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The challenges NYT faces in its global expansion: There’s fierce competition from established rivals in other countries and it needs to shift its strategy for different markets

As part of trying to double its digital revenue by 2020, The New York Times is taking on an ambitious international expansion. But even for a company that has as much “global recognition and respect” as NYT, Jessica Davies writes that there’s some significant challenges for NYT to overcome. Those challenges include competition from established […]

Quartz announces a new way to measure the global economy called Quartz Index

With its new product Quartz Index, Quartz wants to offer a new alternative to GDP for measuring the global economy. Quartz Index is an interactive, regularly updating dashboard that offers “an unconventional but more comprehensive picture of the big numbers driving the world economy.” Instead of focusing on GDP or stock markets, Quartz Index looks […]

London tech and media companies may bolt in the wake of Brexit

London has long been considered the financial and media capital of Europe, according to Noah Kulwin. American tech and media companies, like Facebook and Google, have offices there, and it’s an English-speaking toehold for American firms doing business on the continent. Brexit probably won’t upend that completely, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences for […]

How the Axel Springer acquisition is fueling Business Insider’s expansion abroad

With the recent launch of Polish and Nordic editions, Business Insider now has 10 international editions, with plans for an 11th edition to launch in France later this year. Key to Business Insider’s international growth has been its acquisition by German publisher Axel Springer, VP of international Roddy Salazar says: “The Axel Springer acquisition really […]

The Washington Post is translating stories to reach its growing non-English speaking audience

The Washington Post is starting to translate some stories, especially about those about foreign news, to reach its fast-growing non-English speaking audience. Director of strategic initiatives Jeremy Gilbert explains: “We were convinced that there is a need for translated articles, but we hadn’t hit on the right formulation in terms of how to get a […]

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