Newssite Redesigns Website and Loses 60 Million Views

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Tagesanzeiger, one of Switzerland’s largest news sites, did a website redesign and integrated a metered paywall. Result: a loss of 45% of their traffic. The NYT celebrates their metered pay wall as a success. At least in their “Innovation Report”. Other voices are not so enthusiastic. One of Switzerland’s largest newspapers, Tagesanzeiger – which could be compared to the New ... Read More »

Dear New York Times: Please Produce More SHIT!

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I remember how my grandfather – a renowned professor for neurobiology – used to read his newspaper on Sundays. He sifted through the pages. Read something here, studied something there. What was certain though was, that he always read the comics section. Pretty much every comic there was. He’d comment on Garfield, laugh over The Far Side and share the ... Read More »

The NYT Innovation Report – Escaping Certain Death

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“An inescapable truth” – That’s how the authors of the NYT Innovation Report label the decline from around 158 million visitors (2011) to 80 million website visitors (2013). Competitors such as Buzzfeed, First Look Media, Medium, The Huffington Post or Vox.com are eroding the NYT’s digital readership. OK. The report has been published a few months ago, but the content ... Read More »

The Best Free PDF Converter and Creator

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Ever have trouble converting your Word, Excel, JPG or PPT file to pdf? Than you should really check out smallpdf.com. A free PDF converter and creator. I’ve stumbled over this great tool just a couple of weeks ago. I was looking for a tool that compresses my large PDF files.  Some other tools, such as “Preview” or “Adobe Acrobat” totally messed-up my ... Read More »

My Top 10 TED Talks

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There’s quite a bunch of TED Talks out there. Which ones should I watch? I’ve listed my top 10 ted talks. Of course I’ve only seen a fraction. So let me know of any TED talks you know about. Image by Steve Jurvetson via Flickr The paradox of choice - Barry Schwartz Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet ... Read More »

2014 Internet Trends

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 Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers takes a look at the Internet and analysed the 2014 Internet Trends. Internet user growth is declining, mobile traffic is soaring. The 164 long presentation hits you with a monstrosity of data. It takes quite some time to sift trough the pages and pick out what’s relevant. To sum up some points the report covered, ... Read More »

Pimp your blog posts with free stock photos

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A list of websites offering free stock photos and pictures so your blog or website looks just fabulous! Foto via Flickr/John Benson Finding great imagery is not that easy. Especially if you don’t want get hit with warning – or worse a law suit – from some photographer, stock photo site or online resource. Finding pictures is easy, but knowing what ... Read More »

The Ultimate Guide For Building Your Hardware Startup

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Adam Benzion - founding CEO of entier.ly – created a great guide for your hardware startup on how to bootstrap your company. Via TheNextWeb. Adam knows what it means to make mistakes when going all-in and creating your hardware startup. He admits that his company GreenSimian would have filled fore bankruptcy if OtterBox wouldn’t have pitched-in and acquired the company. Benzion want’s to help ... Read More »

Top 10 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [List]

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Social media is universe all for itself and millions of pieces of data get aggregated every day. Here are some social media monitoring tools for you on how to manage your day in social media and track your brand. Of course this list is not nearly complete but it will give you a good overview. Google Alerts: [News, Blogs]  Great Tool ... Read More »

Facebook engagement for top brand drops drastically

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After the recent changes in the Facebook feed algorithm, the top brands have experienced plummeting user engagement rates. For brands and online marketers Facebook has always been pretty much the most important hub for social media marketing. As Facebook announced during the last months, the edge rank has been modified to – according to Facebook (German Post) – enhance content quality over ... Read More »