Why The Internet And Apps Will Crumble The TV Business – Silicon Alley Insider

Why The Internet And Apps Will Crumble The TV Business – Silicon Alley Insider

“I recently heard a top cable exec argue that the current cable TV business model is sound, robust, and primed for the future. His bullish rationale was that the dual revenue stream works great for everyone.  Content providers get carriage fees and advertising revenue, while cable double dips with subscription fees and advertising revenue too.”

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More Publishers Trying Outsourced Journalism – Business Insider

More Publishers Trying Outsourced Journalism – Business Insider

“NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — More major media companies are looking for ways to find cheap content. Thomson Reuters, Cox Newspapers and Hachette Filipacchi have run articles supplied by Associated Content, one of several companies, such as Demand Media and AOL’s SEED, that mines reporting from masses of freelancers for as little as $5 a story.”


Linking Customer Loyalty with Social Networking – NY Times

Linking Customer Loyalty with Social Networking – NY Times

“PEPSICO wants to sell its customers sodas whether they are near a grocery store, a restaurant or a gas station. With a new partnership that weaves its loyalty program into the location-based network Foursquare, PepsiCo gets a live notification when its customers are close to those sites, and can present offers that get them into the stores.”


25 Magazines That Are Killing It in 2010 – Silicon Alley Insider

25 Magazines That Are Killing It in 2010 – Silicon Alley Insider

“It’s no secret that the magazine industry has been struggling in recent years. But guess what?”


Facebook’s Plan to Take Over the Web – Slate

Facebook’s Plan to Take Over the Web – Slate

“Your favorite Web sites are now plugged in to the Facebook brain. On the streaming music service Pandora, you can now press “Like” on any song you hear; that preference will get shuttled back into the social network, alerting your friends to your newfound musical interest”


Tweet Tweet Boom Boom – NY Mag

Tweet Tweet Boom Boom – NY Mag

“A new generation of tech entrepreneurs in the city is trying to overthrow old media and build a better New York—with the help of their iPhones. Are they dreaming? Definitely. But in a good way.”