VentureBeat

VentureBeat's Shopping List

Expect big improvements at VentureBeat in the wake of a $2.6 million funding round announced last week. Newly bankrolled: a VP-level hire to oversee VentureBeat events and another senior hire to build out VentureBeat Insight, the paid content operation briefly named "VB Intel" until a certain chip maker objected.

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VentureBeat Launches Its Paid-Research Arm - VB Intel

VentureBeat is about to launch VB Intel, a research platform that could transform the way VB does business. VB Intel stands to become the brand's third substantial revenue source -- that can be cross-promoted during VB face-to-face events and across the VB news site.

 
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Young Journalists to Watch

PR pros always ask, how can I build better relationships with senior editors? One way is, always be thinking about who's good in journalism. We'd like to suggest a few names of folks who are young and on the rise, not too expensive salary-wise and plum to hire. Who's on your list?

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Young Journalists to Watch

PR pros always ask, how can I build better relationships with senior editors? One way is, always be thinking about who's good in journalism. We'd like to suggest a few names of folks who are young and on the rise, not too expensive salary-wise and plum to hire. Who's on your list?

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Profile: Harrison Weber, VentureBeat

Harrison Weber is back on the field as VentureBeat's New York-based news editor. Last summer he left The Next Web to launch FullStart.com, a content site funded by workspace provider WeWork. Now he'll "lead the charge for our daily news coverage every morning," says his new boss, VB EIC Dylan Tweney.

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Inside Business Insider Headlines

You understand the power of headlines. What makes for a good one? Rread what InformationWeek dot com EIC Laurianne McLaughlin and VentureBeat executive editor Dylan Tweney have to say. You also can learn a lot by scrutinizing the hot online publications. We chose Business Insider. Read more for to learn the effective techniques?  

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SWMS Tech Edit Spotlight: Contributed Content - Analysis

Part 2 of our Tech Edit Spotlight on Contributed Content

Analysis will include: 

  • More story formats
  • Our complete raw data table, broken down by article title, topic, author, goal and page views/shares
  • Important decision makers you'll want to get to know
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Journalists are leaving media brands every week. Read the fruits of 16 confidential interviews with journalists now working at tech brands or PR agencies, and five interviews with the executives who hired these journalists.
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Thu, 2014-10-09 06:14

... and the headline ended with ...That May Surprise You. A great click-bait technique. Well, the things didn't surprise us and they won't surprise... Read more

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:49

In her biweekly newsletter Snappington Post, our longtime subscriber Cheryl Snapp pointed to a Fast Company article advising job a... Read more

Sun, 2014-08-24 16:07

It's a tabletop tech demo event on Oct. 16 in NY. It starts at 4p exclusively for media, and at 7p opens to the public. Details... Read more

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