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Is the Internet a public utility?

by Ian Rosenwach 2.3.2014

The question is, Has the Internet become so fundamental to our lives that it is, in essence, a utility that should be subject to regulation? (NYT) Nick Bilton poses the above question today on the New York Times’ website. It’s a question that is at the heart of the net neutrality debate. Net neutrality refers […]

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Aereo

by Ian Rosenwach 1.12.2014

Aereo has also gotten legal backing from a Silicon Valley consortium that represents companies including Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Pandora, who have argued that a loss for Aereo could threaten cloud computing in general. (re/code) This past Friday the Supreme Court agreed to consider the legality of online-video service Aereo. This case has far-reaching implications for […]

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Five Predictions for 2014

by Ian Rosenwach 12.30.2013

…as readers increasingly turn to the Internet for news and information, niche magazines continue to retain and attract loyal followings, making them a bright spot in an otherwise dim outlook for print periodicals. (NYTimes) Next year’s models will feature more genre-focused services, which can bring down the subscription price because of the narrower catalog. (WSJ) […]

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2013: Year in Review

by Ian Rosenwach 12.28.2013

It’s the time of year when people look back at how 2013 will be remembered. Quartz sees a lost year for tech, much to the chagrin of Jon Gruber at DaringFireball. Beyond the tech world, the consensus for 2013 seems to be: “It was ok.” I think people are having a hard time putting their […]

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Facebook:BroadcastTV::Twitter:Cable.

by Ian Rosenwach 12.17.2013

Facebook and Twitter are public companies hungry for ad dollars. In order to capture a chunk of the $66.4 billion spent on TV ads, they will continue to editorialize their (our?) news feeds. They take different approaches to curating their feed. This plays a role in the types of content we consumer and share, and the attractiveness […]

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Have knowledge? Forget it.

by Ian Rosenwach 10.24.2013

Summary: The ability to free yourself from what you’ve been taught is a critical ingredient in creative success, in art as well as in business You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. – Charlie Parker […]

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RSS revisited

by Ian Rosenwach 10.24.2013

Summary: Standard publishing formats are necessary on the web, but as consumer behavior and demands change, the keepers of those standard formats must change with it.  In 2009 I wrote two posts with feedback about RSS (Really Simple Syndication) as a publishing medium. What’s happened since then? Is RSS dead? For whatever reason I was always […]

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Marty Robbins’ El Paso and the Breaking Bad Finale

by Ian Rosenwach 10.1.2013

(ALERT: Breaking Bad finale spoilers below!!) First, hit play for the full experience. On September 23rd I tweeted my predication that the song El Paso would play a big role in the Breaking Bad finale. The title of the episode was “Felina”, and I recognized the name from the song El Paso. My familiarity with […]

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What I like about iTunes Radio

by Ian Rosenwach 9.23.2013

It’s no secret that artists don’t make the living they used to in the music business. The shift to digital content consumption changed everything; the chances for artists to earn a viable living as musicians are slimmer than ever. Streaming services like Spotify and Rdio provide a revenue-generating, legal framework for listeners to get unlimited access […]

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Twitter’s IPO and revenue from mobile advertising

by Ian Rosenwach 9.17.2013

It’s a go! Since Twitter announced their IPO, one of the main topics of discussion has been how well positioned they are to generate substantial revenue from mobile advertising. The relative weakness of Facebook’s mobile ad strategy caused grief for the company and their investors during their IPO and the following months. So, it’s no […]

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