Friday, March 27, 2015
Welcome! This week our roundup of interesting and noteworthy publishing industry stories focuses on publishers' content hosting talks with Facebook, new functionality for the social site's Messenger and video tools, the official announcement of Adobe Publish, a new live video streaming app from Twitter, and more.
Facebook and publishers including The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic are in talks to have the social media company host their content on its platform instead of linking back to their sites. While Facebook has been trying to entice publishers for some time, news that deals may already be in the works prompted much reaction.

Messaging and video tools are other areas Facebook is focusing on, announcing that it will now let developers build digital content into its Messenger app and that it has added functionality that will let users embed video from Facebook on other sites. 

Adobe Publish was officially announced, with the company confirming it will be available this summer. Building on the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, it will allow users to create and distribute mobile apps "in a simple, cost-effective, and modern way," Adobe said.

Twitter introduced Periscope, its answer to popular live video app Meerkat. Mashable detailed how Periscope works, how the two services compare, and how Twitter intends to make its app the game changer.
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TFP's Margot Knorr Mancini offers expert advice on content governance, an increasingly important area of focus for publishers trying to get the most from their content investments.

Our March Book Picks provide even more valuable insights on the topic, including what content governance is, why you need it, and how to implement it successfully.

TFP's Mary Lester writes a "shamelessly gushy review" of Fast Company's new app, which she says is so simple to use it's brilliant.

Our latest Women in Media roundup covers Saudi Princess Reema's social media campaign to raise breast cancer awareness, boot camp for women board candidates, tributes to journalist and diversity champion Dori Maynard, and more.
TFP's Infographic Pick of the Week breaks down the digital share of total ad spending by 10 leading media companies and shows how "pure plays" are gaining ground.

This week's InDesign CC Tip from TFP's Monica Murphy details the new Welcome screen, a central repository for Adobe's learning content.
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