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Is Traditional Journalism Old News? – Infographic

This infographic looks at the changing face of journalism as it transitions from the traditional to the contemporary. Continue reading

Twitter’s Real Value in Debate, Speed

Michelle Leder, Founder of Footnoted.com, and Joseph Weisenthal, Executive Editor at Business Insider, discuss the new use for Twitter as an outlet for company news. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Newsweek’s Tina Brown: Business Obsession Is Eroding Best Content

Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief for Newsweek & The Daily Beast, discusses the concept of having it all versus living a life of passion and fulfillment. She appears on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

The Future Of News On Mobile – Infographic

This infographic was a winning submission to the Visually PEJ Economist Challenge. Designed by Jen Lebeau and Amy Li.

Source: Visual.ly

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Marissa Mayer Pledges to Take Yahoo Back to Its Roots

Marissa Mayer Pledges to Take Yahoo Back to Its Roots.

Marissa Mayer outlined her plans for Yahoo’s future in her first earnings call as CEO of the beleaguered digital media enterprise. The company’s third-quarter earnings were better than expected: Earnings-per-share were 35 cents on revenue of $1.09 billion, compared to analysts’ estimates of 26 cents per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.

Mayer began the call by talking about recent changes to Yahoo’s culture, which has a new commitment to “open dialogue” and “transparency.” Employees’ quarterly individual goals have been mapped to company goals. They have also been given free phones and free food in an effort to make Yahoo “the absolute best place to work.”

Mayer identified Yahoo’s “core products” as search, mail, ads, mobile, news and the homepage — in that order. She emphasized that Yahoo would not change direction dramatically; rather, “[we’re] going back to our roots as a consumer Internet company focused on consumer experience,” she said.

“I don’t think there’s a giant pivot… I think this is about improved execution,” she added.

Mobile came up repeatedly during the call. “Some point in the future Yahoo will have to be a predominantly mobile company,” Mayer acknowledged, adding that Yahoo needed more mobile engineers. She noted that the company recently deployed a redesigned mobile search page across 23 pages, “resulting in increased usage,” and that an update to Flickr for Android received “rave reviews.”

One analyst asked Mayer whether Yahoo would go after more of the local ad market. “Local … is very hard to do well,” she said, and as the former head of local services at Google, she would know. “I think our local offerings are good at the moment [and] I think it’s hard to take that next step to provide even deeper functionality … [It’s] probably not an area where we’re going to invest moving forward,” she said.

Mayer and new CFO Ken Goldman both suggested that Yahoo’s search partnership with Microsoft has been less than satisfactory, but did not elaborate on their plans to address it.

Goldman did not issue fourth-quarter guidance, saying he had not been with the company long enough. (His first day was today.)

Many had expected Mayer to announce some acquisitions — namely, that of restaurant reservation service OpenTable, and possibly advertising tool PubMatic and mobile ad company Millennial Media. Mayer said Yahoo does not “have particular acquisitions in mind today” and that any future acquisitions would be “less than $100 million.”

Image courtesy of Flickr, jolieodell

Source: Mashable.com

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So, And you Believe You Have A Free Choice On The News You Get? – Infographic

It seems like in today’s world there are fewer and fewer people making choices for the greater good. What I mean to say is that everything in our world seems to be able to be consolidated. The media of course is no exception to this trend with only 6 major companies dictating about 90% of the media we have access to. In less than 30 years the number of companies providing us with our media has dropped from 50 to just 6. The six companies consisting of GE, New-corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. If your wondering who owns the major networks its CBS of course, GE owns NBC, News-corp owns fox, and Disney owns ABC.

A reason for concern is the gross misrepresentation have so few companies controlling so much causes. According to today’s infogaphic Media Consolidaiton: The Illusion of Choice there is one media executive to every 850,000 subscribers. It’s kind of like representative government except you don’t get to choose who represents you and there is no better option.

If the free market had truly decided who was the winner and loser I would have no problem with there just being six companies running our media. However the path to success for these companies was not so honorable. Some of these companies even though they’re some of the most profitable in the world don’t even end up paying taxes. Crazy how the average citizen who probably only makes enough to get by has to pay more proportionately than one of these powerhouses. [via]

Source: Daily Infograpic,

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Apple’s Financial Power And Business Reach – Infographic

Keeping up with Apple‘s growth is like sneezing with your eyes open — it’s nearly impossible. That’s why every so often we like to bring you an update of the latest Apple news, numbers and trends. The infographic below was designed by Sortable. It shares the latest Apple profits, revenues and cash-in-hand, along with the company’s reach — 30% of smartphone users in the U.S. have an iPhone…Read More

Thumbnail courtesy of Tibneo, DeviantArt. Source: Sortable.com

Saturday Morning News – Update in Progress

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

What’s hot today? News, views about tech, internet, social media, finance, politics, entertainment and everything else thats moving and shaking.

Presented by The Main Street Anayst  –  Update in Progress

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Is Social Media Taking Over The News Industry – Infographic

Mashable, 04/18/2012

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