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Ged Carroll, 21 September

PaidContent has an article about South African media company Naspers buying a controlling stake in blogging platform Multiply. Multiply is similar to Livejournal and Typepad in nature, but with a social commerce aspect as well, and has been popular in south-east Asia, particularly Malaysia. What is more interesting is the reach that Naspers has in social media throughout the world. Naspers' heritage is in traditional newsprint media; in the 1980s it branched out into pay-television (so in that way it is similar to News Corp) ...


Matt Bourn, 20 September

I note with interest the latest developments at Grazia, the fashion glossy, which has this weekend launched into web TV.

It appears the trend for media to create ever-richer content continues and Grazia's launch is perfectly timed during London Fashion Week ...


Chris West, 15 September

Way back when, all party conference fringes had very sensible and literal titles.

As conferences (and competition) grew, a few started to dip their toe into creative naming ...

But as fringe organising became an industry in itself, a joyous new formula has been established among the elite organisers. Your title should have two parts - the second half is the unexciting policy question you would expect, but the first is a delightful quip from popular culture, loosely related to your title ...

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