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Sep 13, 2012

At 30, USA Today gives itself first significant makeover

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – When Gannett Co Inc introduced USA Today on September 15, 1982, it was ridiculed in newspaper circles, earning the derisive nickname “McPaper” for its short articles, big photos and devotion to graphics.

Now, USA Today’s once-radical imprimatur can be seen in almost every newspaper in the United States. What was once unique has become ubiquitous.

Sep 7, 2012

Pandora shares plunge on fears of Apple service

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s potential launch of an online streaming music service ignited anew concerns about Pandora Media’s business prospects.

Shares of Pandora, which streams music online, tumbled 17 percent on Friday, closing at $10.47 after the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is in talks with record labels to launch a similar service.

Aug 13, 2012
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HuffPost launches live streaming with live comments

The Huffington Post on Monday launched its latest foray into video with a twist: Live programs that are intended to get people to talk about the segment in real time.

HuffPost Live “airs” its programs in real time -- some examples include Mitt Romney’s veep choice of Paul Ryan andĀ  how white supremacy groups are using music as a recruiting too — though the videos can be watched even after they have been shown live. It is streaming 12 hours of programming, five days a week from itsĀ  studios in AOL’s New York headquarters, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

Aug 3, 2012

LinkedIn defies social media slump, raises outlook

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Professional networking site LinkedIn Corp reported higher-than-expected revenue and raised its full-year outlook as it pocketed more money from subscribers, services aimed at businesses and advertising.

“Another fantastic quarter,” said Rick Summer, analyst with Morningstar. “This is a company that continues to execute quite well with surprising visibility into demand.”

Aug 2, 2012

LinkedIn beats on revenue, raises outlook

Aug 2 (Reuters) – Professional networking site LinkedIn Corp
reported better-than-expected revenue and raised its
full year guidance as it pocketed more money from its hiring
services.

“Another fantastic quarter,” said Rick Summer, analyst with
Morningstar. “This is a company that continues to execute quite
well with surprising visibility into demand.”

Jul 31, 2012

Thomson Reuters says Europe business worse than expected

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) (TRI.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said it expects net sales to financial institutions to continue to decline for the rest of this year as conditions in Europe have deteriorated more than anticipated and major banks are still slashing costs.

Shares of the company fell about 3 percent after it said net sales in its Financial & Risk division were still negative in the second quarter and likely to remain so through the fourth quarter. Net sales, which are total sales minus cancellations, are an important indicator because of Thomson Reuters’ subscription-based business model. Its revenue typically lags sales by about 12 months.

Jul 31, 2012

Thomson Reuters second-quarter profit rises, reaffirms 2012 outlook

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) (TRI.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said its 2012 revenue growth was on track after reporting strong software sales to tax and accounting firms, even as revenue from financial institutions was weak but making progress.

The global news and information provider said on Tuesday that revenue from ongoing businesses rose 3 percent before currency changes to $3.2 billion in the second quarter, which was in line with analysts’ expectations.

Jul 31, 2012

Thomson Reuters 2nd-qtr profit rises, reaffirms 2012 outlook

July 31 (Reuters) – Thomson Reuters Corp
said its 2012 revenue growth was on track after reporting strong
software sales to tax and accounting firms, even as revenue from
financial institutions was weak but making progress.

The global news and information provider said on Tuesday
that revenue from ongoing businesses rose 3 percent before
currency changes to $3.2 billion in the second quarter, which
was in line with analysts’ expectations.

Jul 27, 2012

Exclusive – Huff Po exec Lauren Kapp to exit after just 3 months

By Jennifer Saba and Peter Lauria

(Reuters) – Lauren Kapp, one of Arianna Huffington’s key advisors at the Huffington Post Media Group, is leaving the company, effective August 1.

She is leaving for personal reasons, an AOL spokeswoman confirmed.

Kapp was hired by AOL’s influential news site in April as senior vice president global strategy, marketing and communications.

Jul 27, 2012

Exclusive: Huff Post executive Lauren Kapp to exit after just three months

By Jennifer Saba and Peter Lauria

(Reuters) – Lauren Kapp, one of Arianna Huffington’s key advisors at the Huffington Post Media Group, is leaving the company, effective August 1.

She is leaving for personal reasons, an AOL spokeswoman confirmed.

Kapp was hired by AOL’s influential news site in April as senior vice president global strategy, marketing and communications.