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  • Bezos Finally Closes Sale On The Washington Post

    Bezos Finally Closes Sale On The Washington Post

    In the same way you or I would close on a nice little bungalow in an up-and-coming part of town, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just privately closed on the Washington Post, the newspaper equivalent of a nice little bungalow in an up-and-coming part of town. Read More

  • Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M

    Jeff Bezos To Acquire The Washington Post For $250M

    Yes, you read that right. The Washington Post Company just announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its newspaper publishing business to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. “I, along with Katharine Weymouth and our board of directors, decided to sell only after years of familiar newspaper-industry challenges made us wonder if there might be another owner who… Read More

  • Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M

    Another Big Social Marketing Exit: Gannett Will Buy BLiNQ Media For Up To $92M

    On the heels of Google buying Wildfire and Salesforce nabbing Buddy Media, we have heard from two very reliable sources, plus a third anonymous source, that Gannett Co., the media giant that owns USA Today and other properties, is buying BLiNQ Media. The price for the Facebook advertising software and service is up to $92 million over a period of three to four years, with a quarter of… Read More

  • The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site

    The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site

    The Washington Post Company this morning debuted its free, personalized, social news site and aggregator Trove in public beta. First reported to be in the works and nearing launch by The Wall Street Journal in February 2011, Trove aggregates news across subjects of interest and important headlines of the day, from more than 10,000 sources. Read More

  • Go Figure – The Washington Post Sets Up A Facebook Agency Called SocialCode

    Washington DC-based SocialCode is the latest Facebook-focused marketing agency on the planet. The company helps brands advertise on the popular social networking site, monetize their respective fan bases and also develops custom applications for the platform, and much more. Peculiarly, the agency was established by The Washington Post Company, the media company behind (evidently) The… Read More

  • The World's Most Geriatric iPad App

    I am sure the Washington Post’s new iPad app is a wonderful way to read the venerable newspaper. It certianly seems perfectly serviceable at first glance. In addition to articles and full-screen photos and videos, you can share articles on Twitter or Facebook and see what “Top Tweeters” are saying about related topics. The app gives you the entire paper on your iPad for… Read More

  • Twitter Unearths A Secret: Journalists Have Opinions

    “All Washington Post journalists relinquish some of the personal privileges of private citizens. Post journalists must recognize that any content associated with them in an online social network is, for practical purposes, the equivalent of what appears beneath their bylines in the newspaper or on our website.“ That’s an excerpt from The Washington Post’s new social… Read More

  • Arianna Huffington: Subscriptions Are For Porn

    At D7 today, Kara Swisher sat down with Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington and Washington Post’s Digital Chief Katharine Weymouth to discuss a topic that has been beaten to death: old vs. new media. Much of the interview was spent massaging each other’s egos, with each praising the other for the quality of their respective publication’s journalism. But Huffington… Read More

  • Predict The Future On WashingtonPost.com

    Think you’ve got the gift of foresight? The Washington Post has partnered with Predictify, an online polling service, to create a “Prediction Center” that allows readers to vote on possible outcomes for selected stories. Users will be able to leave their predictions and discuss their beliefs on an integrated comment thread, with the most accurate participants appearing on… Read More