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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

YouTube Paying Stars Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars To Promote New Features (Report) - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--YouTube is paying some of its most-watched creators to promote new features meant to drive more revenue, according to a report from Bloomberg. Stars are reportedly earning sums in the tens and hundreds of thousands for enabling features including paid memberships and Super Chat.
August 13, 2018 Go to Tubefilter

What MoviePass Can Teach Us About the Future of Subscription Businesses

Harvard Business Review--The company provides a cautionary tale about understanding pricing and demand.
August 13, 2018 Go to Harvard Business Review

MIT's PubPub Seeks New Info Ecosystem

Beyond the Book--MIT Press and MIT Media Lab have deep roots in computing and communication that serve as foundation for the new Knowledge Futures Group.
August 12, 2018 Go to Beyond the Book

Tribune Media breaks off $3.9 billion merger with Sinclair

Axios--It had previously run into legal roadblocks from FCC Chair Ajit Pai.
August 09, 2018 Go to Axios

World's 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government

Apolitical--We’re excited to present our 2018 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government. It’s the first of its kind to show the international spread of the field, and includes individuals from every continent.
August 09, 2018 Go to Apolitical

A Network give you Reach, BUT a Community gives you Power!

Ted Rubin, Professional Keynote Speaker, #RonR--Networks Connect… Communities Care A small, passionate community of like-minded people can often accomplish far more than a larger, less-connected group working on the same challenge. Building a dedicated community takes effort, but it’s one of the most effective ways to build your brand, your business, your home. The power of relationships scales up when …
August 08, 2018 Go to Ted Rubin, Professional Keynote Speaker, #RonR

Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason

Quartz--The philosophy of Hannah Arendt points to the banal evil beneath Facebook's many mistakes.
August 08, 2018 Go to Quartz

Report: Almost Nobody (2%) Using Amazon's Alexa to Actually Buy Stuff

Gizmodo--Amazon may have sold millions of Echoes and other devices equipped with its voice-controlled Alexa smart assistant partially in the hopes that it could nudge users into letting an upbeat voice convince them to buy more crap. But it doesn’t appear to be working, according to a report in the Information on Monday.
August 07, 2018 Go to Gizmodo

A German Publisher Is Winning the Internet

--The owner of Bild newspaper — Europe's largest — made a digital bet that's paying off handsomely.
August 07, 2018 Go to article