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Boston Globe knocks down paywall to jumpstart subscriptions

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For the next 12 days, readers can get free access to BostonGlobe.com by entering their email address. “The impetus for the free trial is getting the word out on new features, including the Boston Globe e-paper,” said Peter Doucette, Executive Director, Circulation Sales & Marketing. The e-paper is what is known...
Boston Globe knocks down paywall to jumpstart subscriptions
Harvard secret scanned faculty emails to find source of leaked cheating memo

Crossing the newspaper chasm: Is it better to be funded by readers?

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Both the Financial Times and the New York Times have either already crossed or are close to crossing an important threshold: namely, the point at which revenue from reader subscriptions exceeds the revenue they get from advertising. For an industry that has been as dependent on ad revenue as the...
Crossing the newspaper chasm: Is it better to be funded by readers?

The FAA Doesn't Make You Sit Down Before Your Plane Leaves -- Just Your Stupid Airline

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AMERICAN airlines are showing up on time more often. "During the first 10 months of 2012," the Boston Globe reports, "on-time arrival rates at US airports were the highest they have been since 2003." The best on-time performance in almost a decade should be reason for celebration. But what have...
The FAA Doesn't Make You Sit Down Before Your Plane Leaves -- Just Your Stupid Airline
iPad book publisher Open Air raises $800k, adds iPhone support

iPad Pulse Reader app goes from keynote hero to App Store zero thanks to NYT

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Pulse News Reader -- a news aggregating app for the iPad -- got itself the ultimate stamp of approval yesterday by being featured in Steve Jobs' keynote speech. A few hours later, however, Apple had removed the application from its App Store, following a complaint by the New York...
iPad Pulse Reader app goes from keynote hero to App Store zero thanks to NYT

Barry Diller-Backed, Disruptive Internet TV Startup Aereo Coming To A City Near You

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Fresh off of one surprising legal victory, Chet Kanojia, CEO of the controversial Internet TV startup Aereo, is launching another pre-emptive court challenge to have his service declared legal. Aereo is revving up its ambitions. The Internet TV company, which allows users to stream and record over-the-air television on...
Barry Diller-Backed, Disruptive Internet TV Startup Aereo Coming To A City Near You

Lithuania And Estonia Use Google Maps Street View To Catch Tax Cheats

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As we've noted before, the information captured by Google's Street View has been put to some surprising uses, and the Boston Globe has come across a further fascinating example from Lithuania: Sitting in the comfort of their own offices, inspectors used the free Internet program for a virtual cruise...
Lithuania And Estonia Use Google Maps Street View To Catch Tax Cheats

The Guardian and the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellowship

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What is the OpenNews fellowship? Who is our current fellow and what's happening next year?The Knight and Mozilla Foundations came together in support of OpenNews over a year ago. OpenNews brings together technologists and journalists to collaborate on the future of news. The programme is designed to address a specific...
The Guardian and the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellowship

For Harvard’s library, an arduous digital shift - The Boston Globe

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For Harvard’s library, an arduous digital shift - The Boston Globe

Is the New York Times making paywalls pay?

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The NYT shows print and digital strategies are more intertwined than everThe New York Times company's latest quarterly numbers contain a rich trove of data regarding the health of the digital news industry. Today, we'll focus on the transition from traditional advertising to paywall strategies being implemented across the world....
Is the New York Times making paywalls pay?
Climate changed pegged as biggest threat to Pacific security by US Navy commander

BP subpoenas researchers’ emails regarding oil spill work

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A central issue during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the estimation of the volume of oil released. Scientists and staff at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) were called upon by both BP and the US Coast Guard, which requested help in analyzing the spill, and providing an estimate...
BP subpoenas researchers’ emails regarding oil spill work

Ray Ozzie's Stealthy Startup Talko Is Building A Consumer-Facing Mobile Communications App, Not A Cloud-Based Mobile Backend

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In December, news leaked that former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie had raised $4 million for a stealthy startup known as Talko, previously known as Cocomo. Not much is known about the company’s plans, but originally the speculation was that Talko is building cloud-based backend services. We’re hearing now that a...
Ray Ozzie's Stealthy Startup Talko Is Building A Consumer-Facing Mobile Communications App, Not A Cloud-Based Mobile Backend
Twitter Erupts After Capture Of Suspected Bomber

The NYT needs a lot more than just a paywall

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If there was a bright spot in the latest quarterly results from the New York Times, it’s the fact that the newspaper’s metered paywall has attracted almost 325,000 subscribers willing to pay a monthly fee for the site. Despite all the celebrating from the pro-paywall camp, however, that bright...
The NYT needs a lot more than just a paywall

Amanda Palmer brouhaha exposes the dark side of crowdsourcing

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Is it right to ask for (and use) free labor? That’s the question that erupted after Amanda Palmer, former lead singer of the Dresden Dolls and a fixture on the Boston music scene,  posted a request for musicians to back up her band on its new tour. Palmer wrote that she needs...
Amanda Palmer brouhaha exposes the dark side of crowdsourcing

Notable: Harvard Didn't Try To Claim Ownership Of Facebook

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With the big Facebook IPO dominating the tech news, the folks over at the Boston Globe have highlighted a point that hasn't received much, if any, attention. Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook (with the vestigial "the" as a prefix) while he was a student at Harvard. Many universities these days claim...
Notable: Harvard Didn't Try To Claim Ownership Of Facebook

Lessons of Harvard's secret email search | Dan Gillmor

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The implications for all of us are clear: never assume your email is private. And if you care, take measures to protect yourselfAccording to Harvard University, email subject lines are not "content". This remarkable claim comes in a university statement, sardonically called a "partial apology" by the Boston Globe, attempting to...
Lessons of Harvard's secret email search | Dan Gillmor

These Numbers Show Why The New York Times Is Firing More Journalists

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The New York Times announced another round of newsroom cost cuts this morning, with editor Jill Abramson seeking voluntary resignations from 30 senior editors. If 30 editors don't accept the buyouts, the NYT will proceed to involuntary firings. These layoffs come despite the success of the company's online paywall, which...
These Numbers Show Why The New York Times Is Firing More Journalists
Does Your Phone Know How Happy You Are? The Emotion-Recognition Industry Comes Giddily Of Age

The New York Times: Running faster and faster to stay in the same place

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“Here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” — The Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland When it comes to the evolution of newspapers in...
The New York Times: Running faster and faster to stay in the same place

There's no tomorrow

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The reason for the change is that articles are no longer written only for the newspaper. Breaking news is posted immediately on the Globe’s websites; stories are then fleshed out, posted again, then put into the process for the next day’s paper and the next day’s web entries. With all...
There's no tomorrow

Get Ready to Watch the London Olympics Play Wack-A-Mole With the Internet

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Get your own. (Photo: flickr.com/jspatchwork) The first “Twitter Olympics” start Friday. And how is that going, so far? Let’s just say the games are off to a rocky start, and we’re popping popcorn in anticipation. As we’ve mentioned before, the International Olympic Committe rolled into town with a long list...
Get Ready to Watch the London Olympics Play Wack-A-Mole With the Internet

Mandatory Password Changes Costs Billions in Lost Productivity [Passwords]

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Big enterprises that force their workers to change their access passwords on a regular basis, and adhere to complex rules when they do, might be their own worst enemy. At least that's how Boston Globe editor Mark Pothier sees it, and he cites a Microsoft research paper as part...
Mandatory Password Changes Costs Billions in Lost Productivity [Passwords]

Citizens Protest Closing Of Boston Libraries, Propose Alternative Funding (Boston Globe) http://bit.ly/9iARx9

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Citizens Protest Closing Of Boston Libraries, Propose Alternative Funding (Boston Globe) http://bit.ly/9iARx9

Harvard scrambles to explain why it secretly searched deans' emails

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Harvard University officials scrambled Monday to contain the fallout from a damaging report in The Boston Globe over the weekend disclosing how administrators secretly accessed email accounts belonging to 16 resident deans at the university....
Harvard scrambles to explain why it secretly searched deans' emails

Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek

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Here’s a roundup of this week’s news about paywalls. Houston Chronicle The Houston Chronicle is adopting a new payment model for digital content: Its new HTML5 site, HoustonChronicle.com, requires a subscription, while a separate site, Chron.com, remains free. The Boston Globe enacted a similar model last September. John T. O’Loughlin, president...
Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek
The dramatic decline of the Philadelphia Inquirer newsroom captured in photos

Bogus Lawsuit Plus Threats To Those Who Write About It Leads To Epic Response

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Reader Jason sent over a blog post that sent me down a bit of a rabbit hole, following the story through a variety of twists and turns. The key player in the story is Jonathan Monsarrat, who among other things founded the video game company Turbine (Asheron's Call, Lord of...
Bogus Lawsuit Plus Threats To Those Who Write About It Leads To Epic Response
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