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Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

Bitcoin wallet app Electrum had a critical flaw for two years that would let attackers remotely steal bitcoins; flaw went unpatched for weeks after discovery

Information Security

Kodak's stock spiked as much as 300% on its announcement to launch KODAKCoin, “a photocentric cryptocurrency” for better image rights management

Cryptocurrency

“The media is in crisis”: Jonah Peretti lays out his vision for a more diversified BuzzFeed

The Facebook-Google duopoly has become an intractable problem for media companies today. BuzzFeed thinks more diversified revenue streams are a partial solution.<p>BuzzFeed, like many media companies, rode the tiger of Facebook growth, and has ended up in its belly. On Wednesday, the company laid out …

Media Industry

How The Times of London is using Facebook groups to drive subscriptions

The Times of London is experimenting with Facebook groups dedicated to specific topics in order to attract new readers and ultimately convert them …

Offshoring could do good – for journalism

We talked to data journalist Nicolas Kayser-Bril about the Offshore Journalism Toolkit.<p>Turns out online content has an expiration date. Following the …

Your pocket is buzzing: 2017 was the year of push alerts and this new report illustrates why

A push alert is large, it contains multitudes.<p>2017 was a nutty year for push alerts, a Slate feature memorably showed. The timing is good for a new report, “Pushed beyond breaking: U.S. newsrooms use mobile alerts to define their brand,” released this week in collaboration between the Tow Center …

Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have found a scalable (and profitable) local news model

Village Media is doing that weird thing where it’s using only digital advertising to support local news — and it’s working.<p>With roots from an online coupon book in the early 2000s for local residents to print out discounts and bring them to the retailer in person, Village Media has evolved and …

The Washington Post Is A Software Company Now

The newspaper created a platform to tackle its own challenges. Then, with Amazon-like spirit, it realized there was a business in helping other publishers do the same.<p>“There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy. We will need to invent, which means we will need to experiment.”<p>That …

Journalism
Podcasting

In dieser Präse steht alles, was Ihr über SEO in 2018 wissen müsst

SEO-Papst Rand Fishkin zeigt, wie Eure SEO-Strategie der Zukunft aussehen sollte Es gibt wohl kaum ein bekannteres SEO-Gesicht als Rand Fishkin – das …

When fake news will be made by pros

<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>Storyful employees debunking fake news using cutting edge technologies. (Photo: Nasa)A funny game. A scary conclusion: today’s …

Fake News

The Washington Post on Reddit surprises users with its non-promotional, ultra helpful presence

Democracy dies in dankness.<p>That’s not a typo in the Washington Post’s Reddit profile: The Washington Post account is an avid poster of some pretty good memes and gifs. It’s got jokes. It’s also a sharer of everything from polling stories to breaking national security stories to lifestyle columns to …

Internet

Scoring news stories is hard

<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>A crucial part of the News Quality Scoring Project is labeling the dataset, i.e., thousands of news articles. The process will be …

Machine Learning

Rebuilding trust by trusting the audience

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, believes that the news industry is broken and he reckons he has a way to fix it.<p>In collaboration with Orit Kopel, …

Hedge Funds

How Die Welt has grown to nearly 80,000 digital subscribers

Getting people to pay for content is tough, but Axel Springer news publication Die Welt has made progress by changing its pay model.<p>In September …

Newsonomics: Can startup Invisibly be the new revenue stream publishers dream of?

Oh no, can it be <i>another</i> news micropayments play?<p>With the seemingly sudden sense that there have got to be ways other than a full-bore subscription for readers to help pay the freighted costs of producing news, 2018 will bring multiple bold new efforts to revive the news business.<p>Now you can add a …

Blockchain

Civil, the blockchain-based journalism marketplace, is building its first batch of publications

If you’re still confused by Civil, the cryptocurrency-based journalism marketplace that went public this summer, you’re probably not alone. Since the company made its first appearance, reactions have included muted excitement, bewilderment, and outright dismissal about the company’s potential to …

Blockchain
Writing

“De Correspondent” and the blueprint for a successful membership model

<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>Started in the Netherlands in 2013, De Correspondent wants to export its membership model to the United States. Will it fly? Served …

Journalism

Publishers, pick your KPIs and stick with them

<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>News publishers reassure themselves with the number of Key Performance Indicators at their disposal. The selection of gauges is …

Marketing

A San Diego newspaper is partnering with GoFundMe to launch campaigns based on its own articles

Earlier this month, <i>The</i> <i>San Diego Union-Tribune</i> launched an unusual experiment: asking readers to become small-scale philanthropists. Partnering with crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, the paper began adding a small widget to its online articles, providing a link to start a fundraising campaign. “Want …

Crowd Funding

The New York Times Needs Two Bold Moves (updated version)

by Frederic FillouxManagers at the NYT confronted with tough business choices (Nasa Commons)<i>The New York Times should accelerate the shift underlined</i> …

Journalism

Facebook wants to help news publishers sell subscriptions, but says it doesn’t want a cut of the revenue

Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn’t want publishers’ data, either.<p>Facebook says it wants to help publishers sell subscriptions. But Facebook says it doesn’t want a piece of the revenue those subscriptions generate, or any of the data involved in the transaction.<p>Those details are emerging as Facebook …

Digital Advertising

NYT added 93K digital subscribers in Q2, roughly same as McClatchy's total paid digital subs

5:10 PM ET, July 27, 2017<p><b>Sources: NYT chief book reviewer and Pulitzer winner Michiko Kakutani is stepping down after nearly 40 years at the …

dpa ds: Zeitung digital: Was Verlage von der NYT und den Musikkonzernen lernen können

Michael Golden, lange Jahre im Vorstand der „New York Times“ und nun zweiter Mann des NYT-Aufsichtsrats, rüttelte die fast 300 Teilnehmer des …

The New York Times is winning at digital

Most of today’s media “success stories” are about digitally “native” companies like Google and Facebook. Meanwhile, many of the great brands of the …

Media Industry