At our recent paidContent 2012 conference FT’s Rob Grimshaw and Piano Media’s Tomas Bella discuss not just the future of online content payments, but also how to most effectively price your content when there are free alternatives elsewhere.
Betaworks CEO John Borthwick urges publishers to think of what they produce as “information” — not “content” — during a Q&A with GigaOM founder Om Malik at paidContent 2012. Check the video for his take on that plus Google Play, Adobe, Apple and more.
News Corp.’s Jon Miller explained to our Staci D. Kramer in a Q&A at paidContent 2012 that broadcasters actually need business-to-consumer outlets like Hulu in order to survive. That plus News Corp. in China, The Daily and more.
How have blogs and Twitter and other forms of social media changed the nature of the political process and the media reporting of that process? At paidContent 2012, I talked with Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo and Vivian Schiller of NBC News about that question.
When it comes to selling e-books, the Harry Potter franchise is far from conventional: Pottermore has been selling JK Rowling’s Harry Potter e-books without digital rights protection. Why? Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne answers that and more in a paidContent 2012 interview with Laura Hazard Owen.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo frets that Amazon’s approach is holding new authors back, while its “predatory” behavior on various fronts is damaging bookstores like the one his daughter Emily owns and publishing overall. That and more in this video of his interview with Jeff Roberts at paidContent 2012.
During a Q&A with former rival Anil Dash at paidContent 2012, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg acknowledged the blogging platform’s complexities and revealed he has been working on a “radically simplified” WordPress. You can see the full video here.
EVP and chief digital officer Liz Schimel of lifestyle magazine publisher Meredith talks with me about Pinterest, unlimited magazines and the end of tech gender stereotypes in a backstage video at paidContent 2012 .
Rob Grimshaw runs The Financial Times’ digital operations. He talked to me about HTML5, premium digital content and digital overtaking print in this short video on the fringes of last week’s paidContent 2012 conference.
In an interview at paidContent 2012 in New York, venture capitalist Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures said he has stayed away from media investments, and believes that the future for content providers lies in connecting directly with consumers through platforms like Kickstarter.