from Breakingviews:

Edward Hadas: Nikkei joins demographic denial cult

By Edward Hadas
July 29, 2015

Why did Nikkei buy the Financial Times? As my colleague Rob Cox points out, the best explanation is demographic. Thanks to minimal immigration and a small number of children, the population of the Japanese group’s home market is shrinking by about 30 percent each generation. Many companies that want to grow – as shareholders and managers generally expect big firms to do – have to look abroad for expansion.

from Breakingviews:

Financial logic in $1.3 bln FT buy is paper thin

By Guest Contributor
July 23, 2015

By Jennifer Saba

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Pearson sale of FT could stick this time

By Guest Contributor
July 20, 2015

By Jennifer Saba

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

German press crunch time could imperil democracy

November 22, 2012

By Olaf Storbeck

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

FT sale would defy today’s financial times

October 4, 2012

By Jeffrey Goldfarb
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Scardino exit reignites FT sale speculation

By Hugo Dixon
October 3, 2012

By Hugo Dixon

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MediaFile:

Tech wrap: Is the DoJ right to oppose the AT&T, T-Mobile deal?

August 31, 2011

The Justice Department sued to block AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA because eliminating T-Mobile as a competitor would be disastrous for consumers and would raise prices, particularly because the smaller provider offers low prices, the lawsuit said. The lawsuit is a serious attempt to halt a "fundamentally flawed" deal, not a tactic to wring out-sized concessions from AT&T, a source familiar with the lawsuit said.

from MediaFile:

A new-found app-etite for the web

July 27, 2011
A funny thing happened on the way to the Apple Store ... Apps were supposed to be the salvation for publishers when the iPad morphed from unicorn status to the real thing last April. Plenty of publishers -- newspapers, magazines and books -- have built apps. Apple's newest rules on subscriptions are placating many more.

But there is already a bit of a backlash, and a new awareness that the world wide (open) web may compare favorably to the walled gardens available on the iPad and other tablets.

from MediaFile:

FT hearts tablets so much, it’s spreading the joy among staff

November 18, 2010

SINGAPORE/It's not hard to see why newspaper companies, saddled with plunging circulation and big iron presses , are so ecstatic over tablet devices. They bring a form of hope that hasn't crossed this industry's path since newspapers dominated classified advertising in the 1980s and 1990s making them fat with revenue and profits. Tablet computers, like Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, just might spark renewed interest in wilted newspapers among consumers and help ease the legacy costs of paper and ink.