Time Inc. Limps Toward a Spring Spinout

The world’s biggest magazine publisher still makes a lot of money. But it’s shrinking every quarter. Tough sell for a Q2 spinout.
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Facebook Takes on Twitter by Courting Celebrities, Building Twittery Tools

The world’s biggest social network is paying attention to its smaller rival by taking pages from its playbook, like cozying up with Hollywood and building tools like a “trending topics” feature.
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Toward a More Public Social Network: Facebook Rolls Out Embedded Posts

The battle for real-time rages on!
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Time Warner Put the “For Sale” Sign on Time Inc. Last Fall

Jeff Bewkes and company used to insist they wanted to hang on to their magazine business. They stopped saying that in September.
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YESS: Yahoo HR Exec Loses Mayer’s Survey Contest, Gangnam Style

But not so Oppa GS: A stock downgrade.
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People Tries to Boost Subscriptions by Selling a New iPhone App

Meet Celebwatch, a Twitter/People.com mashup. You can pay Time Inc. a buck a month for it, but they’d prefer to give it away.
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Yahoo Exec Reses Joins Alibaba Board

Alibaba Group said that top Yahoo exec Jackie Reses had joined its board of directors, taking over a slot most recently held by the company’s former CFO Tim Morse and also previously held by Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang. Reses was named EVP of people and development in September, overseeing human resources and corporate development at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. The board of the Chinese e-commerce company, in which Yahoo still holds a large stake — about 23 percent fully diluted — after selling a multi-billion-dollar chunk recently, also included Alibaba’s top execs Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, as well as SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son. Japan’s SoftBank also has a major investment in Alibaba. As part of the buyback agreement with Alibaba, Yahoo has relinquished the right to a second seat.

Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble

It only took two years!
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There Are Seven Billion People on Planet Earth Right Now (Try to Keep Up, Facebook!)

It’s official: Seven billion people are alive in the world at this moment, a high population point of all time. And they are more digital than ever.
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Time Inc. Hires Digital Chief

Time Inc. hired former Nokia Corp. executive George Linardos as the new head of digital marketing at the magazine-publishing unit, the company said Tuesday, a move that is likely to affirm the magazine company’s conservative approach to distributing titles like Time, People and Sports Illustrated on tablet computers.

Time Inc. Can't Wait for Google's Tablets

Viral Video: "Wrecked"