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Watchdog says police cuts have left forces in 'perilous state' | UK news | The Guardian
Government austerity blamed in report, which shows stretched forces downgrading calls and leaving suspects at large [ ie case where women calls police about burglary, says tracking of her ipad shows where it is, police call handler says 'go knock on their door' ]
Police  Austerity  UK  Tories  Home  Office  Theresa  May  nasty  party  Conservative  digital  crime  cybercrime  cyber 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Episode 064 — Disrupting Trump by ExponentFM
37:00 - people go to amazon. pipe of stuff // same w Netflix - pipe of entertainment / front door of entertainment // cost free, marginally no cost to expand // key is now discovery! // but suppliers have no choice. cost pressure. // aggregation theory // differentiation only from being irreplaceable. unique. focused. narrow. avoid go out of way of commoditization. price is dead. newspaper itself has been fractured, broken up. // amazon is default for consumers. // how would you build a business that fit into amazon? that still makes you successful? differentiate to the point where you get a direct connection to the consumer! << custom to order quote paintings and other!? Want to compete in a completely new arena! where things are not scalable. where people can't compete on price with you. no "low-end focus" // winner take all effects - monopsony - size leverage to command conditions. // 1:12:00 find a niche
Amazon  Prime  e-commerce  Netflix  economics  of  abundance  abundance  marginal  cost  long-tail  subscription  model  subscription  publishing  2.0  digital  publishing  self-publishing  newspaper  Print  is  Dead  Etsy  Marketplace  commodity  business  commoditization  differentiate  differentiation  Gary  Vaynerchuk  Start-up  of  You  lesson  advice  Retail  pure  play  oligopoly  oligopol  competitive  competitive  advantage  competitiveness  monopsony  Brand 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Deutsche Telekom darf das Internet schneller machen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Es gibt in der Frage auch starken politischen Druck: Die Bundesregierung will den Breitbandausbau bis 2018 durchbekommen, dann soll es überall im Land Zugänge mit 50 Megabit pro Sekunde geben - es ist ein Prestigeprojekt des Ministers Alexander Dobrindt (Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur). Und ohne die Vectoring-Pläne der Telekom wäre das sehr viel schwerer zu erreichen. Zur Entscheidung der Netzagentur können die Marktteilnehmer noch einmal formell Stellung nehmen, auch in einer öffentlichen Verhandlung. Auch das Kartellamt und die europäische Regulierungsbehörde, die Vectoring kritisch sieht, werden gehört. Erst dann fällt im Frühjahr 2016 die endgültige Entscheidung.
infrastructure  investment  infrastructure  Net  Neutrality  Germany  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  short-termism  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  digital  economy  White  Elephant  Policy  Makers  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  public  utility  Good  monopoly  antitrust  regulators  Consumer  Protection 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Every Day I Want To Quit Social Media
[ no more time to reflect and think for yourself ... we are all and feel Alon Together. ] I am drowning in a sea of anxiety created by Twitter and Facebook. [...] We all want to be recognized as clever or witty. [ your best side, public ] [...] I ended up on social media for a reason, and though the reason escapes me during moments of sheer panic and anxiety, I take part, no matter what — the pursuit of relevancy, or, in the strictest sense of the term, validation, is an imperative that exists as a key part of humankind’s quest for meaning. Self-definition has become intertwined with social media. We are all here for each other. I wake up staring at my phone. I fall asleep to the glow of the very same screen.
Selbstfürsorge  Selbstdarstellung  Social  Media  status  symbol  status  anxiety  Celebrity  of  You  public  relations  Personal  Brand  Positioning  self-censorship  focus  distraction  Digital  Detox  Newsfeed  envy  Alain  de  Botton  sociology  gossip  culture  gossip  culture  psychology  society  western  society  western  lifestyle  zombie  consumer  materialism  consumerist  consumerism  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  civil  courage  Zivilcourage  courage  TV  Reality  TV  scripted-reality  television  Escapeism  Entertainment  Entertainment  Industry  Tabloid  Daily  Mail  empathy  compassion  human  being  human  decency  dignity  community  anxiety  anxiety  Millennials  generationy  prejudice  judgement  label  bias  filter  bubble 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Spotify Shrinks Music Download Sales, Fights Piracy – Study | Re/code
Is Spotify shrinking the music business, by giving people a good reason not to buy music anymore? Or is Spotify helping the music business, by giving people a good reason not to steal music anymore? Yes! That’s the conclusion from a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month. [...] The nice thing about the study is that it manages to bolster both Spotify’s main argument to the music industry for the past few years — if you don’t let us distribute your music, and get some money for it, the pirates will do it and you’ll get none — and the music labels’ primary worry about streaming — there’s no way we’re going to sell enough subscriptions to replace albums and single-track sales!
Spotify  Music  Industry  The  Content  Wars  Entertainment  Escapeism  mobile  homescreen  Smartphone  mobile  first  Pandora  YouTube  Google  Play  Amazon  Prime  Apple  Music  business  model  subscription  model  discovery  distribution  curation  curation  curator  editor  editorial  digital  economy  digital  digital  publishing  publishing  2.0  Artist  digital 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
One-fifth of youngsters suffer from 'high anxiety' - BBC News
The study looked at the wellbeing and mental health of 7.5 million young people in the UK aged 16 to 24. [...] The figures also show a rising proportion of young people who felt dissatisfied with their health. [...] The figures from the ONS show a picture of a growing number of young people who are satisfied with their lives - but with a persistent minority reporting unhappiness or suffering from anxiety. [...] Campus anxiety [...] But in terms of anxiety, 18% report high levels of anxiety and almost 16% have "medium" levels of anxiety. In a separate measure, there are almost 21% of young people with "evidence indicating depression or anxiety". And young people's perceptions of their own physical health seemed to be progressively more negative, with more expressing dissatisfaction and fewer feeling satisfied. [F]igures for the wellbeing of younger children which showed about one in eight youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15 reported symptoms of mental ill-health.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Eine Woche offline - Zurück in die analoge Ahnungslosigkeit
"Generation Kopf unten" // Furchts was zu verpassen. Loss aversion. >> known dopamine kick and serotonin. good feel feeling. emotion. // Funktionaler gebrauch - vs - abuse // Aufmerksamkeit verloren gegangen, dauernde unterbrechung // durchschnittlich 3hr bis zu 5h am handy // benutzen smartphone nicht mehr zum telefonieren // .. auf eine sache konzentrieren. geht nicht mehr. // Wertegesellschaft: Likes? Followers? Comments? // Belohnungssystem //
addiction  Dopamine  Serotonin  mobile  homescreen  Escapeism  Entertainment  distraction  psychology  sociology  communication  abuse  substance  abuse  Smartphone  mobilephone  mobile  phone  24-hour  news  cycle  user  generated  content  The  Wars  click  bait  Clickbait  Linkbait  linkbaiting  Internetsucht  Internetabhängigkeit  chronic  stress  filter  bubble  multitasking  Digital  Detox  burnout  productivity  Gamification  Social  Media  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  society  Belohnungssystem  loss  aversion  emotion  Procrastinating  procrastination  anxiety  anxiety  peer  pressure  peer  group 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Digitaler Burnout: "Zu viel Smartphone macht unglücklich" - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ portion USE time! 3x1hr? ] Study: Wir beschäftigen uns bis zu drei Stunden am Tag mit dem Smartphone. Der Leiter der Studie zieht daraus bedenkliche Schlüsse - und fordert eine digitale Diät. [...] Der Experte geht davon aus, dass beim Scrollen über den Handyscreen die gleichen Stoffwechselvorgänge im Gehirn aktiviert werden wie bei Drogensüchtigen. Die ständige Kommunikation mit Freunden oder Arbeitskollegen über soziale Medien wie Facebook scheine dabei das größte Suchtpotenzial auszumachen. "Denn dort erhalten wir Aufmerksamkeit und Anerkennung", so te Wildt. [...] "Das Gehirn ist durch den Überfluss an Informationen und Kommunikation komplett überlastet", sagt Markowetz. Im schlimmsten Fall führt das schließlich zum Burnout, wie ihn Miriam Meckel, Chefredakteurin der "Wirtschaftswoche" oder die "Huffington Post"-Gründerin Arianna Huffington erlebt haben. Die beiden Karrierefrauen machten die Kommunikationsüberlastung mitverantwortlich für ihren Zusammenbruch.
Smartphone  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  mobile  phone  user  behaviour  snacking  Entertainment  Escapeism  attention  span  attention  graph  distraction  Focus  Depression  well  being  happiness  Social  Network  Social  Media  digital  natives  noise  pollution  noise  Signal  vs.  sociology  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  psychology  Psychiatry  burnout  chronic  stress  Friendship  status  anxiety  status  symbol  consumerist  consumer  choice  consumerism  zombie  consumer  Alain  de  Botton  materialism  Dopamine  book  The  Information  Diet  Leistungsgesellschaft  Gesellschaft  Wegwerfgesellschaft  meme  society  Age  digital  economy  The  Content  Wars  user  generated  Platform  life  hacker  life  lesson  Tim  Ferriss  productivity  Procrastinating  procrastination 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Casey Neistat's Guide to Filmmaking - YouTube
learning by doing. practical skills. semi-instant feedback. // tim ferriss and other writers; its about bleeding. putting yourself out ther naked and raw. // storytelling, relating! RELATING! Interestingness. And share it in a way that is interesting (time limit <10min, cut/edit, graphics, mobile friendly (lenght 10min, no fluff, red line from start to finish, IMMER AUF DEM ROTEN FADEN.) // &! here comes everybody // Story is Golden. << The King. Everything else serves the king. //&! EXPERIMENT, TRY, TINKER AROUND WITH THE EDIT. MARGINAL GAINS - youtu.be/nq9yz77r3zA - 5:40 - experience and good judgement does come with practice, practice and practice. And being open to mistakes and failure. They are part of practicing a craft. &! << WALK YOUR OWN PATH TO DISCOVER AND YIELD >YOUR OWN< STYLE *casey neistat - youtu.be/8hr2Isqsxxs - thus become unique. average comes from taking a given path others plotted to teach; 'The Dummies Guide' to editing. storytelling. lighting. cinematography.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Spare Me Your Sh*tty Advertising - YouTube
"advertising business model doesn't make sense." for publishers! Business insider makes 50cent per user per year. ARPU. OUCH! It's like worse than brand awareness banner advertising. They recently started long-form reports to buy on vertical/topics like gigaom did. // news is free. analysis isn't (in-depth, maybe personal brand, industry standing (like TechCrunch turned out to be: worked for it many long nights for years. and then it all came crashing down rather quickly because the figure-head overstretched himself and wasn't in it for the long-run to do it as independent business) ... but don't to cottage cheese Wall Street a-like factory). // &! We are on the eve of war of ad blocking/content blocking: The End of Advertising as We Know It - youtu.be/KFe3YOlRlRs
subscription  model  business  model  Retail  e-commerce  Amazon  Prime  convenience  pure  play  brick  and  mortar  business  Jet.com  Amazon  publishing  2.0  journalismus  paywall  pageviews  BuzzFeed  Insider  New  York  Times  NYT  NYTimes  Der  Spiegel  The  Guardian  ARPU  advertisement  advertisement  targeting  advertisement  re-targeting  CPM  Facebook  Big  Data  ad  targeting  Programmatic  Content  Programmatic  Advertising  PandoDaily  Pando.com  The  Information  24-hour  news  cycle  The  Content  Wars  discovery  distribution  noise  noise  pollution  curation  curation  curator  creator  digital  contextual  Niche  Content  marketing  advertorial  paid  user  generated  branded  Newsfeed  Upworthy  Google  Search  ad  blocking  Google  Inc.  Apple  iOS  Android  AdBlock  blocking  Platform  Silo  TOS 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Thrillist and JackThreads Raise $54 Million, Split Into Separate Companies | Re/code
In an interview with Re/code on Tuesday, Lerer revealed that Thrillist, his lifestyle media business for dudes, and JackThreads, his e-commerce site for young guys, are splitting into separate entities, with a new CEO taking over at JackThreads. Lerer positioned the arrangement as a way for the businesses to focus solely on what they do best and allocate investment dollars as they see fit. “At a certain point, these businesses have each become living, breathing creatures, and to share a source of food is not the most productive,” he said.
e-commerce  pure  play  digital  content  contextual  content  content  marketing  branded  content 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Jörg Kachelmann: Kommentar zum Urteil von Gisela Friedrichsen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Springer-Konzern soll eine Rekordentschädigung an Jörg Kachelmann zahlen - gut so. Kachelmanns Verletzungen werden davon zwar nicht heilen. Boulevardmedien aber werden nun vorsichtiger sein, bevor sie Verleumdungskampagnen starten. [...] die Verletzungen, die auch die Justiz Kachelmann zugefügt hat, heilen nicht. Man denke nur an den unsäglichen Prozess vor dem Landgericht Mannheim, das, obwohl massive Zweifel an der Aussage des angeblichen Opfers bestanden, im Sexualleben des Angeklagten herumwühlte, als handle es sich bei ihm um den gefährlichsten Triebtäter Deutschlands überhaupt. [...] Menschen, denen ihr "gutes Recht" versagt blieb, entwickeln sich oft zu Querulanten und gehen ihrer Umwelt auf die Nerven, was ihr Unglück noch steigert. Andere werden darüber krank, weil sie ihr Leben lang mit diesem Schicksal hadern.
defamation  libel  gossip  culture  gossip  Bild.de  Tabloid  Social  Media  noise  pollution  celebrity  culture  Clickbait  Linkbait  copywriting  sensationalism  digital  publishing  publishing  2.0  Verleumdung  Persönlichkeitsrecht  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  Justice  System  Law  &  Justice  Rechtsstaat  Unrechtsstaat  Lügenpresse 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Alexander Markowetz: "Digitaler Burnout" | Kulturjournal | NDR - YouTube
- Notifications = are Dopamine rush. ... Addiction. //&! youtu.be/xkP5PEllQg0 - Can teens cope without their smartphones? --- talk about wanting to be in the know, being notified as it happens << express for need of Dopamine rush! //&! Book The Information Diet
productivity  multitasking  efficient  efficiency  learning  Smartphone  mobile  homescreen  mobile  phone  mobilephone  Millennials  distraction  Focus  focused  Appification  generationy  Social  Media  addiction  Dopamine  Notification  burnout  book  chronic  stress  communication  digital  economy  digital  natives  Age  norm  abuse  knowledge  worker  Creatives  Future  of  Work  life  hacker  life  lesson  Airplane  Mode  Detox  The  Information  Diet 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Weltwirtschaft: BIZ warnt vor Krediten in Schwellenländern - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Bank für Internationalen Zahlungsausgleich sieht Alarmzeichen für Banken in vielen Schwellenländern. Die Kreditvergabe in China, Brasilien oder der Türkei habe ein bedrohliches Verhältnis angenommen, warnt die Notenbank. // &! Die Welt steuert auf den Bankrott zu (QE trap): Eine vorläufige Antwort: Das tieferliegende Problem besteht darin, dass sich die Weltwirtschaft insgesamt auf den Bankrott zubewegt - und das wird umso schneller gehen, je höher die Zinsen sind und je niedriger die Preissteigerungsraten.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Consumed: How We Buy Class in Modern Britain: Amazon.co.uk: Harry Wallop: 9780007457106: Books
[ abuse of human condition, evolution ] he argues that our social standing in today's society is no longer determined by the accent you speak with, the school you attended, or your parents. Rather, it is determined by the food we eat, our choice of holiday destination, the clothes we wear, the size of the TV we sit in front of, and whether you use a plug-in air freshener or a smelly candle. // &! Enough: Breaking Free from the World of Excess Paperback (2009) by John Naish // &! No Logo by Naomi Klein //&! The Tyranny of Choice - Renata Salecl //&! The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less - Barry Schwartz //&! The Art Of Choosing: The Decisions We Make Everyday of our Lives, What They Say About Us and How We Can Improve Them - Sheena Iyengar // &! Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Greg McKeown) // &! September 2015 Wish list // &! essentialism, simplicity, minimalism, minimalismus, and tim ferriss >> decision fatigue
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple's “Special Event” was underwhelming, but that's a good thing
I felt less bad for my younger, archiving self than I did for Apple. The parts of our lives we wanted instinctively to endure became ink leaked onto pulp, not files housed in silicon. Paper volumes we still house on oft-dusted bookshelves. It was the technology that Apple designed to usher us into the great, digital future that got thrown out – or, if the technology was lucky, encased inside a dust cover and forgotten about for decades. Apple, in time, learned not only to live with the disposability of digital architecture, but to profit from it... // [ the pendulum will swing back again, on a personal level, but for distribution, digital is so much better! And remember the possibility of data apocalypse ]
Retro  Vinyl  Polaroid  Photo  Album  physical  world  digital  economy  digital  content  digital  natives  Age  Diaries  life  hacker  life  lesson  content  distribution  Social  Network  technological  history  technological  progress  counter  culture  Silicon  Valley  Selbstdarstellung  Selbstfürsorge  Psychology  ephemeral  Data  Apocalypse 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple Gets Hardcore About Its Hobbies | TechCrunch
[from version 1 to 2, 3, 4 ] The iPad wasn’t versatile enough for business. The iPhone camera wasn’t sharp enough for photographers. And none of Apple’s products were fast enough for die hard gamers. Until today. [ more and more extension of you, part of you, you, ... unthinkable to live without it ... remote control for your life, that thing where your life happens now, partially on the screen/inside. away from the gadget factors which still had friction. now less and less friction. ]
Apple  iPad  iPhone  iOS  technological  progress  Apple  Watch  technological  history  Technology  mobile  homescreen  Escapeism  productivity  Entertainment  utility  society  Steve  Jobs  Gesellschaft  Wearable  computing  friction  frictionless  quantified  self  digital  economy  digital  self 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Millennials Can't Afford Cars, and Are Fine With That - Bloomberg View
As somebody who wondered in a column last week whether people in developed countries were perhaps learning that they no longer needed as much stuff as they used to, and whether this might lead to big shifts in the global economy, I read on with great interest. [...] The changes in young adults' consumption habits have clearly been influenced by economic forces. But economic forces shape societal attitudes, too. I also don't see much sign that these economic forces are about to reverse. Both these things can be true: The median 25-to-34-year-old has less to spend, and is less interested in spending it on a car.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
How Legal Immigration Failed Silicon Valley | TechCrunch
Our immigration system hinders entrepreneurship, innovation and productivity. Success in the tech industry, where whole new job categories are created overnight, requires deep familiarity with trends, products and technologies. Learning opportunities abound — if you’re willing to transition to new roles, educate yourself, work on different products or switch companies altogether. Building your own startup, or even joining one, can be the best career move; it offers remarkable potential for growth by wearing multiple hats in an expanding organization. The labor market benefits from this flexibility not just with an improved and adaptable workforce, but also one that creates jobs. The immigration process impedes all these possibilities. [...] [ reset process when switching companies ] [...] And that’s not even the worst part. If you get laid off, you must leave the country. Immediately. [...] Try telling your VC you spent $25,000 of their $1 million funding on immigration fees
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Gillmor Gang: Dog Days | TechCrunch
the personal assistant is the new smartphone! can't live without it once you (technology; augmented intelligence and artificial intelligence) mastered it. // GoButtler in Germany. And Operator in SV - http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/22/the-request-network/ - << both take a cut/commission fee. Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook could have it as features. Just as Facebook can have Meerkat as feature, for the celebrities. And the personal assistant - will be JUST A FEATURE - on your phone. iOS, Android ... & Facebook's 'empire' Platform to keep you inside Facebook continuing scrolling that god damn newsfeed. // // noise is lower on FB newsfeed (learning algorithm - your personal filter bubble) vs Twitter and vs RSS. ... Google News is a different thing. // // &! and there is a business in manual (editor, personal brand, leader) content curation/editing as well as in algo (Newsfeed)
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Maybe This Global Slowdown Is Different - Bloomberg View
[ warren buffet investing in america because he sees the long-term outcome of Globalisation (first was incredible pain and then a flat and then a normalisation). He is buying at the bottom of normalisation period. A truly flat, borderless world in next 20-30 years. Where USA is energy competitive with high skilled labour and top notch STEM, Research and R&D through its edu/colleges/university departments. Able to effectively compete. And also lobby for subsidies, gov contracts (ie defense, infrastructure! which will have to be replaced to the tune of trillions), effective tax avoidance & evasion. ] // Building global supply chains became so fashionable for Western manufacturers that they built them even when it made sense to keep production closer to customers; now they're retrenching and revising their approach.
warrenbuffet  USA  economic  history  globalisation  globalization  borderless  flat  world  competitive  competition  competitiveness  competitive  advantage  marginal  cost  economics  of  abundance  energy  price  renewable  energy  STEM  Industrial  Revolution  2.0  infrastructure  investment  western  world  Smart  Grid  deflationary  deflation  secular  stagnation  global  trade  global  economy  global  imbalances  faultlines  Structural  Impediments  imbalance  R&D  Research  digital  economy  knowledge  economy  Future  of  Work  Mobile  Creatives  Software  Is  Eating  The  3D  printing  Robotics  automation  GFC  recovery  long-term  view  long-term  added  value  value  creation  differentiate  differentiation  energy  efficiency  energy  policy 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
International Focus - A History of Austerity - YouTube
fallacy of composition problem // short-term profit seeking and rent-seeking behaviour, underinvestment, no productive investment - especially long-term. // this underinvestment - public and private sector + market forces and technological progess will level the world and the China/Asia/LatAm rises up to the western world level while western world stays stagnant (loss of standard/quality of living competitively) because of being behind - software is eating the world, 3D printing, uncompetitive manufacturing and heavy industry/goods because of higher energy prices because of lack of investment in energy storage systems that are realized right now and backing off in investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency schemes (especially UK budget2015), automation, robotics, lack knowledge workforce to fill future digital/STEM/knowledge jobs, because of low social mobility, student debt, cuts in education - vocational - professional, as well as giving up on child poverty targets.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically | The Verge
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10139266 // Would you pay to avoid ads on YouTube? [...] According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, which has been in beta since last November, and another unnamed service targeting YouTube’s premium content creators, which will come with a paywall. Taken together, YouTube will be a mix of free, ad-supported content and premium videos that sit behind a paywall.
YouTube  AdBlock  paywalls  paywall  subscription  model  Music  Streaming  friction  frictionless  user  behaviour  content  creator  digital  economy  digital  content  Facebook  Video  Newsfeed  Facebook  Tumblr  Video  Yahoo!  Patreon 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Paul Mason - is capitalism dead? | Guardian Live - YouTube
100 year process, this is the 21st century // when you define the problem you also define the solution, in most cases. from A to B. // capitalism has rent-seeking tendency. DRM and IP/intellectual property is rent-seeking. // --- need book what to do with post-capitalism tools, open source, open data, share economy, shared economic interest, transparency, political reform - voucher system (Larry Lessig). --- // biotech and gene and new age of medicine will replace hardware and proprietary software (already being displaced by open source) //
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Appeal of Membership by Innovation Hub | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Are media giants like Netflix, Amazon, and Spotify the vanguards of a new economy? Authors Robbie Kellman Baxter and John Warrillow explain the rise of the subscription model. // advertising only cuts it at scale, and then you actually sell your users data/privacy to target them and you go down the rabbit hole to improve the ad product to get better rates thus the user is the product you sell to the advertiser - in the first place, not the product itself that is free to use, for the consumer.
subscription  model  business  model  advertising  Principle  consumer  product  Facebook  freemium  pageviews  scale  economies  of  scale  economics  of  abundance  marginal  cost  digital  economy 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Vergecast 168: Really good codeine - YouTube
min 46 // Instagram increased res for square format, now allowing all photo formats (vertical and landscape, after user hacked the square format - putting in landscape or portrait photos with borders - to make it square) vs what it was and was not and what it only offered on release day. "the great equaliser." all had the same tool, limitations, options, ways to express, make photos more interesting. thus it showed off some specific creative you (how to use your phone camera), not your skill and experience with Photoshop, lighting, photo school rules - that can set you apart. Instagram was a small, limited, enhanced window you your world, to that moment - captured. And now like Social Media. It is being gamed. Exploited. Abused. For specific commercial and or personal purpose. // Instagram was sort of, lucked out, with not being something for everyone. No it has become that thing that can be used by everyone - for their purpose. Follows it being primed for advertisers ...
Instagram  differentiate  differentiation  photo  app  constraint  artificial  constraint  community  philosophy  Facebook  Newsfeed  Social  Media  Selbstdarstellung  Celebrity  of  You  Beme  community  management  Twitter  Product/Market  Fit  MVP  Minimal  Viable  Product  category  vertical  consumer  management  experience  user  hack  strategy  Snapchat  Vine  YouTube  expression  creative  content  creator  digital  content  user  generated  content  The  Wars  Multimedia  Periscope  Meerkat  barriers  to  entry  cost  of  entry  meritocracy  meritocratic 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Howard Stern Just Sent Ad Blocking Mainstream. — Verses From The Abstract — Medium
mass market = commodity business = zero marginal cost/economic of abundance = low quality = value only short-term &! https://soundcloud.com/ianschafer/howard-stern-on-ad-blocking - UPDATE: This is the App Store trending searches on the morning of Wednesday, August 26th. There is definitely a Stern effect: [...] Heck, if Howard Stern can convince people to buy Squatty Pottys, he can convince them to install ad blocking extensions. Are ads even the future of advertising? Let’s figure out what the future actually is while we still have some runway. In the meantime, let’s make advertising that actually provides value to people while we still can. // // native, brand awareness, not annoying, value creation - added value, shared economic interest ads !!!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Corbyn wins economists’ backing for anti-austerity policies | Politics | The Guardian
In the letter to which David Blanchflower, a former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee is a signatory, the economists write: “The accusation is widely made that Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters have moved to the extreme left on economic policy. But this is not supported by the candidate’s statements or policies. His opposition to austerity is actually mainstream economics, even backed by the conservative IMF. He aims to boost growth and prosperity.” // UK can't compete with energy rich countries - ie through rebuilding (through subsidies) its industrial and manufacturing sector - it has to add value through expert services, knowledge, digital, research to existing products goods and services that then can be re-sold across the world - high energy cost, expensive transport through lack of infrastructure of the future, and lack of in-pipeline educated mobile youngster, is a structural deficit.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Frankreich verliert Status als Deutschlands wichtigstes Exportland - SPIEGEL ONLINE
IMF rechnet für 2015 mit einem Anstieg des BIP US um 2,5 Prozent und für 2016 mit 3 Prozent. "Wir sehen zudem eine Reindustrialisierung in den USA: Dort werden wegen der niedrigen Energiekosten viele neue Fabriken und Produktionsstätten hochgezogen", sagte Treier. "Dafür werden Maschinen und Ausrüstungen aus deutscher Produktion benötigt." Hilfreich sei zudem der schwächelnde Euro, [...] "Die Amerikaner sind relativ preissensible Käufer, auch wenn es um Luxusprodukte wie deutsche Autos geht", // Germany & UK are energy dependent, especially after Desert Storm Energy project failed. UK need the bet on STEM and digital economy and knowledge economy, added value services that can be exported & leverage "British" brand. It can not compete against cheap energy fuelled China and USA! But it did nothing, UK has to even import Nurses and Doctors now! Thanks to short-sighted ideological dogmatic austerity & policy for established businesses. low corp tax & deregulation to compete w price only.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC TV chief warns of US threat after big-money Amazon deals | Media | The Guardian
>> iPlayer needs to become an international subscription business. and leverage the BBC brand (sought after and trusted, it's the last public crown jewl that actually can compete in a global market! Channel 4 or ITV can't. ) // “Their model is built on having global rights and we have got to respect that. They are a very smart, impressive bunch of people,” Cohen said. “The key thing we look at more and more is the impact of global competition rather than just in the UK where very big companies can distribute their content around the world. That is a very big challenge.”
distribution  model  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Netflix  HBO  cable  provider  Amazon  Amazon  Prime  on-demand  convenience  friction  frictionless  user  experience  economies  of  scale  scale  globalization  globalisation  digital  economy  digital  content  Television  TV  The  Wars  content  discovery  content  distribution  user  generated  content  competition  competitiveness  IP  intellectual  property  differentiate  differentiation  Branding  brand  awareness 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
'They Will Want To Bleed Him To Death': Owen Jones on Corbyn, Labour and the Future of the Left - YouTube
Jeremy Corbyn MP's response to the Tories 2015 Budget - youtu.be/ZxhQy6oDacg // &! The Corbyn Factor: Blair and Blairites panic, Labour in state of confusion - youtu.be/v__jsfY2fb8 // &! Laurie Penny on Jeremy Corbyn - can he take Labour forward? - youtu.be/LGL3wK27tmE // &! Owen Jones - London Rally: Jeremy Corbyn For Labour Leader 3.8.2015 - youtu.be/mFtC4td3NMc & youtu.be/8r78NcgvWEk // &! youtu.be/N7RAqAY_4c8 (1) low wages don't fund the gov budget - where is Tories industrial global competitive policy? They've slashed Research Funding! STEM, industrial and manufacturing policy, vocational and professional education, social mobility, knowledge and creative industry, digital economy (London's high cost do no help Start-ups!), Tories pro business policy is for the big and existing players, not for the future. // &! Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Labour cannot go on being Tory-lite’ - youtu.be/r6DX-wM5hR4 &! youtu.be/m1IUYlVR59k &! youtu.be/PPZKKHQ_-Gk &! youtu.be/vKv48n4MzII
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
How To Get 1 Million Subscribers - YouTube
meritocracy, democratic, egalitarian. anyone who has interest, can find it. u will have an audience, even it is just 1. either they like it, share it & come back. or they leave u alone. // Beme, remove the aspect of creation. the friction. the cognitive cost. the overhead. a process to follow. a tutorial or how to listicle to read. to Google or to ask. >> Product developers & investors should think about the cognitive cost of their products. The cognitive cost very often can be much higher than the financial cost. Products with a low cognitive cost are those where the technology fades away and dont require a consumers ongoing attention. bit.ly/1Nz0veO // "Don't make me think." << book, UI UX mantra. // Photo-filter-app vs photo-editing-app vs video-editing-ai-augmented-intelligence-app that have popped up. podcasting. EDM // what has lots of overhead & sometimes really disappointing user experience? Skype, Windows, FriendFeed, Twitter?(niche compared 2 FB). Q&A youtu.be/6xVdM0QJq6Y
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
800-Pound Publishing Gorilla Facebook Barges Back Into Blogging With “Notes” | TechCrunch
Facebook’s advantage is its distribution. The same weapon it’s used to barge into web publishing with Instant Articles and video hosting with its auto-play clips could help it invade blogging. It’s similar to how LinkedIn used its natural traffic to launch a professional-minded publishing network. People will write where they get an audience. If that’s Facebook, they’ll publish there. And while Twitter doesn’t discriminate, showing every post to everyone, Facebook’s filtered feed shows you what it thinks you’ll actually consume [and what's in their best own interest, keeping you on FB, favouring native content of link-out content]. [ step by step, FB is productizing - offering more to advertisers how to reach their user base, leverage its huge user base, Big Data, users data, the ceiling for FB earnings is far off! and thus its market cap (valuation). could nearly double again from its 250bn. it doubled in 5 years from IPO slump. ] // &! wrd.cm/1Pw2v5w
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD | Hacker News
In the HDD market there are actually just two companies: WD and Seagate. There are other brands (Toshiba, HGST) but these are not completely independent (HGST is owned by WD, Toshiba still exists mostly because WD feeds it with technology whenever they are threatened by anti-monopoly rulings, so they can say competition still exists). In the SSD market there are lots of brands, but only a few flash chip makers - so it's the same lack of competition but better hidden to the consumer. [...] One thing about HDDs is that the marginal cost to the manufacturer is basically constant regardless of size. It costs them just over $100 per drive to make a drive. The cost of making 6 or 10TB drives is all in the R&D. Large cloud providers buy drives in such large volumes that they get access to pricing that normal people don't which is why they can provide things like Youtube, S3 and Glacier without going broke. [...] Not just storage. If you go backwards through the supply chains, ...
oligopoly  oligopol  antitrust  Western  Digital  Seagate  HDD  SSD  monopoly  price  fixing  hardware  China  collusion 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Everything you think you know about the economy of the Internet is dead wrong - Quartz
Business-to-business digital commerce is ten times the size of the business-to-consumer space, according to the UN Commission on Trade and Development’s “Information Economy Report 2015.” Seventy-five percent of the economic value of the digital economy goes to traditional bricks and mortar businesses and not Internet companies. This is true worldwide, not just in developed economies. [...] [ ICT only employs 3% of labour market in Europe ] [ SME, SMB, Mittelstand critical for economies, not conglomerates and multinationals ] [ all the while the global digital economy is flat indeed ] [ Services have become big item number in GDP terms, and largest employer in # - 45% while non-services 23% ]
e-commerce  SAAS  B2B  consumer  product  digital  economy  pure  play  brick  and  mortar  business  ICT  OECD  economic  growth  trickle-down  economics  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  SME  SMB  Mittelstand  shared  economic  interest  ecosystem  flat  world  globalization  globalisation  global  trade  borderless  outsourcing  Policy  Makers  error  folly 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
NBCUniversal Buys Big Chunks of Vox Media and BuzzFeed | Re/code
[ independent outlets vanish from media landscape as the big ones invest or buy outright strategic (in their view) assets as they ponder the way forward into a future where they seem irrelevant (attributed at al by Facebook, Google, Twitter, dying newspaper, Appstore - the (smart)mobile phone, ... ] // Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff — again, my boss — says that in addition to the NBCUniversal investment, the two companies now have a commercial partnership. That means, among other things, that they will collaborate on digital advertising, will work together on video advertising and video programming, and that you will likely see Vox Media employees more frequently on NBCU-owned networks like CNBC. (Re/code already had and continues to have a news partnership with CNBC). [...] Buzzfeed [apparently has] a revenue goal of $250 million in 2015. [...] NBCU more or less ignored digital for quiet some time. Still TV dwarfs digital publishing in real-terms $ ads spend, but TV is declining steadily.
Re/Code  Vox  Media  BuzzFeed  nbcuniversal  CNBC  NBC  Comcast  Verizon  TechCrunch  AOL  Wireless  Carrier  ISP  Big  Data  Programmatic  Content  Programmatic  Advertising  metadata  Meta  Data  user  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  perma-cookie  cookies  advertisement  targeting  advertisement  re-targeting  ad  targeting  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  user  behaviour  mobile  phone  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  discovery  distribution  native  marketing  advertorial  TV  Television  cable  provider  USA  corporate  conglomerate  Social  Media  digital  economy  digital  Multimedia  digital  publishing 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Access To Startup Skills Threatened By U.K. Visa Review | TechCrunch
[ unable to move fast, execute fast ] Startups of course rely on filling vacancies by bringing skills from abroad — given it may be the only way to obtain relevant expertise when you’re working in such nascent areas. [...] According to the MAC’s call for evidence, the proposed changes being considered by the government include some potentially radical measures — such as: significantly raising the salary threshold; restricting which job roles are eligible; and removing the right for dependents of visa holders to be able to work in the U.K. [ salaries threshold, NHS already cried out loud foul as many foreign nurses would have to leave it threshold would be set at about 34-35 minumum earnings. ] [...] “The majority don’t… and several of the respondents said it’s already too complicated and expensive for us to go through that process,” he notes. [...] “populist politics” could pose a threat the U.K.’s digital economy [... quality of life in London less than in other US cities ...]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Are Facebook’s algorithms killing YouTube?
YouTube may be learning what publishers have known for some time now: That Facebook’s algorithms are enormously powerful and that Zuckerberg isn’t content to dominate social media [...] Two of the biggest tech stories in 2015 are the increasing power of Facebook's algorithms and YouTube's uncertain future. [...] And now these two trends have collided in epic fashion as Facebook may be leveraging its algorithms to help kill YouTube – or at least steal an enormous portion of its audience. // slate.me/1NP1fZU - Last year on his podcast Hello Internet, the Australian filmmaker Brady Haran coined the term freebooting to describe the act of taking someone’s YouTube video and re-uploading it on a different platform for your own benefit. “I had long said I found the word ‘copyright infringement’ somehow inadequate,”
Facebook  Newsfeed  YouTube  algorithm  Social  Media  Freebooting  Piracy  Content  Piracy  discovery  distribution  creator  digital  user  generated 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Mark Surman: Non Profits in the Digital Age
The heart of social change is collaboration around a common goal, which the shift to the connected age offers in spades. The Mozilla Foundation's Mark Surman sits down with Steve Paikin to discuss applying open source principles to philanthropy and Mozilla's initiative to boost global web literacy. // Internet. You don't need permission. (book by alexis ohanian, without their permission) // is there more trolling, bullying and hate? or is it because it's so much easier to surface and less friction and non-facing confrontation. // Internet = more agency. not just consuming. linear programming. // digital literacy! resources for teachers! >> digital-literacy.org !? //
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
George Osborne forces BBC to pay for over-75s' TV licences | Media | The Guardian
+ the short-fall from people not paying TV licence because they don't watch live TV, only catch-up on the iPlayer (loophole) // bit.ly/1KLEiJo - BBC supporters say funding deal will cause cuts to jobs and services [...] “So sad to see the government’s demonising of the BBC. Best in the world at what it does, the BBC is a British success story.” [...] [estimates of cut up to 12%] [...] “awful” and “quick and dirty deal” [...] “It feels as if the BBC had a gun to their head and chose to get shot in the leg instead. It is bound to lead to cuts in jobs, services and quality. It could well mean the end of free TV licences for the elderly.” [...] a bullying backroom deal over a couple of days. //&! bit.ly/1CmmWzM - It’s hard fighting in the digital age, but picking up the tab for free pensioner TV licences is a perilous choice &! bit.ly/1LR9nuv
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Who wins from workplace flexibility? - BBC News
It has to do with something economists call 'the backward bending supply curve of labour.' As with much of economics, this gymnastic-sounding graphic concept is much simpler than it sounds. On the y-axis is pay: on the x-axis hours worked. At low levels of pay, people have to work long hours to make ends meet. Pay them more, give them more security, and they want more time to themselves. Pay them lots, and they offer fewer hours because they want more leisure time, and the opportunity to spend all that moolah. That's where the curve bends back. [...] A big problem with depending on freelance workers or overtime is that you can't be sure the staff are available when vital services need them. And in a sellers' market for working hours, the trains and the health service find themselves in trouble. ... Workforce planning
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs - BBC News
bbc.in/1GQXVcJ - leaner simpler, delayering &! TV Licence shortfall - there will be calls to close iPlayer loophole // &! BBC director general Tony Hall has said he believes the licence fee has "got 10 years of life left in it". However the director general dismissed the suggestion of replacing the charge with a subscription model to pay for the BBC's output. - bbc.in/1GBDRNz // &! The Guardian view on the licence fee: a time to rally round the BBC - The way to stop the Conservatives marginalising the corporation is to make them realise that an assault would spell political disaster - bit.ly/1JzeQ6F [...] What is pernicious about these objections, supposedly arising from principle, is that they frequently veil envy of the BBC from its business competitors, whether Rupert Murdoch or the Daily Mail. [ Tory chum in cahoots with crony capitalism again and out destroying public good, heritage, and service ] &! bit.ly/1NzUACO
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Forget the Verizon-AOL deal. The big wave in tech M&A is just getting started. | PandoDaily
The all-cash AOL deal may drain Verizon’s cash reserves, but consider that Verizon generated $10 billion in operating cash flows last quarter – on top of $113 billion in total debt. [W]hats another $4.4 billion in loans, especially when interest rates are as cheap as they’ve ever been? // &! S&P 500 Companies Spend Almost All Profits on Buybacks - bloom.bg/1ECu06U // &! Companies have been gobbling up their own shares at an exceptional rate. There are good reasons to worry about this [...] The companies in the S&P 500 index bought $500 billion of their own shares in 2013, close to the high reached in the bubble year of 2007, and eating up 33 cents of every dollar of cashflow. [...] [$650 billion of cash overseas] [ leading firms to skimp on long-term investment] [firms are being sensible by restraining investment in the face of economic uncertainty] - econ.st/1t90jry //
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Bank of England says UK economy to grow by 2.5% in 2015 - BBC News
Mr Carney warned of "underlying weakness" as the Bank gave a gloomier picture for productivity growth. The Bank revised down its productivity forecast because it sees a disproportionate number of new jobs as low-skilled and low-output. Productivity growth is now expected to improve only modestly in the coming year before remaining below past average rates. 'Underinvestment' "Today's report should leave nobody in any doubt about the fundamental role of productivity growth in the UK economy's performance," said Aberdeen Asset Management chief economist Lucy O'Carroll. "The Bank of England has downgraded its growth outlook, and Mark Carney has put poor productivity right at the centre of the story. "He may have put part of the productivity disappointment of recent years down to a disproportionate pick-up in low-productivity jobs, but he has also admitted that underinvestment has played a role." [...] [+ EU&Global (China) headwinds] = in no rush to raise interest rates. &! bbc.in/1RIb9Ah
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Author And YouTuber John Green Tells Advertisers To Stop Worrying About Eyeballs | TechCrunch
John Green talked about how he and his brother Hank built a devoted following of “nerdfighters” on YouTube, contributing to the enormous success of his book. In fact, they’ve built an online video business with 30 employees. But Green’s ad revenue is outweighed by things like crowdfunding and merchandise — and that ad revenue is falling by 5 percent every year. He acknowledged that’s not true for everyone on YouTube. Nonetheless, he argued, “Many of the strongest communities are dramatically undervalued by advertisers, forcing YouTubers to find other paths.” [...] And sure, distraction is fine, but Green doesn’t see himself and other “passionate YouTubers” as being in “the distraction business.” Instead, the best shows are in “the community business,” and he watches them because they help him “grapple with and consider the problems and questions way down deep there in the darkness. [...] focusing on eyeballs is a crummy way to measure the success and value [...] eyeball biz shrinking!
YouTube  content  creator  creator  digital  economy  digital  content  business  model  AdSense  Google  The  Wars  community  management  community  CrowdFunding  merchandise  Signal  vs.  Noise  distraction  Reality  TV  television  scripted-reality  TV  TV  Series  Clickbait  Linkbait  linkbaiting  pageviews  Page  Views  viral  coefficient  virality  Video  filter  bubble  content  curation  curation  Newsfeed  algorithm 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
YouTube turns ten today. But will it survive the next ten years without losing its soul? | PandoDaily
None of these competitors have the same online video cachet and entrenched community of viewers that YouTube has. But when consumer adoption and ad spending is on such a steep uptick in a particular space, it’s shocking how quickly a market lead can erode. Just ask Myspace. [...] “I don’t think they’re going to necessarily lose their partners because of that, but it brought into question the type of partner Youtube is. Initially, to a lot of creators, they felt they could live an entirely independent life through creative ambitions. they felt like YouTube was there to support [them], and now it seems like this is a real business thing, and now YouTube is getting a little greedier.” [...] it will remain an indispensable marketing tool.
YouTube  online  video  Google  content  discovery  content  distribution  content  creator  digital  artist  Vessel  Tumblr  Facebook  Snapchat 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Solving the productivity puzzle - BBC News
UK productivity growth (as measured by output per hour worked) has been exceptionally weak since 2008. Productivity growth has actually been weak across the developed economies since the Great Recession but especially so in the UK. Beyond those facts though, there is little agreement. The talk is instead of a "productivity puzzle": solving that puzzle is the key to both a lower government deficit and to higher living standards. [...] [I]t could be that the nature of Britain's recovery explains the low productivity growth. Rather than lower productivity leading to lower real wages (as companies cannot afford to increase pay), it may be that lower real wages have encouraged firms to hire workers rather than investing in new equipment. This could have lowered productivity. [...] Much of it feels more traditionally "sociological" than "economic". // 2nd Industrial Revolution - Software is Eating the World, Self-Employment, contractors, Zero Hour Contracts, etc. &! bit.ly/1aRi7Bw
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
3 biggest misconceptions about the music industry and Jay-Z’s Tidal (which is doomed anyway) | PandoDaily
But the reason most artists are not compensated properly for their work has been the same since the advent of recorded music: Record labels. According to a report from the audit firm Ernst & Young, record labels net 45.6 percent of the revenue created by streaming music. The supposedly evil, greedy platform itself — which in this particular study was limited to Spotify and Deezer — only takes home 20.8 percent. After 16.7 percent is taken out for taxes, that leaves 10 percent for songwriters and publishers, and 6.8 percent for artists. And even if Tidal makes users pay (upwards of $20 for the highest sound quality!) artists will still have the same shitty record deals and see the same shitty ratios they’ve had for decades. [...] Even as Spotify has grown its total user base, the number of paid subscribers has held steady at only 25 percent. [ future is to divorce content discovery & distribution from revenue/income streams, bc digital is commodity! ] &! TC Rant Video tcrn.ch/1BYSfL2
Music  Industry  360-music-contract  Indie  Music  content  creator  Pandora  Tidal  Spotify  Deezer  Rdio  iTunes  Apple  Beats  freemium  business  model  content  discovery  content  distribution  digital  artist  digital  content  digital  economy  convenience  frictionless  friction  commoditization  commodity  business  economics  of  abundance  abundance  marginal  cost  Age 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
YouTube Tightens Rules For Brand-Sponsored Videos
"This is a money grab. Because they can!" http://youtu.be/bIpNXh9Nh9k?t=24m28s // &! // Sponsors' brand logos and products are prohibited on graphical video overlays unless the sponsor has an ad deal with Google. // &! https://digiday.com/platforms/youtube-moves-outside-overlay-ads/ &! http://www.thesempost.com/youtube-bans-video-creators-including-large-sponsorship-logos-pre-rolls-videos/ &! https://support.google.com/displayspecs/answer/187096?hl=en &! https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3364658 // - takes 45% of this type of income. >> Cementing the future of YT of only being a content distribution and discovery platform only. Nothing else. Not for community communication (comments), not for monetization, etc etc. Google also proves again, it is inept maintaining let alone build community platforms and Social Media platforms and is bad in communicating and discussing/debating with all parties involved.
YouTube  Platform  TOS  advertisement  marketing  content  distribution  content  discovery  Google  community  content  creator  Artist  digital  digital  content  digital  economy 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Anybody who can't make money off iPads or TUAW should get out of the money-making business | iMore
But just because AOL can't make money off a niche blog, that doesn't mean the niche blog is dead: It just needs to evolve. We might be looking at a future where niche blogs stay far away from multi-million dollar corporations, and find different forms of money-making apart from blanket advertising. Ben Thompson wrote a fantastic piece this morning on blogging's bright future that follows those lines: No, it's not scale that is the problem, but rather reach. I am, of course, acutely aware that there is a tradeoff when it comes to the subscription business model: by making something scarce, and worth paying for, you are by definition limiting your number of readers. Stratechery, though, serves a niche, and niches are best served by making more from customers who really care than from milking pennies from everyone.
bloggers  Blogger  Blogging  The  Content  Wars  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  bubble  niche  Content  audience  1000  True  Fans  business  model  business  plan  economies  of  scale  scale  AOL  Yahoo!  interactive  paid  freemium  digital  long-tail  Gary  Vaynerchuk  creator  curation  distribution  discovery  native  branded  native  advertising  advertisement  advertising  marketing  micro 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
My Advice To Young People - The Awl
(( via http://pando.com/2015/02/12/how-silicon-valleys-counterculture-went-corporate-and-ruined-everything/ )) >> "And the new language that is so much about the money is attracting a certain different kind of personality types.” We’re seeing the same thing play out now in blogging — or to use its unfortunate modern moniker, “Internet content creation” — which has suddenly become massively lucrative. This week, the Awl’s Alex Balk, one of the earliest adopters of Writing Stuff On The Internet, immortalized this evolutionary cycle in a post called “My Advice To Young People.” He recommends that youngsters find a field (like blogging in the early 21st century) that nobody respects or cares about — that way, you can invent the rules and rituals to your liking. Just don’t be surprised when the same people who ridiculed you a decade earlier come in and ruin everything you helped build because they finally figured out how to make money off it."
Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  career  advice  bloggers  Blogger  Blogging  content  creator  digital  artist  business  plan  business  model  economies  of  scale  scale  unemployable  Balks  Law 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
Our life, our memories, our most cherished family photographs increasingly exist as bits of information - on our hard drives or in "the cloud". But as technology moves on, they risk being lost in the wake of an accelerating digital revolution. "I worry a great deal about that," Mr Cerf told me. "You and I are experiencing things like this. Old formats of documents that we've created or presentations may not be readable by the latest version of the software because backwards compatibility is not always guaranteed. "And so what can happen over time is that even if we accumulate vast archives of digital content, we may not actually know what it is."
Open  Source  Initiative  Free  Software  Foundation  GNU  Project  proprietary  patent  patents  GIF  digital  vellum 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Labels, not Spotify, are screwing over artists and breaking the music industry. Here’s how to fix it. | PandoDaily
[ Platform - everyone (middlemen, plural) is taking a cut. ] A new report from audit firm Ernst & Young and the French record label trade group SNEP reveals better estimates than we’ve ever seen on the payout distribution of music streaming services. And who do you suppose takes the biggest cut? You guessed it, labels. According to the report, labels net 45.6 percent of the streaming revenue created by Spotify and Deezer, the two platforms included in the study. The streaming platforms themselves — most of which have yet to achieve profitability despite fielding frequent attacks for their supposed greed — take home 20.8 percent. An additional 16.7 percent is paid in taxes before songwriters and performing artists finally see their shares — which amount to 10 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively.
middleman  Music  Industry  digital  artist  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  Spotify  iTune  Deezer  Rdio  Pandora  YouTube  Platform  TOS  freemium  business  model  free  digital  content  digital  economy  digital  natives  Millennials  Trend  Generationy  user  behaviour  user  experience  360-music-contract  Indie  Music  Music  1000  True  Fans  Multimedia  Social  Media  marketing  advertisement  added  value  Proposition  exploitation  fairness  Silicon  Valley  Signal  vs.  Noise 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Starwhal - YouTube
Starwhal - influence from - Narwhal meme, 80's Disco Album Covers >> Retro, WSOP ridiculous steering/mechanics that you have to learn to predict sway and yaw it seems and lag while also NOT being random! thus competitive bc of learning curve + font from Drive (Movie), and being ridiculous with player figure customization/outfit, 4 players on one pc possible with arena game design/level design - http://youtu.be/mnc_fNUUvq8 &! http://www.starwhal.com/ - via http://store.steampowered.com/app/263020/
Remix  Culture  digital  artist  Indie  Game  design 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Indie Games & the Fourth Dimension - Computerphile - YouTube
>> scratching your own itch & adding/removing/containing variables (focus, not too much clutter, immersive vs casual) &! full 30min interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AF8CV1zDrc
gamedesign  game  design  innovation  innovator  Indie  Music  Indie  Games  content  creator  Artist  digital  creative  destruction  creativity 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Keep YouTube Weird: How YouTube lost its soul — and may lose the creators that built it | PandoDaily
[ Another lesson not to build your business (model/revenue) on other peoples platforms and silos. It's ok for content distribution and discovery. But nothing else. You will worry every day what the owner will do next to increase shareholder value and market position. Entrepreneurs/Businesses need to mitigate risk (<< Objective No. 2 at least), this includes not to rely on other peoples Platform/TOS/backs. As if FB and Twitter wasn't a lesson.] The terms of the new agreement, while logical from YouTube’s perspective, place huge restrictions on where and how a musician can host their music on both YouTube and other platforms. And the bullying hasn’t stopped. Keating wrote that, if she refused to sign the new YouTube music services agreement, her channel, which has over a half a million views and close to 5,000 followers, would be blocked from the monetization portions of the platform. [... Conclusion ...] Think of [YouTube] as that promotional tool but nothing else. &! bit.ly/1D8wTMI
TOS  Platform  YouTube  Google  content  creator  Artist  digital  360-music-contract  Music  Industry  silo  ID 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
LET'S RUTSCH in Richtung 2015 - YouTube
min 30 - selbstdarstellung with New Type of D Promi-"YouTube Star", // business model based on pageviews !!! is the cancer for individualism, idealism, dreaming, hobbies paying just the rent, new creative destruction, the real hussle for artists - that was once told - 10 years of work ... that is gone, sort of. people rather take short-cuts than keep working on their craft. real craft! not talking here about news reels, rehashing of x and commentating. nothing of substance and relevancy for society. but YT seems not to be (is NOT) the platform for mass intelligence. YT is for entertainment, thus comes the painful compromise - optimizing content for pagieviews and KPI's. etc etc // YT Stars are not artists. It's entertainment. content creators are not artists per se. // min42 REAL Hollywood/Music/Entertainment Stars are teached early on to remove themselves from the public. YTbers with Social Media don't do that and thus the trouble he talk about. &! min30+ youtu.be/Vp7n8Wcmexk
YouTube  New  Media  Social  Media  Twitter  status  status  symbol  socioeconomic  status  status  anxiety  Instagram  pageviews  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  Music  Industry  Hollywood  content  creator  Glossy  Magazine  Tabloid  Selfie  selfish  gene  self-censorship  Multimedia  mainstream  MCN  YouTube  Network  Artist  digital  short-form  content  throwaway  content  digital  content  The  Wars  micro  content  content  discovery  Niche  attention  span  Celebrity  of  You  celeb  culture  Gossip  culture 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
DLD15: Andrew Keen: "The Internet is not the Answer" | G! blog - YouTube
>> Speed of change has changed, accelerated. (powerlaw distribution and hockeystick growth of apps) << >> Digital Society isn't working << // "Making the World a better place."- Claim. Criticism is about Privacy, user of Data (TOS), transparency, and how the sum of those companies affect humanity/society ... &! TNW – Andrew Keen – The internet is not the answer | The Next Web - youtube.com/watch?v=moLLHxxD0JM &! youtube.com/watch?v=sVEtTzlqsoE 'Universal Basic Income has to come in the future because of the Future of Work and the Mobile Creative. etc etc.' &! DLD15 Interview/Debate - youtube.com/watch?v=8lV3YRJKLq8 &! youtube.com/watch?v=15SN91hVxSg 'Uber Co. epitomise what it isn't working for people of the rest of the world. It's working for some type of people who have a stake in the company. [...] I am a digital environmentalist.'
Andrew  Keen  book  Social  Media  attention  span  Facebook  Uber  cohesion  Google  Amazon  accountability  oversight  Political  Governance  corporate  working  poor  precarious  work  Precariat  Proletariat  safety  net  Universal  Basic  Income  Grundeinkommen  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  exploitation  Future  of  Internet  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  bubble  education  policy  underemployed  Digital  Revolution  employment  Capital  business  model  labour  market  labour  economics  Robotics  AI  automation  critic  critiques  criticism  Silicon  Valley  algorithm  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Why  Software  Is  Eating  World  inefficiencies  efficient  disrupting  markets  disruption  Industrial  Revolution  history  technological  history  regulators  self-regulation  regulation 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Joe Schoendorf im Interview: Wenn Roboter die Arbeitswelt übernehmen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
bit.ly/1uMWGuV -youtu.be/kwUHBqN-zPU - Schoendorf, Sie haben auf der DLD vergangene Woche einerseits die digitale Revolution gepriesen. Sie haben aber andererseits auch ein düsteres Szenario skizziert: Künftig würden Millionen Roboter die Arbeit erledigen, die zuvor von Menschenhand erledigt wurde. Viele würden also ihren Job verlieren, damit sinke auch die Kaufkraft. Sie haben von der Tech-Elite Lösungen für dieses Problem verlangt. Haben Sie selbst schon eine? Schoendorf: Im Moment gibt es nicht die Lösung. Lassen Sie mich das Szenario noch ein bisschen deutlicher machen. Das Median-Alter weltweit ist 27,5 Jahre. Ich mache mir weniger Sorgen um die, die jünger sind, denn sie sind im Informationsalter aufgewachsen. Für die ist es am wichtigsten, dass sie die beste Ausbildung erhalten. Sie werden ein anderes Leben führen als wir. Sie werden viele Jobs haben. Dass man lange bei einem Arbeitgeber bleibt, das wird sich ändern. + book end of competitive advantage - amzn.to/1wwh1i7
Future  of  Work  Robotics  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  destruction  Why  Software  Is  Eating  the  World  Software  Is  Eating  World  algorithm  algorithms  Digital  Age  economy  knowledge  worker  knowledge  economy  domain  knowledge  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  automation  crony  capitalism  capitalism  profit  maximisation  Silicon  Valley  Liberal  Arts  Education  continual  policy  globalisation  globalization  flat  competitiveness  competitive  competition  competitive  advantage  borderless  book 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Pomplamoose 2014 Tour Profits (or Lack Thereof) | PandoDaily
[A] new paradigm for professional artistry. We’re entering a new era in history: the space between “starving artist” and “rich and famous” is beginning to collapse. YouTube has signed up over a million partners (people who agree to run ads over their videos to make money from their content). The “creative class” is no longer emerging: it’s here, now. We, the creative class, are finding ways to make a living making music, drawing webcomics, writing articles, coding games, recording podcasts. Most people don’t know our names or faces. We are not on magazine covers at the grocery store. We are not rich, and we are not famous. We are the mom and pop corner store version of “the dream.” If Lady Gaga is McDonald’s, we’re Betty’s Diner. And we’re open 24/7. We have not “made it.” We’re making it. [...] Relevant Passion Content vs Interesting Content (Gossip, Celeb, 24/7 News Cycle (C&P Re-Posts & Repackaged ala HuffPo) ... in an age of FB Newsfeed & Co. for discovery. &! bit.ly/1Aqw2ZJ
Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  Music  Industry  Entertainment  Industry  Hollywood  Indie  Music  Indie  Games  YouTube  business  model  pageviews  content  creator  paid  content  digital  content  content  Newsfeed  Facebook  Twitter  content  discovery  content  distribution  Platform  Huffington  Post  NYTimes  mass  culture  Massenmedium  Bild.de  virality  The  Wars  Viral  copywriting  destruction  creativity  Artist  digital  Signal  vs.  Noise  frictionless  friction  attention  span  Generationy  Millennials  print-is-dead  Print  is  Dead  Google  News  Google  Search  newspapers  SME  SMB 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
How a fake Star Wars trailer reveals everything wrong with “content journalism” | PandoDaily
But one outlet, eager to compete in what the Awl’s John Herrman calls “The Content Wars,” ( http://www.theawl.com/slug/the-content-wars ie http://www.theawl.com/2014/11/the-john-oliver-video-sweepstakes-finale ) made a huge error in its play for Star Wars trailer traffic: It posted a fake trailer. [...] How many hours a year do bloggers, interns, and homepage editors of news sites spend writing the same article and embedding the same video as their competitors? Couldn’t this time be better devoted to finding new stories or new avenues for analysis? [...] It’s hard to blame publishers. They need clicks to placate advertisers who, after all, are the ones paying most of our salaries. But if this Rolling Stone mess-up teaches us anything it’s that, while competitive click-chasing can be a dangerous game, it’s always easy to cover up your mistakes.
The  Content  Wars  throwaway  short-form  digital  creator  Signal  vs.  Noise  pollution  contextual  curation  paid  distribution  branded  BuzzFeed  NYTimes  discovery  Niche  Content  micro  algorithm  Newsfeed  Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Platform  Upworthy  Huffington  Post  business  model  pageviews 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Taylor Swift's record label rejects Spotify figures
Taylor Swift's record label has denied Spotify's claims that the singer was "on track" to make $6m (£3.8m) a year from the music streaming service. In fact, Swift earned $496,044 (£317,000) in the past 12 months for streams of her songs in the US, Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta said. Borchetta told Time magazine his label had made more from video streaming site Vevo than from Spotify. Spotify hit back, saying Swift's global earnings were closer to $2m (£1.2m). [...] "I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this music," she told Yahoo Music. "I just don't agree with perpetuating the perception that music has no value and should be free." [ ... digital content consumption & distribution/discovery vs. user's preferred live unique experience (concerts, thus limited access) ... ] &!&!&! YT joining the game - http://youtube-global.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/youtube-music-2014.html
Music  Industry  business  model  Spotify  Artist  content  digital  content  YouTube  TOS  Platform 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
YouTube signs with indie labels for music streaming service - FT.com
@YouTube signs a deal w/ music trade group Merlin for its upcoming streaming service, @FT reports; Merlin represents 2K+ indie labels incl @XLRECORDINGS & @epitaphrecords; YT signed music licenses w/ the 3 major labels earlier this yr &!&!& Musicians are lucky the old record industry operated the way it did, acc to @pud; it wasn't efficient - other kinds of artists don't make money via selling copies; T. Swift added market inefficiencies by pulling music off Spotify b/c services like YouTube, Meetup or Eventbrite show musicians don't need record co's - Link - https://medium.com/@pud/its-amazing-that-the-old-record-industry-existed-in-the-first-place-32b19987ce56 & http://gizmodo.com/spotify-to-taylor-swift-were-not-fucking-you-over-rec-1657397605 & bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30011104 & http://tcrn.ch/11eYTBY
YouTube  Music  Industry  business  model  pageviews  Artist  digital  Art  culture  society 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
In an attempt to increase its influence over the media, Facebook makes publishers an offer they should refuse | PandoDaily
That kind of wholesale transfer of content sends a cold, dark chill down the collective spine of publishers, both traditional and digital insurgents alike. If Facebook’s mobile app hosted publishers’ pages, the relationship with customers, most of the data about what they did and the reading experience would all belong to the platform. Media companies would essentially be serfs in a kingdom that Facebook owns. [...] & Facebook might be bad, but Google is even worse. [...] & Facebook as it exists now has a notable effect on the way news is discovered, read, and shared, but it pales in comparison to Google’s control over how so much information is found online.
Facebook  Twitter  Google  Google+  Google  News  Google  Search  linkedin  content  discovery  business  model  Platform  TOS  YouTube  Tumblr  content  journalism  journalismus  digital  content  Information  wants  to  be  free  content  creator  content  distribution  discovery  pageviews  Social  Media 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
RocketBeansTV. Der YouTube Bankrott. - Videoamt - YouTube
Support Rocket Beans (3min) youtu.be/GaLW7jDRbf4 & Support Rocket Beans - Almost Daily #117 (30min) - Rocket Beans TV financed through Rocket Beans Entertainment production company income out of "Game One" for Viacom/MTV. Rocket Beans TV loss leader 2 years. youtu.be/H74GdZs_n04 & tubefilter.com/2014/04/16/youtube-list-google-preferred-channels/ - no democracy, beneficial treatment, divide between haves and have nots. & Jason Calacanis - blog.launch.co/blog/i-aint-gonna-work-on-youtubes-farm-no-more.html & allthingsd.com/20130304/youtubes-show-me-the-money-problem/ & youtu.be/DgakG4X25Fg "YouTube Star / YouTube als alleinige Einkommensquelle" & Follow-up "Youtube, was passiert gerade mit dir?" youtu.be/7bB-yGN8ZFo & "Don't build your business on other peoples (businesses) platform." & via BeHaind youtu.be/Xm8BCParWBE - Was auf YT works & what not & was man machen kann, ie paywall mit homepage, prerolls, werbung (yt freemium bits and pieces); alternative media. & youtu.be/1RGQPY5g3Bw
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
The Kesha Rape Allegations Reveal One Big Problem We Aren't Talking About - Mic
The statement does not say why Kesha allegedly wants out of her contract.  But one thing is clear: Kesha doesn't want to work with Dr. Luke any more. But she can't stop their partnership, because pop music is a business founded on the commodification of people. Whether or not Dr. Luke is guilty, this sort of exploitative dynamic is all too common.
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