Deadspin Resignations Threaten New Owner’s Turnaround – WSJ

data-module-name=”article.app/lib/module/wsj/breadcrumbs” The sports website Deadspin lost all of its editorial staff this week in an exodus that complicates its new owner’s effort to turn around the former Gawker Media properties acquired a little over six months ago. The new parent company, G/O Media Inc., which comprises about a dozen sites including Gizmodo and the Onion, […]

AT&T Pushes Xandr Ad Products in Viacom Carriage Talks – WSJ

Talks continued over the weekend to avert a programming blackout that would affect more than 24 million customers of AT&T’s DirecTV, U-verse and WatchTV services. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News Updated March 24, 2019 2:29 p.m. ET Carriage deals between pay-TV distributors and programmers typically hinge on price. In the negotiations between AT&T Inc. T […]

Amazon, With Little Fanfare, Emerges as an Advertising Giant – WSJ

Amazon’s options for advertising include its delivery boxes. Photo: Amazon Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -0.25% handles nearly half of all online sales in the U.S., giving it a popular platform and a wealth of consumer data. Now it’s on track to become the next juggernaut of online advertising, and its rise threatens to upend Silicon Valley’s […]

Real Estate Is Latest Target for Would-Be Disrupters – WSJ

A real-estate startup called Compass Inc. has hired hundreds of sales agents away from older rivals, collected $225 million from marquee investors and amassed a valuation of over $1 billion, all with the pitch that its software can make brokers more efficient. Real-estate veterans say they’re baffled by how the four-year-old firm, active in only […]

Chipotle: Can It Be Fixed? – Barron’s

Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill might look cheap at a recent $404 apiece, down from a peak of over $750 a year and a half ago. Don’t dig in yet, though. The Denver-based burrito chain is moving beyond a punishing sales decline caused by widespread 2015 outbreaks of E. coli, salmonella, and norovirus, but keeping […]

Tronc Q3 Revenues Down 6.9 Percent From 2015

Print ad sales slip 13.3 percent as newspaper giant releases earnings hours after Gannett abandons takeover bid Brian Flood | November 1, 2016 @ 1:42 PM tronc Tronc unveiled its third-quarter 2016 earnings on Tuesday with revenues of $378 million, down 6.9 percent compared to $406 million in the third quarter of 2015. Only one analyst weighed in, […]