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September 15, 2014

‘Today’ to celebrate one year of Orange Room with streaming event

In celebration of the one year anniversary of its “Today” digital studio, dubbed the “Orange Room,” NBC News is planning a special live streaming event. The event, hosted by Carson Daly, starts at 7:20 a.m. eastern time and will be titled “The Orange Room Show.” The hour-long special will stream live on today.com and feature a performance […]

September 11, 2014

NBCNews.com previewing new ‘topic pages’

Just a month after launching its redesigned homepage, NBCNews.com is now offering a preview of its new “topic pages.” These pages, which are essentially section and subsection main pages, are getting a similar look and feel to the new homepage. Users are notified of the preview with a banner stretching across the bottom of the […]

August 19, 2014

NBCNews.com sees dip in visitors

Since launching a widely panned redesign and losing its referral traffic from MSN, NBCNews.com 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 NBCNews.com 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

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 […]