Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar is reportedly working on a secretive startup called The Fremont Project that wants to build a Hulu-style model for magazines and other content — but the odds are stacked against such an attempt for a number of reasons
Flipboard is rolling out new features that group content into sections for easy browsing, in much the same way that traditional print magazines do — in part to help keep readers from feeling overwhelmed by a never-ending ocean of content
Financial documents that Forbes magazine has been handing out to potential buyers show that while the company is doing better than some other publishers, its rumored asking price of $400 million is extremely aggressive based on its revenue growth and profitability
Google is stepping up its media game with the launch of Newsstand, a Flipboard-style reading app for Android that also supports subscription walls for newspapers and magazines and replaces its existing Currents reader
Flipboard is making it easy for users creating curated magazines on the platform to collect and share products, complete with pricing information — features that seem aimed at the same ecommerce market Pinterest is targeting.
Politico is launching a free, bi-monthly print magazine, as well as a new “Politico Magazine” section of its website that will be updated daily. The editor, Susan Glasser, was formerly editor in chief at Foreign Policy.
There may be some low-quality content being published on Medium, says founder Evan Williams, but the platform is building ways of filtering through that to find great content that otherwise wouldn’t see the light of day.
Despite her successful track record at magazines like Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, editor Tina Brown was incapable of making The Daily Beast work. Her failure there says a lot about how the media landscape has changed.
Amazon knows far more about its customers than most magazine publishers know about their readers, and more than most direct marketers know about the lists they’re targeting.
Condé Nast and Amazon have a new partnership that lets readers subscribe to magazines through Amazon and activate digital access at the same time. It’s easy to use, but you need to watch the pricing fine print. Here’s our guide to the subscription process.