Newspapers’ Stand Against Tech Giants Won’t Save Them

Newspapers’ business models have been taking on water for years thanks to the rise of Google and online advertising, and they’re continuing to gradually sink as their readers find more of their news on Facebook. The social network and the omnipresent search engine steer some online traffic to publishers’ story pages, but they siphon much of the ad money along the way. Meanwhile, their free, ultraconvenient aggregation of stories from all over the internet discourages users from even visiting a newspaper’s home page, let alone paying for a subscription. So newsrooms across the country continue to jettison jobs, clinging ever tighter to Facebook even as it undermines their ability to stay afloat. Continue reading at 'Slate'

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The Guardian view on Amazon’s football coup: beware tech giants bearing gifts | Editorial

The US experience of watching sport online should ring alarm bells for those who prize the Premier League’s ability to bring people togetherIn the late 1960s, the American author and tech seer Richard Brautigan wrote lyrically of “a cybernetic meadow / where mammals and computers / live together... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Apple News Won’t Save Magazines. That’s Not Such a Bad Thing.

I don’t think we’re there yet. While various interested parties are trying sell Apple News+ as an obvious win-win-win-win-win for publishers, readers, Apple, democracy, cats, dogs and the perfect flaky pie crust, color me skeptical. Oh, there was no shortage of optimism when Apple announced the... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Bryce Harper will save tens of millions in taxes by spurning the Dodgers and Giants

For Major League Baseball players, three teams are at the bottom of the standings on state taxes: the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. That’s because California is in a league of its own on personal income taxes. We’ve got by far the highest state rate in the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Forget Zuckerberg – the tech giants don’t have to own the future | John Harris

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EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers

Legislation opposed by firms like Facebook and Google and groups warning of detrimental consequences for the internetMusic companies, film-makers and media publishers could be in line for billions in payouts after EU lawmakers voted to accept controversial changes to copyright rules that aim to... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The tech giants operate like cars without brakes. They must be reined in | Simon Jenkins

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PubTech Connect: Digital Giants Sree Sreenivasan and Kinsey Wilson Talk Tech in Opening Keynote

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Why Nordic publishing giant Schibsted joined the coalition lobbying for Apple App Store ‘fairness’

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