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Big American and British news companies see India as part of their growth strategies. But local media startups are finding the advantages of knowing the territory.
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BuzzFeed has figured out how to make content go viral. Can it figure out how to build community and reach younger audiences with podcasting?
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Launching today, BuzzFeed’s news app prioritizes notifications while providing stories from both BuzzFeed and other outlets.
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The viral masters aren’t just interested in pushing its U.S. model overseas: “The idea is that we want international offices to start being not just satellite offices, but being centers of gravity themselves.”
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“Our lists and quizzes, many of them focused on what it’s like to live one life or another, had mostly not been about growing up or being Latino.”
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Stacy-Marie Ishmael, coming from the FT, will join Noah Chestnut on the new, newsroom-integrated team. Caroline O'Donovan
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With a new round of investment from Andreessen Horowitz, the viral giant aims to get even bigger. One step down that path: making it more clear to readers what kinds of content BuzzFeed really offers.
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Ben Smith says it will be a guide through the noise of news in social media, and that journalists should realize they’re “part of a collaborative project with other news outlets.”
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A new study from Pew finds that users who visit a site directly spend much more time there than those who arrive via Facebook or a search engine.
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