Do you remember having to pick up a phone book? When was the last time you licked a stamp? Did you ever look at your phone bill and make a note to watch those long-distant calls to aunt Sally? Those days are behind us. We’re out of the dark ages and we’ve advanced to where… Continue reading The history of social media
Just when you thought Facebook couldn’t get any better when it comes to establishing an active online presence, the social networking giant also introduced a new look where, aside from a profile photo, a bigger space was created to give brands a chance to be more visible and creative—the cover photo. Companies big and small… Continue reading Incredible Facebook facades and tips how to make one like them
Let’s establish one thing immediately. Despite the shock journalism and uneducated claims out there saying that the internet attack was so severe that it almost break, the reality is this. It was a big hit that was felt by a lot of people. That’s it. It would be like saying that a 6.5 magnitude earthquake… Continue reading The day the internet almost died and what it really means
As we said when we first brought up the rumor, the Apple iWatch represents a much-needed infusion of fresh technology to help the mega-company get out of it’s creativity- and stock-rut. Shares have been falling. Sentiment has been waning. They need a winning idea and the iWatch is probably their next big one. As with… Continue reading 7 iWatch concepts and why most of them won’t work for Apple
When the NYTimes published a story last week claiming that a review drive of the Tesla Model S ended with a flatbed and a stranded journalist, CEO Elon Musk lashed out against the claims on Twitter. It seemed at the time to be the bitter response to a negative review that is often the knee-jerk… Continue reading Was Tesla the victim of activist journalism at the NYTimes?
There are four primary ways that a malevolent entity, whether it be terrorists or a foreign state, could go about attacking the United States or any country as a whole: military attack, medical epidemic, economic attack, or a cyberattack on the infrastructure. It’s the last on the list, the one that gets the least amount… Continue reading The absolutely terrifying potential ramifications of the energy department hack
When a headline such as “Broad Powers Seen for Obama in Cyberstrikes” appears on the NY Times, my initial response is a skeptical one. I’ve long viewed the ways that the last two administrations have handled cybersecurity as failures to understand Golidilocks; they are too harsh when it isn’t warranted and lackadaisical in times of… Continue reading Broad range of presidential authority over cybersecurity is actually quite reasonable
We reported earlier that the NY Times is finding success with its paywall model for generating revenues and increasing profits. On the other side of the fence is News Corp, which has walked along similar paths over the past couple of years but can’t seem to find the right mix and is now showing a… Continue reading On the other hand, News Corp is proving everyone else right
The transition from traditional newspapers to online viewing has had a tremendous impact on the newspaper publishing industry. In an attempt to recoup some of its lost revenue, many U.S. newspapers have begun implementing paywalls. Paywalls prevent a user from accessing certain web content without a paid subscription, but most print subscriptions include unlimited access… Continue reading The Paywall Trend
The New York Times Company tried. They failed. Now, media group IAC plans on taking a crack at making About.com a profitable company. The source for user-generated guides was hit hard by the Google Panda Update in February, 2011. The “low quality bulk content” algorithm change in the search giant sent About.com and sites like… Continue reading Can IAC turn About.com into a profitable website?