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Holiday Message: Radical Acts of Kindness

20 hours agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

First, I want to thank everyone who has continued to follow my blog. I’ve not been as active over the past few months because I’ve been busy with lots of projects for the Local Search Association (soon to be simply “LSA”). Thank you all for your continued interest and support. One of my challenges is trying […]

Video: Pioneering VR – Creating a Better World Through Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) grabbed headlines this year when Facebook purchased Oculus Rift for $2 billion. The deal not only brought VR back into the media spotlight, but also made it clear that there is an industry primed to make VR a viable commercial product. Show More Summary

My Best Reads This Year

by Frédéric Filloux For this year’s last Monday Note, I chose to share a few interesting topics I followed in 2014. I expect many of them will stay high in next year’s news cycle. Here are my picks, in about 40 links. The Great Mobile Takeover… Next year, the vast majority of media will see more(...) No related columns.

MSFT Hardware Futures

  (Strangely, the WordPress software gives me a “Bad Gateway 502?  error message when I fully spell the name of the Redmond company) by Jean-Louis Gassée Microsoft’s hardware has long been a source of minor profit and major pain. In this last 2014 Monday Note, we’ll look at the roles Microsoft’s hardware devices will play(...) No related columns.

Three Episodic Storytelling Truths from the Serial Podcast [Caution: Mild Spoilers]

Since early October, millions of people around the world have been fascinated by the story of a 15-year-old murder. It’s a true-life tale documented not on HBO or Netflix, but in the form of a free podcast called Serial. As it turnsShow More Summary

Death to the Click: Google ‘Store Visits’ Watershed Moment for Ad Measurement

Google isn’t the first company to start measuring offline store visits. Facebook has done it; so has xAd, NinthDecimal, PlaceIQ, Placed and others. Indeed, those in the mobile ad space have been doing it for some time. Yet Google’s introduction today of a new “Store Visits” metric is a watershed moment. As I say in my […]

Black Friday: A Holiday Shopping Tale and a Changing Tradition

Above: Black Friday in downtown Seattle in 2010 (Image by John Henderson, CC BY 2.0) For the United States economy, fortunes once largely hinged on sales results for the Black Friday weekend. The latest jobs reports and sales figures, however, tell a changing story. Show More Summary

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