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Posts on ‘May 11th, 2007’

Nokia's Killer New-Media Gadget

I’ve been playing with Nokia’s latest mobile device — the N95 — and consider it a breakthrough in digital media. Oh, it’s a phone, naturally. But it’s so much more, including WiFi, GPS, MP3 recording and playback, a 5-megapixel digital camera and MPEG 4, 30-frames-per-second video recording and playback, Web browsing, email and, of course, […]

Outsourced Journalism

LA Times: Local news reporting outsourced to India. James Macpherson, editor and publisher of the Pasadena Now website, hired two reporters last weekend to cover the Pasadena City Council. One lives in Mumbai and will be paid $12,000 a year. The other will work in Bangalore for $7,200.The council broadcasts its meetings on the Web. […]

More Trouble for Traditional Media

NY Times: Facebook to Offer Free Classifieds. Facebook, the social networking Web site, is adding free classified ad listings, putting it into competition with dozens of established companies like Craigslist and many newspapers. It’s too simplistic to say it’s yet another nail in newspapers’ coffins. What’s notable is that in a sense everyone can offer […]