Time Inc UK up for sale, Instagram hits 800 million users and Prosieben bids for Mashable

Time Inc UK up for sale, Instagram hits 800 million users and Prosieben bids for Mashable

Time Inc UK put up for sale

The publisher of magazines including Marie Claire, NME, Wallpaper and TV Times is being put up for sale by its American owner.  At the same time, the UK’s Express Newspaper is in acquisition talks with Trinity Mirror.  Read more on Guardian & Independent.co.uk

Instagram now has 800 million monthly active users

Instagram has added 100 million monthly active users in just a month, hitting 800 million monthly active users.  Read more on Techcrunch >>

ProSieben considering buying Mashable

Mashable, the digital-media player that like many of its peers has refocused on growing its video biz, has engaged in “extensive” discussions with ProSiebenSat.1 about a sale.  Read more on Variety >>

German dating app Lovoo acquired for $70m

Leading German-speaking dating app Lovoo (the biggest in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) has been acquired for $70 million by The Meet Group.  Read more on Techcrunch >>

Google in new deal to combat piracy in France

Google has signed an agreement with French anti piracy group ALPA allowing ALPA to identify potential instances of piracy through access to Google’s Content ID tool.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope >>

Angry Birds floats for $1 billion+, High Speed internet in 75% of EU homes and Twitter trials 280: this week in media

Angry Birds floats for $1 billion+, High Speed internet in 75% of EU homes and Twitter trials 280: this week in media

Smartphones dominate web & video growth, Sky/Fox deal set-back 6 months & Facebook fined €1.2 million in Spain: this week in media

Smartphones dominate web & video growth, Sky/Fox deal set-back 6 months & Facebook fined €1.2 million in Spain: this week in media