Category Archives: Business

Branded RSS readers not the way

Wherein I refute the idea that newspapers should have their own branded RSS reader Continue reading

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Whither the newspaper?

Wherein I wonder what the Internet, or more appropriately, the culture created by the Internet will do to newspapers. Continue reading

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The ‘new business’ paradigm

I don’t think that the vast complex web that is the Internet can really be boiled down into a PowerPoint-able bullet point. But for those media executives who need such a thing: * On the Internet, it’s about users first, … Continue reading

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Apple’s post-purchase branding

This is only the second time I’ve bought something from [Apple](http://www.apple.com), and the first time I’ve bought something from them online. And I must say, they need to work on their post-purchase branding. I’m not a marketer, so that might … Continue reading

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Blogs to kill traditional media?

Several recent things have gotten me thinking more deeply about blogs. The first is the announcement that Dan Gilmor is leaving the Merc to pursue an grassroots / open-source journalism effort. The second was an interesting tidbit from Tom Curley, … Continue reading

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User registration – not the way?

I had a chance to talk with [my friend Adrian](http://www.holovaty.com) the other day while he was in Atlanta on a layover from a [Poynter](http://www.poynter.org) conference. We got to talking about something we mutually detest… user registration. User registration, I think, … Continue reading

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Give the readers what they want

OJR has an excellent article by Vin Crosbie that talks about an issue near and dear to my heart: customization… or give the readers what they want. (thanks, Nathan) If newspapers, online and dead-tree alike, are going to move forward … Continue reading

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It’s stupid, on purpose

Anyone who works in the Internet biz, especially us newspaper types, should check out World of Ends. This is a great article by Doc Searls and David Weinberger, that really gets at what the Internet is and what stupid (not … Continue reading

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News industry should donate to open source projects

While the discussion on XUL vs. XAML has quieted down a bit, I think it’s worth bringing the issue to the attention of the news industry. I’m not sure if we’ll ever be in the business of making “news applications” … Continue reading

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Apple’s come a long way, so can we

Apple has come a long way from predictions of doom and gloom. One sign of this struck me when I hit The Washington Post‘s site today. They have a small teaser ad (that doesn’t animate, jump, flip, split, twirl or … Continue reading

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