Jonah Peretti

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BuzzFeed had forecast making a profit of about $30 million this year – for the first time in its 14-year history - but is now striving to keep its annual loss below $20 million.

It was supposed to be the year that digital publishers finally turned a profit. After years of cost-cutting, consolidation, lay-offs and missed forec(...)

Mobile World Congress: will host some of the world’s largest communication firms, with many unveiling phones and gadgets. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Almost 100,000 people are expected to attend Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, with companies such as Samsung, LG and Sony due to unveil t(...)

Kenco’s current Coffee vs Gangs campaign: running on The Irish Times in Ireland and the Telegraph in the UK

This column has not been brought to you by anybody except the Business Editor, who was looking for someone media savvy to fill in for the week. But wh(...)

It was 20 years ago last month when a team of designers, coders and magazine publishers inadvertently unleashed on an unsuspecting world one of the mo(...)

BuzzFeed founder and chief executive Jonah Peretti: “Over the last decade traditional media has been upended by technology.” Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

BuzzFeed, the news and entertainment website that has surged to success on the back of social media sharing, is getting a $50 million shot in the arm (...)

Jonah Paretti, left, founder and chief executive of BuzzFeed with Ben Smith, editor in chief, at offices in New York, last week. The website BuzzFeed plans to use a new $50 million investment to, among other things, introduce new content sections, create an in-house incubator for new technology and potential acquisitions, and put far more resources toward BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Here are three insights about BuzzFeed, the viral content startup: 1. BuzzFeed is a web traffic sensation that draws 150 million average monthly view(...)

An odd thing happened on Newsnight recently and it didn’t involve either an interview with the Cookie Monster or Kirsty Wark doing the zombie dance(...)