Tag: web

08/26

Is Radio Serious about the Internet?

I'm not so sure. And I'm not talking about streaming here. It's already clear that radio is not necessarily serious about that, or we wouldn't suffer endless debates about whether or not we should create a business model native to the Internet that leverages all the wonderful advantages of technology to offer up targeting and dimensionality and accountability to clients who desire it and consumers who appreciate it. Yes, we should do all that. No, we should not simply aspire to simulcast our streams with our over-the-air product so as to increase our odds of winning what Arbitron … [Read more...]

06/22

The Problem is Radio’s Business Model

The more you profit from the status quo, the less inclined you may be to make the moves necessary to thrive in the future. This was the puzzle facing Steve Jobs when his company consciously introduced the iPhone knowing that it would cannibalize his cash cow, the iPod, but knowing that if Apple didn't cannibalize the iPod then everyone else would have done so because it was inevitable that mp3 players would eventually merge with that device formerly known as the mobile phone. Radio is likewise constrained by a model that rewards broadcast licensees with agency dollars but invites radio's … [Read more...]

08/27

Is the Web Dead?

I didn't even know it had a headache. But so says WIRED magazine in its September cover story. Here's the heart of their argument: Over the past few years, one of the most important shifts in the digital world has been the move from the wide-open Web to semiclosed platforms that use the Internet for transport but not the browser for display. It’s driven primarily by the rise of the iPhone model of mobile computing, and it’s a world Google can’t crawl, one where HTML doesn’t rule. And it’s the world that consumers are increasingly choosing, not because they’re rejecting the idea of the … [Read more...]

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