The name of the game for most publishers is, churn out as much content as possible, at as low a cost as possible, in order to amass huge quantities of ad impressions that are sold at bulk.Jack Marshall, Pitchfork Opts Out of the Pageview Rat Race
Pitchfork’s position is: That’s wrong. It’s an old-fashioned argument that lasting media brands are built by establishing a deep tie with a passionate audience.
About 12 million Canadian households subscribe to traditional television packages, compared with two million for Netflix. But Netflix is on a different trajectory, doubling its number of subscribers in the past year as it bulks up on content and introduces original shows
—Stev Ladurantaye, Netflix rearms for a Canadian onslaught
Now’s design, like its usage ambitions, was a culmination of everything that Google had done before. But it evolved in a mature, new direction, so that it looked quite unlike anything else Google had created. […] The primary interface element of Now is what Google calls “cards,” which are modelled after real cards. They present a clean, trim canvas for information—one recalls the discussion of tasteful business-card design in the film “American Psycho.Matt Buchanan, Google Maps, Google Plus, Cards, and the Evolution of the Company’s Design.
You can scan the barcode on any product and the free app will trace its ownership all the way to its top corporate parent company, including conglomerates like Koch Industries.Clare O’Connor, New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart
Once you’ve scanned an item, Buycott will show you its corporate family tree on your phone screen. Scan a box of Splenda sweetener, for instance, and you’ll see its parent, McNeil Nutritionals, is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson
Mobile-centric and mobile-exclusive news consumers are small groups — but growing, [McKinsey’s Michael Lamb] said, and winning products need to be tailored to their news preferences and be marketed effectively.Rick Edmonds, New research finds 92 percent of time spent on news consumption is still on legacy platforms
The Chronicle-Herald of Halifax, Nova Scotia (my hometown paper!) was proud of its six wins at the Atlantic Journalism Awards this past weekend.
Like any publication that earns praise for its work, the paper celebrated its wins in an article that also listed the other winners.
Unfortunately, the print edition of that story came with a typo.Yes, the paper misspelled its own name in the headline.
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