Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Content providers

If traditional media is going the way of the Dodo, then who is going to supply content? In (a Google) search for an answer, I found several well established sites that have been providing this service.

Twitter: a news alert system

Fred Wilson, one of Twitter's owners, among other things, explains why Twitter is so relevant to news.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Girl Friday

There was a time when reporters could get away with murder...

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Ted Rall project

Ted Rall has his project too.

Calvin & Hobbes

I love these kickstarter projects. Calvin & Hobbes too.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Google's FTC presentation

Ad growth in the last 20 years?
Best performer Cable TV, worst, newspapers.

Flatworld: A textbook model

Have textbook publishers found their model?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Are marginal costs free for digital content ?

Are marginal costs for Internet content really free? If not, what's wrong with Chris Anderson's arguments?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Free: why not?

After reading Malcolm Gladwell's "Priced to Sell", I felt compelled to combine some of the gems from his article with some other thoughts.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Google News degrades newspaper brands

Could Google News be affecting the brand value of newspapers?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Free: why?

Free, why not?

Digital marginal costs are practically nil. Economy 101 tells us that a producer should sell down to a price close to his marginal costs in order to maximize his profits.