print media

  • Peekster App, A ‘Shazam For Print Media’, Adds Promoted Articles Revenue Stream

    Peekster App, A ‘Shazam For Print Media’, Adds Promoted Articles Revenue Stream

    Peekster, another recent graduate from the Wayra U.K. startup bootcamp, wants to help smartphone users connect their offline reading habits with their online social networks. Yes, this startup is banking on dead tree media being around for a while yet. Long enough for it to build a business that bridges the gap between paper-based media and the digital world, anyway. Read More

  • Playboy is getting out of the DVD business, going all-online

    Facing rising ink and paper costs and a declining demand for physical discs, the world’s most recognizable skin rag — I mean, adult entertainment periodical — is getting out of the DVD business. Their online distribution system will be their primary method of content distribution, and other cost-cutting measures will be taken in order to return the company to profitability. Read More

  • How do video game magazines survive in the online era? Can they?

    Print media, so says conventional wisdom, is dying a slow death, kicking and screaming all the way to the pearly gates. (Sounds like the RIAA to me…) What better way to analyze this than through a lens no doubt many of you can relate to, say, video games. The conundrum for video game magazines is clear: why pay for a magazine that comes only once a month with old news and reviews when… Read More