Microsoft panel rates News Australia a 'rising business'

News Corp Australia's digital marketing agency News Xtend has been honoured with the regional 'breakout star of the year' at Microsoft's global advertising partner and innovation awards in Seattle.

SPH staff relaxed about their bright new environment

In a city where every inch of space counts, a renovation of Singapore Press Holdings' Toa Payoh North news centre has created a new feeling of space and light, while managing to find room for additional facilities.

Tech and ad challenges make Your Money 'too hard'

Your Money, an unwitting partnership between News Corp and Nine, is to close at the end of next week after failing to find its place in the advertising market.

Newscycle rebrands in agile focus on customer success

Merging the five brands which were Newscycle under the new Naviga banner is just a start for the systems company.

Partners commit to ongoing development after ownership changes

Ownership changes at partners Digital Collections and ppi Media will not affect continued development of their Content-X editorial system.

CCI moves on ppi's Content-X partner Digital Collections

Danish publishing systems developer CCI Europe has bought Digital Collections, co-developer with ppi Media of the Content-X the editorial system used at the Bangkok Post.

Two groups sold in two hours as owners continue to regroup

Daily newspapers continue to change hands apace in the US, with two more transactions announced within two hours yesterday.

Dozens of ways of staying in the news media business

How many business models does a news publisher need so a news publisher can publish news? The modern riddle brought at least two answers at the second day of Publish Asia in Singapore.

News infographics clean sweep adds to SCMP's awards haul

South China Morning Post chief executive Gary Liu was kept busy at WAN-Ifra's Asian Media Awards last night, with a welcome speech and presentations to staffers who collected six of the awards.

Contrasts in focus as Publish Asia returns to Singapore

When Publish Asia opened this morning and split its audience between business sessions and those of the World Editors Forum, the cynical might argue that it was if half the delegates were concerned with the practice of journa...

News gets behind 'Adopt a farmer' fundraising campaign

News Corp newspapers have sent out a May-day distress signal as part of their involvement in Australia's 'Adopt a Farmer' campaign.

Australian regionals purchase piques interest in Catalano's plans

The most interesting aspect of Nine's sale of its former Fairfax regional newspapers is not the $125 million selling price - which makes the $36 million News paid for APN's Australian regionals look even more trifling - but t...

DIGITAL | BUSINESS

Microsoft panel rates News Australia a 'rising business'

News Corp Australia's digital marketing agency News Xtend has been honoured with the regional 'breakout star of the year' at Microsoft's global advertising partner and innovation awards in Seattle.

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Here we go again: Mamamia scores repeat success with Aussie podcasts

Millions of Australians are catching a Quicky on the way to work, the intimate smart podcast helping make Mamamia the country's largest female-focussed independent website.

Brightcove over the top for three-day Boston event

Seven West Media's Jeremy Brown is among speakers at Brightcove's Play19 event in Boston in May.

CBS invests in news at Australian acquisition 10

As news gets more competitive for publishers and broadcasters, Australia's Network 10 has unveiled a new news set with a nine by 2.4 metre screen, believed to be the country's largest.

Change accelerating in Reuters' video world

In case you missed it, this is the opening video from last week's WAN-Ifra Digital Media Asia event.

Virtually amazing: Harnessing AR for World Cup effect

As the football World Cup progresses, fans and tecchies alike have been able to savour mind-blowing visual effects and the imaginative use global broadcasters have made of them.

Ma's billionaire fist is death to basketball

The eccentricities of billionaire media moguls are something the industry needs to get used to, but it's taking time to come to terms with Jack Ma's performance aspirations.

DIGITAL | SYSTEMS

'One size fits all' as Atex goes channel agnostic

News production gets more channel agnostic this week with the release of new versions of Atex Digital Media and Live Pages.

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ppi at The Printers Mysore: A first for India

Bilingual and multiplatform, the Content-X system at The Printers Mysore in Bangalore has been implemented in just six months.

ppiMedia's AdSelf self-service ad portal in use at VRM

The VRM group, which is headquartered in Mainz, reaches more than one million readers and has a circulation of more than 320,000 copies.

AR enhances value for value for Cleo's community in Singapore

While its founding editor, now aged 77, moves to a new challenge as head of Australia's public broadcaster, Cleo magazine is happily moving into a new era in Singapore.

Taboola deal puts News' native content into discovery

News Corp Australia has picked discovery platform Taboola for the "next step" in the evolution of its News Native Network.

News bids for bigger share of Redlands as ACM goes on sale

As Nine looks to sell the former Fairfax Australian Community Media mastheads it acquired last year, rival News is stepping up competition in an area where the two are toe-to-toe.

Newsmedia 'the new growth engine' as more ads go direct

If the previous year's spend on advertising over the same-sex marriage debate was the good news then, it was inevitable that Australian publishers should face a drop in 2018.

How Nine pushes SUVs to its MAFS audience romantics

Addressable advertising will play a bigger role in Nine's advertising offering, with targeted digital video heading a range of advertising products.

Gold in them thar' pills... - and property - carried by print

Those who tell you print is in its death throes - and there are a few of them, especially in Australia - had time to reconsider over their seaside holidays (writes Peter Coleman).

DIGITAL | IN BRIEF

'World class achievement' sees News Australia top half-million

News Corp mastheads in Australia have topped the half-million subscriptions milestone anticipated by group chief executive Robert Thomson when he announced earnings on May 5.

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Microsoft panel rates News Australia a 'rising business'

News Corp Australia's digital marketing agency News Xtend has been honoured with the regional 'breakout star of the year' at Microsoft's global advertising partner and innovation awards in Seattle.

SPH staff relaxed about their bright new environment

In a city where every inch of space counts, a renovation of Singapore Press Holdings' Toa Payoh North news centre has created a new feeling of space and light, while managing to find room for additional facilities.

Tech and ad challenges make Your Money 'too hard'

Your Money, an unwitting partnership between News Corp and Nine, is to close at the end of next week after failing to find its place in the advertising market.

Newscycle rebrands in agile focus on customer success

Merging the five brands which were Newscycle under the new Naviga banner is just a start for the systems company.

Partners commit to ongoing development after ownership changes

Ownership changes at partners Digital Collections and ppi Media will not affect continued development of their Content-X editorial system.

CCI moves on ppi's Content-X partner Digital Collections

Danish publishing systems developer CCI Europe has bought Digital Collections, co-developer with ppi Media of the Content-X the editorial system used at the Bangkok Post.

PRINT | IN BRIEF

AZ and NZZ partners back for second press at CH Aarau

The double-width Koenig & Bauer press will build on capacity at the CH Media group company, meeting growing demands for high quality at the modern print centre.

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DCOS goes down to Reno for 'biggest' Swift press upgrade

Swedish control specialist DCOS Automation is to bring the latest drive and controls systems to Swift Communications subsidiary PressWorks Nevada in its biggest US project.

Remote diagnostics 'virtually there' in Nordhorn demonstration

manroland Goss has virtualised a PECOM control console virtual in Nordhorn, Germany, in a first for the company.

Major refit brings 20-year-old Dresden pressline up to scratch

Colour density control and the replacement of eight control consoles with a system including four control tablets feature in a comprehensive update at DDV Druck in Dresden.

Times' density order puts QI India on a roll

The Indian unit of Dutch control and automation specialist QIPC is over the moon over a major new order Times of India, on the heels of others from Malayala Manorama and The Printers House.

Sicilian Wisprint Compact set to be European reference site

A new nine-tower press for Gazzetta del Sud in Messina is one of the first into Europe to be sold under the Wisprint brand.

Panay colour press investment was 'father's last wish'

Philippines daily newspaper the Panay News is investing in local news with the installation of a five-unit Goss Community press.

PRINT | WORKFLOW

Asia, NZ newspapers turn over a Green Leaf for plate award

Newspaper printers in South Korea, Sri Lanka and New Zealand are among winners of Kodak's Sonora Green Leaf Award.

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Design awards process votes RotaJet a winner

Koenig & Bauer's RotaJet digital press has been named a 'winner' in this year's German Design Awards.

New kit expands options for inkjet newspaper lines

A new zero speed splicer combined with a splicer unwinder is among new offerings for inkjet printers being released by peripheral maker Tecnau.

Ideas in Lucerne to keep digital newspaper printing alive

Viability of the digital newspaper printing proposition varies from geographic market to market, but if you want to check out the latest ideas, Lucerne in February is the place to be.

NIR dryer speeds Screen's performance inkjet

The introduction of an NIR dryer for Screen's 520HD inkjet web will deliver higher print speeds on coated litho stocks and expand lightweight paper capabilities, the company says.

iF design award for RotaJet press

The RotaJet inkjet web press has been named one of the seven best-designed products in this year's iF Design awards.

Ink technology wins Japanese award for Screen inkjet

Screen's Truepress Jet520HD inkjet web press has been honoured with an award by Japan's Society of Printing Science and Technology, following up on the InterTech award it won last year

PRINT | MAILROOM

Five-month control project gives Gazzetta a sporting chance

Control electronics and other mailroom components have been updated in a major project at RCS Group in Milan.

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More vibrant samples as Baldwin showcases LED-UV

Vibrant print samples from a demonstration of LED-UV curing technology are included in a new 'look-book'.

Get thee to packaging, Jansen tells commercial printers

Incoming chief executive of Contiweb Rutger Jansen has one piece of advice for heatset web printers: Get into offset packaging.

Franklin's Sydney sibling a huge investment for Ive

Clients and the industry got a glimpse of Ive Group's $50 million Franklin Web NSW heatset plant this week, one of the largest investments in the Australian industry for some years.

Speciality printer says new tech makes others' obsolete

The newly-merged manroland Goss web systems has sold a German-designed Lithoman heatset press to a US printer.

Three presses go to Africa in single order

manroland has signed an order for three web presses to Ethiopian printer TBO Printing & Publishing.

M600 'with the lot' arrives in France

A comprehensively-equipped Goss M600 is being installed at French print house Imprimerie Guillaume in Comines.

PRINT | TECHNOLOGY HISTORY

How to impress a typographer

The resolution is terrible but the typography is engaging.

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How to impress a typographer

The resolution is terrible but the typography is engaging.

Hot pots lead to museum reopening

They have been firing up the pots on three hot-metal linecasters at the Penrith Museum of Printing again following a major renovation and extension.

It's 1913, and a bold voyage of discovery in print is beginning...

Sydney print recruitment consultant James Cryer tells the intimate story of a printing industry in the midst of dramatic change, as related in in the personal diary of his grandfather.

Pressgang tour and lunch a chance to see renovated museum

A meeting of Sydney Pressgang at Penrith Museum of Printing in September will be an opportunity for those interested to see the newly-renovated museum 'in action'.

Wayzgoose weekend brings Wimble's print history alive

The name of inkmaker and typefounder Frederick Wimble is writ large on Good Friday week when an inaugural lecture and the return of a traditional wayzgoose brings print fans to Armidale, NSW.

Movie block collectors face a multimillion bonanza

A heartening tale about the value of tangible print history comes with the US$10 million valuation of a collection of old letterpress printing blocks.

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