By Shannon Kinney
LEDYARD, Conn. - Hearst Newspapers CEO George Irish told a group of publishers there's reason for plenty of optimism for newspapers, but they'll need to think and operate very differently to be successful.
"Our local franchises are strong, and while they are being battered by the economy they are stronger than anything Google or Microsoft could put forward," Iris
Dice Holdings Inc., which operates IT-focused Dice.com and finance-jobs EFinancialCareers.com on several continents, reported Q3 revenues of 4 percent over the same quarter of 2007, or $39.6 million.
Not surprising, Dice's international assets bolstered the quarter. EFinancialCareers.com non-U.S. operations was the big driver, which accounted for 25 percent of Dice Holdings' consol
Media General saw earnings nearly triple in Q3 to $6.2 million from $2.5 million in the same period of the previous year, presumably due to the politics-Olympics combo and job cuts and belt tightening that saved the company 10 percent.
Media General’s broadcast profits rose 24.5 percent to $17.7 million while online reve
Micro-blogging platform Twitter has 3 million users but absolutely no revenue. Now a new copycat site Yammer, which looks nearly the same, thinks its come up with an income generating twist: focus on creating a private micro-blogging network for businesses. So far, the direction seems to be payi
Twitter has a new/old CEO. Founder and current chairman of the board Evan Williams is swapping places with co-founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey who will take up Williams old job as chairman.
The two have their work cut out for them. The company still has no business model, despite a recent $15 million financing round. And competing services such a
Here’s a cool free tool to help EBay buyers. Calgoo, which offers software to synch calendars including Outlook, Google and iCal, has launched BidCal that lets you monitor EBay auctions from within your calendar.
BidCal is easy to use – you build filters of items you’re interested in, and the relevant items that match
Canwest is in deep trouble, says TD Newcrest, a Canadian advisory firm. With advertising down at its newspapers and earnings from its Australian TV network slumping, TD analyst Scott Cuthberson downgraded his rating for the company from “speculative buy” to “reduce