The decade of the entrepreneur is coming

The release of companies topping the Fortune 500 list proved a bright spot in today’s still shaky global economy, but John Sviokla, a principal and US business leader for strategy and innovation at PricewaterhouseCoopers, believes there’s much good still to anticipate. 

He spoke last week at Guardian’s Activate Summit in New York. The summit attracted professionals in the publishing industry and featured such heavy hitters as media giant Arianna Huffington and Jonah Peretti, co-founder of BuzzFeed, perhaps the first true social news organization.

‘Digital IQ’ crucial to business: report

Just how important are things like mobile technology, social media and cloud computing to businesses today?

Can a business expect to survive and thrive if it doesn’t stay on top of the latest trends in technology? According to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the answer is, not surprisingly, ‘no.’

Newspapers struggle to balance free and paid content

Newspapers have been let down by online advertising in the past few years. While many have grown the size of their readership online, income online has not eclipsed — or even matched — the loss of revenue in print products. The outlook is getting so bad that many newspapers have discussed banning together to charge for content. But they might not want to abandon their advertising model just yet.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, newspapers will see online advertising growth in the coming years. While the numbers are modest (1.8% growth by 2011 and 7.8% in 2012), they are a sliver of sunlight in an otherwise depressing forecast. 

PriceWaterhouse expects print advertising to fall over $12 billion, from $36.7 billion in 2008 to $24.3 billion in 2013.