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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a financial news and data company founded in 1981 and primarily owned by billionaire and New York City mayor .

The vast majority of Bloomberg’s in 2013 revenue — , as of 2012 — are tied to its $20,000-per-year financial data  used by as of 2014, but the company’s news division also has , more than The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal. The company , especially in its culture and sports departments, in late 2013. It also in 2014, after a decade-long emphasis on political coverage based in Washington.

Bloomberg News provides business and financial news through a wire service and magazine, and as of 2014, that division had . In January 2010, Bloomberg began a with the Washington Post News Service.

Bloomberg released a free iPad app modeled after its terminals. The company has considered to some of the content on its website.

After complaints by clients, Bloomberg News in 2013 its journalists had long used its terminals to gather information on its users for reporting. The terminal use was part of a on data-gathering and internal “transparency” along with external secrecy.

Bloomberg’s , leaked in April 2011, encourage journalists to use Twitter but restrict the ways in which they can do so.

In 2013, Bloomberg Media Group  Justin B. Smith, who had engineered The Atlantic’s digital resurgence. The next year, Smith to head up a new politically focused site called Bloomberg Politics.

In January 2011, Bloomberg , or BGov, a website that covers business and politics for subscription fees of . Four months later, it an online opinion section called Bloomberg View. In 2012, View had a and 1.6 million monthly unique visitors. Bloomberg also re-launched its in 2012.

Bloomberg called Bloomberg Beta in 2013 to invest in startups, including some that Bloomberg News covers.

In 2009 Bloomberg the weekly magazine BusinessWeek for $5 million from .

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