Month: March 2016

Spike in investments in classified ad apps could mean the death of Craigslist – TechCrunch

When you think about the fastest growing areas for startup investments, you probably don’t think about classified ads. More likely, your mind wanders to music apps, e-commerce or social platforms. It’s understandable; after all, the classified ad industry has barely innovated since Craigslist came to the scene. But a recent wave of huge investments in [Continue]

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Jane Bowron: Presidential candidate holds all the free-advertising trump cards – The Press

JIM URQUHART/REUTERS Donald Trump has not needed his cheque book for campaigning as the media follows him 24/7. OPINION: The grossly lop-sided NZ$2 billion of free media publicity Donald Trump has received for his presidential campaign compared to other candidates shows the blurred line between entertainment and corporate media. Back in February, CBS chief Les Moonves was over [Continue]

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Jane Bowron: Presidential candidate holds all the free-advertising trump cards – Stuff.co.nz

JIM URQUHART/REUTERS Donald Trump has not needed his cheque book for campaigning as the media follows him 24/7. OPINION: The grossly lop-sided NZ$2 billion of free media publicity Donald Trump has received for his presidential campaign compared to other candidates shows the blurred line between entertainment and corporate media. Back in February, CBS chief Les Moonves was over [Continue]

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Senate Holds Classified-Ad Site Backpage.com in Contempt – Wall Street Journal

Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio), shown in February, is leading a congressional investigation into child-sex...

ENLARGE Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio), shown in February, is leading a congressional investigation into child-sex advertising on classified-ads website Backpage.com Photo: Associated Press By John D. McKinnon John D. McKinnon The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @johndmckinnon John.McKinnon@wsj.com Updated March 17, 2016 6:14 p.m. ET 6 COMMENTS The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a [Continue]

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Donald Trump received $1.9bn in free advertising because of intense media coverage – The Independent

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Independent Donald Trump received $1.9bn in free advertising because of intense media coverageThe IndependentHaving sought out controversy and headlines since he declared his White House candidacy, Republican front-runner Donald Trump has received the equivalent of $1.9bin in free advertising as a result of the non-stop media coverage. The New [Continue]

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They're giving him free advertising: Les Moonves, Jeff Zucker and the media's dangerous obsession with Donald Trump – Salon

This article originally appeared on Media Matters. Right after the Feb. 25 Republican debate, front-runner Donald Trump was interviewed at length on the debate stage by CNN’s Chris Cuomo. The move seemed a bit odd, since during the debate Trump dominated the speaking time compared to the other candidates. And now he was given even more [Continue]

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They're giving him free advertising: Les Moonves, Jeff Zucker and the media's dangerous obsession with Donald Trump – Salon

This article originally appeared on Media Matters. Right after the Feb. 25 Republican debate, front-runner Donald Trump was interviewed at length on the debate stage by CNN’s Chris Cuomo. The move seemed a bit odd, since during the debate Trump dominated the speaking time compared to the other candidates. And now he was given even more [Continue]

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