Wibbitz Auto-Magically Turns News Stories In To Videos: CEO

Newspaper newsrooms have been saying for years that their future is in video. But video remains hard and expensive to produce for organizations whose core competency is the “inverted pyramid” of text news stories. Enter Wibbitz, an Israeli company that wants to help them out. Wibbitz ingests client publishers’ news articles, runs artificial intelligence on the text and applies […]

 

Mail Online Aims To Go Large With Rich, Native Video Ads

The world’s biggest digital newspaper site wants to fast-forward its video ambitions – not just for editorial, but for advertising. “We’re an absolute giant,” says Mail Online sales VP Matt Kaplan. “We drive more video consumption than any other player in our space – upwards of 50m streams per month – and yet it’s less than 2% of our total […]

 

Mail Online’s New US CEO Steinberg: “We are Going to Grow Massively”

CANNES, France — The conservative British mid-market tabloid is a gargantuan celebrity traffic driver online. Now it wants to both align and connect with a leading social messaging service. “It’s a little bit like WhatsApp,” says Jon Steinberg, the BuzzFeed president who was named Mail Online north America CEO this week. “It’s this giant thing that […]

 

Nigerian News Consumers Jump Straight To Mobile First

LONDON — From Google’s Loon to Facbeook’s drones, the internet that Silicon Valley’s giants will create in Africa will be quite different to the one back home. With many first-time consumers adopting mobile devices before desktop, Africa may be a vision of the west’s media future. “The rate at which the mobile phone has grown […]