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Yahoo wants to take on Meerkat, Skype and Snapchat all at once

Yahoo may have a way to restore some of its former glory in the messaging world. Tipsters for <i>The Information</i> claim that the company is building a mobile app that includes text messaging, Snapchat-style recorded video <i>and</i> elements of live video apps like Meerkat and Skype -- think of it as a hedge …

Newsonomics: BuzzFeed and The New York Times play Facebook’s ubiquity game

The ubiquity game has different rules for digital startups than for legacy businesses. But for both, figuring out the right relationship with Facebook is key to their audience strategies.<p>Intellectually, we all knew that the Internet was so big as to be virtually infinite. But it’s hard to know what …

Here Is a List of Celebrities Who Are Already on Meerkat and Periscope

As we've learned throughout social media history, celebrities often drive consumer adoption of new websites and apps. Actor Ashton Kutcher and …

Social Media

The Secret Science of Shopping: Why We Buy What We Do

<i>This article originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I remember sitting in a McDonald’s as a kid and complaining that it was so cold. My dad told me it was cold on purpose; the restaurant doesn’t want you to sit there all night after finishing your meal, he said.<p>The cold temperature supposedly …

Uploader Lets You Post Photos to Instagram From your Mac

There are quite a number of apps out there that let you interact with Instagram on your Mac. While elegant apps like Grids for Mac, Instagram’s own desktop interface and others let you organize, like, sync and download images from the service, uploading photos directly from the computer has proven …

Why Internet Radio is The Biggest Advertising Opportunity of The Future

Internet radio has the potential to be the most ubiquitous form of media ever. More commanding of your attention than film, television, or books. This is because listening to music can be enjoyed while doing other activities. Before I go further, let me make an important distinction: there are two …

How's the Media Industry These Days? Confused.

Media companies and creators seem to be entering a new period of confusion, as the financial, technological and consumer behaviors they counted on are changing rapidly.<p>It’s no secret that the media industry has been high on the list of businesses that have been disrupted by the Internet and is …

Universal Music

Can Ello Finally Explain Its Existence?

The mysterious, once-buzzworthy social network just hired its first chief marketing officer.<p>Ello isn’t trying to take on Facebook. At least, that’s what the social startup has been insisting since its media-fueled five minutes of Silicon Valley fame last year. (<i>Fast Company</i> wrote a few articles at …

Social Media

Timeline is providing historical context to the news — but is there a business model to support it?

With successes in technology behind him and a career in venture capital in front of him, why did Tamer Hassanein decide to build a news app?<p>There’s a new news app that’s made quite a splash. From headlines like “Timeline Is A Beautiful News App That Makes It Easy To See The History Behind A Story” …

Civil Rights

Internet birthed the radio star: Local newspapers are hoping online radio can be a growth area

Despite slow audience and revenue growth, a handful of newspapers are optimistic about the future of Internet radio.<p>— On Feb. 4, the New Canaan Advertiser, a community paper in Connecticut, broke a big story about one of the town’s most famous residents: Brian Williams had recounted the false story …

Journalism

Why Audio Never Goes Viral

Last October, several dozen audiophiles gathered in a basement auditorium for an all-day conference about “the future of radio in a digital age.” …

Loch Ness

Apple, The Record Label?

You better believe that when Apple’s streaming music service comes out later this year, it’s going to come hard. Apple’s MO is to arrive late but with superior firepower, as it did with the iPhone and will with the upcoming Apple Watch. What does that mean for its quest to steamroll Spotify, Google …

Google Play

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

If I were to make a nomination for the most destructive belief in our culture, it would be the belief that some people are born smart and others are born dumb. This belief is not only badly off target as a shorthand description of reality, it is the source of many social pathologies and lost …

Education

This photo app brings back the old school mentality of printed photos

WhiteAlbum brings spontaneity back to digital photography by mailing you 24 prints pre-curation<p>When’s the last time you pulled out your iPhone and …

Digital Photography

When Netflix and other on-demand services killed the TV ad golden goose

With subscription services draining television advertising revenues, we need a new business model fast to fund the hit shows of tomorrow

Advertising

The newsonomics of mixing old and new

News on digital platforms may feel like a revolution, but a lot of the underlying behaviors — by readers and by publishers — date back to an earlier era.<p>Each morning, 135,000 people get Wall Street Journal editor Gerry Baker’s The 10 Point, his one-year-old touts email on the best of the Journal …

Where Does Radio Stand in a Connected World?

The evolution of entertainment and new ways to access information have left the medium of radio with an uncertain future.<p>Radio today<p>As it stands, radio is in a healthy condition. According to UNESCO, radio reaches about 95 percent of the world’s population, and AM/FM radio accounts for 86 percent …

Why Economists are Wrong About Tech

<i>Michael Baxter is co-author of iDisrupted, a new book on disruptive technology.</i><p>The problem with the economy is economists. The problem with economists is technology<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>Pick …

What Teens Really Think about YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other Social Media

Written by an actual teen<p>Based on the unexpected response to my original post, I’ve decided to discuss some of the social networks that I left out of …

Social Media

Facebook Takes On Twitter To Win The Golden Globes

At Sunday’s show, Zuck’s crew is launching “The Facebook Lounge” and Instagram will be backstage. Why? To get stars to Facebook, not tweet.<p>If you want viewing enhancement during this Sunday’s Golden Globe ceremony, Facebook wants you.<p>For the first time, the social networking giant will have a major …

The case for consistency: native design isn’t always right

Quite a few companies are reclaiming mobile app development these days. Some are moving outsourced development in-house, and others are consolidating …

20 Compelling Moments for Digital Music in 2014

From Taylor Swift to Thom Yorke; YouTube to SoundCloud; iTunes, Google, Grooveshark, Pandora, Facebook, Twitter and <i>that</i> U2 album giveaway… 2014 …

YouTube Music

This Agency Started Doing Influencer Marketing Before It Was Cool

<b>Specs</b><p><b>Who</b> Managing partners (l. to r.) Sky Gellatly, Lisa Chu, Coltrane Curtis<p><b>What</b> Brand solution agency<p><b>Where</b> New York<p>Since 2004, Team Epiphany has …

Public Relations

From silos to aggregators: On mobile, apps that cross news org boundaries continue to have a pull

Publishers thought mobile devices might let them retake control of the distribution channel. But they haven’t had as much success as they’d hoped for driving users to their single-source apps.<p>For a brief time, starting in 2010, the news industry convinced itself that it could put the toothpaste …

Meet the Model that Got Discovered on Facebook

With a single message on Facebook, life changed for Polish-born Ewa Wladymiruk. She left her gothic roots behind, came to New York and joined Supreme Management, and quickly become one of the hottest faces to grace the catwalks at Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang and many more.<p>Harper's …

Fashion Week