Category Archives: Media

Online offers smart media owners potential for growth. Fact.

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Share this post Head of digital for the Guardian Media Group Simon Waldman hits back with both barrels today at John Duncan and his assertion in a previous issue of Press Gazette that online teams have ‘conned’ unsuspecting newspaper boards … Continue reading

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Facebook is not the Holy Grail

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Share this post Today I’ve been reading Rex Hammock’s Weblog (thanks Voidstar for the link) who writes about how Facebook it’s not really the Holy Grail for either social networking or being the ultimate tool for collaborative working and tracking. … Continue reading

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Interview: Jaman prepares European assault

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Share this post Jaman, California-based company that offers full length movies for either downloads or rental via a P2P client is planning to launch a European arm. The move is prior to an expansion of its programme of buying up … Continue reading

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The lessons from BackFence.com

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Share this post There are some fascinating lessons to be learned from the closure of BackFence.com in the US. I think the most salient come in the comments to this story, namely that: • “Hyper-local is about utility and networks … Continue reading

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Radio listening boosted by mobiles

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Share this post About-nokia.com: According to Finnpanel 1.6 million Finns (older than 9 years) have a radio on their cell phone. That’s 36 % of the finnish population (in 2005 the figure was 17%).

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Facebook vs MySpace: College vs the street

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Share this post The BBC reports on research by Danah Boyd which found that Facebook users come from wealthier homes and are more likely to attend college while MySpace users tend not to have gone on to further education. While … Continue reading

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MediaFlo aims for TV lead

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Share this post Qualcomm’s MediaFlo says it will beat DVB-H installations by year end. MediaFlo expects to overtake its TV-to-mobile rivals by the end of the year, helped by distribution and take-up on two main US wireless networks (Verizon and … Continue reading

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Who's driving social media? Not the agencies

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Share this post This is thin stuff. “There is increasing buzz around buzz.” Oh, come on. You guys need to realise that online identity in the form of a MySpace or Facebook profile is as much content as anything someone … Continue reading

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How Digital Media Screwed the Media Business

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Share this post This is the text of a speech I gave at the PSFK London conference on Friday, June 1, 2007. It’s about how media owners now face some very harsh realities against both technology companies that put the … Continue reading

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Google buys Feedburner to sell ads into RSS

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Share this post No wonder Google has acquired RSS management service Feedburner. FeedBurner publishes feeds for PC World, Computerworld, Macworld, Reuters, USA Today, AOL, Newsweek and many many more big and small publishers. That means the bulk of the content … Continue reading

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