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“Still, the Globe didn’t lose all of its value at once. In 2010, when
entrepreneur Aaron Kushner came calling only to be turned away
by Times Co. management, a sale would likely have fetched $120
million in the view of media appraiser Kevin Kamen. By February
of this year, he’d adjusted his estimate down to $63 million, just $7
million off the actual price Henry paid. (Kamen was similarly on
target in guessing how much Tribune Co. would sell Newsday for;
Cablevision CVC +5.2% paid $650 million for it in 2008.)”
Jeff Bercovici, Forbes Magazine, Aug. 3, 2013
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acebook’s new “Paper” app
is nothing short of brilliant. It
serves as an online newspaper
for viewing and sharing articles and other
content on an iPhone. Compared to the
regular Facebook app, Paper is radical. In
fact I don’t think I will go back to using
the traditional app.
"Paper makes storytelling more beau-
tiful with an immersive design and full
screen, distraction-free layouts," Face-
book said in a blog post announcing the
However, Paper is much more than a
new Facebook app.
It contains themed sections and sto-
ries so people can follow topics such as
news headlines to tech to finance to food.
The interface is simple yet extremely
robust, managing to feel intuitive from
the get-go. A voice over guides you
through your paces the first time.
It has a tiled design and you swipe up
or down, or sideways, to view stories and
content. Tiles flip open with a satisfy-
ing response akin to swiping pages on a
You can customize your display and
set up a personal Facebook feed. One
you to quickly
swipe into a
the article with
ease. All the
presented in a responsive design that is
seamless. What’s amazing is how unclut-
tered and distraction-free it seems for
such a small footprint.
More than just a collection of Face-
book feeds, Paper allows you to custom-
ize feeds of content and articles from The
New York Times, USA Today, the Huffing-
ton Post and others.
While in the early stages, Facebook is
evaluating how people are using the app
before they start monetizing it according
to remarks made by Facebook COO Sher-
yl Sandberg at the Goldman Sachs Tech-
nology and Internet Conference. Sand-
berg said, "When we launch products, we
are willing to invest for a long time before
we put ads in it. It's quite easy to see how
ads could fit into [Paper] ... but there's no
reason for us to do that right now -- we've
so much to do with the current monetiz-
ing of current products we have.”
While still contemplating how Paper
will be used it no doubt will be able to
serve a highly target audience based on
intel gathered from the numerous cus-
tomization features. If they can make the
ads engaging and organic they will be on
to something big because the user expe-
rience is so easy and so much fun to use.
It is the type of app a newspaper should
aspire to be–one that aggregates content
from a variety of sources and serves it up
in an engaging way.
While it remains to be seen how cus-
tomers will interact with Paper, and how
often, everyone in this business should
download this app and keep an eye on
how Facebook improves it and monetizes
it. This looks like a newspaper app that
may break the barrier to engagement and
This looks like a
newspaper app that may
break the barrier to en-
gagement and revenue.
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