Category Archives: Media

VoIP

Will VoIP do to telephones what the PC did to computers? It’s still too early to say but the quick answer is probably yes. In case you’ve been napping Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) has been widely promoted as the next big idea … Continue reading

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Growth of free

In the future all information (content) will be free. Users will only pay for functionality (e.g. search) or personalization. We will see more newspapers becoming free to read (e.g. Metro) or free to place ads (e.g. Loot) although a substantial … Continue reading

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Blogs

If you’re reading this there’s not much point in talking about the blogging phenomenon apart from to say that they can boost your business or destroy it almost overnight. In the last few years no less than 8 million blogs … Continue reading

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Video on demand

Of all the media trends that are around at the moment one of the biggest is digital video. This is variously called video-on-demand, mobile video and Internet video. Whatever you call it, it’s changing the media landscape forever thanks in … Continue reading

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Are newspapers yesterday’s news?

If Rupert Murdoch is predicting the end of newspapers as we know them, then we should probably listen. In 1960, 80% of Americans read a daily newspaper. Today the figure is closer to 50% – and falling. Globally circulation is … Continue reading

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User generated content

One of the great features of the Internet is how it allows people who don’t know each other to instantly share things with each other, sometimes enhancing them along the way. Old examples include Flicker while new examples include Spore, … Continue reading

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