“Revolution’s daily news service will now be fulfilled by the new DigitalBulletin from Brand Republic which will be published in association with Revolution. All the daily news will continue to be published on www.revolutionmagazine.com starting tomorrow, Wednesday 15 January.” It’s not clear yet (check tomorrow for updates), but the implication is that much of Revolution’s old daily news coverage will actually be subsumed into Brand Republic’s paid-for service. Although it
He is to pursue a management role at News Corporation, the Sun’s parent company and insists he wasn’t forced out. He’ll be replaced by Rebekah Wade, editor of the News of the World, and a journalist who hasn’t been as kind to New Labour as the Sun in recent years. The Sun now sells close to 3.45m copies a day. The Times runs a fairly straight story. The Independent is
Sir George has urged Stephen Timms MP, minister for e-commerce and competitive, to disclose more information about the government’s broadband strategy.
The move will put further pressure on hard-pressed commercial rivals, reports the paper.
Some are commenting that this will be to their advantage, and will contrast with the “visionary” executives from AOL’s past. A vision which got them into a lot of debt. The New York Times runs an interesting piece about AOL’s mistakes entitled “Tripped Up by a Flawed New Media Idea”.
Many potential customers could be deterred by even more technical advances. Text-messaging has been successful because of its simplicity simplicity. The Surrey sociologists say that if future services do away with allowing messages to be stored locally, and replaced with remote storage will kill off the “rituals” of texting. The research was funded by the UK
Tom Glocer, the chief executive, wants Reuters to concentrate on supplying data, such as bond and share prices, which could spell bad news for its internet arm, which is more of a traditional publishing operation.