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Why micropayments aren't the ad blocking antidote
Publishers have flirted with micropayments as a revenue stream for years, mostly unsuccessfully. Now, with the continued rise of ad blocking, new hope again is…
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yesterday
The psychology of simple — The Startup — Medium
The psychology of simpleWhy is simple so damn hard to get right?Want more articles like this as they’re published? Sign up for the Crew newsletter here.For a…
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yesterday
With Accelerated Mobile Pages Coming This Month, Google Aims to Reinvent the Mobile Web
Advertising Age Player Some publications already have AMP live. At the Guardian, for example, type "/amp" at the end of a URL to see the AMP format. Credit:…
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yesterday
What a world with 5G will look like
5 stunning stats about the mobile industry What will a world with 5G look like? Your smartphone will have a faster connection, for sure. But that just scratches…
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yesterday
Wired Is Launching an Ad-Free Website to Appease Ad Blockers
joshuabrustein Updated on February 8, 2016 — 2:53 PM EST Share on RedditE-mail Share on RedditE-mail More than 1 in 5 people who visit Wired Magazine’s website…
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yesterday
How we used design research to launch The New York Times en Español
Photo: Jesse Chan-NorrisI’m on a plane to Mexico City, a place that I got to know last year, and a place that I now love. And I’m thrilled that as of today the…
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2 days ago
Washington Post’s ‘Bandito’ Tool Optimizes Content For Clicks
The Washington Post's newsroom Photo: Getty Images The Washington Post is experimenting with technology to automatically optimize articles on its website for…
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2 days ago
Newsonomics: The New York Times restarts its new-product model, in Spanish
If your image of Mexico comes only from election rhetoric, you might think of it as a land of drug-pushing, crime-committing illegals aiming to upset all…
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2 days ago
Forbes guarantees its native ads will work
The native ad market is getting more crowded, and advertisers are starting to demand to know that their ads actually work. Enter the performance guarantee.…
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2 days ago
Amid big changes in Philly media, startup Billy Penn sticks to its vision
Philadelphia skyline (AP photo) In the 16 months since the news startup Billy Penn launched, the media landscape in Philadelphia, the site’s home city, has…
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2 days ago
Mobile Enterprise in 2016 — The next wave of mobile-first — The Startup — Medium
Mobile Enterprise in 2016 — The next wave of mobile-firstMobile enterprise is a projected $100B market opportunity. Yet to-date, hyper-growth “mobile-first”…
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2 days ago
Facebook's iOS Glitch Caused ComScore to Overestimate Time Spent
Credit: Courtesy Facebook Last fall people discovered that Facebook's iPhone and iPad apps were draining their devices' batteries because the apps were making…
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2 days ago
Dutch Publisher Voetbal International tackles ad blocking
Dutch football magazine publisher Voetbal International kicked off its first ad-blocking campaign six weeks ago and will use the results to inform changes to…
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3 days ago
EdgeRank Is Dead: Facebook's News Feed Algorithm Now Has Close To 100K Weight Factors
The next time you tell a client how Facebook selects and ranks the content that shows up in the News Feed, you’ll need to do it without using the word EdgeRank.…
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5 days ago
Instinct Isn't Enough: Great Design Demands Data
Data-informed design, not data-driven design, is key for delivering top-notch products, argues Robert Hoekman Jr. Written By Robert Hoekman, Jr. Notes Pin Plus…
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8 days ago
The Axes of Attention
Earlier this month I did a webinar for the lovely people at the World Advertising Research Council about attention, rounding out a half year of touring my book…
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8 days ago
Facebook should know by now what's news and what's spam
Getty Images Late last week, The Guardian published an interview with a survivor of Obama's first drone strike, which occurred in tribal Pakistan on his third…
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12 days ago
UX Is a Canary in a Coal Mine — # S W L H
Source: Google Image SearchUX Is a Canary in a Coal MineWhat design team morale means for CEOs and designersFrom a young designer: “I am about to graduate with…
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15 days ago
Godfrey on Postmedia woes and tablets
| Vote 0 0 TORONTO — Paul Godfrey doesn't need to be prompted to talk about the troubled state of Canada's media industry in the midst of a steady stream of…
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16 days ago
6 Assumptions That Kill Your Mobile App Design
Post Image by Drew Thomas #Interaction Design#User Experience User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep…
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19 days ago
How we fought bad ads in 2015
When ads are good, they connect you to products or services you’re interested in and make it easier to get stuff you want. They also keep a lot of what you love…
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20 days ago
16 mobile theses
We’re now coming up to 9 years since the launch of the iPhone kicked off the smartphone revolution, and some of the first phases are over - Apple and Google…
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21 days ago
The former CEO of Mozilla is launching a web browser that blocks all ads by default
BraveBrendan Eich, CEO of Brave.Brendan Eich is making a comeback. He's the creator of JavaScript and one of the founders of Mozilla, the organisation behind…
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22 days ago
The sky is falling on print newspapers faster than you think — Medium
Last October, a McKinsey report declared, “We believe that many of the people likely to abandon print newspapers and print consumer magazines have already done…
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22 days ago
Google’s AMP Poised To Take The Lead From Facebook’s And Apple’s Walled Gardens | Monday Note
Photo: Nasa By the end of February, Google will deploy at full scale its Accelerated Mobile Pages project by sending search results to amp-html pages. Because…
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24 days ago
How do page load times affect e-commerce conversion rates? - Quora
How do page load times affect e-commerce conversion rates? - Quora This page may be out of date. Submit any pending changes before refreshing this page.…
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25 days ago
Media Performance Benchmarks for United States | Dynatrace
Media Performance Benchmarks for United States | Dynatrace English French German Spanish Italian Chinese Korean Japanese RESOURCES Mobile and Website…
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26 days ago
Google incorporating site speed in search rankings
(I’m in the middle of traveling, but I know that a lot of people will be interested in the news that Google is incorporating site speed as one of the over 200…
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26 days ago
How Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line
Page loading time is obviously an important part of any website’s user experience. And many times we’ll let it slide to accommodate better aesthetic design, new…
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26 days ago
New Findings: State of the Union for Ecommerce Page Speed and Web Performance [Spring 2015] - Web Performance Today
There are compelling arguments why companies – particularly online retailers – should care about serving faster pages to their users. Countless studies have…
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26 days ago
10 Ways to Speed Up Your Website – and Improve Conversion by 7%
Think the speed of your website doesn’t matter? Think again. A 1-second delay in page load time yields: 11% fewer page views 16% decrease in customer…
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26 days ago
Declaring performance bankruptcy
Written by Dan Chilton, May 6, 2015 Over the last four years, Vox Media has made a name for itself by building big beautiful sites and filling them with…
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26 days ago
Washington Post Refresh Brings Home Page Load Times To One Second | AdExchanger
The Washington Post’s revamped home page, unveiled Wednesday, purports to bring average desktop load time to less than one second – meaning better reader…
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26 days ago
How The Washington Post cut its page load time by 85 percent - Digiday
Two years ago, The Washington Post’s site was in rough shape. Years of tacked-on features had made it bloated and sluggish, forcing desktop readers to wait…
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26 days ago
All Stories Are the Same
Wikimedia A ship lands on an alien shore and a young man, desperate to prove himself, is tasked with befriending the inhabitants and extracting their secrets.…
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29 days ago
How Boston’s tech squad saved the city from its annual Moving Day nightmare — Backchannel
In Boston, September 1 is known as “Moving Day,” and it can be hell on wheels.
On that day each year, more than half of the city’s leases turn over and students…
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4 weeks ago
The Website Obesity Crisis
Idle Words > Talks > Website Obesity
This is the text version of a talk I gave on October 29, 2015, at the Web Directions conference in Sydney. [53 minute…
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5 weeks ago
Bezos's Behind-the-Scenes Role in the Washington Post's Web Growth
Every two weeks, Jeff Bezos holds an hour-long conference call with executives at the Washington Post. Twice a year, the managers fly to Seattle for day-long…
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7 weeks ago
X Marks the Spot That Makes Online Ads So Maddening
Ads pop up and play automatically, daring readers to shut them down with feats of fine motor control. The ads commandeer the screen. They expand and contract.…
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9 weeks ago
of mansions and highways — kt zine
There’s this trend happening in media — something we’ve seen before in information industries.
Centralization and consolidation.
We saw this “Cycle” (as Tim Wu…
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11 weeks ago
What print design teaches us about UX
Every new field of knowledge and endeavor develops its own jargon and acronyms. Web design is no different; we have terms like tags, keywords, analytics, user…
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11 weeks ago
Bleacher Report Founder On State of Sports Media, Business
Earlier this week I wrote a piece about ESPN shutting down Grantland that also discusssed larger sports media issues, particularly for writers. I was blown away…
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11 weeks ago
Gawker's Kinja retreat is more evidence publishers struggle as tech companies - Digiday
Gawker the tech company is back to being just Gawker the media company.
Alongside the news that it’s shifting its coverage to focus on politics, Gawker said…
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11 weeks ago
Newsonomics: Can you get readers to pay a dollar a day for digital news?
Is local news worth a dollar a day?
That’s the fascinating question The Boston Globe is now posing to its local readers. It’s a query that should resonate among…
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11 weeks ago
With header bidding, publishers are boosting CPMs by as much as 50 percent
Ad tech acolytes are hyping header bidding as a way for publishers to make more money while also sticking it to Google. Publishers are buying into that…
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12 weeks ago
The latest UX challenge: designing for personalization | Webdesigner Depot
Users want individual experiences when they interact with devices. From geolocation tools to voice activation systems that respond to a voice or call someone by…
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12 weeks ago
6 Too Common Landing Page Mistakes That Destroy Your Conversions
Summary: There are 6 common landing page mistakes that kill conversion rates. This article aims to point them out and show ways how to repair them to improve…
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12 weeks ago
Know about UX? Why all companies should give a toss
UX fliers & floppers: Your app, website, device or product has to make sense to make money.
Remember the Nokia N-Gage? No? That’s because the device was so…
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12 weeks ago
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Anyone who’s even a little familiar with game theory is undoubtedly familiar with The Prisoner’s Dilemma. It’s a classic thought experiment that illustrates how…
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12 weeks ago
WSJ: Facebook's Instant Articles aren't bringing in a lot of money
The 20 participating publishers of Facebook's Instant Articles program just aren't getting as much money per post as they do for pieces posted on their own…
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november 2015
Publishers are underwhelmed with Apple News app - Digiday
When Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp expressed frustration with his company’s performance on Apple News last week, his complaints apparently were just the tip of the…
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november 2015
What Should Media Companies Do in a World Controlled by Giant Platforms?
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november 2015
How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name
Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the Graphical User Interface, where it is always…
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november 2015
Ad Blockers and the Next Chapter of the Internet
On September 29, 2015, Techdirt posted “You Can Now Turn Off Ads On Techdirt,” explaining all the reasons why they were granting readers the power to not see…
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november 2015
Not Even Twitter Understands Twitter
One of the problems we have always had with Twitter is that Twitter itself doesn’t know what it is, or what it is doing. We saw the latest example of this…
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november 2015
Think you're reading the news for free? New research shows you're likely paying with your privacy
You may already know that every time you go online, your browsing history could be exposed to numerous advertisers and data brokers who then send you “targeted”…
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november 2015
7 Key #UX Topics that Every Manager Should Understand
The new entrant into UX in an established business often has a tough time of things. People understand what UX stands for (some of the time at least), they may…
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november 2015
Flipboard's Fanfare Fades as Executives Exit, Sale Talks Stall
Flipboard Inc. debuted in 2010 with the kind of fanfare any startup would envy. The news-reading app piggybacked perfectly on the debut of Apple’s iPad tablet…
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october 2015
How did we get here? — This is not a book — Medium
(By Tom Abba and Baldur Bjarnason. Republished from the This is not a book website.)
Any interested party possessing a passing familiarity to the history of…
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october 2015
Facebook’s ‘Instant Articles’ Arrives on All iPhones
Facebook wants to make reading on your phone fast and easy—or as Facebook puts it, “instant.” Now, many of its users will finally get to experience what that…
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october 2015
What it means to be a mobile editor, as told by mobile editors themselves
“I really struggle to come up with a succinct description of what I do, partly because I do have a regular job description, but I also spend a lot of time…
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october 2015
Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple wants mobile devices to be filled with apps. Google supports a world where people browse the web for most things. Now websites are…
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october 2015
The Internet's Dark Ages
The web, as it appears at any one moment, is a phantasmagoria. It’s not a place in any reliable sense of the word. It is not a repository. It is not a library.…
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october 2015
Pragmatic app pricing
When Overcast 1.0 launched last year, I expected some pushback for its pricing model (free with limits, $5 to unlock everything). I knew there was a chance I’d…
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october 2015
Mobile is not a neutral platform
For a decade or two, for most people ‘the internet’ meant a web browser, a mouse and a keyboard. There were a few things around the edges, like IM, Spotify,…
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october 2015
Monday Note
It didn’t take long for Google to fire back at Facebook’s Instant Articles. While the two company strategies differ, they both impact the future of news content…
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october 2015
Google AMP is good for mobile web users – but what about publishers?
In the world of sci-fi, some genius inventor type comes up with a device which immediately disables all guns, missiles, torpedoes, everything. At the flick of a…
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october 2015
Lies, damned lies, and A/B testing
A/B testing is frequently billed as a scientific way to validate design decisions. Occasionally referred to as split testing, A/B testing is a simple process…
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october 2015
How I Hacked Amazon’s $5 WiFi Button to track Baby Data
New parents are constantly learning how to care for their growing and changing baby, but it can be a challenge because your baby can’t talk to you. Recording…
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october 2015
People opening themselves to attack by using adblocking apps
TNW Conference in New York: Our lineup is almost complete, check it out!
Apple delivered an official way to block ads in Safari with the release of iOS 9 in…
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october 2015
Proposed Principles for Content Blocking
Content blocking has become a hot issue across the Web and mobile ecosystems. It was already becoming pervasive on desktop, and now Apple’s iOS has made it…
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october 2015
Introducing the U.S. Web Design Standards
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october 2015
How Fox Sports boosted site traffic - and engagement - in 6 weeks - Digiday
While Fox Sports has witnessed great growth in audience on social platforms like Facebook and YouTube, it is also interested in getting people to spend time on…
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october 2015
Why the soft-sell approach to ad blocking doesn't work
It’s a growing problem for ad-supported publishers: How do you get people to stop using ad blocking software?
Short of forcing them to see ads they don’t want…
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october 2015
Device inertia and momentum behavior make users seem lazy
Summary: Do you ever think your users are lazy, or maybe even a little bit dumb? Device Inertia, momentum behavior, and selective attention are common behaviors…
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october 2015
Advertising 2.0: A Call to Think
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The rise of ad blocking marks the end of Advertising 1.0. This is an open invitation to join a discussion about what comes next.
The first 20 years of…
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october 2015
Share Buttons: What You Must Know Before Implementing
Social sharing buttons in all their forms are one of the most common UI elements found on a web page.
And, it seems to me, poorly measured or studied.
Chris…
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october 2015
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