The first part of this overview of distributed content has been posted less than a month ago, yet what then appeared like the relatively stable picture of a new trend in publishing, a few weeks later looks more and more like a confusing mess of new distribution technologies, few of which have yet proven their worth, let alone their necessity.
Facebook’s new Notify app sits, somewhat uncomfortably, between Twitter, Apple’s News app and Snapchat. What is it really about?
The arrival of distributed content platforms such as Facebook Instant Articles is a formidable challenge for publishers and media-producers, a call to action to redefine what professional media is all about - and an instigation to question oversimplified assumptions.
This second part of an in-depth analysis of key distributed content initiatives focuses on the major players and their core audience
The arrival of Facebook Instant Articles, Apple's News app, Twitter Moments and Google AMP are the beginning of a profound change in publishing: extreme content fragmentation, driven by social media platforms.
In this first installment of a three-part essay, we analyze the impact of distributed content for publishers.
Apple's News app is now available as part of the upgrade to iOS 9. While it seems similar to news aggregation apps like Flipboard, it could play an important rolein the advent of distributed content...
How good are the app stores really? Do they live up to the potential of 1 million apps? Shouldn't there be a more sophisticated way of cataloguing, browsing and making discoverable the vast array of apps that are out there?
Why is it that the arrival of iOS 7 is necessarily a momentous event for the smartphone market?
Simple: Unlike any other operating system out there, it will be in the hands of millions or tens of millions of users within a few days after its launch. And that will make it a force to be reckoned with.
The question is, of course: How good is it really?
Amazon has started offering customers of real books e-book versions at reduced cost. Nice gesture - but what does it really tell us about emerging patterns of media consumption?
Apple just announced 50 billion app downloads; Google is still slightly behind at the time of this writing, with 48 billion apps downloaded to date, but given the number of monthly downloads, it is only a matter of time before Google will claim the top spot. What is wrong with this picture?
They may have comparable hardware features, but there are significant user experience differences between different tablets. Find out more...