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The Business of Content

Jun 17, 2019

In 2005, a computer software engineer named Gabe Rivera launched the site that would eventually become Techmeme. Governed by algorithms, Techmeme aggregated the day’s tech news, and it eventually became so influential that bloggers and journalists would vie to get their articles featured on the site.

Flash forward to...

Jun 12, 2019

The last decade hasn’t been kind to local newspapers. According to one study, 1,800 newspapers have shut down since 2004, and many of those that survived are facing tighter margins, layoffs, and corporate consolidation.

There are myriad reasons for this retrenchment. Part of the blame is on hedge funds that buy...

Jun 6, 2019

The Interactive Advertising Bureau recently estimated that podcast industry revenue grew by 53 percent last year and is projected to reach $1 billion by 2021.

With so much year-over-year growth, it shouldn’t be any surprise that many media companies  are aggressively expanding their podcast operations. This...