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Tech journalist going to work at Apple

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:36
Anand Lal Shimpi, the editor and publisher of the well-regarded AnandTech site, is going to work at Apple, reports John Paczkowski of Re/code. Paczkowski writes, “Last night, via a post on the site he...

Yahoo, CNBC create new financial news site

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:49
Yahoo and CNBC have created Talking Numbers,  a site that combines all available media to explain what’s going on in the markets. Mike Hogan of Barron’s writes, “It’s a partnership between Yahoo! Finance (finance.yahoo.com)...

New Orleans biz newspaper changes print schedule

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:43
New Orleans CityBusiness, a weekly business newspaper, announced Friday that it is changing its print schedule to once every two weeks and will launch a redesign in October. A story on its website states,...

Bloomberg News names new Paris bureau chief

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:03
Geraldine Amiel, formerly a Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones news editor, has been named Paris bureau chief for Bloomberg News. She will succeed and report to Vidya Root, Bloomberg’s managing editor for Western Europe. Amiel...

FT to launch fastFT app for smartwatch

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:14
The Financial Times has launched its fastFT service on the Samsung Gear S smartwatch in its first venture into the wearables space. Angela Haggerty of The Drum writes, “The publisher has teamed up with...

Coverage: JPMorgan and other banks hacked

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:51
After news broke that JPMorgan Chase and several other banks were hit in a cyber attack, many were left wondering what that meant for data security. Here’s a look at the coverage. Bloomberg reported...

AP hires gambling and tourism reporter

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:42
Reporter Kimberly Pierceall has been hired to cover gambling and tourism for The Associated Press in Nevada. An AP story states, “Pierceall, 32, joins the AP from the Orange County Register, where she has...

CNBC names two new anchors for “Worldwide Exchange”

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:34
CNBC announced Thursday that two new anchors will join incumbent Julia Chatterley as hosts of daily global business show “Worldwide Exchange.” Wilfred Frost will make his on-air debut on Sept. 1, while Seema Mody...

Coverage: Alternative lending on the rise

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:55
It looks like banks have more competition than just each other these days. The Internet is changing the way people loan money and now those with ideas can directly connect to those with money....

FT hires Business Insider reporter

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:52
Mamta Badkar, a reporter for Business Insider for the past four years, has been hired by the Financial Times. She will start next week working for Fast FT, a service that provides news and...

Huffington Post hires new business reporter from Reuters

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:19
The Huffington Post Media Group announced Wednesday that Ben Walsh has been  hired as a business reporter, starting Sept. 15, covering money and finance. For the last three years, Walsh has served as online...

CNBC’s mobile users are addicted

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:55
CNBC’s mobile users are highly-responsive, action takers and wedded to their mobile devices, according to a research study conducted by the financial news network. CNBC’s mobile audience uses multiple platforms at the same time....

Albuquerque Journal names new business editor

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:15
The Albuquerque Journal’s top business editors and top metro editors are switching positions. A story on its website states, “The Journal is announcing several newsroom changes as it continues to adjust to new technology...

Coverage: Yet another tech darling?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:06
Whatever you might think of Snapchat, it’s apparently worth $10 billion to technology investors. The company isn’t going public, but it is getting an influx of cash, making it one of the new tech...

Houston Business Journal names new money and law reporter

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:19
The Houston Business Journal has hired Suzanne Edwards to be its money and law reporter. Editor in chief Candace Beeke writes, “Edwards most recently comes from Shanghai, China, where she was an editor at...

The chicken, the egg and the Quartz home page

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:59
Joseph Lichterman of the Nieman Journalism Lab writes about the Quartz redesign that includes a home page for the first time. Lichterman writes, “Pre-redesign, 90 percent of visitors to Quartz’s website arrived through article...

Assessing the biz news site redesigns

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:15
Ricardo Bilton of Digiday looks at how some business news sites — Quartz, Fortune and Bloomberg — redesigned themselves to be more appealing. On Quartz, Bilton writes, “Qz.com is now home to The Brief, a...

FT readers connected at all times of the day

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:24
World Editors Forum Research Fellow Julie Posetti spoke to Tom Betts, who is vice president of customer analytics and research for Pearson PLC, the parent company of the Financial Times, about its mobile strategy....

Xconomy expands to cover North Carolina

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:05
Xconomy.com, a website that covers technology and innovation in major cities around the country, has opened a bureau in Raleigh to cover the North Carolina market. Founder Bob Buderi writes, “In each region, Xconomy...

Re/code adds sponsored content

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:08
Walt Mossberg of the tech news site Re/code writes about its decision to accept sponsored content. Mossberg writes, “Known broadly as ‘native advertising,’ this is a category of ad that takes the form of an...