August 19, 2014 sees dip in visitors

Since launching a widely panned redesign and losing its referral traffic from MSN, has seen a 22 percent drop off of traffic since the beginning of the year. According to TVNewser, the site has lost over 12 million unique visitors in the timespan between January 2014, when the redesign was launched, and the end […]

August 11, 2014

New goes live

Six months after originally launching, NBC News today rolled out its refreshed homepage. The goal of the new homepage is to improve user experience, after many readers complained about the sites layout.

August 5, 2014

Google launches dashboard for news publishers

Google has launched a new tool aimed at news website publishers that helps webmasters ensure news content is showing up in Google News and is properly categorized. The Google News Publisher Center, launched Aug. 4, gives users access to a centralized dashboard to see which sites are included in Google News and categorize the sections. […]

July 30, 2014 promoting new homepage 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’ 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 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 launches cleaner look for hompage

The Weather Channel has launched a redesigned website. The centerpiece of the 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 […]