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New York Times Could Lay Off as Many as Two Dozen if Buyout Offer Falls Short — The New York Times is having a difficult time financially - all newspapers are - and while its paywall has been a success, its growth is slowing. Meanwhile, its once mighty print empire is deteriorating year after year.

How to Use SEO for Twitter — When it comes to SEO for Twitter or other social media platforms, there used to be a sense that each was its own specialty, with unique strategies designed to increase your online exposure for maximum marketing benefit. But in reality - they're more like two different sides of the same coin.

AOL Really Is an Ad Tech Company With Big Rise in Third Party Revenue — So, AOL really is just an ad tech company. While total advertising revenue increasing 18 percent to $473 million for the third quarter, much of that was driven by AOL's third-party ad sales, the division that helps publishers and marketers buy and sell ads through its video and display networks.

John Shahidi Rules Twitter - And That’s Good for Business — John Shahidi is the king of Twitter. Teenagers beg him for retweets, and he appears in Vine videos where friends Justin Bieber and boxer Floyd Mayweather spar in the ring. Everything that Shahidi tweets - and we mean practically everything - is retweeted and favorited thousands of times.

Germany’s Top Publisher Bows to Google in News Licensing Row — Germany's biggest news publisher, Axel Springer, has scrapped a bid to block Google from running snippets of articles from its newspapers, saying that the experiment had caused traffic to its sites to plunge.

Raytheon Buys Cyber Security Firm Blackbird for $420 Million — Raytheon announced on Wednesday that it has acquired privately held Blackbird Technologies, which provides cyber security, surveillance and secure communications to spy agencies and special operations units, for $420 million. Raytheon told investors two weeks ago that it planned an acquisition valued at around $400 million, but did not disclose the name of the company.

Publicis to Buy Digital Ad Firm Sapient for $3.7 Billion — Publicis, the world's third-largest advertising agency, will buy U.S.-based digital ad specialist Sapient for $3.7 billion in cash as it seeks to accelerate growth after a botched merger earlier this year. The French group is hoping rapid growth in both North American and Internet advertising, which are far outpacing European and traditional ad formats, will help it catch up with sales gains at rivals such as WPP and Interpublic.

Google Joins Apple on Disney’s Cloud Movie Service — Disney, which launched its own cloud storage locker service in conjunction with Apple's iTunes in February, has added Google to the mix. The deal means that Google Play users who have bought digital copies of Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies can now watch them using Apple's iOS devices, as well as D...

Sprint Cuts 2,000 Jobs; Stock Sinks — Sprint reported a loss of 19 cents per share on Monday, worse than even the most pessimistic of the 15 Wall Street estimates recorded by Thomson Reuters. Revenue for the quarter came in at $8.49 billion, against the comparable year-ago figure of $7.75 billion. The company also announced it would be cutting 2,000 jobs.

Yes, Fan TV Was Acquired … By Rovi — As we previously reported, set-top box maker Fan TV was sold. Rovi, which makes software that helps users find TV shows, bought the startup for an undisclosed sum. Sources previously told Re/code Fan TV was looking to sell itself in the neighborhood of $15 million.
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Nov 24, 2014

hey @scotus nerds and Asians...the Bakke case continues to reverberate: Harvard’s Asian Problem: via @WSJ

Nov 22, 2014

RT @PaulAnnett: Today my eldest asked me if the Barclays logo is the Twitter bird's dad.

Nov 22, 2014

RT @ryanchittum: Guys, I'm leaving CJR to do a project for @ICIJorg. Pour one out for The Audit. We had a good long run. And send jobs/gigs my way come Feb!

Nov 22, 2014

@Wrochette agree. management done diff than other cos, partly bec family owns. As to dvds, yes, peers do but puts shrhldrs+fam ahead of co.

Nov 22, 2014

@Wrochette most cases I'd agree dividend shouldn't factor, but there's no good reason for the dvd payout at Times, other than family desire

Nov 22, 2014

@Wrochette yes, decent ebitda, but fully diluted still losing $. Also they hope to buy building back not monetize acc to sources.

Nov 22, 2014

@Wrochette @nytimes net cash = ~ $300m (not factoring pension obligations) Short runway for co. whose net losses ^ 85% first 9 mos this yr

Nov 22, 2014

@Wrochette @nytimes true, but sales have stalled and it's still losing money. So even cap structure sucks. Holding $ would buy more time.

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