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July 30, 2014

NBCNews.com promoting new homepage

NBCNews.com has begun teasing its “new, faster” homepage design to users. The site is running a banner across the bottom of the homepage that links users to a “preview” of the new homepage, which was released in June after the site’s February redesign drew heavy criticism from users. According to the banner, the new homepage […]

July 7, 2014

Internet Broadcasting unveils updated mobile news apps

Internet Broadcasting, the provider of digital publishing technology, news content and digital agency solutions for local media companies, announced enhancements to several mobile news apps as part of the growth of the company’s strategic product roadmap. IB’s mobile news apps provide users with a visually and functionally better mobile experience than the previous app versions. […]

June 27, 2014

BBC ‘alerts’ of no nudity in ‘Game of Thrones’

Users of the BBC iPhone app received a strange push notification Thursday. The notification was a strange amalgamation of seemingly random sentences about a failed NYPD hashtag campaign, “Game of Thrones” not containing any nudity and what appeared to be breaking news filler text, reports Mashable. The BBC’s PR office later issued a tweet saying the […]

June 19, 2014

‘Thats Not Breaking News.com’ showcases ridiculous alerts

Although it’s apparently been around since last October, we just noticed a blog that’s apparently run by Breaking News, the NBC News Digital Group-owned site and app, entitled ThatsNotBreakingNews.com. The site, which (rather appropriately) features a mug shot of Justin Bieber at the top of each page, includes a collection of screen captures of supposed […]

June 18, 2014

Google creates newsroom for World Cup coverage

Fast Company has an interesting story about the San Francisco newsroom Google has created for its coverage of the World Cup. The coverage, which is a kind of experiment for the Big G, includes using data scientists, designers, editors and translators to publish shareable original content in multiple languages to a microsite. Read more about the newsroom […]

June 12, 2014

Breaking News adding ‘proximity alerts’ to apps

Breaking News, an app and website owned by NBC News, today launched a powerful new feature to its iOS app that pushes proximity-based news alerts when a big story breaks near a user’s physical location, according to a release issued by NBC. Geotargeted to mobile devices, the alerts highlight major stories that are relevant to […]

June 12, 2014

Weather.com launches cleaner look for hompage

The Weather Channel has launched a redesigned website. The centerpiece of the Weather.com redesign is a new homepage that boasts a large featured image that also includes a current conditions box to the left. Below this, smaller boxes point users to additional featured content. The remainder of the page includes headline scrapes grouped into categories […]

June 9, 2014

Website testing tool flaw exposes CNN.com experiments

Late last week, a vulnerability in a popular online testing tool was discovered that allows anyone to view what kind of content experiments the site is running — and included in the examples cited was popular TV news site CNN.com. Optimizely is a service with thousands of clients that allows them to conduct a wide variety […]

June 9, 2014

CNN.com spotlights new money section

After Time Warner split its multiplatform financial news sites last week, CNN.com has been making a prominent effort to plug its new Money section. Late last week, the site was running an extensive advertising campaign that included taking over the entire background of the CNN.com homepage as well as turning the “Money” link on the […]

June 9, 2014

NBCNews.com releases homepage redesign preview

Just months after a complete revamp of its website, NBC News is previewing a new look and feel for its homepage. The new site, which debuted in February amid much fanfare, has been widely paned by users, so it’s not surprising the network is already retooling the site. The new design retains some of the […]