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Seed.com’s Saul Hansell at SXSW 2010

by Allen Weiner  |  March 13, 2010  |  Comments Off

Saul Hansell made headlines when he left The New York Times to try his hand at creating an editorial business for AOL in the form of seed.com. Seed is one of the many “content factories” each with a different approach to creating text, images and videos that is then distributed to content providers. In this […]

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SXSW, Day One Preview

by Allen Weiner  |  March 12, 2010  |  Comments Off

I think I have the hang of it. This is my second SXSW and I did my best to prep in terms of which sessions to attend, which trade show booths I want to attend, which movies I want to see and which parties I want to crash. Those who know me will attest that […]

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Reporting from SXSW

by Allen Weiner  |  March 8, 2010  |  Comments Off

It’s with great excitement that I will be reporting/blogging/video-ing/Tweeting, etc… from South By Southwest (SXSW) or, as we Austinites say, “South by.” The show is in three sections: interactive, film and music. The first several days are interactive (think a cooler version of Internet World in its earliest San Jose days) and the last several […]

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More Evidence Points to Magazines’ Cloudy Digital Future

by Allen Weiner  |  March 2, 2010  |  Comments Off

A trio of news stories adds further credibility to a research thread Gartner has been writing about for more than a year which states that magazines will have a tough ride to become multiplatform digital distributors. (“Magazines Fall Behind in the Quest for Digital Publishing Riches,” Dec. 2009—behind gartner.com pay wall). The Wall Street Journal […]

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