Media: Reducing Story Production Waste

In trying to change news to match the new realities of the Interwebs, media professionals are still somewhat stuck in old ways of doing things. One is to fail to address the massive waste in news production–or at least parts of it. So what potential waste is there? Well, these are the obvious ones: Gathering: …

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The Phantom Threats We Face

This is a copy of my weekly Loose Wire Service column. By Jeremy Wagstaff We fear what we don’t know, even if it’s a guy in Shenzhen trying to make an honest living developing software that changes the background color of your mobile phone display. Here’s what happened. I’ll save the lessons for the end …

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The Google AdWord Vultures

It’s interesting to watch how Google’s ‘Sponsored Links’ capture aspects of the business process, in particular the plundering of customers from a company in trouble. Take CardSystems, for example, facing a class action suit, the loss of its main business and other indignities as a result of the theft of large amounts of credit card …

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Plaxo Etiquette: Moral High Ground Or Cheap Stunt?

Plaxo, the online contacts exchange that got some good, and bad, press two years back, is trying to brush up its members’ manners with some Plaxo Etiquette: Each and every new technology has a learning curve as we figure out how to use it, and use it well. Remember when you’d frequently see people talking …

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Google Blurb Search

Here’s another whacky trick that Google have quietly introduced, adding to the impression they are fast cementing their role as one-stop portal: Book searching. According to SearchEngineWatch (via the excellent TechDirt), Google Print is an experimental service that “indexes excerpts of popular books, blending the content from these works into regular Google search results”. These …

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Column: the all in one gadget

Loose Wire — All-in-One Gadgets: Compact But No Cure-All: The Sony Ericsson P800 is an Internet-enabled PC, hand-phone, digital organizer and camera rolled into one; But some things are better kept separate   By Jeremy Wagstaff   from the 10 April 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, …

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Loose Wire — Click Here

Loose Wire — Click Here to Read Summary By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 21 February 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. If you work for a corporation, institution or any set-up which considers a vision statement to be worthy of its resources, chances are you’ll be …

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