It looks like the Internet is turning the table for the Pornographic industry. For some years it appeared that the World Wide Web would make adult content much more accessible. It did to a certain extent, but people are not willing to pay for it anymore. Quoting a recent article over the NY Times: “The … Continue reading Internet is Hurting the Porno Industry
Universities around the United States are starting to adopt blogs in order to attract potential applicants. The Boston Globe published an article describing the trend: “Liu writes about her college experiences in as much excruciating detail as she wishes — for $10 an hour, courtesy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s admissions office. Uncensored blogs … Continue reading Universities are adopting blogs
Last Friday Google announced that it was acquiring Double-Click, an Internet advertising network. The price? $3.1 billion (remember that YouTube sold for $1,65 billion). Check the description of the company on Forbes: “Founded way back in the heyday of the first Web boom, DoubleClick is an 11-year-old company whose fortunes have risen and fallen along … Continue reading Google is busy again
The Internet is democratizing the access to information, and people will not give up that right so easily. A recent survey by Accenture with executives from media and entertainment companies identified social media and user generated content as the main threat for those mainstream players.
You probably have already heard about the semantic web. It basically refers to software and online platforms that will be able to learn how the user search, collect and organize information. As a result the semantic web will be able to interact with the users and provide content in a much more intelligent way.
Michael Wesch, professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Kansas State University created an outstanding video to explain how the whole phonomenon started and where it is heading, check it out.
Many people predict that blogs will invade the corporate world over the next years, and Forrester Research seems to embrace the idea. They recently released, in fact, a market research titled “The ROI of Blogging” where they outline the benefits, costs and risks of corporate blogs.
There are many people claiming that the current wave of venture capital funding and investments into Internet-based companies, most of them tagged with the term Web 2.0, could inflate too fast and explode just like the dot-com bubble back in 2000.
After the Google-YouTube deal it looks like old-school players are waking up to the wonders of online video. Dow Jones Online and CNN Money recently launched their online video channels.
Already in January of 2006 there were rumors that Microsoft was considering to buy Yahoo. Guess what, people are starting to talk about it again. Some time ago an analyst from Merrill Lynch declared that “the possible acquisition of Yahoo would be a strategic positive in our view.”