Tag Archives: Rupert Murdoch

Journalist vs. microworker: a fair fight?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… would be comfortable criticizing their bosses (how many News Corps reporters dare to bad-mouth Rupert Murdoch?). Penenberg demanded answers to 20 questions in a 400 word article – hardly surprising the writers blew the limit.

Word wars

Penenberg apparently believes that microworkers are a serious threat to journalism: an evil cyber army out to undercut hard-working hacks. But take a quick look at Serv.io’s website. The company never claims to employ or compete with …

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Making news pay: a pressing issue

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… making money online hasn’t proved easy for your average hardworking media mogul (witness Rupert Murdoch ranting at search engines ). In an age where information is as prolific as a Nigerian email scam, is there anything the papers can do to get the crowd to pay for news?

War of the walls

The obvious solution is paywalls. Papers which appeal to the business community such as the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times have had paywalls for a while, but it is Rupert Murdoch

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Small Change, Big Difference

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… to pay for Starmap or the extortionate contract fees most iPhones are tied to).

With people like Rupert Murdoch trying to change how the public perception of paid for content on the internet, coupled with new the exciting new technology and Apps, micropayments look set to become as commonplace as a star in the nights sky. While not your traditional super heroes, maybe it will be Captain Steve, with his trusty sidekick Micropayment Man that not only saves doomed dates, boring bus trips and …


The Italian Job

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… on overnight, I can wake up in the morning and watch it complete with subtitles.

Hurry up, Mr Murdoch

The amazing efficiency of sites like Italian Subs Addicted is also presenting a major challenge to the commercial TV networks. While there are certainly moral issues around the ethics of downloading torrents (and more ambiguously “subs support”), the speed with which these sites are providing great-quality captions is leaving the TV networks in their dust.

It wasn’t long ago, …