Thursday, July 31, 2008
Pay to Play: Online Video Subscriptions on the Horizon, Conde Nast Portfolio's Blaise Zerega
Believe it: There will be a subscription model for online video. paidContent's Joe Weisenthal reports today that TheStreet**** will soon experiment with a subscription model for online video. Surely more publishers will follow as advertising opportunities are limited and some will pay a subscription price to watch video content.
How to get users to sign up? The engaging power of video games could help turn online video viewers into registered users or paying subscribers, says Conde Nast Portfolio Deputy Editor Blaise Zerega.
All Those Eyeballs and Not Enough Ads
Blaise was editor of Red Herring and managing editor of Wired. He's seen a few cycles in the Valley. Like during the first Internet bubble, valuations are being based on "eyeballs" rather than on a viable business model.
As advertising can't support all these digital media start-ups, we expect a subscription model could be viable for some.
I interviewed him at Stanford last week where he participated in the Beet.TV online video roundtable.
--Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer
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Conde Nast reports they've made an agreement with Apple's iPad bringing some of their most popular magazines in an iPad-embedded fashion - interactive media, fully colored and overall enriched experience as you read your favorite digital copy on the latest eReader that most think will kill the Kindle. That said, Apple Insider reports the iPad has a major bottleneck in production and we may not see the iPad for a few more months. Details inside. Also, Google buys the very popular Picnik - the online photo editing tool that allows users to upload photos and add different filters, cropping, etc and then share them all over the social realm. Why is this even a story? Well there's some controversy. Yahoo uses Picnik as their default photo editor when people upload photos to Yahoo's Flickr which might make Yahoo wanting a non-Google owned service. We'll give you the latest scoop. Last but not least, Palm Pre and Palm Pixi users will rejoice once they receive a brand new upgrade from Palm which should hit your phones within a few days. This update, webOS 1.4 has a lot of things you're going to love, just one of them turning your camera into a full fledge video and editor. Very nice! Please SUPPORT the Moxie Mo Show by downloading our FREE Moxie Mo Show iPhone or iPod Touch App in the iTunes store by clicking here. Make sure you follow me on Twitter and start finding the best contractors and doctors and companies through Angie's List - save 25% off when you use MOXIE as your promo code! It's that easy! Angie's List is the #1 source for the best contractors and service providers!
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For the 12th year in a row, the experts at Condé Nast Traveler went undercover to get the inside scoop on the hottest new hotels, restaurants, spas and clubs around the globe – including the 36 hottest hotels for under $250.
Virgin Atlantic have teamed up with Condé Nast Traveller to unveil the most stylish, innovative and luxurious hotels in the world - in their 'Red Hot List 2009'.
With settings ranging from desert islands to capital cities, the list was chosen to cater for all tastes, and includes hotels from across the globe - and it appears it would take a little more than pool cabanas and Wi-Fi to impress in order to make the world’s top list.
Unsurprisingly, service comes high on the judging criteria - with the top hotels having to prove that they're not all just style over substance. What they all have in common is that special touch, and the ability to know what their guests want, which puts them ahead of their competition.
Some of the categories in this year's List include ‘Ones to Watch’ and '10 Hot Hotel People’ - which interviewed famous names such as Robert De Niro, Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett, and entrepreneur Sol Kerzner on what their favourite retreats and hot locations are.
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Out of many other glossies, Vogue is the only fashion publication to show an increase in newsstand sales in the first half of the year.
Friday, July 11, 2008
News Flash: The Guardian News & Media has Purchased paidContent
Wow, exciting news for our good friend Rafat Ali who has reportedly agreed to sell paidContent to Britain's Guardian Media Group for $30 million.
The Guardian's Jemima Kiss just published the news of the acquisition and here is her "thought piece." However, terms have not been disclosed and the company declined to provide them to Beet.TV. Rafat posts the news himself, also does not reveal terms.
First news of the deal broke a few hours ago in a report by Kara Swisher. Soon after, that eagle-eyed, prolific tweeter Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb wrote he confirmed the news via a tweet from a Guardian editor!
Kara reported that the deal is worth $30 million. This would be in line with some recent sales by small blog/events companies including Mediabistro which sold to Jupiter for around $25 million and ArsTechnica which sold to Conde Nast for around the same price.
Here's a link to Compete which compares web traffic among these three properties. We understand that a big area for revenue for paidContent is its emerging conference business.
Above is an interview I did one year ago, Rafat told me about expansions and his views on a prospects of a sale. He told me then, "we'll probably exit at some point in time."
The parent company of paidContent is ContentNext.
paidContent VC Funding and Sale: It's a Family Affair
paidContent recieved venture funding from Greycroft Partners, the firm headed by Alan Patricof. The company has been sold by Mesa, the new boutique investment bank headed by his son Mark Paticof.
Mark also sold ArsTechnica to CondeNast. Just yesterday, Mesa sold Menupages to New York magazine.
I've republished below my interview with Alan. He speaks about Rafat and the prospects for vertical publishing. Must be a big party day with the Patricof family! Congrats.
-- Andy Plesser