Betaworks Hires Former HuffPost Publisher Balis as CRO

The New York-based tech studio is trying to monetize across all its online media platforms.
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News Byte

IAC Sells Newsweek (Sans The Daily Beast) to IBT Media

International Business Times Media has acquired the 80-year-old news publication Newsweek from IAC, the company announced on Saturday. The deal, which is expected to close in the coming days, does not include The Daily Beast, the online news website run by Tina Brown, which merged with Newsweek in 2010, also owned by IAC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

IAC’s Barry Diller and CNN’s Jeff Zucker: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

The two media execs talk Aereo, the future of the TV bundle and the “poo-poo cruise.”
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Diller, Zucker Talk Aereo, “Creative Destruction” and the “Poo-Poo Cruise”

One man trying to create TV for the future, another trying to reinvent TV of the past.
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Hey, Big Spender!

I got seduced into Newsweek.

— IAC’s Barry Diller, explaining his ill-fated decision to buy the magazine he has stopped printing, at the D: All Things Digital conference. Unexplained: The seducer’s identity.

Newsweek’s Web-Only Future: Inevitable, and a Whole Lot Smaller

The print magazine is going. The tablet magazine looks unlikely. Which leaves a modest-size Web site, and a bunch of layoffs.
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Voices

Newsweek to End Print Edition

Newsweek, the struggling newsweekly that was sold for $1 two years ago, will drop its print edition after an eight-decade run to become digital-only by the end of the year, the company said Thursday.

Will Barry Diller Take Newsweek Web-Only? Mmmmaybe!

Publishing print magazines is a lousy business, says the IAC boss. So he’s “examining all of our options.”
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Columbia University Names Sree Sreenivasan Its First Chief Digital Officer

But everyone will still know him as just plain Sree.
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Yahoo Hires Google Exec Barrett as Chief Of Revenue, as Big Ad Changes Loom

Get ready for a new Yahoo ad strategy, too.
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Backstage at the Onion's New TV Show

Tumblr Falls Into a Really Big Pile of Money

Three Cool iPad Ads