Media

Say goodbye to Facebook’s public agora

Last Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg revealed he would change his social networks’ focus. Instead of prioritizing public posts, Facebook would focus on private communications. No more sharing for a 700+ community and no more joining random Facebook groups. Privacy will become the number one priority for the company, which will undoubtedly impact news outlets. The shift…
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Clouds ahead for the video gaming industry

The video game industry is about to suffer a hurricane. Both Google and Amazon have announced they will enter the business and they won’t be satisfied with releasing just one more game in an already crowded space. They want to change the rules of the market. On the one hand, Amazon Game Studios is working…
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Apple intends to save journalism… at a price

The next tech ‘solution’ for the news industry seems to be coming from Cupertino, California. Apple wants to launch a subscription service for news, what the media is calling “Netflix for news”. The tech company would require a flat monthly subscription fee—estimated to be around $10—in exchange for access to an unlimited number of articles…

Spotify wants to control the podcast industry

In 2019, consumers are constantly listening to podcasts. They play them on the commute, when they clean the house, while they are enjoying breakfast. Their phone reproduces their favorite news or comedy podcasts whenever they want and with the minimum effort. Spotify, the Swedish music streaming platform, wants to be the service where all those…

Bandersnatch: Netflix does it again

It’s 1984, and Stefan Butler wakes up at 8.30am ready for a big meeting with Tuckersoft, a video-game company, to show them his video game demo called Bandersnatch. He takes his morning pills, washes his face and goes to the kitchen to have breakfast with his dad. They chat about his video game for a…