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 National Journal To End Print Edition

July 17, 2015: 

After four decades, the political publication The National Journal will cease print editions, but continue with an expanded on-line presence.

The pace of news in Washington has increased, the company said in a statement, and the publication has evolved to encompass tools and services, and a membership plan that has grown to account for half its revenue. It will now focus its efforts online — producing daily news, in-depth reporting, and tools for those core readers — and on live events. An updated digital platform will have its debut in September.

Read The New York Times piece here.

 Twitter Allows Apps To Advertise With Video

July 09, 2015: 

Twitter's video ads are looking for a little more action. For the first time, the microblogging platform is allowing advertisers to drive app installs directly from promoted videos, the company announced today.

The new video capabilities were part of an announcement that comes more than a year after Twitter first started selling app-install ads, a key driver of revenue across the mobile-advertising landscape.

See the rest of the AdWeek article here.

 Got Homework?  There’s An App For That

June 28, 2015: 

Apple updated its iTunes U app on Thursday, adding a new feature that lets students turn in their homework directly from their iPad or iPhone. When students finish a book report or other assignment, the teacher will get a notification right away and see a timestamp showing when it was turned in.

Yes, they'll know if you're even a minute late with that essay. Sorry, kids.

Read the story from CNN here.

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