Larry Dignan

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Latest Posts

Net neutrality loses another round

 Declan McCullagh reports on the latest twist in the Net neutrality saga. In this episode, the Democrats efforts to protect consumers and businesses from overreaching by network operators, such as charging content providers additional fees for faster delivery, were turned back by a  House Energy and Commerce Committee vote.

April 26, 2006 by Dan Farber


Influence 2.0

Redmonker James Governor reflects on the blurring lines between analyst, consultant, blogger, journalist, and how vendors need to adapt to the new spheres and patterns of influence.My take: the critical point about any influencer program is understanding influence as a lifecycle.

April 26, 2006 by Dan Farber


Getting real-time journalism right

Excerpted Tim Bray regarding my podcast interview of him earlier this week: I got email late yesterday from David Berlind: “Hey, can I call you for a minute?” He wanted commentary on a story he was writing......

April 26, 2006 by David Berlind


Next generation social networks & unintended consequences

Recently, I wrote that social networks were double-edged swords for media companies… they can be assets, or liabilities.  While I’ve generally been quite positive about the strategic implications of media companies owning a social network, indulge me for a moment as I now go in the opposite direction by painting a potential “nightmare” scenario.

April 25, 2006 by Robert Young


Dan Rather on the state of American media

Last night on the UC Berkeley campus, CBS News icon Dan Rather discussed the state of American media with Orville Schell, dean of the Journalism school. Rather discussed his lifelong love for journalism and his career, which was upended in 2005 due to the dust up over President Bush's service record.

April 25, 2006 by Dan Farber


Sphere prepping to sort out the blogosphere

With more than 35 million blogs and over 50,000 posts per hour, the need for really good blogosphere search tools is even more critical. Technorati, IceRocket, Google and Yahoo, among others, are plowing the blog search ground.

April 25, 2006 by Dan Farber

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How the portable player tail wags the DRM and operating system dogs

I often find myself banging my head against the wall when trying to explain how the relationships between portable multimedia devices, online music stores, digital rights management systems, and operating systems are leading us to a world where there a few players and ominously dangerous control points. Dangerous from a market perspective.

April 25, 2006 by David Berlind


Sling Media CEO Blake Krikorian unplugged

Sling Media is garnering the kind of consumer attention that TiVo has received over the years. Instead of time-shifting, Sling Media focuses on place-shifting with its Slingbox, which brings the TV experience (cable TV, TiVo, satellite, etc.

April 25, 2006 by Dan Farber