Twitter closes Vine, Quartz goes Spanish & the Guardian carries on struggling: this week in media

Twitter closes Vine, Quartz goes Spanish & the Guardian carries on struggling: this week in media

Twitter shutters Vine

In a week in which Twitter announced 10% staff cuts, it also unceremoniously announces its to shut its Vine video app.  Read more the Vine Blog here >>

Google AMP misses publisher revenue targets by 50%

Publishers continue to be frustrated by Google AMP’s off-platform revenue generation, citing revenue benchmarking at c.50% lower than revenue on owned mobile pages.  Read more on the WSJ here >>

UK’s Guardian cost-cutting still 

After a raft of cost-cutting exercises their remains internal grumbling around The Guardian’s continued losses, and a fundamental lack of business model innovation.  Read more on Politico here >>

Quartz launches a Spanish-language newsletter

With Spanish being spoken by 500 million people around the world, and 37 million Spanish-speakers in the UK alone, Quartz follows Buzzfeed and others in launches a Spanish-language newsletter.  Read more on NiemanLab here >>

German Chatbot company helps publishers scale distribution

With the increasing popularity of chat apps, with the like of Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp, start-ups like Germany company Spectrm are exploring how technology can be used to exploit this new medium.  Read more on Mediashift here >>

How New EU Copyright Laws Will Affect Content Creators & Publishers

How New EU Copyright Laws Will Affect Content Creators & Publishers

The programmatic skills shortage, and how one Dutch start-up is tackling it head on

The programmatic skills shortage, and how one Dutch start-up is tackling it head on