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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

Time to thank the porn and gambling merchants. Again

Here’s another technology whose success you might have to chalk up to the gamblers, auctioneers and pornographers of the world: WebRTC. There’s a pattern you might be forgiven for having missed: most technological developments on the web…

Podcasts: Celebrate the resurgence but be cautious

Tech trends are fickle things. Back in 2004, if you were starting a media business online, or thinking of expanding your offline media business, one direction seemed obvious: adopt RSS, or really simple syndication, so users can get a feed…

Talking Heads: Speech recognition tools could help ease newsroom’s great bottleneck

The bane of any reporter’s life is returning from an interview and then having to transcribe the recording of it.

Journalists are mobile warriors: we should upgrade our kit

  I’ve been a nomad worker for some time. And I’m shocked at how few journalists seem to be prepared for mobile working. So I thought I’d offer a few tips. If you can afford it, buy your own equipment. I’ve been buying my own laptop…

Why Quartz’s news app might be the next big thing

Quartz’s new iPhone app that transforms the news consuming experience into an interactive chat has been given a big thumbs up by media commentators. Quartz, which is owned by Atlantic Media, prides itself on its originality in delivering…

Platforms are eating publishers

On one level, the synergy between publishers and platforms looks natural, a win-win: publishers need their content to reach an audience so they can attract advertisers; platforms have audience in abundance but need diverse, engaging…

Are Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple’s News app another nail in the coffin for news publishers?

When Facebook announced the launch of Instant Articles, a feature that will distribute content from select news publishers directly on the social media giant’s platform, it provoked another existential crisis for news media. Media…

Is mobile killing the desktop internet?

With mobile growing so rapidly, particularly in emerging markets, there has been much talk of mobile killing the desktop. Desktop still plays an important part in digital media consumption, however, interpretation and understanding of the…

Blogging is very much alive — we just call it something else

Following the decision of Andrew Sullivan, founder of The Daily Dish, to give up blogging, Mathew Ingram of Gigaom discusses what blogging is, how it has changed and, importantly, what its role is in modern media. Ingram explains that some…

Big Data for media: Opportunities, challenges and best practices

Big Data is an umbrella term for a variety of strategies and tactics …