Damon Kiesow


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Media companies haven’t exploited opportunities created by iPad and mobile technology

I helped launch the Mobile Media blog in January 2010, days before Apple unveiled the iPad. Now, 15 months and 20 million iPads later, this is my last week as a daily contributor to Poynter.org.

I’m moving to The Boston … Read more

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News.me launches iPad aggregator with AP, New York Times, AOL as media partners

The news aggregator News.me launched Thursday morning as a subscription iPad app, with support from more than 20 major media outlets.

Betawork’s News.Me news aggregator is expected to launch on the iPad soon.

Built by Betaworks, the app aggregates … Read more

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Demand Media shares drop as it defends eHow decline

Forbes | All Things Digital
Jeff Bercovici notes that shares of Demand fell below $18 this morning, after reports that eHow.com's visibility on Google search results has declined as a result of changes to the search engine's algorithms. SEO firm Sistrix found eHow's search placement had dropped 66 percent in April. Demand denies the reports, saying the drop is "significantly overstated."
Demand execs earn $950,000+ in bonuses (paidContent)
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LA Times, TechCrunch introduce Facebook comments, but it’s not for everyone

Facebook added some features to its commenting system this week, but for publishers the tool is still a work in progress.

Launched in March, the system lets readers use their Facebook logins to comment on other websites. The company … Read more

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Publishers should follow Amazon’s lead and offer subsidized tablets

Amazon.com will begin selling ad-subsidized Kindles on May 3, and it may be time for newspapers to revisit the same business model.

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A new subsidized version of the Kindle will include ads and special offers.

Consider the original Kindle, … Read more

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The New Yorker uses a ‘like-gate’ to find fans of long-form journalism on Facebook

The New Yorker is experimenting with Facebook this week, making a 12,000-word piece by Jonathan Franzen free behind a “like-gate” for a limited time.

When users “Like” the magazine’s Facebook page, they’re given access to the “Fans Only” section. This … Read more

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Bing’s new iPad app is a newspaper in disguise

Microsoft’s new Bing iPad app, released Thursday, does more than search — it begins to remake the newspaper experience in digital form.

The app is not being marketed as a news platform, but journalists should consider it one because … Read more

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Twitter’s new search favors Groupon’s many accounts over local media organization accounts

Unveiled this week, Twitter’s newly upgraded search engine promises to deliver more relevant “who to follow” suggestions for users. But in my examination, the results appeared inconsistent, if not biased, when searching for the best Twitter sources in specific U.S. … Read more

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Six things aggregator app News.me must do to beat Zite, Flipboard

Personalized news app Zite made headlines last week for a minor skirmish with a group of major publishers, but the personalized aggregation app expected to make news any day now is Betawork’s News.me.

News.me, which has been in beta … Read more

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Zite incident shows why publishers need to enable automatic, controlled content distribution

In an era of free, frictionless content distribution, how can creators of that content be paid for their work?

The question was highlighted on Wednesday as 11 major media organizations — from Dow Jones Co. to Time — sent a … Read more

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