“SMS will continue to dominate the mobile messaging market for the next five years in terms of traffic: this type of messaging is well-established in the mobile market, with near ubiquity of availability on mobile handsets and high levels of adoption.” Article.
Oodle was one of the largest digital classified ad operators. Now it has fallen in to multiple hands after Adzuna and Mobiya snaps up UK assets of the firm recently sold to QVC. Read article.
The Washington Post is reportedly planning a paywall in 2013, and the Daily Beast is also contemplating metered access. Gannett announced this week that it is seeing a rise in revenues as a result of its paywalls. A news roundup. More.
acquires majority of leading property portal Immoweb.be in Belgium. More.
Will Facebook soon launch a head-on assault on Craigslist? Two well-respected tech websites are reporting that “Marketplace,” a section of Facebook that’s now provided by Oodle, is being revamped. More.
Sales from display, video, SMS and MMS advertising on mobiles grew by 91% to almost £50 million. More.
Over the past decade, lots of big newspaper companies have gone bust. But when you take a look at what’s happened to newspaper advertising over that period, it’s a wonder they all haven’t. Read more.
Craigslist, the free online classified advertising resource has become a prime venue for psychos, child molesters, burglars and other persons wanting to commit crimes against unsuspecting individuals and families. Let’s be realistic, Craigslist is not free. We are all paying the cost for the tragedies that an unsupervised, free Craigslist provides. Oh, did I forget to mention loss of spending power and the unemployment costs of the employees that once earned an honest wage working at a newspaper? Read complete article.
Mobile messaging ad spend will reach $7.4bn by 2017, driven by a surge in location-based services, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Read more.
The business of magazines needs a fundamental re-think, and I offer these suggestions merely as a place to start. Read more.