Flipping out over aggregation

A conceptual problem arises from thinking about Flipboard in publishing terms (an error Flipboard itself encourages), when its actual role in the value chain is much closer to that of a traditional re-seller of goods, in this case news content.

Fear of peers

There’s clearly plenty of user-experience mischief that can be made upstream of the last mile.

News publishers coming to terms with aggregation

The latest to get on board is the Washington Post, which just signed up with NewsCred, the New York-based startup that aggregates content from premium publishers and makes it available under license to non-publishing brands to incorporate into their own online and social-media strategies, along with tools for customizing and curating the fire-hose of content they sign up for.