How The Times is achieving hyper-personalisation with “JAMES, Your Digital Butler”

Last week Jasmien Lismont, Project Manager and Data Scientist at Twipe, presented the first insights from the “JAMES, your digital butler” project at ConTech in London. In the year since it was announced as a recipient of Google DNI funding, we’ve heard a lot of interest in the industry about our collaborative project with The Times &[…]

How L’édition du Soir engages 1.8 million readers every month

In 2013, Ouest-France, together with Twipe, launched the very first digital-only newspaper in France. Since then they’ve had great success, just reaching 20 million monthly page views in August. We will hear the story of success for L’édition du Soir at the Digital Growth Summit in Rennes next month–make sure to register this week to save your[…]

How De Telegraaf turned around declining subscriptions revenues

During the recent INMA Innovation Study Tour in Amsterdam, we visited De Telegraaf. Marc Van Geel (CEO) and Xavier Van Leeuwe (Director Consumers) gave us an inside look into the recent and impressive turnaround. They took over the leadership of De Telegraaf mid 2017, after an intense takeover battle between Mediahuis and Talpa, which left[…]

Five news media startups you should know

Media innovation moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. So we’ve gathered 5 interesting news media startups that you should know about. Think we missed something important? Let us know! Syllabs Syllabs provides automated solutions for text creation and content optimisation. Their writing engine can[…]

9 media leaders on the future of newspapers in America

What does the newspaper of tomorrow look like? This is the question many in the news industry are grappling with today. We’ve seen how publishers in Europe are reinventing digital editions, and this trend has started in South Africa too. But it doesn’t seem to have reached the United States yet. So how are newspapers[…]

Highlights from Google’s DNI Fund Round 5

It’s that time of the summer again, with Google announcing the latest recipients of funding from round 5 of their Digital News Initiative. Audio was the clear standout, with roughly 17% of all projects focusing on audio, whether that be creating content for smart speakers, podcasts, or something else. Video comes in second, with roughly[…]

Machine learning: what our tech team wants you to know

“Machine learning extracts the magic dust out of data.” – Ralf Herbrich, Director of Machine Learning Science at Amazon Recently members of our development team here at Twipe attended the AWS Summit in Berlin and came back with new insights on machine learning. Coupled with the call from Benedict Evans at GEN Summit to change the[…]

Insights from Day 1 of #GENSummit

This week we’re in sunny Lisbon for three days of media innovation, learning about best practices for artificial intelligence integration in newsrooms, and discussing the future of news at the Global Editors Network’s GEN Summit. There are still two more days full of interesting presentations from industry leaders, so make sure to check back on[…]

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