The Publishing Industry Jumps the Shark

Scott Karp looks at two watershed moments in publishing: New York Times becomes an aggregator. Scott is referring to the Times’ relaunched auto section of their website, which includes aggregated content and tools. Print ad revenue is no longer the majority of B2B publisher revenue. Scott is referring to a recent ABM report that B2B… Continue reading The Publishing Industry Jumps the Shark

How the Web’s Economy of Scale is Changing Publishing

Read/Write Web proclaims that Google is the ultimate money making machine on the internet. They focus on some classic supply & demand examples, and explain why so many niche companies and markets are trying to emulate Google in some way. Instead of being a destination, websites are trying to become more of an essential service,… Continue reading How the Web’s Economy of Scale is Changing Publishing

Will Editors Simply Become “Sifters?”

The Wall Street Journal has an eye-opening interview with Jack Kliger, president-CEO of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. The chat focused on a couple of the print magazines that recently switched to web-only, including ELLEgirl and Premiere. On the roll of editors in an online world: “First of all, the editorial staffs [from print to web]… Continue reading Will Editors Simply Become “Sifters?”

Connecting the Islands of Information

Read/Write Web looks at the coming transformation of the web as bits of individualized pieces of information, to a the web becoming a system of “web services that integrate this information in more useful ways. “Some web sites will follow the example of Amazon, and Flickr and will offer their information via a REST… Continue reading Connecting the Islands of Information

Mashups: Remixing Data

TechCrunch looks at 5 services that allow you to “mix, rip, and mash your data.” A review: Yahoo PipesA GUI web app that lets you create new data feeds by remixing syndication feeds (RSS, Atom, RDF.) Teqlo You build mashups by dropping specialized widgets onto the canvas and specifying interactions between them. ProtoUsed to join… Continue reading Mashups: Remixing Data

Google, the Media Company?

As Google expands their online video business, they are in negotiations with content providers such as Dow Jones & Company, Condé Nast, Sony BMG Music Entertainment on syndication deals. “Google’s broad plan to bundle media content with ads depends on participation from media companies. On the one hand, Google’s network will bring more visibility of… Continue reading Google, the Media Company?

Original Content Creation vs. Aggregation

Scott Karp looks at how the web has fragmented the media industry: “The real divide now emerging is between companies that create original content and companies that create platforms for aggregating and distributing that content. Newspapers embody the old media world where content creation, aggregation, and distribution were inextricably linked. But the digital media revolution… Continue reading Original Content Creation vs. Aggregation

Yahoo! Reaches Further – Local Mashups

It seems Yahoo is not only creating new brand destinations, but they are leveraging content streams to create homepages based on location as well. Our City: Bangalore is still being tested, but represents another way embracing mashups and niche content.

Placeblogging: Hyperlocal Content Starts to Snowball

Fred Wilson talks about one of the biggest buzzwords in online media: hyperlocal content. It now has a new name, placeblogging, but it still remains one of the most talked about way that newspapers and media players online can differentiate themselves and capture a market. Fred muses on why aggregators of blogs by location will… Continue reading Placeblogging: Hyperlocal Content Starts to Snowball

Dealing With Duplicate Content in an Age of Aggregation & Licensing

As aggregation and licensing grows with content providers online, there are some questions around how Google handles duplicate content across domains. The article reviews the following: What is duplicate content? What isn’t duplicate content? Why does Google care about duplicate content? What does Google do about it? 10 ways to proactively address duplicate content issues.