Quartz is an aggregated and curated news website. It launched from New York City in 2012 and operates editions in Africa and India. The Quartz website and newsletters are free digital news publications with no paywalls nor registration requirements, although in 2018 it launched a paid membership product. In 2018, Quartz was also sold to Uzabase, a Japanese business media company, for between $75 and $110 million.
Quartz targets high-earning readers, calling itself a "digitally native news outlet for business people in the new global economy". Sixty percent of its readers access the site via mobile devices and forty percent of its readers are outside the United States.
According to AdAge, Quartz made around $30 million in revenue in 2016, and employed 175 people. The same year, Harvard's Nieman Lab described Quartz as “among the fastest-growing and most closely watched digital news sites”.
|Owner||Uzabase, Inc. via Quartz Media, Inc.|
|Editor||Kevin J. Delaney|
|Key people||Jay Lauf|
|Alexa rank||2,487 (global, November 2018)|
|Launched||September 24, 2012|
According to a press release, the name Quartz was chosen for reasons related to its branding and the unusual combination of two infrequently used letters, q and z, in the title.
On September 24, 2012, Quartz launched its website, qz.com. The site was designed to deliver content primarily to mobile and tablet users. Its founding team members were from news organizations including Bloomberg, The Economist, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. According to its website, Quartz's team reports in 115 countries and speaks 19 languages. The publication was initially led by Kevin Delaney, a former managing director of WSJ.com, Zach Seward, a former WSJ social media editor, and Gideon Lichfield, a global news editor from The Economist, among other editors.
Quartz's main office is located in New York. It also has correspondents and staff reporters based in Hong Kong, India, London, Los Angeles, Thailand, Washington, DC, and elsewhere.
In 2015, it launched Atlas, a chart-building platform. The publication has since launched Quartz at Work, a vertical that focuses on careers and the workplace, and Quartzy, a culture and lifestyle vertical.
In traditional newspaper "beats", news is divided into sections such as domestic, business and finance, and world economy. However, Quartz is structured around a collection of phenomena or "obsessions". Quartz global news editor Gideon Lichfield wrote that instead of using a fixed beats structure, its newsroom is structured around a collection of phenomena or patterns, trends, and seismic shifts that shape the world its readers live in. That structure, according to Lichfield, allows the organization to follow larger phenomena and adapt to pattern changes more quickly. 
Quartz extensively uses charts, created through their Atlas tool. The tool is also now used by many media organizations, including CNBC, FiveThirtyEight, NBC News, New Hampshire Public Radio, NPR, The New Yorker, The Press-Enterprise, CEOWORLD magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
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The intention of the sign is often confused with warning to emergency personnel in case of emergency, as there may be a baby in the vehicle. However, this is historically inaccurate.Briefcase
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The name comes from the DuPont Corporation that started using this formula in the 1920s. DuPont explosives salesman Donaldson Brown invented this formula in an internal efficiency report in 1912.Game farm
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Hazelnuts are used in confectionery to make praline, and also used in combination with chocolate for chocolate truffles and products such as Nutella and Frangelico liqueur. Hazelnut oil, pressed from hazelnuts, is strongly flavoured and used as a cooking oil. Turkey is the world's largest producer of hazelnuts.
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The zoo can be seen on foot or using a battery-operated vehicle which can be rented at the zoo. Visitors are not permitted to bring any food other than drinking water, but there is a canteen in the zoo. In 2014 a visitor was killed as he had fallen into the white tigers enclosure, leading to questions about visitor and animal safety at the zoo.Nikki (Barbie)
Nicole "Nikki" O'Neil is a Mattel fashion doll, marketed as one of Barbie's core friends. Her character debuted in 1996 as part of the "Teen Skipper" line. Nikki was originally released as Skipper's first African American friend. Since 2005 she has replaced Christie as one of Barbie's friends. Nikki debuted as one of Barbie's best friends in the Beach Fun Line and later in Fashion Fever Line. Since then, Nikki has been featured in several Barbie doll series.
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She is the sister of Christie O'Neil, Janet O'Neil, and Deidre O'Neil.OurMine
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Indonesia AirAsia (IATA airline code QZ)
Quartz (publication), a digital global business news publication (with the url qz.com)
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