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Protected: How Google could fail before Newspapers

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Why News Should Adopt the High Tech Business Model

The high-tech business model is ideal for news: expensive at first, cheaper and free later. Information, after all wants to be both free and expensive. The high tech business model lets you have both.

The Golden Rule: Why Fans Trump Ads

Raise your hand if you like free, ad-supported content. Good, just about everyone. Now raise your hand if you would like Kelloggs and Procter and Gamble to control all your media and entertainment choices. Oh, not so much? Every time I read another post about the inexorable march toward 100% ad-supported content, etc., I remember […]

Premium Content for Webcomics

Popular / prominent webcomic artists are discovering Assetbar Fanflows for premium content on their blogs and websites.

Is Calacanis Blogging’s First “Star”?

Despite the fact he should use a better tool than an email list, is Calacanis becoming blogging’s first star?

The Profit Equation of Twitter-style Messages

Money is the new message. Twitter-style services can solve the profit equation by helping others make money.

Free? Why Not Better?

Twitter’s down again. Oh, duh. This time when twitter went down, Dare and Om were kind enough to link to an earlier post I had made where I guessed about Twitter’s messaging trouble and floated an idea for a twitter proxy. Thanks for mentioning us guys. But, what about this proxy idea? it’s so easy […]

dropping science dropping it all over

As they say, March is a funny old month, isn’t it? Everything is changing, renewing and starting afresh. Before we embarked on the Great Simplification Makeover in our feature-laden reader, we decided to take a quick detour and see what we could learn in the name of science, exploration and discovery. Like bumping around the […]


  Some of you aren’t getting fresh posts in your feeds as we update servers, add more machines and generally re-jigger our back end from old style to new style.  Thanks for your patience.

Lots to learn

Simplify. No special Valentines Day image here folks–we need to simplify. Duh, I know it’s best to start with feature A, and forget B, C, and D. But I’m a feature junkie and I suck at staying simple. I always blurt out “If we can do A and B, then why not add C and […]