There are plenty of arguments for why a newspaper or other traditional media outlet might decide to implement a paywall -- including a need for revenue to supplement declining print advertising, or a desire to form a stronger bond with its readers. But do paywalls automatically mean that you get better journalism? In other words, does a free and ad-supported model mean that the journalism you get is of lower quality, because of the "hamster wheel" effect?
Tim Carmody has an interesting piece over at The Verge entitled Amazon to Apple: The Game Starts now, and while all he says isn't really wrong, he's still missing the point.
Go ahead and read it at the link above. I'll wait.
Read it? Ok, good.
Here's the problem: Amazon made 7 million bucks last quarter. Apple made 8.8…
The quiet period before year end is turning out to be noisier than normal: Several new Android(s goog) products launched, sales figures for older ones were announced and for the first time, there appears to be limited evidence indicating that Android tablets are starting to sell in meaningful numbers. No new tablets were announced -- unless you count the new Amazon(s amzn) …
The consumerization of IT is more than a buzz phrase: It’s a very real disruptive force affecting corporate IT and business management, employees and a company’s value chain of customers, suppliers and distributors.
Though the iPad created the consumer tablet market, GigOM Pro forecasts global tablet shipments -- growing from 60 million to over 375 million in 2016 -- will cross over to the point where over half will be used for business.
Updated: A Chicago-based media startup called Journatic, which we profiled earlier this year, has sparked a firestorm of controversy over the outsourcing of hyper-local journalism by newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, after a staffer revealed that the company added fake bylines to its material -- which in some cases is compiled by freelancers in other countries. A number of the startup's clients…
Today at Google I/O, Google announced it has 250 million total users, 150 million monthly users, and 75 million daily users, with more usage from mobile than desktop. It released an Android tablet version too, and an iPad version is coming soon. Both as well as Google+ for Android smartphones offer brand new navigation, a new ribbon bar, new notifications, and brand new profiles.
Forget the fact that it's summertime: it must feel pretty chilly right now if you're a mobile operator in Europe. Across the continent, evidence is mounting that people are starting to change their relationship with the mobile industry -- and it has operators worried.
A few days ago, it was revealed that record numbers of Spaniards are ditching their handsets…
If you thought the numbers showing Android tablet use pulling even with iPad in the U.S. from the Online Publishers Association that made the rounds earlier this week sounded a bit surprising, you're not alone. The folks at Chitika Insights delved into their own mobile ad network for web usage data of iPads and Android tablets in the U.S. and found results that painted a different picture than the roughly 50/50 ownership market share does.
An article I recently found via Wired Impact (an online design and marketing firm in St. Louis) covers the basics of using your GA data to help determine if a mobile website of some kind would help improve your customer experience.
Taking a look at some of the included data including differential in page views and bounce rate for mobile vs non-mobile traffic, the percentage of mobile traffic you are getting on average, trends over time, and so on can really help in this regard. One company that I work with has seen it percentage of mobile traffic more than double each year over the past three years, and there is no sign of the trend slowing down.
I am planning on writing something on this same subject at a later date, but their blog post answers the general questions very well. Check it out!