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Facebook a fait mieux que Google Internet Actualité - Echos du N. 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.

The whining? Like a dentist’s drill, or those ultrasonic Mosquito ring tones that kids use at school; only more annoying, and more persistent. Mzzzzz…. The Huffington Post should pay its writers tttzzzzzzzz… it’s modern-day slave labor bbzzzzzz…. AOL payout should be shared equally…. pzzzzzz…. calls herself a liberal…. Jesus Christ, can someone please shut that freaking thing OFF?

After careful investigation, the main source of the whining seems to be the Newspaper Guild, a 26,000-member -strong group representing the rights of media workers. Yeah, and then they should take a razor sharp hunting knife and slice of their nose. Today, though, those calls got a little more urgent as Business Insider revealed that Aol has laid off the bulk of its stay-at-home freelance contributors in favour of New York, DC and LA-based full-timers. Quand les médias établis se réveilleront il sera trop tard - Transnets - Blog LeMonde.fr. 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 LeMonde.fr

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 CNN.com (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

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. " Data source: Telegeography. New Zealand rejects software patents. Image credits: Image source: Public domain Recently the NZ govt announced that it was to remove software from the list of items that can be patented.

New Zealand rejects software patents

This decision came after hectic lobbying from the open source community on one side and the proprietary vendors on the other side. For the past few months, the debate revolved around the section titled “Patentable Inventions” in the Patents Bill. Right off the bat, this section says, “We recommend amending clause 15 to include computer programs among inventions that may not be patented.” 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. Google vs China: the Chinese reaction so far. 13 January '10, 02:19pm Follow When Google issued its “Stop censoring us or we quit your country” announcement, it was a bold and unexpected move.

Google vs China: the Chinese reaction so far

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. Privacy. Web Kills the Radio Stars ? 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