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New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog Expands

image001234.jpgNew York magazine’s blogs — from Daily Intel to Vulture to Grub Street — represent an interesting mini-empire on the Web. Unlike the disparate sites owned by say, Dan Abrams or Nick Denton, you always know that the New York blogs are there to represent the print publication and sell subscriptions, even if their timely scoops and commentary often transcend that purpose.

But magazine’s entertainment blog, Vulture, has been gearing up for a massive revamp, which it is unveiling this week. The redesigned blog now includes new widgets to help you search, expanded coverage and highlights, under the leadership of recent hires Josh Wolk (formerly of Entertainment Weekly) and Claude Brodesser-Akner as entertainment editor and West Coast editor, respectively.

In addition, NYmag.com is looking towards doubling their first quarter profits from the same time last year. So while ad sales might be trickling back into print, there is still an argument to be made for keeping your Web sites timely and relevant. Hear that, Condé?

Full press release after the jump.

Previously: Enetertainment Weekly Editor Joins NYMag.com, Former FishbowlLA Editor Joins NYMag.com As West Coast Editor

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NYMag.com Goes Mobile

mnymag.jpgUnlike, say, Conde Nast no one can ever accuse New York magazine of being afraid to embrace the Internet. They have more blogs over there than we know what to do with. And now you can get them all on the move! NYMag.com has just launched a beta mobile site featuring content from Daily Intel, The Cut, Grub Street, and Vulture. Per the release:

The blogs have proven to be powerful traffic drivers on nymag.com, generating nearly 10 million page views in November 2008, and therefore bring a devoted readership that will be invited to follow the blogs from browser-enabled phones, Blackberries and iPhones.

Full release after the jump.

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