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Scary Businessweek Cover Warns Ebola is Coming

Businessweek has a scary cover out this week. The bloodstained words on the cover of the latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek warn "Ebola is Coming." Businessweek also published an article here about how the U.S. messed up in the battle against Ebola and why we lack a countermeasure against the virus, which is spreading out of control in three west African nations. Essentially, Ebola was not made a priority by the U.S. government and not enough money was thrown at coming up with a vaccine. Read more... September 24, 2014

Barnes & Noble to Spin Off Nook Business

Barnes & Noble has announced plans to separate its Nook tablet business. The company announced that its Board of Directors authorized management to go ahead with the Nook spin off. The company aims to complete the separation by the end of the first quarter of its next calendar year. Read more... June 26, 2014

Computerworld to Cease Publishing Print Edition

Computerworld has decided to end its print publication, which has been published since 1967. The technology magazine is published by International Data Group (IDG). The last issue will be published next week. Read more... June 21, 2014




Michelle Lee Named Editor-in-Chief of Nylon

Michelle Lee has been named the new editor-in-chief of Nylon and Nylon Guys magazines. The previous editor-in-chief of Nylon, co-founder Marvin Scott Jarrett, left when the magazine was sold to FashionIndie.com. Read more... June 19, 2014

Meredith Rollins Named Editor and Chief of Redbook Magazine

Meredith Rollins has been appointed editor and chief of Redbook magazine. She has been executive editor of the Hearst publication since 2010. Rollins replaces Jill Herzig, who was recently named editor in chief of Dr. Oz The Good Life. Rollins and Herzig worked together last year to redesign Redbook to focus on fashion, beauty and style. Read more... June 9, 2014

Rihanna's CFDA Gown Challenges News Outlets

Rihanna caused news outlets to run for the censor bars when she accepted a fashion icon award at the CFDA Awards wearing a dress that revealed pretty much everything. The gown was made of fishnet and embellished with Swarovski crystals. Read more... June 4, 2014

New York Times Launches NYT Opinion

The New York Times has launched NYT Opinion. It is a stand-alone subscription to all the Times' opinion coverage. The opinion coverage is available online and through an iPhone app. It costs $6 for four weeks. Read more... June 4, 2014

John Oliver Gives Brilliant Explanation of Net Neutrality Controversy

John Oliver gave a brilliant explanation of the proposed new Net Neutrality rules proposed by the FCC. Oliver points out that when corporations want to do something terrible in America, they make sure to cloak the explanation in something terribly boring so everyone will ignore it. Read more... June 3, 2014

Source Interlink Media Closes 12 Magazines and Changes Name

Source Interlink Media has closed 12 print magazines and cut staff. Some of the shuttered titles include Popular Hot Rodding, Custom Classic Trucks and Rod & Custom. The company is also changing its name to TEN: The Enthusiast Network. Read more... June 2, 2014

Atria Publishing Launches Keywords Press Imprint

Atria Publishing has launched Keywords Press, which it bills as an imprint for digital influencers. Atria partnered with United Talent Agency for the imprint. The imprint will publish books by five popular Youtube stars as its first titles. The imprint aims to publish six to ten books per year. The books will include fiction, nonfiction, advice books and memoirs. Read more... May 25, 2014



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