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The Summer 2017 Reading List That Covers Your Business, Brain And Body

After writing ‘Disruptive Technologies‘ the last thing I wanted to do was see another book but Summer is upon us and I have been pitched and recommended a fair few belters of late. Here are my picks for Summer reading material that you won’t regret taking with you rated using the TBD (Technology, …

Stop Using PowerPoint, Harvard University Says It's Damaging Your Brand And Your Company

PowerPoint, the much maligned and misused presentation platform, is harming people’s perception of you and your brand, according to new research from Harvard University. The research team at Harvard conducted a double-blind study to answer the immortal question: “How effective is PowerPoint as a …

Harvard

Google's New Product Could Be A Stealth Torpedo For LinkedIn

When the average position takes 52 days to fill at an average cost of $4,000 (Deloitte), saving businesses time, money and effort with recruitment is big business. Google has announced a tool that will let small to medium businesses recruit more quality candidates efficiently. ‘Hire‘ is not to be …

Small Business

The Explainer: Disruptive Innovation

Would You Want To Hear This New Circa News Sound Whenever News Breaks?

50 layers of sound and four weeks of work are packed into the one-second push notification in Circa News 2, out today. The app’s cofounder Matt Galligan and his collaborator, dance music pioneer BT, explain why.<p>What does breaking news sound like? Circa, the popular mobile news app built on brevity, …

Jawbone Explains How Wearables Will Go Mainstream

Yesterday, at our Innovation by Design Conference, Jawbone’s Hosain Rahman and Yves Béhar sat down to discuss their last decade of collaboration–a partnership of trust that’s stirred an alchemy of design and business that has historically existed in a select few tech companies (though that trend is …

How Vice Hacked Google Glass To Tell Crisis Stories

By Neal Ungerleider6 minute Read<p>When I spoke with Tim Pool on the phone, the <i>Vice</i> reporter and media innovator (first to pioneer the use of drones for …

HuffPo Pushes Further Into Sponsored Content

Publishers are crazy for native advertising, but they’re stuck with a problem: Who is going to create it?<p>That’s why publishers like Vice and Gawker …

Medium isn't the message: Be careful how you read what's published on platforms

Yesterday, my Twitter feed was lit up with outrage over a post on Medium in which the writer, Michele Catalano, described an unexpected visit from …

TV viewing habit changes push bandwidth demands

August 2, 2013<p>The trend toward obtaining video and audio content via the Internet, and bypassing programming offered by traditional cable and …

Google Glass for publishers: Silica Labs makes it as easy as an RSS tap

The app platform for Google Glass is still in its utter infancy – remember, there only about 8,000 people out there who even own the wearable device …

Boston Globe lost 97 percent of its value in 20 years

In the past 20 years, a great American newspaper has lost<p>96 97 percent of its value.<p>The New York Times bought the Boston Globe in 1993 for $1.1 …

Lonely Planet to Cut Staff and Relocate Digital Offices to Nashville

Four months after buying Lonely Planet from BBC Worldwide, new owner NC2 Media will announce staff reductions and structural changes as soon as this …

The Times of London, navigating audience with a strict paywall, retires its opinion Tumblr

The Times’ effort to give readers a free taste of its opinion pieces wasn’t generating enough of an impact on paid subscriptions to be worthwhile.<p>When you bet on a strict, un-leaky paywall as The Times of London has, you’re forced to get creative about how to put your work in front of new audiences …

Digital news is finally starting to pay

Newspaper publishers beleaguered by digital developments for the past decade are starting to believe that business models to support digital …

AP Takes A Stake In Bambuser, The Real-Time Mobile Video Service That Helps Eyewitnesses Tell Their Stories

Bambuser, the upstart mobile video service that has carved out a name for itself as a crucial tool for eyewitnesses to record and transmit footage of major events — be they political uprisings, bombings or a star sighting — is today announcing another step along the route to becoming a part and …

Reuters Institute survey reveals growing global popularity of live blogs

Live news pages, also known as live blogs, have become one of the most engaging formats for news online. They are increasingly prevalent on news …

News Industry

The New York Times To Limit Non-Subscribers Mobile Article Access

<i>The New York Times</i> has announced new plans to limit the amount of content non-subscribing mobile readers can access each day with a new “mobile meter”.<p>The company announced the plans on Thursday, with the new measures set to come into effect from June 27. It said that the change will apply to its …

'SuperTicket' for seeing movie at theater, home

Get ready for a "SuperTicket" to the movies.<p>After years of bickering over how soon after theatrical release a movie can be piped into the home, major studios and theater owners are experimenting with a new way to promote home entertainment sales — by selling ticket packages that enable patrons to …

UK newspapers' print ad revenue 'to shrink by £400m by the end of 2014'

Almost £400m in print advertising is forecast to be lost from the UK newspaper market by the end of 2014, with digital revenues only able to make up …

Amazon Wants to Create Appointment TV Online, Not Follow Netflix Binging

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Though Netflix may have emerged as the frontrunner when it comes to original streaming content, what …

Feedly Cloud Goes Live To Replace Google Reader’s Backend, Power New Web Version Of Feedly’s App

In 10 days, Google’s RSS feed-reading service Google Reader will shut down for good. In its wake, developers working on products in the RSS ecosystem have been stepping up to deliver apps, tools and other services to fill the void. Today, one of the frontrunners, Feedly, is transforming itself from …

YouTube and Spotify ripping: why won't they act?

Spotify hit the headlines recently after an app surfaced on the Chrome Web Store that allowed users to permanently download any song on the music …

The Ongoing Story: Twitter and Writing

I was in the <i>Time</i> magazine archives recently, doing research for my biography of J. D. Salinger, when I pulled open a drawer and found a small box containing a bunch of discarded typewriter heads for the I.B.M. Selectric typewriter—the cutting-edge writing technology of my youth. I had written, or …