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  • The Economist has introduce a mobile update service for UK readers. Texting ALERT to 80801 will get you Friday morning round-up highlighting the key issues from the week’s edition.
  • The Daily Record has added to its online portfolio with a new motoring website. Car sales site www.roadrecord.co.uk features some very refined search facilities and tag clouds based on the most popular searches, a release from publisher Trinity Mirror says.

Time Out launches Kuala Lumpur site, Hong Kong launch imminent

image of time out kuala lumpur website

Time Out has this week launched a new listings and entertainments news website in Kuala Lumpur and plans to launch a similar site in Hong Kong next month.

The online launches coincide with sister print title launches in the territories. Developments in Hong Kong will bring the total number of international Time Out web/print publications to 24 in 18 countries including Sydney, Kiev and New York.

Time Out, which also launched in Barcelona in January, plans seven further launches in 2008, including titles in Belgrade, Budapest, Bangkok and Jakarta.

New online launches for niche publishers Made Up Media and Magicalia

Digital sports publisher Made Up Media has added Eat Cricket to its portfolio of websites – its fourth launch since opening its doors in July 2007.

Under the editorship of Gavin Newsham, founder director of Made Up Media, the site will feature news, analysis and videos covering the sport.

Meanwhile niche publisher Magicalia has launched a website for its Popular Patchwork title.

Speaking to Journalism.co.uk in January, Jeremy Tapp, joint managing director of Magicalia, outlined the publisher’s strategy to expand in both print and online.

Tapp said websites backed by a print title had shown better growth than those that were online-only.

“For smaller magazines [those with 15k-30k circulation], their distribution channel is getting squeezed, because of a reduction in range by stockists and retailer,” he said.

“Magicalia’s only option is to reshape such titles so they have more dependence on subscriptions than on the news trade and to drive that using the web community by letting the knowledge of our readers lead the magazine.”