Glossy specials push Fairfax NIMs upmarket

Fairfax Media will be hoping it can keep up the momentum with the first of two planned glossy editions of its Good Weekend magazine last Saturday.

Indian shareholders welcome foreign investment

Indian shareholders appear to like the idea of increased foreign investment in newsmedia.

Submissions slow 'complex' Fairfax/NZME merger decision

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has moved to the "public benefit" second stage of its consideration of the proposed Fairfax/NZME merger, putting off a decision until next March.

Adelaide web printer saved; WA paper closes (updated)

One of two Australian newspaper and web operations set to close in less than a month has been saved.

Good for us: Killing the weekday papers

With more than a whiff of anticipation in the room, Jean-Marc De Jonghe's presentation on La Presse's closure of its weekday editions could be a 'must-hear' event for Future Forum delegates.

Print's tough, property's good, sniping isn't

Their annual reports this week contrast the levels of publicity accorded to each of Australia's two largest newspaper publishers (writes Peter Coleman).

School's in: Catch these upcoming webinars

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

Glossy specials push Fairfax NIMs upmarket

Fairfax Media will be hoping it can keep up the momentum with the first of two planned glossy editions of its Good Weekend magazine last Saturday.

Indian shareholders welcome foreign investment

Indian shareholders appear to like the idea of increased foreign investment in newsmedia.

Submissions slow 'complex' Fairfax/NZME merger decision

New Zealand's Commerce Commission has moved to the "public benefit" second stage of its consideration of the proposed Fairfax/NZME merger, putting off a decision until next March.

Adelaide web printer saved; WA paper closes (updated)

One of two Australian newspaper and web operations set to close in less than a month has been saved.

Good for us: Killing the weekday papers

With more than a whiff of anticipation in the room, Jean-Marc De Jonghe's presentation on La Presse's closure of its weekday editions could be a 'must-hear' event for Future Forum delegates.

Print's tough, property's good, sniping isn't

Their annual reports this week contrast the levels of publicity accorded to each of Australia's two largest newspaper publishers (writes Peter Coleman).

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Sheffield's role 'expands' with creation of News DNA

Musical chairs at News Corp Australia follow the creation of a new News DNA business unit designed to provide advertisers with a "single point of contact" to reach audience groups.

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Never enough renos, or girls? REA gets both with TBR trio

News Corp unit realestate.com.au has picked up a couple of girls. Well three actually.

Twitter puts Periscope highlights on replay

New features have been added to live streaming app Periscope, currently in favour for breaking news and as a UGC platform.

Vizrt hosts seminars and 'fjord-induced networking'

Bergen in Norway is the venue for this year's Vizrt Days event, promising two days of seminars, workshops, and fjord-induced networking for broadcasters and media houses.

Personalised TV ad tech firm comes to market

A new company with technology to personalise internet TV advertising launched on the Australian stockmarket today.

Story editing tool adds 3D graphics to FB video

Vizrt is to preview a new story publishing tool to help publishers place custom video and real-time graphics on social media and online.

Find, check, acquire: Rules and snags of UGC

Finding eyewitness content on social media may just be the fun part of a process which involves verification, acquisition, legal and ethical issues.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

Technology the enabler for HK01's media entrepreneur

Hong Kong is enjoying the rare luxury of a new print newspaper following a launch by a media entrepreneur with a reputation for using IT as an enabler.

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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.

News finds ad-block users will deal for 'fantastic' content

News Corp has reported "positive" results from a month-long pitch to the more-than-one-third of its readers who use ad blocking software.

Web, app add Olympic audience for Seven

The first "truly multiplatform" Olympic Games contributed a 2.9 million digital audience for Australian rights holder Seven West Media.

How Seven West is scoring with its Olympics vision

Olympics Australian broadcast partner Seven West Media is "slicing and dicing" distribution channels in its presentation of 5000 hours of coverage.

Mediacorp fits into Outbrain's audience jigsaw

Singapore's 'other' major newspaper publisher, Mediacorp is to use Outbrain's technology to observe real-time data on content performance and drive deeper engagement.

AFP takes to the pool for swimming coverage

Ahead of the Rio Olympics opening tonight, news agency AFP has given details of the technology being used by its 185-strong editorial and technical team.

Fairfax accesses ticket data, takes Playground formats

Advertisers are promised access to more psychographic data and boosted cross-device capabilities following a partnership between Fairfax Media and the parent company of Ticketek.

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

Integrated tool takes sales and CRM on the road

Integrated advertising sales and CRM functions are promised by a new browser-based Newscycle application.

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Sheffield's role 'expands' with creation of News DNA

Musical chairs at News Corp Australia follow the creation of a new News DNA business unit designed to provide advertisers with a "single point of contact" to reach audience groups.

Facebook moves 'send a strong message'

Changes to Facebook's platform that would thwart ad blockers "send a strong message to the industry", MMA regional managing director Rohit Dadwal says.

Cox buys News' CarsGuide share to build auto solution

Cox Enterprises, the US$18 billion-turnover group built on newsmedia and internet, is buying News Corp's CarsGuide online classified share as part of a move on Australia.

Former tech director leads Ingenta's 5Fifteen buy

Former 5Fifteen technology director David Montgomery has led its acquisition by Ingenta, of which he is now chief executive.

News moves regionals to freemium, as print goes 'weekend'

Confidence in understanding what readers will pay for is driving a move to a freemium digital subscription model for News Corp Australia's paid-for daily regional.

Emtek and BBM: Tomorrow the world

What has gained popularity in Indonesia as a BlackBerry equivalent of WeChat could span the world on all mobile platforms.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

Springer order completes Spandau auto density

Presses at Axel Springer's print site in Spandau, Germany, are to be further upgraded with a new order for QI Press Controls' ink control automation.

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Expansion drives another Chinese order

A QIPC colour register system at Guangxi Daily is being extended following an addition to a Goss press.

AR glass is new KBA aid to fixing press problems

Augmented reality isn't just about chasing Pokémon characters. Instead, you could be chasing a press fault in record time.

More single-width colour rego for India

A ten-camera colour registration installation on a press at Pudhari Publications in Kolhapur, India could be the precursor to further orders.

Old single-width presses 'suit US market strategy'

Another elderly press is being going to a US publisher in a move GWS commercial director Eric van Kessel says is "exemplary" of a strategy change in the country's market.

Waterless: 'Clockwork' print in a glitter city - Condon

There's a sense of the "larger than life" about Dubai which pervades from the moment you step off the plane at the Emirates hub.

QI's Muscat ramble pushes the right buttons

An increasing focus on commercial work has led an Omani newspaper printer and publisher to upgrade its press installation.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Klappe takes on OneVision's 'visibility problem'

Tim Klappe has been appointed Asia Pacific managing director of prepress and workflow vendor OneVision, following roles with Ferrostaal, Norde and manroland.

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Fifth Prosper makes Toppan the tops in Japan, the world

Installation of a fifth Kodak Prosper press at Toppan Forms will make it the world's largest user of the Stream-based inkjet web press systems.

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.

PRINT | MAILROOM

Nine connected systems - and more - in Müller Martini's DRUPA

For Müller Martini at DRUPA, the buzzword Finishing 4.0 meant digital connectivity and the ability to change between formats - and even individual products - almost instantaneously.

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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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