Articles By: James Johnson

Glam Media Hires Veteran Apple Executive As New CFO

Glam Media Hires Veteran Apple Executive As New CFO

0 October 26, 2011 12:12 am

16-year Apple veteran Jeanne Seeley was named on Monday as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and executive vice president for content firm Glam Media. Describing their new CFO Glam’s chairman and chief executive officer Samir Arora called her one of “the […]

Huffington Post Will Launch French-Canadian Website

Huffington Post Will Launch French-Canadian Website

0 October 25, 2011 5:30 pm

Several weeks ago I reported that The Huffington Post was preparing to launch a french version of their website in France by the end of the year and now the group is planning a second french portal for their French-Canadian […]

Demand Media Stock Tumbles As Business Falls Apart

Demand Media Stock Tumbles As Business Falls Apart

0 October 21, 2011 10:01 pm

Demand Media on Thursday watched as their price per share stumbled to $5.60 upon news that a technical glitched eroded traffic at their main property eHow.com while also announcing that nearly 85% of their freelance writing staff was essentially being […]

Guardian Expects One Millionth Facebook App Install This Weekend

Guardian Expects One Millionth Facebook App Install This Weekend

0 October 21, 2011 9:42 pm

On September 22, 2011 the Guardian launched their beta version of a new Facebook news reading application and now one month later the company says they are about to surpass one million app installations. On October 5, two weeks after […]

Newspaper Guild Drops Boycott Against Huffington Post

Newspaper Guild Drops Boycott Against Huffington Post

0 October 21, 2011 9:16 pm

The 26,000 members of the Newspaper Guild are no longer boycotting the Huffington Post over the company’s refusal to pay bloggers for their work. The boycott began seven months ago and on Friday the guild released the following statement: We […]

Pandora Announces HTML5 Enabled Large Format Advertising Banner For Lexus Campaign

Pandora Announces HTML5 Enabled Large Format Advertising Banner For Lexus Campaign

0 October 20, 2011 8:44 pm

Pandora on Thursday announced the availability of a new full page premium advertising option that uses HMTL5 via the newly redesigned Pandora website. The new 970 x 250 banner ad which runs video with an integrated skin is part of […]

Spotify Blackberry App Finally Arrives, Available In Preview Release

Spotify Blackberry App Finally Arrives, Available In Preview Release

0 October 20, 2011 8:27 pm

Spotify on Thursday announced the first release of their Blackberry mobile app. The program is the sixth mobile application the company has developed and like their other mobile apps a premium Spotify account is requires to access and stream to […]

Yahoo Bidders Balk At Confidentiality Clause That Would Stop Joint Bids

Yahoo Bidders Balk At Confidentiality Clause That Would Stop Joint Bids

0 October 20, 2011 1:43 am

Yahoo Inc. may be losing some potential buyers after the company’s demand for confidentiality this week essentially stopped the possibility for firms to discuss joint bids. Under current terms Goldman Sachs and Allen & Co, advisers to the Yahoo sale […]

Demand Media Explains eHow Traffic Declines, Announces Date For Earnings Call

Demand Media Explains eHow Traffic Declines, Announces Date For Earnings Call

0 October 19, 2011 10:36 pm

Demand Media, Inc. on Wednesday announced that recent traffic declines on their popular website eHow.com was caused by an internal technical issue which was recently resolved. The announcement comes just ahead of Demand Media’s Q3 2011 financial results which will […]

The Daily Claims #1 Spot On Apple Newsstand, Still Not Close To Profitable

The Daily Claims #1 Spot On Apple Newsstand, Still Not Close To Profitable

0 October 19, 2011 8:45 pm

Apple’s Newstand product has helped digital publishers reach a broad new audience and the company benefiting most from the product is News Corp. who’s iPad-only publication The Daily is currently the number one subscription service on the program. With 120,000 […]

Steve Ballmer Says “Luck” Kept Microsoft From Buying Yahoo In 2008

Steve Ballmer Says “Luck” Kept Microsoft From Buying Yahoo In 2008

0 October 19, 2011 2:43 am

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told attendees at the Web 2.0 Summit that Microsoft was lucky to be locked out of Yahoo buyout in 2008. Speaking to the crowd about his company’s original $44 billion bid he said “sometimes you’re lucky” […]

Daniel Victor Joining ProPublica As Social Media Editor

Daniel Victor Joining ProPublica As Social Media Editor

0 October 19, 2011 2:28 am

ProPublica on Tuesday announced that Daniel Victor is joining their investigative newsroom as the company’s new social media editor. Daniel will join the team in November. Victor is an accomplished editor who helped launch Philly.com’s hyperlocal site and he currently […]

Janet Balis Named Head Of Sales Strategy, Marketing & Partnerships For AOL

Janet Balis Named Head Of Sales Strategy, Marketing & Partnerships For AOL

0 October 18, 2011 9:57 pm

AOL on Tuesday announced that Janet Balis has been named as its  Head of Sales Strategy, Marketing and Partnerships. In her role Janis will help develop AOLs marketing strategy for AOL Advertising’s products and services. Janet has been put in charge […]

Jack Ma Says Cash Is Lined Up To Buy Yahoo

Jack Ma Says Cash Is Lined Up To Buy Yahoo

0 October 17, 2011 3:43 pm

Alibaba founder Jack Ma announced on Monday that he has the cash needed to buy Yahoo, inc. It should come as no surprise that Ma made the announcement at an Alibaba company event on Monday since the CEO has long […]