Newspapers Digital First News Summary-01/06/12

It’s 2012! Here’s this week’s digital first news summary for the week ending 01/06/12. This week’s update on digital, social and mobile includes the digital advertising outlook for 2012. Here’s the latest:

Apple Wants To Offer Subscription TV Packages, Analyst Says                                              The rumour mill for a supposed integrated Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) TV set is cranking up, with noted Taiwanese circuits news source Digitimes reporting Apple’s supply chain companies will start making components in the first quarter of 2012.

What’s Coming In 2012: The Age Of Ubiquity (For Some)                                                      This is the last in a series of posts that highlighted key people, companies and trends to watch in 2012 in the sectors we cover most, from publishing to legal, and from mobile to advertising.

New Dunkin Donut Deal Targets First Time Groupon Buyers                                             Friday, Dunkin Donuts launched a daily deal via Groupon. The deal was designed to take aim at first-time Groupon customers, said Jessica Gioglio, public relations and social media manager at Dunkin’ Brands Inc.

Why Marketer Love for QR Codes Is Not Shared by Consumers                                            Quick-response codes are everywhere these days, even the soccer field. This fall, a squad of London footballers shaved the back of their heads in the design as a promotional stunt. But consumers are not nearly as excited about QR codes as marketers are.

Appy Holidays: The First Billion-Download Week                                                                        In addition to setting a record for the number of smartphones activated in a single day, the world has shattered another barrier: The number of applications downloaded in one week.

Dispatch Reports More Than 1,000 Newspapers, Coupon Inserts Stolen                              For the second time in recent months, someone stole more than 1,000 copies of The Shawnee Dispatch from two grocery store racks this week.

Lots of newspaper deals, but not much hope                                                                                The last three months of 2011 brought a sudden flurry of deals in the newspaper industry, with a number of fair-sized metropolitan and regional dailies trading hands.

Apple’s iOS finishes 2011 with 52% share of mobile Web browsing                                      Apple closed out 2011 with a commanding 52.1 percent share of mobile devices tracked browsing the Web, while Google’s Android had just 16.2 percent.

Digital advertising outlook for 2012                                                                                            With wider economic pressures bearing down on the overall ad market, digital ad spend is still seeing healthy growth: it will account for slightly more than one-fifth of all ad spend, but more than half of all growth

Benchmark for 2012 should be 50% increase in digital revenue                                           Here is the one professional New Year’s resolution you need to make in order to make it a great year: Grow digital revenue 50% year over year.

New Year’s resolutions for newspaper executives                                                                        Pop open the bubbly and kiss the person next to you! Good old New Year’s traditions always include a resolution or two.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Will Launch Metered Paywall                                           Milwaukee Journal Sentinel readers who are not print subscribers will have to pay for online access above 20 articles per month, in a digital subscription program called “JS Everywhere.”

$299 iPad 2 seen shaking up tablet market, Amazon’s Kindle Fire                                        The new take from Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes offered on Tuesday projects that Apple will keep its current iPad 2 available after it launches a third-generation iPad in the coming months.

USA Today Becomes Latest Publisher To Embrace Kindle Fire With Custom App Amazon’s Kindle Fire continues to draw interest from publishing companies, including ones who have already embraced Android tablets.

Reap rewards by keeping tabs on tablets                                                                                        For magazine publishers seeking to take advantage of digital platforms, the tablet will offer significant prospects for growth and consumer engagement in 2012.

How Groupon Will Expand In 2012                                                                                                  As we arrive in 2012, Groupon may currently be known for pioneering the daily deals market, but as the company matures, its path will also doubtless expand outward, as many expect it to.

One In 40 In UK Got The Gift Of E-Reader This ‘Kindle Christmas’                                          In absence of detailed Kindle sales data from Amazon, the consumer research group YouGov has taken a stab.

Paywalls will change what users demand from news sites                                                        “It’s too early to know what behaviors the newly core users will reward or demand from their papers.

New York Times Raises Cover Price                                                                                              The New York Times yesterday raised its cover price by 25%, from $2 to $2.50. Jeff Jarvis comments that the rise demonstrates that the company “is trying to support an outmoded economic model.”

Right message, right time, right customer, right device                                                              Most digital publishers are experiencing similar patterns of readership behaviour across devices and platforms.

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About Jeff Hartley

Career Newspaper Executive specializing in Consumer Revenue Growth-both print and digital. Social Media and Mobile Enthusiast. Frequent speaker on consumer revenue and print/digital audience growth.
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