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FORBES LAUNCHES  POP UP SNAPCHAT DISCOVER CHANNEL FOR '30 UNDER 30' LIST REVEAL
Forbes is using Snapchat to reveal part of its “30 under 30” list of influential entrepreneurs, marking the first time the publisher is releasing one of its major franchises on a social network ahead of its own property. Yesterday Forbes published about half the 30 names, including Margot Robbie, Simone Biles and Von Miller, on a popup channel on Snapchat’s Discover section.

FORMER LUCKY MAGAZINE EDITOR IN CHIEF TURNED HEAD OF FASHION PARTNERSHIPS AT INSTAGRAM EVA CHEN TALKS SHOP
Eva Chen’s Instagram feed is filled with photos of some of fashion’s top designers and models, her enviable wardrobe, and what seems like a never-ending collection of handbags and shoes. Sprinkled among those are shots of beauty products, snacks and treats, and her family. It looks like a good life. Then again, as Instagram’s head of fashion partnerships, she’s the poster child of what an Instagram feed should look like.

THANKS TO ITS NEW FOUND POLITICAL VOICE, TEEN VOGUE ENDED 2016 ON A HIGH NOTE
Teen Vogue is ending 2016 on an upswing — a not insignificant achievement considering that, for most of the year, the Condé Nast title was making news for its staff changes and cuts to its print frequency rather than for its content. But that changed following the election when the glossy began getting noticed for its incisive coverage of President-elect Donald Trump.

MARVEL'S RECLUSIVE CEO MADE RARE APPEARANCE
The mogul met with the president-elect at Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday. Ike Perlmutter, the CEO of Marvel Entertainment, has been photographed in public — a rare instance for the reclusive mogul. Perlmutter met with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Wednesday and was photographed by Jonathan Ernst for Reuters news agency.

SOME PUBLISHERS ARE NOT SURE GOOGLE AMP IS HELPING THEM AT ALL 
Much of the publishers’ unease is rooted in Google’s presentation of AMP stories, which appear as if they are Google articles. That’s because Google, to speed up AMP, stores copies of publisher’s pages and serves them from its own internet network. So when a reader clicks an AMP link, the address bar at the top of the page displays google.com instead of the actual web address from the publisher.

WILL DISNEY BE A DARLING AGAIN IN 2017?
To what extent can shares of The Walt Disney Company regain their magic in 2017? That's one of the major questions on investors' minds, especially amid concerns declining subscribers at the company's flagship sports network ESPN.

THESE WERE THE 20 BIGGEST STORIES ON MEDIAWIRE IN 2016
In 2016 you guys definitely had some favorites that you read over and over again and shared and saved etc. We pulled the top 20 stories/posts you made big on Mediawire so you can read them again of course.

VIACOM MAY NEED TO UNLOAD SOME OF ITS CABLE NETWORKS
Now that Viacom is no longer hindered by speculation about whether the media conglomerate will be acquired by CBS , new CEO Bob Bakish must decide whether Viacom's network portfolio should remain as is or, more likely, to close or combine many of them. Still in need of cash to finance long-term debt that stood at $11.9 billion as of Sept. 30, Viacom in 2017 could "sell off between one and eight of its fully distributed linear networks.

SNAPCHAT, THE NEW FACEBOOK?
Snap Inc., the owner of the popular ephemeral messaging mobile app Snapchat, is about to get one step closer to finalizing its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO), and they want potential investors to know that the company will eventually be much more than a messaging app. Sources familiar with some of the plans for the company’s upcoming IPO roadshow have explained to the Wall Street Journal that Snap executives will try to sell the company as the next Facebook.

JACK DORSEY TURNS TO TWITTER AND SQUARE USERS FOR GUIDANCE
Jack Dorsey is one of the guys who founded Twitter. He's also the guy who cofounded payment company Square. The 40-year-old entrepreneur is heralded as the product visionary for the two Silicon Valley startups, and he currently presides as CEO of both. Clearly, Dorsey has a lot to juggle. So Thursday afternoon, he took to Twitter to ask for help in the footsteps of Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, who did the same thing on Christmas Day

ENCOURAGED BY THE SUCCESS OF OTHER NEWSPAPERS LIKE THE WASHINGTON POST, TRONC CHAIRMAN UPS STAKE TO NEARLY 25%
Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro is taking advantage of a sell-off in his company's shares to buy up more of the newspaper company. Ferro, who led a group of investors in buying a 16.5 percent Tronc stake in February, last week purchased another 2.5 million shares in a private transaction through his Merrick Venture Management entity, according to a filing today with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

TWITTER'S CHINA HEAD QUITS AFTER JUST 8 MONTHS
Twitter Inc executive Kathy Chen, brought in to run Greater China just over eight months ago, has quit, according to a tweet sent by her over the weekend. Twitter has been blocked in China since 2009 but is still used through virtual private networks. Domestically, the Sina Weibo microblogging platform and Tencent's WeChat messaging app are more widely used.

TIME INC SALE WATCH, NEW CORPORATE STRUCTURE FOR CONDE NAST AND CONSOLIDATIONS ACROSS MAGAZINE MEDIA IN 2017
Condé Nast, which will unveil a new corporate structure in the new year, reduced the frequency of Teen Vogue to a quarterly, and said it would consolidate creative directors, copy teams and researchers across its stable of titles. Hearst followed suit, in a way, lowering the frequency of its teen glossy Seventeen to six times a year and quietly consolidating editors of Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Day under the lifestyle group.

DAME ANNA WINTOUR
The Kinks singer Ray Davies, comedian Ken Dodd and Vogue editor Anna Wintour are among the arts figures that have been included on the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Wintour, who has edited US Vogue for almost 30 years, has received a damehood and Davies has been knighted.

MENS HEALTH STAFFER IS THE MAGAZINE'S COVER STAR
For the first time in Men’s Health’s 29-year history, the cover features a staffer of the magazine. The man pictured on the cover is none other than Men’s Health fitness director BJ Gaddour, who shared his body transformation story with the magazine.
 
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