Skift gets 30 percent of its revenue from branded content

by Ricardo Bilton
Media companies eyeing new revenue streams have embraced branded content as the area most ripe for growth. It’s the same story on the business-to-business side, where many publishers hope to make big bucks helping B2B brands tell their stories. Skift, the 3-year-old travel news and information site, is in the same boat.Read the full article

How Taipei is Building the City of the Future (Future Cities by Skift and MasterCard)

Read the full article on Taipei's future here: http://futurecities.skift.com/2015/09/23/taipei-designing-the-future-of-urban-living/ This video is from Future Cities, a project by Skift and MasterCard exploring how major destinations are preparing for the new age of urban mobility. From connected infrastructure to smart technologies, this series looks at how global cities are creating seamless and personalized experiences for visitors and residents. Discover more here: http://futurecities.skift.com/ and follow on Twitter at #SkiftFutureCities Transcript: Ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Taipei is aggressively developing green buildings and low-impact public transportation to maintain its high livability standards and clean air index. The Taiwanese capital is working to lessen the anticipated environmental impact of that growth by developing smart buildings like the Taipei 101 skyscraper, rated as the world's tallest green building, and the EcoARK pavilion, made from 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles. The city is also expanding its smart public transportation options, like the Taipei Metro Circular Line, a high-speed rail route radiating out from the city center to give locals and visitors better access to all of Taipei's districts. Plus, mobile connectivity is rapidly improving. Internet penetration topped 80% in 2014, while smartphone adoption expected to hit 76% in 2016, up from 50% three years ago. For Taipei, developing green infrastructure, smart transportation and technology is solidifying its plan to become the sustainable and connected metropolis of the future. Read more at http://futurecities.skift.com/