Vimeo wants to spend another $10 million on exclusive content for its Vimeo On Demand platform — but not everyone is invited to apply.
Over time, news producers will become increasingly specialized, and news aggregators/publishers will become less dependent on in-house content.
The focus on raw circulation numbers is a holdover from the era of print, when a reader was a reader was a reader.
For starters, don’t build your company on a platform you don’t own, accept the low retention rates for social games, and narrow your focus.
Waves of music labels are keen to join a recently-launched new platform that promises higher returns than big-name streaming services. But can Drip.fm, which charges the same for just a few tracks each month that Spotify does for millions, entertain users as well as owners?
The newspaper is an ardent advocate of free and open online journalism. But that doesn’t mean it won’t charge on devices where and when it can.
Polish news and magazine publishers are the latest to begin charging for online content, picking between different models and different facilitators.
Two weeks from now several hundred execs will gather for our flagship conference paidContent 2012: At The Crossroads with one goal in mind: developing and honingsustainable business models that will support quality media, entertainment and information across platforms.
Is Glenn Beck ready to make $100 million with his new subscriber-only web TV venture, or is he barely breaking even? The answer depends very much on who you ask. However, Beck’s numbers don’t look all that bad when compared to some new cable TV properties.
Amid some confusion about what its cloud services deliver, Apple’s trying to convince people to pay for access to their own music collections. Just kidding – synchronization services are valuable, and consumers may well pay for convenience. At least one observer thinks Steve Jobs’ great legacy is re-establishing the value of content to consumers. Paul Sweeting has a thoughtful report on how news and information organizations can create digital content revenue streams by understanding and segmenting their customers, learning lessons from games and entertainment, and building out a B2B marketplace. And here are some more lessons from newspaper paywall experiences. If content isn’t king anymore, does it have at least a hint of royal blood?