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We live and work in exciting times - revolutionary times. Technology continues to recast the media industry.
The extraordinary advance of affordable personal digital technology and the stellar rise of social networks are both distrupting and transforming the media market making this a unique moment to be involved in the convergence sectors we focus on.
This is also our place to ruminate and comment on the world as we see it, we hope you enjoy and please join in.
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Newspapers versus Google
The inevitable clash between the newspaper industry and Google is coming to a head and its fascinating to watch.
Round 1: Robert Thompson Murdoch's chief newspaper general labelled Google a 'parasites' or 'tech tapeworm in the intestine of the internet'
Round 2: Murdoch himself questioned whether Google was abiding by copyright law
Round 3: Google's CEO Eric Schmidt countered rather more politely praising newspapers and recognising their role but saying that they needed to innovate to survive. He warned that the turmoil in the newspaper industry was a direct result of newspapers failing to keep up with the pace of change - and ignoring their readers' wishes (ouch!).
We are front row at this heavy weight fight and we intend to stay gued to our seats as the titans of 'old' and 'new' media trade meaty blows in what some see as deciding the future of the newspapers.
We will keep you posted