So Netflix is now Qwikster? And you will get less and somehow pay more? Or not, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tells us, as hastily and confusingly as he announced the now defunct price hike.
Is Gamification the future of literature?
Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky, two entertainment industry veterans, have their new company’s sights set on high growth media companies in emerging markets. More specifically, Sloan offered that their interests lie in traditional media companies outside of the U.S. in “big, high growth markets,” or new media business in the U.S. Their strategy notably does not include newspaper investments, however they admittedly have little experience in that arena.
How to keep 3D and 2D audiences happy? James Cameron is advocating the merger of 2D and 3D crews and equipment shooting live events and sports to cut costs and save time for broadcasters and other organizations.
Stanford is cataloging a very specific type of ephemeral media: sound.
Facebook is now making it easier for journalists to gain subscribers through a new feature which enables Facebook users to subscribe to public page updates. There is no limit to how many subscribers one page can have which means that journalists can build large fan bases, unlike normal Facebook profiles which are limited to 5000 “friends.” On the Facebook website, there is now a page titled “Facebook and Journalists” that outlines the do’s and don’ts for journalists who are using Facebook as a platform. More about this on Poynter.