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December 27, 2012
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  • Factors converge for news industry shake-up in 2013
    With media cross-ownership rules possibly up for reconsideration and a number of major titles expected to go on the block in the new year, the news industry may be due for a shake-up. But regardless of how things play out in 2013, it will be even more fascinating "five years from now -- to see if the titles are still around and if, by then, companies like Twitter, Google or Facebook have media mogul aspirations of their own," writes Jeff John Roberts. (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Competition to force media orgs, advertisers to evolve in 2013
    Google News will face increasing challenges, as publishers get serious about monetization, and super blogs specializing in certain topics are likely to rise in prominence over the coming year, writes Ashley Harrison, CEO of the social news reader and publishing platform Taptu. Meanwhile, mobile is poised to become the top platform for news access, and advertisers will be quick to respond. Forbes/CIO Network (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • U.S. mobile-ad spending to top $4 billion for 2012
    Major markets such as travel, education and sports saw steep increases in their year-on-year mobile-marketing spending during the third quarter of 2012. Mobile-marketing spending for the full year is expected to top $4 billion in U.S., eMarketer reports. eMarketer (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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