As AllThingsD Draws to a Close, Here Are Some Staff Highlights — Part One: Kafka, Hesseldahl, Gannes

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Time Inc.’s Closed-Wallet Strategy

The world’s biggest publisher spent three years without making a major acquisition. Related: The world’s biggest publisher has had three CEOs in the the last three years.
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Google Tries Rebooting Its Flipboard Clone, and Starts Selling the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal

Remember Google “Currents”? No? Exactly. But Google is still trying to make a social newsreader app work.
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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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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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Booming Vox Media, the People Behind The Verge and SB Nation, Raises Another Huge Round

Investors aren’t supposed to go near content. But Jim Bankoff has now raised nearly $75 million for digital publishing.
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News Byte

Next Issue Media, the Hulu for iPad Magazines, Expands to Canada, Adds New Investor

Next Issue Media, the publishing industry’s attempt to create a Hulu-style joint venture for digital magazines, is expanding to Canada and taking on a new investor. The JV, whose members include Time Inc., Hearst and Conde Nast, will add Rogers Communications’ Roger Media unit as an equity partner; Rogers will add two executives to Next Issue’s board of directors.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About News on the Web, Which Will Take You Two Days to Watch

A massive, 50-hour-plus oral history of the way the Web has radically overhauled the news and the news business.
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New Media Pink Slips Cost Less Than Old Media Pink Slips

AOL is spending as much as $18 mm to fire up to 500 people. Time Inc spent $60 million when it made the same-sized cuts.
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Time Warner Names Joe Ripp CEO of Time Inc.

Ripp is a Time Inc. veteran, working at the magazine company from 1985 until 1999, serving as CFO from 1993. In 1999 he became CFO of Time Warner Inc. until its merger with America Online.

Time Inc. Keeps Shrinking

Time Inc. Layoffs Will Cost $60 Million

Time Inc. Lays Off 500 (Memo)