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If you're still worried about a Google 'protection racket' remember what kind of business you're in

If you're still worried about a Google 'protection racket' remember what kind of business you're in

Jasper Jackson22nd April 2014 10:30

Last week, Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner launched an attack on Google in an open letter to the company's chairman Eric Schmidt, claiming the company was using a monopoly position to create a digital "superstate" and operating what "in less reputable circles would be called a protection racket". But while many publishers may have good reason to hold a grudge against Google, Axel Springer has more at stake than most.

Axel Springer, Google, Advertising, Digital Media, Finance and Deals, Newspapers

Has UsVsTh3m just shown us how attention-based media could work?

Has UsVsTh3m just shown us how attention-based media could work?

Jasper Jackson17th April 2014 14:30

In a post laying out some "accumulated thoughts on media " this week, GigaOm founder Om Malik suggested that any new model for media must focus on attention. Well it just so happens that at roughly the same time that post was published, on the other side of the Atlantic a British media brand was demonstrating a very clever way of doing exactly what Malik prescribes.

Advertising, Digital Media

The print vs digital revenue-split: where does the balance lie?

The print vs digital revenue-split: where does the balance lie?

Henry Taylor17th April 2014 09:00

Digital transition – everyone in the newspaper business is doing it – but how and how fast they are doing it varies massively. Whether it's business models, market conditions or audience profiles, there are a wide range of factors affecting how much of their revenue newspapers currently derive from digital. So, we thought we'd take a look at a selection of high-profile newspapers to see how far along the road they are.

Guardian Media Group, NYT Co, Trinity Mirror, Finance and Deals, Newspapers

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