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is a privately held American media conglomerate.

Hearst owns , led by the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle. It also owns , including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Seventeen, and O. Hearst also owns and , including the .

Hearst in 2009, turning it into an online-only news organization.

In early 2009, Hearst began rethinking its digital strategy, a process that initially involved  for online news at some of its papers, though as of May 2012, for online access. Part of this strategy includes an emphasis on tablet applications; David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, said in March 2011 that these platforms could be . Hearst  in mid-2013. Its largest digital magazine at that point was Cosmopolitan, with 175,000 paid subscribers.

As part of that focus, Hearst called Skiff, which was sometime in 2010 but which was  in 2010. In May 2011, Hearst became one of the first major publishers to to sell in-app magazine subscriptions.

In 2014, Hearst was to supply digital content to its 18 glossy magazines.

Hearst has announced content-sharing partnerships with the , the , and the . Hearst also to MSN’s local news pages.

Hearst launched an called LMK.com in 2009. LMK also produces with aggregated content on niche topics.

In December 2009, Hearst became part of a called , which aims to sell magazines on tablets. In May 2011, Next Issue Media  on Android-powered Samsung Galaxy tablets, including Hearst’s Esquire and Popular Mechanics. By September, Hearst it had reached 300,000 monthly digital subscribers across platforms, including Apple’s App Store and the Barnes & Noble Nook. Next Issue across multiple magazines for the iPad the following year.

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