Category Archives: Media

Google Books settlement thrown out

A federal judge threw out a complicated legal settlement reached between Google, the Authors Guild, and the Association of American Publishers, which set out rules by which Google could digitize and share copyrighted works. The settlement had allowed Google to … Continue reading

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Big Data

Fascinating article on GigaOm today about how Netflix will use its enromous troves of user data to license and promote original content. Netflix keeps data on each of its users viewing and rental habits. It uses that data to suggest … Continue reading

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This isn’t journalism

AOL’s master plan for traffic and story generation leaked in early February before I was posting on this blog. But it made me angry so I wanted to come back to it now. You can see a lengthy powerpoint detailing … Continue reading

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Newsweek.com – maybe not as bad as it looks?

Mickey Kaus over at his new blog on The Daily Caller points out that newsweek.com traffic has suffered since the acquisition by The Daily Beast. Kaus thinks its bad business to kill off a valuable web brand like Newsweek instead … Continue reading

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Google was pretty close to instant anyway

Google announced Instant search today. Much like iTunes, Google will now automatically update results in real time as you search. For consumers, the difference is pretty much irrelevant. After all, Google can already find tens of thousands of results for … Continue reading

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The Daily Caller is Surging

Tucker Carlson’s DailyCaller.com has skyrocketed in terms of web traffic since its launch in January. Although still nowhere near its liberal counterpart, The Huffington Post, The Caller has close to a million unique users per month according to Quantcast. That … Continue reading

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Time Magazine has given up…

…on serious journalism and resorted to run shockingly anti-semitic headlines to boost web traffic and news stand sales. Today’s cover deserves to be republished in all its glory: Flip to the story itself though and it gets really bad. By … Continue reading

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