News archive from 31 May 2013

New York Times 'considering BuzzFeed-style sponsored stories'

New York Times 'considering BuzzFeed-style sponsored stories'

The New York Times, looking to imitate the business models used by startups such as BuzzFeed, is considering letting advertisers sponsor more stories on its website, two people with knowledge of the situation said. In a series of meetings with senior...

 

New York Times 'considering BuzzFeed-style sponsored stories'

BuzzFeed ... its advertisers sponsor features that readers are more likely to share with others. Photo: Bloomberg The New York Times, looking to imitate the business models used by startups such as BuzzFeed, is considering letting advertisers sponsor...

TheAge, 09:02 in Business
 

New York Times 'considering BuzzFeed-style sponsored stories'

BuzzFeed ... its advertisers sponsor features that readers are more likely to share with others. Photo: Bloomberg The New York Times, looking to imitate the business models used by startups such as BuzzFeed, is considering letting advertisers sponsor...

 

New York Times 'considering BuzzFeed-style sponsored stories'

In a series of meetings with senior sales and editorial staff last month, Chairman Arthur Sulzberger and Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson discussed the idea of offering bigger sponsorship opportunities to advertisers, said the people, who asked...

 
US markets eke out gains on stimulus hopes

US markets eke out gains on stimulus hopes

The skittish mood on global markets continued overnight, with trade continuing to be directed by whether or not the US Federal Reserve will trim back stimulus payments soon. Overnight markets rose, taking back some of yesterday's sharp losses, after...

ABC News, 09:19 in Business
 
Union worried Bradken keen to downsize in Australia

Union worried Bradken keen to downsize in Australia

A union says a pay offer from the Bradken group to its Adelaide workforce could be an indicator the company is looking to downsize its Australian operations.Workers at the Bradken foundry at suburban Kilburn are going on strike after an offer of a 3.1...

ABC News, 09:19 in Business
 
Damning findings in rail report

Damning findings in rail report

A WA Public Transport Authority report has made damning findings on maintenance on Perth's rail system.The findings are in the Authority's report on the entanglement of a train with overhead power wires on the Joondalup line in October last year....

ABC News, 09:19 in Business
 

New York Times 'considering BuzzFeed-style sponsored stories'

In a series of meetings with senior sales and editorial staff last month, Chairman Arthur Sulzberger and Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson discussed the idea of offering bigger sponsorship opportunities to advertisers, said the people, who asked...

 

New York Times 'considering BuzzFeed-style sponsored stories'

In a series of meetings with senior sales and editorial staff last month, Chairman Arthur Sulzberger and Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson discussed the idea of offering bigger sponsorship opportunities to advertisers, said the people, who asked...

 
Australia a less attractive exploration investment

Australia a less attractive exploration investment

The Productivity Commission says Australia is becoming a less attractive place to invest in exploration. The commission has released its draft report on resource exploration, finding rates of discovery are falling while operating costs are rising. It...

ABC News, 09:26 in Business
 
NBN chief Quigley defends asbestos training and calls for calm

NBN chief Quigley defends asbestos training and calls for calm

The chief executive of the National Broadband Network (NBN) insists the company has a thorough system of training to protect contractors and the public from asbestos exposure while the network is being laid.Several sites across the country have been...

ABC News, 09:33 in Business
 
WA's timber plantations shrinking

WA's timber plantations shrinking

A report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economic and Sciences has found the total size of WA's timber plantations in WA diminished by nearly two per cent in just one year.ABARES plantation statistics publication found WA was the...

ABC News, 09:33 in Business
 
Beenleigh meat workers rally as Teys Australia pay dispute continues

Beenleigh meat workers rally as Teys Australia pay dispute continues

More than 600 workers are picketing today outside the Teys Australia meat processing plant at Beenleigh, south of Brisbane.It is the second day of recent industrial action at the plant. The Australian Meat Industries Employees Union says the dispute...

ABC News, 09:40 in Business
 

Markets Live: Stocks to rebound

9:44am: In Australia today, private sector credit is expected to have remained soft in April. Economists are predicting a 0.3 per cent monthly rise. "Despite the positive impact from recent RBA interest rate cuts, we expect credit growth would...

 
I am bored witless

I am bored witless

A friend of mine, returning to work after a few years as a stay-at-home mum, has two résumés. One is her actual résumé, the one she uses to apply for jobs in line with her experience and qualifications. The other is her back-up résumé, the one she...

 
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