digital content

  • Google isn’t safe from Yahoo’s fate Crunch Network

    Google isn’t safe from Yahoo’s fate

    Yahoo has been beaten up in the press for so long that it’s hard to remember how untouchable it once appeared. We’d like to think that Yahoo’s failure has made us wiser, less likely to repeat the same mistakes. We’d like to think that having witnessed Yahoo’s demise, we would be better able to spot a company that was at peak valuation and about to begin a… Read More

  • The rise of a new era in the monetization of digital content Crunch Network

    The rise of a new era in the monetization of digital content

    Digital content is one of the most consumed “goods” in the online marketplace. However, buyers and sellers still can’t seem to agree on a fair price for these goods. Read More

  • Four Fault Lines That Are Reshaping The Audio Landscape Crunch Network

    Four Fault Lines That Are Reshaping The Audio Landscape

    Digital audio listening is in the midst of a historic transition from standalone usage through dedicated hardware and applications to embedded experiences — something that will reshape the $65+ billion global audio sector. We have already seen early signs, with audio embedded in smartphones becoming the dominant digital listening experience. Read More

  • U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

    U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

    While there has been high profile U.K. government backing for furnishing the nation’s youth with digital skills in recent years, including a requirement in the English national curriculum to start teaching coding to primary age children, new research from comms industry regulator Ofcom suggests a parallel push to teach kids to be much better critical thinkers in our… Read More

  • Nara Gets First Telco Customer As SingTel Tries To Fend Off Content Competition

    Nara Gets First Telco Customer As SingTel Tries To Fend Off Content Competition

    SingTel has licensed Nara Logics‘ restaurant recommendation engine in a bid to give its Digital Life assets a shot in the arm. The deal will see SingTel license Nara’s “Pandora for restaurants” algorithm, which is aimed at creating personalized lists of eating places for users. The value of the deal was undisclosed, but Nara Logics CEO Thomas Copeman said it will… Read More

  • Singapore’s SingTel Wants To Pump Another $1.6B Into Startup Investments

    Singapore’s SingTel Wants To Pump Another $1.6B Into Startup Investments

    Singapore’s largest telecoms provider, SingTel, plans to set aside $1.6 billion (S$2 billion) over the next three years for startup acquisitions, it said in an earnings call (via ZDNet). It wasn’t clear on what those acquisitions would be specifically, but going by those it has made in recent years, we can expect the telco to continue focusing on digital content and augmenting… Read More

  • Aereo Actually Has A Shot At Beating The Broadcast Networks

    Aereo Actually Has A Shot At Beating The Broadcast Networks

    If you aren’t paying attention to the unfolding Aereo case, you should be. It will have industry-changing consequences — if not now, in the not-so-distant future. Why? For those unfamiliar, Aereo is a New York City-based startup that, at a rate of $12 a month, promises to stream over 20 channels of local, broadcast television to consumers in the New York area. As to how this works? Read More

  • Pew Shows 65% Of People Pay For Digital Content; Mostly Music, Software, And Mobile Apps

    The Pew Internet organization put out results of a survey on how many people pay for digital content online. The study found that 65 percent of people online have paid to download some form of digital content or for a subscription to a digital media service. The survey excluded physical goods bought online and was focussed only on digital content such as music, software, news, and other… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Vudu rolls out 99 cent rental service


    Vudu, our favorite digital content download service, is now offering extended rentals of SD movies for 99 cents within seven days of the initial viewing. HD movies can be extended for $1.99. But that’s not the best part. There’s a new channel dubbed “99 for 99” that offers 99 recent “blockbusters” for, you guessed it, 99 cents. Steven Horn VUDU’s… Read More