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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

WhatsApp for Radio Toolkit

The sixth guidebook in our series was created through the efforts in supporting innovation by MDIF’s SAMIP (South Africa Media Innovation Program) and Children’s Radio Foundation. This MAS series of practical guides for media…

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…

The Blockchain and Journalism: Saviour or Snake Oil?

We are currently in a phase of seeing in blockchain, the ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the solution to problems in nearly every industry. There is something alluring about a technology that is so easy to…

Publishing Software Buying Guide: 7 Things Publishers Should Look For

Buying publishing software is complex and, while features are important, it’s one of many things that should be considered when going software shopping. Here is a checklist of considerations

The future of newspapers without paper?

Five Finnish media companies are working on a very interesting alternative to paper edition.

Working with Technology

Held in Moscow at the beginning of October 2013 for technology, product and commercial managers from Russian and Ukrainian media, the seminar focused on techniques needed to select, measure and manage technology to in order to deliver…

Choosing and using a mobile ad network

As audiences shift to mobile, advertising is following them, and in some major markets mobile advertising is expected to triple in the next year. Mobile industry expert Terence Eden explains how to use mobile ad networks to start earning…

MENA news groups need to provide high- and low-tech mobile services

Over the past decade, MENA has trailed only Sub-Saharan Africa in mobile growth, and following “news and feeds” is one of the most popular mobile activities. However, mobile use varies widely, not just between countries but within…

Global Editors Network News Summit: Remaking the newsroom

The Global Editors Network News Summit is one of Doug Arellanes’ favourite tech-journalism conferences of the year because it is the best place to find out about cutting edge digital media topics in an easily accessible way. This year, the…

Internet growth reaches tipping point in many emerging markets

Emerging markets are driving the next phase of digital growth, according to famed internet analyst Mary Meeker in her annual report. Internet access is reaching a tipping point in several emerging markets. One of the key insights from this…