Proactive aims for manroland's managing director

Set to take over the reins at manroland web systems within weeks, Alexander Wassermann stresses the company's proactive role in software and workflow, and its emphasis on service.

KBA brings flexo acquisition to ANZ

KBA will sell its Flexotecnica packaging presses in Australia and New Zealand following an agreement signed at DRUPA.

DRUPA: Almost one-in-three 'signed orders'

The 11 days of DRUPA 2016 saw 260,000 visitors from 188 countries visit the 19 halls of the Düsseldorf Messe.

DRUPA: Options for a digital print business model

Visit DRUPA to see innovation and the future... and in the case of the newspaper (newsmedia) industry, that has to be digital printing.

DRUPA's pack-show: Don't mention the 'n-word'

Newspaper printers at DRUPA appear caught in a bind: the 'n-word' isn't mainstream - to say the least - yet many specialist exhibitors here will apparently give the WAN-Ifra World Publishing Expo a miss.

DRUPA: Kodak, manroland here to buy and sell

People come to DRUPA to buy and sell, and the process is well underway before the Düsseldorf trade fair even opens.

School's in: Catch these upcoming webinars (ad)

Now's the chance to update your industry knowledge through these upcoming free webinars.

APN picks News to be Queensland's single print voice

News Corp will add APN's Australian daily and community newspapers to its already dominant print media reach if regulators the ACCC and FIRB agree.

Bids in as News hopes for APN ARM on the cheap

Social media platform Fetch Plus is a rival to News Corp to acquire APN's Australian regional newspaper business, its flagship masthead says.

Holt gets growth mandate in News' Brisbane heartland

Fairfax Media is clearing the path for growth in Brisbane with the promotion of Danielle Cronin editor of its brisbanetimes.com.au website.

Deal's on for Seven West to take Sunday Times

News Corp Australia has solved a print production headache with the sale of the Perth Sunday Times - one of the first newspapers acquired by Rupert Murdoch - to local rival Seven West Media.

Fairfax-NZME merger could happen by year end

Having found they could cooperate on printing, Fairfax Media and APN News & Media have confirmed that they are looking at ways of merging their New Zealand publishing interests.

Let's stop rubbishing each other's 'undervalued' newsmedia

It's a symptom of the Australian newsmedia industry that while its top management were talking partnership and transparency at the News Media Index launch today, journalists present just wanted to hear about redundancies (wri...

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Neighbourhood portal gains ground

A hyperlocal app which began as a project winner in a ppi Media promotion has progressed to a news ecosystem for a local publisher.

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Analytics secrets shared in KL seminar

The relationship between audience growth and revenue growth is in sharp focus at a new Audience Intelligence Summit in Kuala Lumpur next month.

Neighbourhood portal gains ground

A hyperlocal app which began as a project winner in a ppi Media promotion has progressed to a news ecosystem for a local publisher.

Seven West takes Airtasker share in funding round

Seven West Media has led a $22 million funding round for local services marketplace Airtasker.

NAA takes on blockers with FTC complaint

North American newspapers are taking on ad blockers with a complaint to the US federal trade commission.

Social giants cosy up for Cartagena chats

The partnerships heads of Facebook and Google will take part in separate 'fireside chats' during WAN-Ifra's World News Media Congress in Colombia.

Indian publishers' digital work to be honoured

India now has its own Digital Media Awards, with entries for a new WAN-Ifra competition now open until June 24.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Intelligence tool plug-in plays twin role

A new version of EidosMedia's business intelligence tool adds analytical features and a new console-style interface.

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EidosMedia: Maxing mobile news performance

Recent proposals from Apple, Facebook and Google aim at improving readers' experiences on mobile devices. EidosMedia's Méthode digital publishing platform helps publishers get the most out of the new channels.

The 360 digital strategy

Why the 360 strategy made possible by MILENIUM Cross Media is synonymous with streamline and profitability.

Inspiration for a multiplatform connection

Ad formats with names like The Beast and The Vandal are among print and digital campaigns to get you inspired in a new Fairfax Media showcase.

Adobe's Livefyre acquisition streamlines UGC

Private content curation and audience engagement company Livefyre is to become part of Adobe Experience Manager following a definitive agreement for its purchase.

Fairfax interactive mobile clicks for AAMI

Results several times higher than industry norms are claimed for an interactive smartphone campaign developed by Fairfax Media for a local car insurer.

Bangladesh sites 'winning against tuk tuks'

Ads on tuk tuks, agents and newspapers are still drivers in the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka real estate markets, but with property booming, online sites are vying to increase market share.

Fairfax spruiks smarts in expanded data market

After adding a facility to allow advertisers access to premium audience segments, Fairfax Media has launched a trade campaign to encourage them to Do more with data.

News goes Mandarin to pitch Sydney property

News Corp is pitching to Chinese property buyers with a new Sydney directory site in both languages.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Award-winning local extends system capability

UK publisher Newbury Weekly News has added a range of Miles 33 advertising and production capabilities to its GN4 editorial system.

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'Cool' app company joins Newscycle

Systems developer Newscycle Solutions has bought mobile platform DoApp Inc, a company which prides itself on developing 'cool' apps.

Applix partnership delivers new mobile experience

Latest fruits of the 2014 Atex-Applix partnership are a new Viewerplus 2.5 platform for tablets and mobile.

Globe customises app, e-paper with PageSuite

PageSuite has worked with the Boston Globe to develop a new e-paper and app for the publisher, owned by Red Sox owner John Henry.

Buzzfeed in Australia, India: Here kitty, kitty

The way Simon Crerar tells it, if you were starting a new publishing business for the twenty-first century without the baggage of legacy newspapers, it would look a lot like Buzzfeed.

Jang adds QR codes to classifieds

Faced with increased competition from online portals, especially in motor and real estate, Pakistan's Jang Media Group is innovating with QR codes.

AI-driven app points to some heavy petting

Friday can be a dog of a day, so we thought we'd share this AI development from Microsoft with you (writes Peter Coleman).

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Agfa shows new Arkitex features at DRUPA

New cloud-based versions of Agfa's Arkitex newspaper workflow include 'on-the-fly' positioning options and the ability to keep running when the connection is down.

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Indian print sites shine in INCQC quality focus

Twenty-eight print sites operated by 12 Indian publishers are among the 64 admitted to the 2016-18 International Color Quality Club.

Heatset Cortina another 'first' in La Réunion

Since 1946, a French department, the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean has claimed a special position with the same status as metro France and as the farthest-flung part of the European Union.

DRUPA: manroland launches economical e:line

manroland has pitched a further e:line newspaper press into its range, delivering a standard double-width pressline at what is claimed to be 20 per cent less cost.

DRUPA signing for KBA press order

Not yet three decades old, Germany's youngest independent daily Gelnhäuser Neue Zeitung has built the largest circulation in the country's Main-Kinzig region.

TKS scores replacement in latest press order

An order for two 4x1 presses for a new Hokkaido Shimbun print centre is one of several for TKS' Color Top series.

Mittelrhein extends its triple-wide press

German media house Mittelrhein-Verlag is extending its four-year-old KBA press with a folder and two more triple-wide towers.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Plates by the palletload in Agfa upgrade (updated)

A platesetter which accepts two pallet-loads of plates is the latest addition to Agfa Graphics Advantage N range.

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Print 'breakthrough' in the middle of the Pacific

In Hagatna, Guam - equidistant between the US navy and airforce bases - a new era has begun at the local Pacific Daily News with the introduction of digital newspaper printing.

DRUPA: Landa and Quadracci share 'vision for change'

It's not pitched at newspapers, nor can you install or even see one tomorrow, but with digital print pioneer Benny Landa behind it, the twin-engine Landa W10P web press was bound to attract DRUPA interest.

DRUPA: Two HP webs for new book centre

One of HP's bigger DRUPA announcements was the sale of two digital web presses for a new Kadokawa Corporation site in Japan.

Gulf plant has digital newspapers stitched up

Dubai-based Masar Printing & Publishing has added inline stitching to its Kodak/manroland digital newspaper line.

Kodak celebrates Jersey project with ribbon-cutting

Kodak has celebrated the launch of its Jersey inkjet joint venture with UK publisher Guiton Group with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting.

Inspection bar is QI's Intro to digital and packaging print

An "all-in-one" inspection bar for reel-to-reel production will take QI Press Controls into the digital web printing space.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Counting copies saves waste, adds insights

Malaysian publisher New Straits Times Press is pioneering a system to check unsold newspapers and identify media trends.

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Quick-change Lithoman sets a performance record

Dramatic decals emphasise speed and colour for a heatset printer wanting to promote the capability of its new press.

Mohn Media sold on 96-page success, back for third

A 96-page Lithoman heatset web for Mohn Media will be the German printer's third and the tenth sold by maker manroland web.

LED-UV boosts quality, saves energy on M-600

A Goss M-600 running at 30,000 sph is claimed to be the world's first LED-UV installation on a high speed web offset press.

Magazines score NPA gold for IPMG in Melbourne

News Corp Australia's Vivid magazine was among top winners at Australia's National Print Awards.

DRUPA is Compacta ordering time again for B&K

Twelve years after signing up for a 16-page KBA C16 at DRUPA 2004, and after returning for its Compacta 217 successor in 2012, heatset printer B&K Offsetdruck has ordered another, just a few weeks before this year's show.

Food images punch their way to the top

A 174-page issue of Cuisine Magazine with 'presence in the marketplace' earned PMP the top publications category prize in New Zealand's 2016 Pride In Print Awards.

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