Media/Tech Business Models

  • Where I’ll Be For NewCo Boston April 26-7 – Come Join Me!

    … The first ever NewCo Boston goes off in less than two weeks, and I’ve been studying the schedule and making my picks for the companies I most want to visit. The lineup is insanely great – Boston is brimming with innovative NewCos, all of which will open their doors on April 27th. Thanks to our partners at MassTLC – you guys really know how to do…

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  • Metaservices FTW!

    … and desktop web. And now with an emerging, multi-tasking layer of user command and control based on the simplest of interfaces: Text. Check out Prompt, which TechCrunch aptly called “a command line for the real world.” Prompt is about two things. First, integrations with useful mobile services — the chiclets. And second, a simple, social, text-like…

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  • Mobile Gets a Back Button

    …. The tweet happened to be from a person I know, so I clicked on it, and the Twitter app opened on my phone. I read the tweet, then pressed the back button and…. Wait, the WHAT? The back button? But…back buttons only exist in a Browser, on the PC Web, right? Yes, that used to be true, but finally, after years of chicletized, silo’d apps that refuse…

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  • Innovation Happens Everywhere Now: Barcelona-based Typeform Proves It

    … a Macintosh and interact without any prompting. Adding to the challenge and humor of the story, the client was a toilet company – not exactly the kind of product one readily discusses in a public setting. The partners created a friendly platform that elicited responses in a conversational interface, and the core of Typeform was born. For the rest…

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  • This Is How We Pick A NewCo

    … Over on the NewCo site, I’ve updated our explanation of how we chose NewCos around the world (1,100 or so so far). Here’s that post for those readers at Searchblog who might be interested. Since we launched NewCo’s festivals in late 2012, tens of thousands of people have experienced the unique NewCo model of “getting out to get in.” Thousands…

    John Battelle's Search Blogin How To's- 10 readers -
  • With Meridian, Sovrn Levels the Playing Field For Publishers

    … A long, strange, and ultimately rewarding trip, that’s what many involved in the past ten years at Federated Media, Lijit, and now sovrn Holdings might say. One year ago, give or take, we sold FM’s assets to LIN Media, and created sovrn Holdings, a programmatic data business focused on one mission: to foster an ecosystem where independent…

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  • Integrations (and Metaservices) For The Win

    …, and posts on NewCos like MetroMile and Jack. But lately I’ve noticed a strong theme running through a number of interesting and successful businesses: Integrations. From Acxiom and sovrn (where I am a board member) to Slack, Gecko and Zapier (where I am a happy customer), these companies are thriving because they have built a platform based…

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