Recent Edit News and Analysis

SWMS Online Facebook Post: TC50/Demo '08 companies; Where are they now?

As TechCruch 50 and DEMO Fall approach, it's nice to look back and see how much of last year's startups actually amount to anything. This piece ran in April 2009 but should be updated. We love this kind of reporting vigilance.

 
 

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SWMS Analysis: NYT Long-Form Takeaways

SWMS Analysis: NYT Long-Form Takeaways
Friday, August 28, 2009
 
What makes for a successful long-form story in a world of Tweets and posts?

"As search engines begin to incorporate more and more opinion data into their results, the distinction between fact and opinion may start blurring to the point where, as David Byrne once put it, 'facts all come with points of view.'" -- Alex Wright, NY Times, Aug. 23.
 

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SWMS Analysis: When Computers Make the Assignments

SWMS Analysis: When Computers Make the Assignments
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
 
 
Who needs assignment editors? Not Demand Studios.

A division of Santa Monica, CA-based Demand Media, Demand Studios uses computers to spot content most likely to be read and watched. Its fascinating approach may influence MSM business models if paywalls don't work out.

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When Computers Make the Assignments

Who needs assignment editors? Not Demand Studios.

A division of Santa Monica, CA-based Demand MediaDemand Studios uses computers to spot content most likely to be read and watched. Its fascinating approach may influence MSM business models if paywalls don't work out.

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SWMS Analysis: Publishers are Software Companies

SWMS Analysis: Publishers are Software Companies
Thursday, August 20, 2009
 
 
Publishers are software companies. We don't often think of them that way. Increasingly we should, because where a publisher's software development goes, editorial opportunity follows.
We know you're busy but consider budgeting time to play with the following:
 

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Publishers are Software Companies

Publishers are software companies. We don't often think of them that way. Increasingly we should,

because where a publisher's software development goes, editorial opportunity follows.
We know you're busy but consider budgeting time to play with the following:

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SWMS Reporter's Notebook: Ohlhorst, TechWeb, BusinessWeek

SWMS Reporter's Notebook: Ohlhorst, TechWeb, BusinessWeek
Monday, August 17, 2009
 
 
Former CMP and Ziff Davis Media editor Frank Ohlhorst is preparing to launch Channel Tech Center, a new edit-driven site serving resellers.

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Ohlhorst to Launch 'Channel Tech Center'

Former CMP and Ziff Davis Media editor Frank Ohlhorst is preparing to launch Channel Tech Center, a new edit-driven site serving resellers. Comprising a web site and an e-mail newsletter, Channel Tech Center will "exemplify ways to integrate products into multi-tier solutions and highlight the opportunities for solution providers." Based on Frank's experience, expect lots of product reviews.

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