooks. But what’s next for the publisher who wants to sell a mobile-native magazine, or the blogger who’s sick of messing with plugins?

Here are six startups that offer new options to creators. Three of them — Periodical, 29th Street Publishing and Creatavist — let you create and sell mobile-friendly magazines, ebooks and newsletters; the other three — Postach.io, Ghost and Glipho — aim to let you blog in a new way.

The Guardian's massive scoops on government surveillance last week could help the U.K. newspaper turn its push for a U.S. presence into a more forceful shove.

Last Thursday, the day it revealed the existence of the National Security Agency's Prism program, was the newspaper's best day yet for traffic from U.S. web users, according to a spokeswoman for the Guardian. A day earlier, last Wednesday, it revealed a secret court order compelling Verizon to give the NSA information on "all the calls in its system" on a daily basis.

The Sporting News used to be one of America’s oldest print publications, but last year it moved to a digital-only format. And now it’s owned by a British Web video company.

Sporting News owner Advance Publications — the same folks that own Conde Nast — has folded the title into a joint venture with Perform

Mail Online, the world's largest global newspaper website, today announced the appointment of two experienced U.S. digital executives to run ad sales and marketing, signaling an emerging strategy to monetize its strong audience growth in North America. Rich Sutton will oversee advertising as Chief Revenue Officer and Sean O'Neal will head marketing as Global Chief Marketing Officer.

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