Publisher Plans to Launch Regional Pet Title in Nearly 20 Markets

first_imgPatton—a former associate publisher at ST Media Group International—said the initial launch is self-funded and that advertising sales and event sponsorships will be “key elements” in the magazine’s revenue generation. Before the end of the year, editions of HauteDog will launch in Dallas, Cincinnati and Louisville, Kentucky Patton said. Once printed, each new edition will be featured at a launch event, paid for by as many as three sponsors, to be held at area dog-friendly locations, she said. The magazine’s companion Web site will go live in August. The launch issue is expected to have 36 pages and carry a $4.95 cover price. An annual subscription will cost $18. The magazine will be distributed to various pet-friendly locations including veterinarian offices, specialty retail locations and area shelters. At a time when magazines face evaporating ad sales, one small publisher has an ambitious plan to launch as many as 18 editions of a new enthusiast title over the next couple of years.Bluedogg Innovation Marketing & Media said it will launch the first edition of HauteDog—a 10,000-circulation magazine for dog lovers—in Austin, Texas in September. The Austin-based company said it plans to launch four regional editions of the magazine every six months.“We hope to reach a total of 12 to 18 markets, and more if the areas can support it” Bluedogg owner Susan Patton told FOLIO:. “Since this is a local market magazine, the ‘dog-centricness’ of the select cities will determine the opportunity in the market.”last_img read more

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Twitter tests new desktop layouts

first_img Share your voice CNET’s Queenie Wong contributed to this report. Internet Tech Industry 0 Post a comment Tags Put the old page design back, twitter. This is a cluttered mess without rhyme nor reason. Everything’s small and crowded. What were you thinking? #twitterupdate— Cobalt (@chrissutor2) April 23, 2019 Twitter has a new look. Steven Musil/CNET If your Twitter feed looks a bit different, there’s a good reason.The microblogging service rolled out a redesigned desktop layout on Tuesday that features a simpler, airier look. The redesign, which Twitter announced in January, was previously available to a limited number of users through an opt-in program.The design revamp doesn’t appear to be the same for everyone though. One layout features two columns rather than three, with a larger timeline on the left and the trending topics and who to follow features moved from the left to the right column. Still others are getting a layout with a third, static column that holds the usual tools such as notifications and messages.mytwitterEnlarge ImageNew look with the (optional?) third column on left. Steven Musil/CNET A Twitter representative said the company is still testing new designs for the website.”We’re testing a few things so people may see different versions,” a Twitter spokeswoman said. “We wanted to test out in the open to get feedback and see what people think.”The new appearance also corrals other customizable features, some that had been made available piecemeal, including the option to change the size of your text, switch to dark mode (with a black background instead of white) and the option to choose the latest tweets first.The changes come as Twitter continues to try to come up with new features to boost user engagement. On Tuesday, Twitter said its monthly active users increased to 330 million in the first quarter from 321 million users in the fourth quarter.Even though Twitter warned months ago that changes were afoot, some users seemed confused by the changes Tuesday.A D. Giggs wondered if Twitter had rolled out a redesign… …while a user named Cobalt begged Twitter to switch it back to the previous layout. “This is a cluttered mess without rhyme nor reason. Everything’s small and crowded,” Cobalt tweeted. “What were you thinking?” Did Twitter just roll out a new design in the last 5 mins? What the….?— D Giggs (@PuddinCusp) April 23, 2019 Twitterlast_img read more

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Is Shah Rukh Khans son Aryan Khan making south debut with Prabhas

first_imgAryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Prabhas, Rana DaggubatiInstagramShah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan made a stunning debut in the entertainment industry by dubbing for Simba’s voice in Hollywood’s animated flick The Lion King. Aryan garnered immense appreciation from all quarters for his confident voice over in the film and it looks like his stint may land him a meatier role against Baahubali stars Prabhas and Rana Daggubati.If the latest reports are to be believed, Aryan Khan is being considered for the role of Pralhad in director Gunasekhar’s mythological magnum opus Hiranyakashipu. The film is set to reunite Prabhas and Rana Daggubati after Baahubali where the two were pitted against each other and Hiranyakashipu is said to bring back the same rivalry once again onscreen.”He has been approached to play the important role of Pralhad. Rana plays the titular character of Hiranyakashipu in the film and will be seen as the villain of the movie. The team is hoping that all falls into place and the deal with Aryan gets cracked. Meanwhile, the movie also stars Baahubali heroines Tamannaah and Anushka Shetty,” a source was quoted as saying by in.com.However, when Gunasekhar was contacted for confirmation, the director wondered where the news was coming from and said that they “haven’t reached the casting stage yet.”last_img read more

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Ford concept EBike has smartphone built in

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Ford Motor Company has been showing of its concept E-Bike at the Frankfort auto show. Though the company says it’s isn’t likely to actually sell the bike, it does offer some striking features. For one thing, it’s unisex; there’s no bar between the seat and handlebars to differentiate between boy or girl model. Also, they’ve hidden the stuff that makes it go. Though it does power itself, you’d never know looking at it. The motor is hidden away in the front axle works, and the battery is hidden in the frame. Thus, onlookers might be forgiven for confusing it with an ordinary bike as it also features pedals. But perhaps the thing that draws the most notice is the upfront display. It’s a Samsung Galaxy S2 Smartphone. And not only does it do all the things Smartphones are known for, but it serves as an interface between the rider and the inner workings of the bike. Explore further The company has also implemented custom developed magnetostriction sensor technology that it says it borrowed from Formula I race cars. Such technology allows for the conversion of magnetic energy into kinetic, and the other way around. The sensors read bearing information making the transition from pedaling to electric power seamless.The Concept E-Bike was developed in conjunction with cyber-Wear, the German company that runs Ford’s Lifestyle Collection (marketing products) such as sunglasses, watches, jackets, gloves etc. The idea it appears, is to use the E-Bike as a marketing tool to show off Ford’s ability to produce cutting edge technology. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Toyota comissions a Prius bikecenter_img On its site, Ford says that the display (Smartphone) can be used to allow the rider to choose from three different “support” modes: Economy, Comfort and Sport. It appears these modes allow the user to change the tightness of the suspension so as to provide the best ride for different types of environments, e.g. bumpy, off-road, street, etc. It can also be used as a message display to notify the rider of things going wrong with the bike, as a fuel gauge and as a means of displaying data such as speed, distance traveled, etc.The bike can go up to 16 mph, (25 kilometers/hour) and weighs just five and a half pounds (2.5 kilograms). It can go about 53 miles (85 kilometers) on average, which means riders could put the Smartphone’s GPS capabilities to good use as they glide along. Citation: Ford concept E-Bike has smartphone built in (2011, September 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-ford-concept-e-bike-smartphone-built.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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