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Viacom is expanding its streaming distribution to offset ad declines

Viacom's fiscal Q2 declines came as advertising revenue fell by 7% YoY to $1.03 billion and affiliate fees fell 6% to $1.14 billion.

Apple Music tops Spotify in US paid subscribers

Apple Music has bested Spotify in at least one domain: paid US subscribers, per The Wall Street Journal.
Jonah Peretti, Founder and CEO, Buzzfeed, speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital Conference in Laguna Beach

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After founding The Outline, Josh Topolsky is going back to his tech roots with his new publication, Input.

Former Bloomberg editor Josh Topolsky wants to make tech media less ’empty’ with his new publication, Input

Josh Topolsky is creating Input, a new technology-focused publication, but some critics wonder whether it can escape The Outline's controversies.
INTO launched in August 2017 as a digital publication geared towards serving the LGBT community.

Dating App Grindr reportedly lays off entire editorial staff of LGBT publication INTO following dispute with CEO over gay marriage comments

INTO, and LGBT-focused digital publication created by Grindr, laid of its entire editorial staff on Tuesday.
Brat stars Annie LeBlanc (L) and Mackenzie Ziegler (R)

The ‘two biggest female Gen Z stars’ are about to be in a holiday YouTube movie together, and an expert says it will be a massive hit

Startup Brat made a "Holiday Spectacular" YouTube movie Annie LeBlanc and Mackenzie Ziegler and Famous Birthdays founder Evan Britton says it will be a hit.
Blavity chief operating officer Aaron Samuels.

The cofounder who raised $8.5 million for his media startup Blavity says he knows what he has to do next, and he’s ‘terrified’

Aaron Samuels of Blavity discussed the challenges of bootstrapping a startup and keeping the company authentic as it grows.
Hello Sunshine's Sarah Harden

‘We are trying to build that direct audience’: Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is more focused on building audiences than scale

In a world of digital media companies obsessed with scale, Hello Sunshine wants to focus more on audience than reach.

Amazon’s Comixology has provoked a fierce debate in the comic-book world, but creators say it could help revitalize the industry

As the comics industry enters a new age with new hurdles, Amazon's digital comics service, Comixology, could lead the way.
Vice Media CEO Nancy Dubuc

Vice Media is cutting its staff by up to 15% amid missed revenue and a traffic slump

Vice's web traffic dipped to 27 million unique visitors in September, and 2018 revenue is expected to be flat.