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Why Patience Is A Virtue With The Long Tail

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A recent article by fellow Search Engine Land contributor Matt Van Wagner on long-tail keyword management  - as well as some recent experiences with several large-scale advertisers, inspired me to write this article on quantitative long-tail management. Too often, I have seen cases where marketers... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Why Patience Is A Virtue With The Long Tail

How Many Bad Assumptions Can You Make In A Single Article About Content Creation And Copyright?

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I really like The Atlantic and think they do pretty good work. I also tend to like Megan McArdle's work, which is usually pretty thought provoking. So I was profoundly disappointed with her recent article, The Freeloaders, which makes a bunch of really bad assumptions, tied together with debunked arguments,...
How Many Bad Assumptions Can You Make In A Single Article About Content Creation And Copyright?

Rather Than Reinventing Education By Teaching A Million People At Once, Can We Perfect Teaching One Person At A Time?

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We've written a few times about innovation in education, and I've pointed out that I think the real breakthrough opportunity is in figuring out ways to get "students" to teach the subject matter themselves. As I noted, it was only once I had to teach certain subjects that I fully...
Rather Than Reinventing Education By Teaching A Million People At Once, Can We Perfect Teaching One Person At A Time?

Boot up: selling Bing, Gosling on Android, Apple's malware ratio, mobile's win and more

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Plus how to decide which tax avoidance stories to write, the death of Moore's Law? and moreA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamTwitter sets its sights on 2 billion users >> CNET News"Everything we are doing is oriented around getting...
Boot up: selling Bing, Gosling on Android, Apple's malware ratio, mobile's win and more

Breaking Media: 5 ways to make and monetize a niche audience

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What do you get when you hire over-educated writers and ask them to produce a muck-raking tabloid for professionals? In the case of Breaking Media, you get a badly-behaved but valuable audience of lawyers and bankers. The company’s signature Above the Law site now has nearly a million monthly readers...
Breaking Media: 5 ways to make and monetize a niche audience

Yes, the North Korea Subreddit Is Fake

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Your one-stop destination for Kim Jong Un fat jokes. The r/Pyongyang subreddit is up to 5,827 comrades. Considering the North Korean government has an official YouTube channel and Twitter page, a Reddit presence seemed vaguely plausible. But what is more plausible is that Redditors, who deeply, passionately love to make...
Yes, the North Korea Subreddit Is Fake

Red Hat hits $1 billion in revenue, a milestone for open source

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Red Hat today announced that it has crossed the billion-dollar mark in revenue, with $1.13 billion in the fiscal year that ended February 29. Red Hat is unique in becoming the first vendor of its size to make all or nearly all of its money from building, maintaining, and...
Red Hat hits $1 billion in revenue, a milestone for open source

Big e-reader is watching you

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Your e-reader knows how long it took you to finish The Hunger Games and where you stopped reading Wolf Hall. Publishers are thrilled with the new data – but what does it mean for the rest of us?Big Brother, wrote George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four, is watching you. Would Orwell...
Big e-reader is watching you

Investing in Innovation: The Circle of Life

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It's easy to construct an "us" versus "them" mentality between startups and investors, especially when there are so many disgruntled founders who've had the door slammed in their face. But I'd hardly make the generalization that investors avoid innovation. While it's true that proven returns are required in the majority...
Investing in Innovation: The Circle of Life

Startups and brand protection in the UK – What you need to know

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Following on from the recent article published here on The Next Web about protecting your brand in the U.S, we thought you may like to get the low down on how to protect your brand in the UK. Branding can be about slogans, logos, product or service names, business names...
Startups and brand protection in the UK – What you need to know

What's All the Hype About Native Ads, Anyway? Looking Beyond the Buzzword.

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Image copyright Timur DjafarovLate last year, yet another industry buzzword emerged: “Native Advertising.” The term has received a lot of media attention and excitement from brands, rich-media companies, and publishers alike, and after cutting through the hype, one question still remains — what does it actually mean? At the basic...
What's All the Hype About Native Ads, Anyway? Looking Beyond the Buzzword.

Fast Chat: How Did We Get So Bored With Our Gadgets?

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Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz discuss Farhad Manjoo’s recent article in Slate about getting bored with the iPhone, and whether mobile devices should aim for functionality or novelty. This post is brought to you by our content partnership with Daily Download. You can find the original post on the...
Fast Chat: How Did We Get So Bored With Our Gadgets?

Suit aims to block Microsoft vote -- part of 'troubling' trend in securities litigation

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A suit filed by a Microsoft shareholder in King County Superior Court seeks to prevent the company from holding upcoming votes on executive pay and employee stock until Microsoft gives shareholders more information — alleging that its proxy statement is “materially misleading and incomplete.” However, this is not a unique...
Suit aims to block Microsoft vote -- part of 'troubling' trend in securities litigation
Gestures as a New Dimension in Mobile Design

Google Analytics Dashboard – A Powerful Wordpress Traffic Monitoring Plugin

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Are you running a Wordpress blog?  One very important aspect of the blogger’s job is to keep track of his web traffic.  It is good to know how many visitors you have and whether that number is climbing or tanking. It’s also good to know as much as you...
Google Analytics Dashboard – A Powerful Wordpress Traffic Monitoring Plugin

"Bromance Gone Awry" and Other Instagram Tidbits on Bloomberg West (Video)

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Earlier this week, I appeared on Bloomberg West with the ever-delightful Emily Chang to talk about my recent article in Vanity Fair magazine about the rise of Instagram and its sale to Facebook, titled “The Money Shot.” You can read the full piece here or here, but this turned...
"Bromance Gone Awry" and Other Instagram Tidbits on Bloomberg West (Video)

Charities must make the most of smartphone and tablet technology

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Charities need to ensure their donation processes are optimised for smartphones or they risk alienating supportersA recent article by Zoe Amar for the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network was a clarion call that chimed with our own mantras about the role technology has to play in growing giving.We've spent the last...
Charities must make the most of smartphone and tablet technology

Accuracy of Times report on Foxconn abuses challenged

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The accuracy of parts of a recent article in the New York Times criticizing Apple for its complicity in the abuse of workers' rights in China has been called into question....
Accuracy of Times report on Foxconn abuses challenged
The ethical quagmire of geoengineering

Infor Software Introduction Signals PLM Demand Rising

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There has been a lot of talk recently about the increased need for PLM among all industries but specifically for the consumer packaged good (CPG) industries due to increased and unpredictable materials costs and stricter regulatory compliance standards.  A recent article, Infor Accelerates Product Development for Process Manufacturers, on Industry...
Infor Software Introduction Signals PLM Demand Rising

Senator Coons Admits That SOPA/PIPA 'Really Did Pose Some Risk To The Internet'

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A few folks have been sending over a recent article from Hillicon Valley, in which Senator Chris Coons, a co-sponsor of PIPA admits that the bill "really did pose some risk to the internet." Coons said it was "truly memorable" when one of his sons shook him awake and asked...
Senator Coons Admits That SOPA/PIPA 'Really Did Pose Some Risk To The Internet'

Recommended laptops for university students | Ask Jack

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David Brake wants to be able to recommend a laptop to his journalism students (and other students have much the same requirements). They're not necessarily rich, so what kind of system would do the job?Are there any particular laptops that I could recommend to my students? (If anyone wants to...
Recommended laptops for university students | Ask Jack

Unintended Consequences, Lead And Crime

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If you haven't yet, you owe it to yourself to read Kevin Drum's recent article for Mother Jones about the possible link between crime rates and leaded gasoline. The article makes a rather convincing case that the massive growth, and then subsequent decline, in crime over the last six decades...
Unintended Consequences, Lead And Crime

Hate ChatRoulette? Then You Hate The Internet

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Every once in a while, a service or feature comes along that crystallizes everything people love and hate about the Internet. ChatRoulette is definitely one of those services. Plenty has been written already about the new social tool, which is a little like the Internet video version of speed dating....
Hate ChatRoulette? Then You Hate The Internet
How Will Salesforce Adapt To The Next Platform Shift: Mobile Computing?
France's precursor to the internet, the Minitel, to retire after 30 years of service

Nordstrom disses omni-channel, but Alexandra Mysoor says it's real

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Nordstrom and other large retailers may not know what the term “omni-channel” means, but it is a real trend that’s happening. Jamie Nordstrom was quoted in a recent article saying she doesn’t get it. In case you’re not familiar with the term either, “omni-channel” refers to the integration of a...
Nordstrom disses omni-channel, but Alexandra Mysoor says it's real
MicroVentures doles out $16M in investments while it 'patiently waits' for the SEC

ATD on Air: A Short History of Instagram, Windows 8′s Start Menu, and the Future of Streaming Video

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In addition to feeding the tireless AllThingsD news machine, our editors also dropped by a few other outlets this week to talk about everything from the fate of long-form journalism in a short-attention span world and how to restore the Start Menu on Windows 8, until Microsoft decides whether...
ATD on Air: A Short History of Instagram, Windows 8′s Start Menu, and the Future of Streaming Video

The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay

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I've pointed out before that, contrary to the smug insistence of many people who dislike this site, I don't download any unauthorized content. At all. In 1999 I had Napster on my computer, but I was stuck on a dialup connection, so I never had a chance to test it...
The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay
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