Facebook courts video makers for 'Watch' tab with financial incentives

For the many digital publishers who have been shifting their focus to video content, Facebook ’s new “Watch” video platform is a sight for sore eyes.

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Amazon lures publishers to new social network by paying them to post

Amazon is paying publishers and social media “influencers” to post to Spark, the new commerce-oriented social network the company launched Tuesday.

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Google is going to start helping you blocking online ads next year

In an effort to force publishers to rethink the way they deliver ads on their websites, Google will be introducing its own ad blocker in 2018.

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Publishers Put Brave Ad-Blocking Browser on Notice


A group of newspaper publishers last week sent what amounted to a cease-and-desist letter to Brave Software, which offers the HTTPS Brave browser with built-in ad blocking and tracking protection. Brave has offered to let publishers make money off blocked ads by partnering with them “for a lower fee than they pay their third-party data-tracking partners,” CEO Brendan Eich said. The publishers “can use our private analytics and anonymous confirmations instead.”

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Apple News to open to all publishers this week, get public reader metrics by mid-2016

Article Image Apple is opening the iOS 9 News app to all publishers this week, potentially greatly increasing the amount of content on the service, the company revealed on Tuesday.

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iOS's News app to incorporate some subscription-only content – report

Article Image Apple will soon reportedly allow publishers to offer subscription-only articles through iOS’s News app, gating some content behind paywalls normally reserved for separate apps or the Web.

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Twitter Talks Up New Storytelling Tools


Twitter announced two tools, “Publish” and “Curator,” a Collections API, and an ecosystem of partners designed to let publishers organize tweets to better tell a tale. The API creates a single Collection ID that can be used to edit, update and publish a story from any tool in the Twitter ecosystem. Publishers can use TweetDeck, Curator or tools from Twitter’s ecosystem partners to find tweets and organize them into a single story, then display them on their own websites or in their apps.

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Facebook's Instant Articles Raise Troubling Questions


Facebook on Tuesday introduced Instant Articles, a feature that lets publishers place their stories directly on its site. Nine major media outlets have signed on. The content is optimized for mobile devices, and Instant Articles currently is available only on iOS. Publishers get 100 percent of the revenue from ads they place with their content. Facebook will commit to a hands-off policy on news coverage, said spokesperson Alexa Cassanos. Publishers “are in complete control of what they publish on Facebook — both links and Instant Articles.”

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Facebook debuts fast-loading 'Instant Articles' exclusively on iPhone app

Facebook on Wednesday launched “Instant Articles,” a mobile-oriented platform through which publishers can have their stories hosted on Facebook servers and theoretically load as much as 10 times faster than a standard Web link.



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All the news that’s fit to share? Facebook to host content

The social network is getting chummy with several big publishers — apparently an effort to grab a cut of the profits from markets and services beyond its bread-and-butter social content.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/24/all-news-thats-fit-to-share-facebook-to-host-content/

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Facebook Sharpens Audience Network Targeting


Facebook on Tuesday further opened its Audience Network to third-party developers and publishers. It debuted the platform in April, positioning it as a mobile monetization tool that would leverage Facebook’s 1.5 million advertisers and the millions of users who sign into apps using their Facebook credentials. The platform is now available to developers and publishers around the world. Facebook also has smoothed out the rough edges to the product since its initial debut.

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German Publishing Group Levels Charges Against Amazon


The German Publishers and Booksellers Association has complained to German antitrust authorities that Amazon has been anticompetitive. Amazon delayed the shipment of books from publisher Bonnier following a disagreement over dividing the revenue from e-book sales, it said. Although Amazon was receiving a 30 percent commission on e-book sales, it wanted to receive more like a 40 or 50 percent cut, which would cut into publisher and author revenues, and endanger any company attempting to sell e-books in Germany, the group alleged.

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