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[…]

Are publishers disappointed in Facebook’s Instant Articles?

Almost two years ago, Facebook rolled out Instant Articles. The new feature aimed at providing publishers with a more engaging platform on which to gather users, through faster loading times and a cleaner look and feel. Not even 24 months later, many industry actors are already turning away from Facebook’s once praised idea. The Guardian recently joined a[…]

The new iOS 10 and what it means for publishers

With the new update to Apple’s iOS there are new opportunities for digital publishers. Most importantly the revamped lock screen, can now be customized and shows more widgets. Enabling the user to get a quicker overview of their news. Widgets Widgets on your lock screen can now be added, removed and rearranged. Thus, making the[…]

Think different

Undoubtedly, we currently live in a period of unprecedented change and disruption. We see many successful start-ups that trigger the disruption and benefit from the new opportunities.  But why are so few new businesses created from existing incumbents? What is required to create something so radically new that it attracts massive audiences and threatens existing[…]

iPad Pro, Apple Watch, Apple TV and IOS 9 – a great challenge for developers

On September 9th Apple has presented its second keynote of the year introducing the latest developments of their products. We were expecting major changes to IOS, Apple TV, Apple Watch and iPad, as well as a brand new iPhone. The rumors proved to be right once again and the news couldn’t have been better. We[…]

Apple News a new opportunity for publishers?

It’s that time of the year again when Apple announces at WWDC the latest developments of Apple products. Yesterday a new iPad and iPhone app was announced that aims to disrupt news consumption. Based on a Flipboard-like principal, Apple News brings content together from publishers across the world and allows the content owners to tailor[…]