The New York Times is reporting that T-Mobile will be the first carrier to offer a mobile phone powered by Google’s Android software. And it will go on sale… soon!
The Newhouse News Service, which serves news from the nation’s capital to newspapers in the Newhouse chain, will close down after the U.S. presidential election in November, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Why? Its member papers can’t afford to pay for it anymore.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism just published a 36-page study called “The Changing Newsroom: What is Being Gained and What is Being Lost in America’s Daily Newspapers?” The upshot? This little number and this one would make good visual analogs.
Not to sound callous, but by this point should anyone be surprised by news that a publisher is getting rid of jobs? After all, this is shaping up to be one of the worst years in memory for the newspaper business.
First the Newspaper Association of America canceled its annual conference for U.S. newspaper publishers to tell Wall Street about how great their businesses are. No surprise; business isn’t great.
When we heard that Merrill Lynch wasn’t ruling out a sale of its stake in newswire and financial information service Bloomberg LP, we had to wonder who would want it. More to the point, we had to wonder who wouldn’t. As our story explained, Bloomberg probably (though we can’t say for sure) is a lucrative enterprise that any investor would want to profit from.