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Why media owners should pay attention to smartwatches

Article originally published by FIPP. Smartwatches are the new generation of mobile – and like smartphones, much of their value will come from the apps that bring utility, information and entertainment to the consumer. In just a few years, Gartner predicts that half of all app interactions will come from wearables, and media owners should make sure that they get

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Matthew Green to Chair Future of Digital Publishing

The premier event for publishers, agencies, content producers and brands returns for 2014! Beyond Digital Strategy’s CEO, Matthew Green, has been asked to Chair the Future of Digital Publishing event, hosted by AIMIA – the Digital Industry Association of Australia. “It’s an honour to be asked to chair such a wonderful event, with so many remarkable industry leaders.” The Future

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All quiet at Publishers Australia ahead of first creditors meeting

Breaking news: as reported by Brendan Coyne, Editor of AdNews “Around a dozen companies and individuals owed money by Publishers Australia will this week find what kind of recompense they can expect after the company last week decided to call in the administrators. Publishers Australia has appointed Moore Stephens as administrator and Michael Hird is handling the voluntary administration process.

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Publishers Australia Under Administration

According to documents obtained by this office, industry trade association, Publishers Australia, has been placed into voluntary administration. Whether the members have been informed is unclear, however Publishing Edge reported yesterday, A lifeline being a $50,000 line of credit provided by Focal Attractions publishers of Mumbrella apparently could not arrest the problems faced by the industry body. Geoff Hird stepped

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Blippar the AR Monster

Augmented reality (AR) has had a relatively slow uptake amongst magazine publishers and media agencies however publishers globally are beginning to see AR as an opportunity to innovate and even create new revenue streams, thus reinforcing the power of print. The recent takeover of AR company Layar, by image recognition platform Blippar, is poised to create a leviathan in the AR

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Can Apple’s new iPhone solve publishers’ mobile ad woes?

With two new iPhones and a smartwatch now on the Apple production line, pundits are wondering whether the larger screen size on the iPhone 6 will improve the mobile advertising experience. “It’s more challenging on smaller screen to have marketers’ content embedded into the experience,” Jason Kint, CEO of trade group the Online Publishers Association, told John McDermott of Digiday.

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Care for the Care Giver

The following video is a presentation from Ms. Sarah Kucharski at the Medicine X conference at Stanford University on the 28th September 2013. This is a remarkable story from a woman who has undergone some major medical traumas in her life, resulting from a rare condition called intimal fibromuscular dysplasia. The twist in the tale though is that the story

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