In the era of crowd-sourced recommendation services it’s hard to remember that people actually recommend stuff for a living. My old employer Village Voice Media, which built the foundation of its 14 print publications and 20 online properties like the SF Weekly and The Village Voice by mostly doing just that, has today taken these efforts mobile with its “Best Of” app.
With “Best Of,” VVM has… → Read More
Village Voice Media has always been about location. Their publications (which include Villiage Voice, SF Weekly, and 12 others) are highly tailored towards specific cities. So it makes some sense that they’d get into the mobile social location space that is getting so hot right now. But you might not have thought it would be with a happy hour app.
But that’s exactly what Village Voice Media is… → Read More
The future of the weekly city paper is the daily blog. Hints of this future can already be seen at Village Voice Media, which owns and operates 15 of the top weeklies in the country, including the Village Voice, SF Weekly, and LA Weekly. Bill Jensen, the director of new media who oversees all the Village Voice Media sites tells me that 40 percent of pageviews comes from the blogs on the sites, up… → Read More