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Google Walks Back Local-Mobile Search Number, Now Says 30%

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Sometimes Google will quote third party survey data in public situations (e.g., conference presentations) without necessarily clarifying where the data come from and people will assume this is Google’s own internal user behavior data. In the past Google said that 40% and even 50% of mobile search activity was related to location or offline information. I always […]

News Sites Are Fatter and Slower Than Ever

2 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

An analysis of download times highlights how poorly designed news sites are. That's more evidence of poor implementation of ads... and a strong case for ad blockers. In the process, publishers end up sacrificing a precious commodity:...Show More Summary

The unsung massive 10 year disruptor: Automation of knowledge work

I’m watching futurist Gerd Leonhard‘s June 23rd 2015 talk in London titled Future of technology and-with-versus humanity: Future of Business (terrible audio quality, sorry) and something jumped out and caught my eye.  (Leonhard is one of the world’s most influential futurists, among top futurist peers like Andy Hines, Paul Higgins and John Smart.) It was […]

10 ideas for ways to expand your personal bandwidth

“I want to meet that person face to face, in order to get an idea what their bandwidth is.” I’ll never forget the first time I heard someone say that about someone else in business. As a first-time startup leader, I have a lot to learn. In order to do my ever-changing job as well […]

Beyond Clicks: Real Ways to Measure Success as a Non-Profit Publication

When we started the Seattle Globalist three years ago, it was easy to see success as the simple act of creating a new publication from scratch. Every new post that we published and every new contributor we brought in felt like a small...Show More Summary

Local Search in Europe: Google Maps vs. Yelp vs. TripAdvisor (Nobody Wins)

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

I’m just getting back from a family vacation in Italy and Amsterdam. I’m struggling a bit to get back into “work mode.” Nonetheless, I wanted to share some local search related thoughts and observations from my travel experiences, especially around TripAdvisor, Google Maps and Yelp, all of which I used very extensively — to my wife’s […]

The New Age of Visual Storytelling

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

by Frederic Filloux A new generation of photographers reinvents the way stories are told. For their images, the weapons of choice are social networks and applications, video and mobile phones.   I’ve lived the golden age of photography. When I was a young newspaperman, photojournalists were kings, they made big money crisscrossing the world on(...) No related columns.

Human Curation Is Back

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Monday Note

by Jean-Louis Gassée The limitations of algorithmic curation of news and culture has prompted a return to the use of actual humans to select, edit, and explain. Who knows, this might spread to another less traditional media: apps. When...Show More Summary

AngelHack Seattle 2015: Turning Thoughts Into Things

Imagine living in a world where you could have an app that lets users donate to the homeless through wearable beacons, use a gesture-based tool to swap contact information with a simple handshake, and visit a site that uses data science to generate information on political candidates in real time. Show More Summary

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