Digital music is the future of the recording industry but sometimes you wonder if we'll make it to the future with all of the fighting that takes place over licensing.
The online music market is no stranger to disputes and the latest is resulting in premium music videos on YouTube being turned off for UK users.
Google’s website testing and optimization tool, Website Optimizer, can be a powerful tool in an online publisher's arsenal.
It enables publishers to test the impact different content and designs have on website conversions.
He's bright, well-connected, has a lot of money to spend and the political capital do it. Meet the new nominee for FCC chairman Julius Genachowski. While his confirmation is virtually a lock, his stance on "net neutrality" has content providers on edge.
Genachowski comes from a solid Internet background. He worked in several different positions at IAC, co-founded technology investment firm Rock Creek Ventures and was part of the team at LaunchBox Digital.
If The New York Times fails, it won’t be for lack of effort. The cash-strapped Gray Lady launched an aggressive new content-driven effort today, aimed at more engaged readers and hopefully, new advertisers.
It’s called “The Local.” Before you say, "Right, newspapers are local,"
understand this is actually hyperlocal. It's an attempt by The
Times to re-position itself from the center of the globe to the center
That the newspaper business is ailing isn't exactly news. With some newspapers closing altogether and others doing what they can to deal with still-declining revenue, it's clear that the newspaper industry needs to adapt.
The internet is increasingly the medium that newspapers are turning to as they try to adapt but it's not a quick fix.
From YouTube to Hulu and everything in between, there's no questioning that online video is big. So big that one might assume it's threatening the role of television.
Not so according to two new reports indicating that online video has a long way to go before it eclipses the television.
As blogs have gained in prominence as sources of news and information, the value of the most popular blogs has become a subject of much talk.
Some blogs, such as The Huffington Post, have been funded to the tune of millions of dollars by investors who believe that they're the next big media companies.
In a recent post, I discussed the use of the nofollow attribute as an SEO best practice.
In a guest post on SEOmoz, Distilled.co.uk's Will Critchlow suggests the opposite: nofollow is dying.
Take one publisher, one widget, Twitter, a sponsor, and a dash of censorship, blend well, and...you've got yourself an ad model!
At least. Glam did during last night's Oscar telecast. The company plunked a widget on its home page during the Academy Awards broadcast last night so its users could share their thoughts on the telecast. Aveeno's logo graced the bottom of the app.
But unlike the live Twitter feed gracing our fair homepage, Glam editors made plenty of calls: who was allowed to tweet, as well as redlining inappropriate comments, to make the environment more advertiser-amenable.
According to a report in Venturebeat, Glam intends to continue the experiment, but isn't married to Twitter. Facebook and Friendfeed could supply the user-generated content in future endeavors in a product it has dubbed "gWire".
Glam experimented with the feature during New York's Fashion Week last week to enthusiastic participation. The company says it's creating a pool of freelance contributors it can trust to feed teh stream with less supervision and accordingly, lower editorial overhead.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is as close to ubiquitous as it comes. Most new Windows-based computers come with installed and many websites offer up documents in PDF format.
That makes Acrobat Reader a juicy target for hackers and a critical vulnerability has been discovered in Acrobat Reader versions 9 and earlier that could expose users to serious risk.