Mozilla, the non-profit foundation behind the popular Firefox browser, is putting its weight behind the development of an open, royalty-free video codec for the internet.
While popular video formats such as MPEG4 are quite robust, most are proprietary, covered by patents and require some sort of licensing on the part of software vendors.
Last week, we reported on Encyclopaedia Britannica's pending changes to Britannica.com that would enable users to contribute content to the Britannica's online entries.
The move was clearly designed to take a page out of the book of the user-generated online encyclopedia Wikipedia, which has come to dominate the online market.
Is copying a headline and the lead sentences from a news story on a third party website you link to fair use or copyright infringement?
That's a question that a Massachusetts court will have to answer in a trial that has been scheduled to begin next week.
With Encyclopedia Britannica gearing up to launch a new version of Britannica.com that will incorporate more community features, I decided it was a good time to take a look at Britannica.com.
Is it in a good position to compete with Wikipedia, the user-generated online 'encyclopedia' that eclipses Britannica.com in popularity, or will it have to do more? Here are 5 criticisms of Britannica.com that I believe it needs to address to be successful.
When it comes to online 'encyclopedias', chances are that Wikipedia springs to mind faster than the 241 year-old Encyclopedia Britannica.
Despite the virtues of an encyclopedia that is 100% edited by humans, Britannica's influence has waned in today's Wikipedia world.
Rebecca Lieb recently joined Econsultancy to help spearhead our roll-out in New York (and beyond) to get closer to our existing US subscribers and readers.
Rebecca is a former VP and editor in chief at The ClickZ Network and is a sought-after public speaker and author (look out for her new book on SEO, due for release in the coming weeks
). She has also worked for Universal Television and RTL Networks, and has written for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
We're delighted to have her onboard. Last week I interviewed Rebecca to throw some more light on her role at Econsultancy, and to find out what makes her tick.
The Technorati Top 100 consists of the internet's 100 most popular blogs as measured, of course, by Technorati. The blogs on the Top 100 list cover topics from technology to politics to celebrities.
But while the topics covered by the internet's most popular blogs may be diverse, the software that is used to run them isn't.
Well are you? Because if you are then you might be interested in working in Econsultancy’s newly-launched US division.
Headed up by former ClickZ VP and editor-in-chief Rebecca Lieb, we’re expecting big things from the US, where tens of thousands of our users are based. Rebecca recently joined us
and is looking for a talented writer to help create some fantastic content for Econsultancy.
It's a question that most bloggers grapple with at some point: how frequently should I blog?
If you don't post often enough, you risk losing your audience. If you post too much, you risk posting for posting's sake.
2009 is shaping up to be an interesting year for the newspaper industry.
As the economic downturn accelerates the severe declines in print
revenue most major newspapers have been experiencing, the imperative
for change will only get stronger. Indeed, 2009 may be a make or break year for many of them.