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AOL Fires A Ton Of Freelancers, HuffPost Doesn’t Pay Most Of Its Writers. I Approve. Can anyone else hear that?

AOL Fires A Ton Of Freelancers, HuffPost Doesn’t Pay Most Of Its Writers. I Approve.

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales: App stores a clear and present danger. The app store model is a more immediate threat to internet freedom than breaches of net neutrality.

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales: App stores a clear and present danger

That’s the opinion of Wikipedia chief Jimmy Wales. According to Wales — who was quick to stress he was speaking in a purely personal capacity — set-ups such as the iTunes App Store can act as a “chokepoint that is very dangerous.” He said such it was time to ask if the model was “a threat to a diverse and open ecosystem” and made the argument that “we own [a] device, and we should control it.” Speaking at an event in Bristol, England in the week of Wikipedia’s 10th anniversary, Wales argued that many of the concerns over net neutrality were hypothetical and didn’t pose an immediate danger. Wales answered questions on the topics after giving a presentation on Wikipedia’s past, present and future. Quand les médias établis se réveilleront il sera trop tard - Transnets - Blog

Les professionnels ont remarqués que le Huffington Post, qui vient de fêter son cinquième anniversaire, est sur le point de dépasser le site du New York Times en trafic et devrait bientôt le rattraper en revenus.

Quand les médias établis se réveilleront il sera trop tard - Transnets - Blog

C'est une excellente illustration de comment fonctionnent les technologies perturbatrices… Au mois de mars le trafic du HuffPo , comme ils disent les initiés, se situait en dessous de la barre des 13 M de visiteurs uniques alors que celui du New York Times était au dessus mais pas très loin. Les autres grands: Washington Post, Wall Street Journal et Los Angeles Times sont totalement largués. Au niveau mondial en avril: le HuffPo avait 22 millions de visiteurs uniques, derrière (43 millions) et AOL News (31 millions). Mais c'est la courbe qui compte. Il n'y a pas que le trafic. On sait, grâce aux travaux de Christensen que les technologies innovantes sont souvent, au départ, inférieures à celles qu'elles perturbent et qui les méprisent parce qu'elles sont moins bonnes.

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet. Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet

Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures. Just two Chinese ISPs serve 20% of world broadband users. If you need a reminder of just how big China is—and just how important the Internet has become there—consider this stat: between them, two Chinese ISPs serve 20 percent of all broadband subscribers in the entire world.

Just two Chinese ISPs serve 20% of world broadband users

Telegeography has updated its world Internet service provider database and finds that the sheer scale of China dwarfs just about everyone else. China Telecom is the largest ISP in the world, with 55 million subscibers. Second is China Unicom, with just over 40 million. And both companies continue to grow, even as growth slows significantly in more developed markets. Telegeography notes that each Chinese firm added nine million users in the last year—"equivalent to the entire broadband subscriber base of Verizon. "

New Zealand rejects software patents. Image credits: Image source: Public domain.

New Zealand rejects software patents

Let me get this straight. I am in an Irish bar in Guangzhou Chin. A new approach to China. Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis.

A new approach to China

In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that what at first appeared to be solely a security incident--albeit a significant one--was something quite different. First, this attack was not just on Google. As part of our investigation we have discovered that at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses--including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors--have been similarly targeted. We are currently in the process of notifying those companies, and we are also working with the relevant U.S. authorities.

Google vs China: the Chinese reaction so far. Facebook a fait mieux que Google Internet Actualité - Echos du N. Reputation Is Dead: It’s Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions. Trying to control, or even manage, your online reputation is becoming increasingly difficult.

Reputation Is Dead: It’s Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions

And much like the fight by big labels against the illegal sharing of music, it will soon become pointless to even try. It’s time we all just give up on the small fights and become more accepting of the indiscretions of our fellow humans. Because the skeletons are coming out of the closet and onto the front porch. We’ll look back on the good old days when your reputation was really only on the line with eBay via confirmed, actual transactions and LinkedIn, where you can simply reject anyone who leaves bad feedback on your professional life.

Privacy. Web Kills the Radio Stars ?