Tag Archives: smartphone
The Stories Behind the Stories: November 2012
December 5, 2012
Local paper competes with TV news for election night audience Election night used to be an event dominated by television stations that brought anchors and crews to local hotel ballrooms to wait for victory or concession speeches. Now it’s more than just the TV stations that provide comprehensive coverage in real time with a host, [...]
Welcome to the “age of mobile”
May 14, 2012
Facebook’s decision to buy Instagram in April was more than just another tech-focused, media-hyped story about people making a lot of money selling a trendy product. According to technology experts, the purchase officially marked the end of the Web 2.0 era and the start of something new – the age of mobile. What this really [...]
Are you a smartphone addict?
August 1, 2011
I’ll admit it; I recently got my first smartphone. I know I’m late to the game, but better late than never, right? For years I suffered from smartphone envy, jealously watching from afar as friends and colleagues used these strange devices to post pictures on Facebook, get directions to the store, or even hold up [...]
Are Google and Apple watching you?
May 2, 2011
In 1984 musician Rockwell turned his paranoid concerns about being stalked into a popular song, “Somebody’s Watching Me.” I always feel that somebody’s watching me And I have no privacy I always feel that somebody’s watching me Tell me is it just a dream? Almost 30 years later, the refrain is ringing a bit more [...]
Paywalls: The future of newspapers?
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March 28, 2011
The New York Times, one of the world’s most prestigious newspapers, began limiting access to its Internet content today through a paywall. The New York Times is one of a growing number of newspapers, including the Pioneer Press, to start charging people to view online content. Paywalls are the newspaper industry’s answer to the increasing [...]