Welcome! This week our roundup of interesting and noteworthy publishing industry stories focuses on iOS 8, updated news apps, a Q&A with Arianna Huffington, News Corp. vs. Google, and more.
PUBLISHING INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK:
- With the arrival of iOS 8, Gigaom highlighted some of the cool features Apple is bringing to the table not only for the iPhone 6, but older models as well. It noted that the new functionality, including interactive notifications, more sharing options, and a native keyboard, has wiped out the lead Android enjoyed in some areas.
- Major news organizations were all over iOS 8 too, enhancing their apps with new features like widget capabilities to alert readers to breaking news and a new Handoff feature that lets stories move from device to device.
- Arianna Huffington announced that The Huffington Post had 115 million unique views in August, making it the largest publisher on Facebook for four months in a row. In a Digiday Q&A, she gives her views on content mix, traffic as a metric, Facebook’s algorithms, and what’s ahead (as you’d expect, more video and mobile).
- News Corp. chimed in against the proposed antitrust settlement between the EU and Google, accusing the search giant of selectively altering search results to its benefit and allowing copyright abuse. But a New York Times report on an exchange of words between the two companies said some believe that news organizations want to see Google reined in because they can't compete on their own.
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