Fab responded to the launch of Bamarang in January by taking over another European clone, Casacanda, and using it to launch in eighteen EU countries since mid February. Yesterday the company announced a take-over of UK rival llustre.com, now Fab UK.
Dezeen Wire: the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow has launched a publishing house called Strelka Press. Based in London and Moscow, it will offer printed books and e-books.
Related: last month venerable Swiss architectural publisher Birkhäuser went into administration.
Dezeen Wire: Dezeen has been shortlisted for this year's Association of Online Publishers Awards in the Website - Business 2012 and Digital Publisher - Business 2012 categories. Winners will be announced on 19 July. See the full shortlist here.
Dezeen Wire: architecture and design blog Designitecture have published an update to YAMoPo, a list of the most popular architecture and design websites in the world, and have ranked Dezeen in sixth place. See the results in full here.
The YAMoPo (Yet Another Most Popular) list was originally created by architecture blog Archdaily but hadn't been revised since 2009.
Dezeen Wire: following the news that esteemed architecture critic Paul Goldberger has left The New Yorker magazine for a position at Vanity Fair, the New York Observer's real estate correspondent Matt Chaban claims that the current lack of a replacement for Mr. Goldberger is symptomatic of a decline in quality architecture criticism throughout the printed media - New York Observer
Dezeen Wire: Grafik magazine is to cease publication once again. The graphic design magazine only reopened under new ownership in February this year after its previous owners went into administration in June 2010.
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