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SuperAwesome now offers kids brands an alternative to YouTube

SuperAwesome, the “kidtech” startup valued now at over $100 million, is today launching its own alternative to YouTube’s embedded video player. The technology is aimed at kids publis

Apple to launch a premium news subscription service, report says

More details are out this morning about Apple’s plans for Texture, the digital newsstand business it acquired last month. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to launch it

Medium is now paying partners cash bonuses for quality work

A year ago, publishing platform Medium debuted a new business model where readers could pay a monthly fee to access exclusive, curated content, and would reward participating partners by offering a re

Facebook has pulled Instant Articles off Messenger

While Facebook prepares to offer readers a way to subscribe and pay for news directly from inside its app, the social network continues to tinker with how it presents publishers’ content else

Facebook will soon start ranking faster loading webpages higher in News Feed

Facebook today announced it will soon be rolling out a change to its News Feed that will increase the distribution of links to faster loading web pages – including those that use its own Instant

Publishers using Facebook’s Instant Articles can now show more ads

Earlier this year, Facebook announced it would allow publishers to include more ads in their "Instant Articles." In March, Facebook began testing ad units at the bottom of Instant Article pages -- in

Facebook adds new features to Instant Articles to encourage email sign-ups and Page Likes

Facebook today rolled out an improvement to its Instant Articles feature that now lets publishers include call-to-action units in their articles to better connect with readers, including those that

Taboola buys Commerce Sciences to tweak sites with “Amazon-style” personalization

Taboola, the startup that works with hundreds of online publishers to run carousels of recommended content and ads from their own and other publishers’ sites to grow engagement and revenues, h

Roku’s new tools lets anyone launch a video channel without writing code

Roku today is rolling out new tools that will make it simpler for anyone to bring their video content to its media player lineup, without having to write any code. With an update to the Roku Direct P

Medium nabs Embed.ly to add to its list of publisher tools

Medium announced today that it has acquired Embed.ly to support publishers with backend APIs for embedding content. Embed.ly supports writers by providing analytics on content and customized recommend

Twitter updates Moments for better mobile browsing by sending users to AMP-powered pages

Twitter Moments, the feature that’s meant to highlight the best of Twitter in a more magazine-like format, has so far failed to incite further user growth, as was initially hoped. But the compa

Google AdSense Publishers Must Now Obtain EU Visitors’ Consent Before Collecting Data

Google has announced a change to its user consent policy which will affect website publishers using Google products and services, including Google AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleClick A

BitLit Helps You Get E-Book Versions Of The Physical Books You Already Own

Chances are, you’ve got a good number of those old-school physical books in your house but have mostly moved to e-books at this point. What if you could potentially get a cheap or free e-book co

Social Voting App Polar Launches Self-Service Poll-Creating Tool For Publishers

<a target="_blank" href="http://polarb.com/">Polar</a>, the social voting app that raised $1.2 million from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, Google's Don Dodge and other prominent investors last year, is lau

App Annie Repurposes Its Mobile App Analytics Platform For EBooks, Launches Tools For Authors & Publishers

E-books have a lot in common with apps, as it turns out. They're locked to devices, and sold through mobile marketplaces where their rise and fall in top charts has a lot to do with pricing changes, f

Pinterest Appeals To Publishers With New Article Pins, Pushes To Become A Bookmarking & “Read It Later” Service

Only days after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/09/19/pinterest-ads/">announcing the launch of ads</a>, social networking site Pinterest is now making an appeal to publishers: the company is

Menu Dashboard Locu Launches Publisher Platform, Makes Its Data Available To All

<a target="_blank" href="https://locu.com/">Locu</a>, the increasingly popular menu dashboard for restaurants and local merchants, today announced that it has opened its <a target="_blank" href="https

German Publishers Can’t Wean Themselves Off Google News, Despite Winning Copyright Law Change

Germany's new copyright law comes into force today but several major German publishers haven't rushed to pull their news snippets from Google News, despite lobbying in favour of tightening the law. On

Facebook Now Allows Publishers To Highlight Their Pages And Authors’ Profiles In Shared Links

This isn't exactly Facebook's mystery announcement (we'll still have to wait a little bit for that), but in the shadow of its press event today, Facebook also today made a small but interesting update

Mobile Publishing Platform Pressly Raises $1.5 Million, Launches To Public At Last

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.pressly.com/">Pressly</a>, the mobile publishing platform and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/09/12/pressly-turns-websites-into-tablet-friendly-html5-web-
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