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Media titan S.I. Newhouse dies at 89

S.I. Newhouse Jr., the longtime chairman of Condé Nast, died Sunday in New York. He was 89. In a statement, his family said Newhouse was “always the first person to come to the office, arriving well before dawn and bringing to each day a visionary creative spirit coupled with no-nonsense business acumen.” Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr., also known as Si, ...

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In India, Fake News Proves Costly

New Delhi:  One recent Wednesday afternoon, monsoon rains were lashing office windows in Mumbai. Inside, screens were lighting up with messages announcing the arrival of Cyclone Phyan. Employees of a start-up called Little Black Book, an online city guide, started panicking. Some went home early after receiving messages on their phones that roads were being closed. Others passed the message ...

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Mark Little media venture Neva Labs aims to be Netflix for news

Storyful founder and former RTÉ journalist Mark Little has set up a new digital media company to help publishers beat the problem of “information overload” and deliver personalised news to paying users. Mr Little and co-founder Áine Kerr have established Neva Labs in Dublin and hired product specialists ahead of a six- to eight-month phase for “testing” their assumptions about ...

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Inside Birchbox’s 40-person social media war room

On September 14, Birchbox’s seventh anniversary, the beauty retailer and subscription company held its fourth annual Customer Appreciation Day, a tradition started in 2013 to drive brand awareness, traffic and sales. Forty team members from across departments were on deck in the first Birchbox social media “war room” to respond to commenters with personalized messages and offers. According to Kima ...

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Is social media making us fitter or fatter?

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A Media Empire Loses Its King. What Now?

Even before 2015, when Condé Nast changed his title from chairman to chairman emeritus, Mr. Newhouse had stepped away from daily operations at his company. His last major decision was to relocate Condé Nast from its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan to 23 floors at One World Trade, a move that was completed in 2014. Photo “His death is very sad ...

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Sue Allen: Big news in social media world

SUE ALLEN Last updated 14:11, October 2 2017 KACPER PEMPEL Yay, more characters with which to share your innermost thoughts. OPINION: Big news in the world of social media last week when Twitter announced it was testing doubling the possible length of a tweet to 280 characters to help users “be more expressive”. Thank the Lord. Because I for one can’t ...

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Randy Weiss: Media Luncheons Showcase Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table | Sports

In SBART’s 50th anniversary season, an inside look at an enduring and endearing local sports tradition By Randy Weiss | October 1, 2017 | 3:45 p.m. The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table is baaack!! After summer vacay, Monday Media Luncheons have arrived!! And like always, it’s a special reunion … There are Dons. And Royals. Cardinals. Chargers. Warriors. Basically everybody. ...

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S.I. Newhouse Jr., media titan who presided over Conde Nast stable, dies

Photo: Anonymous, Associated Press S.I. Newhouse Jr. ran the parent company of many prominent magazines as chairman of Conde Nast. S.I. Newhouse Jr. ran the parent company of many prominent magazines as chairman of Conde Nast. Photo: Anonymous, Associated Press S.I. Newhouse Jr., media titan who presided over Conde Nast stable, dies NEW YORK — S.I. Newhouse Jr., the low-profile ...

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