Ad fraud: how billions are stolen every year

Late last month, Google cracked down on Judy, a malware present in 40 seemingly innocent Play Store apps, which would automatically display and click on ads through a hidden browser, unnoticed by the user. Before being removed from the store, Judy apps had been downloaded 36 million times, and were believed to generate more than[…]

Is Facebook embracing subscriptions?

In April publishers have made it clear to Facebook that they’re fed up with Instant Articles. Monetizating on Facebook’s news platform hasn’t been working and big publishers like the Guardian and the New York Times have pulled out entirely. Facebook has finally listened (or given in) to publishers’ complaints and may soon help its users pay[…]

Apple’s 2017 WWDC – The 4 key takeaways for publishers

Apple’s team finally took to the stage once again during Monday’s WWDC 2017 keynote. Let’s have a look at how Cupertino’s latest batch of updates will affect publishers #1: Advertising once again on the chopping block Dwindling ad revenues have become a recurring theme over the past months, as Google and Facebook keep taking the lion’s[…]

ePaper grows 25% in Germany

The number of ePaper users is growing. And it’s growing strong. Digital newspapers continue to show robust growth year by year. In Germany the first Quarter of 2017 shows an increase of almost 25% in the ePaper circulation number compared to the first quarter of the previous year. A big driver of this growth was[…]

L’édition du soir – a digital-only story

Almost four years ago, France’s largest newspaper Ouest-France launched the nation’s first digital-only evening edition, l’Édition du Soir. It had the ambitious goal of expanding the outlet’s user base, while bringing innovation into the newsroom. We asked Ouest-France about their journey down the digital-only path. 1.7 million users Success came quickly for the new edition, despite only being[…]

Main trend of DME and Newscamp: Reader focused journalism

Reader focused journalism was the topic that stood out at both the Digital Media Europe 2017 in Copenhagen and the Newscamp in Augsburg. A more content driven approach for journalists while relying on technology and intelligent systems to do the rest.  We picked three keynotes from the events that emphasize this trend. Newscamp – Augsburg The Newscamp[…]

The dynamics of subscribing, explained in Media Institute Report

The American Press Institute just published what it believes is the largest research into subscriptions and news. Named “Paying for news: Why people subscribe and what it says about the future of journalism”, the 60-page report investigates the current and future states of paid-for news. Let’s look at some of its key takeaways: 1. Young people are[…]

Amazon – your new(s) subscription service

Amazon announced this week that it has launched its very own self-service subscription marketplace. Named “Subscribe with Amazon“, it makes it possible for digital subscription providers to reach millions of Amazon customers. Businesses will benefit from targeted customer exposure through its discovery features such as search and recommendations. Amazon wants Subscribe with Amazon to be the place[…]