Our local TV station – CHCA-TV faded to black at the end of August this year. Even though some folks felt that it stopped being a local station when Global made it a re-broadcaster of the E! network, it still provided some coverage of local news and events. Now there is nothing. In our house […]Read more "Loss of local TV – feel the pain"
In previous posts we have talked about net neutrality and how it affects our freedom on the internet. What does net neutrality mean to you if you use the internet to advertise, market or otherwise promote your business? A quote from the Canadian site “Save Our Net” . . . What is net neutrality? …Put […]Read more "Net neutrality and your business"
Yesterday Jian Ghomeshi, host of the CBC radio show ‘Q’ interviewed Leonard Kleinrock one of the fathers of the internet. The first words from the mouth of the internet baby were uttered forty years ago and Dr. Kleinrock is still involved with what he calls a “teenager still struggling to find its way”. Dr. Kleinrock […]Read more "Inventor of the internet – CBC’s Q interviews Leonard Kleinrock"
The announcement that the Whitehouse.gov site will be moving to an open-source content management system (CMS) from a proprietary custom built system is more than a sign of the times. It is a major move in the right direction and an example that all of us can and should follow. Why go with a content […]Read more "US Whitehouse goes for an open source content management system"
The following info from eMarketer has Canada in seventh spot for internet penetration worldwide. Good news eh! This actually puts us ahead of the UK which we talked about in yesterdays post. What lead us to this article was a Tweet from eMarketer …. We ask…”Why SHOULD Hulu be looking to Canada?”. Don’t we have […]Read more "Broadband booming in Canada – according to eMarketer"
Does this article in the Guardian from the U.K., indicate what we can expect in the near future for Canada? Internet advertising spending has surpassed TV advertising – 23.5% vs 21.9% of total ad dollars spent. The numbers in the article for web video advertising were astonishing – it grew by 300% year on year. […]Read more "Internet ads overtake TV in the UK"
The latest Gartner Media Industry Hype-cycle report has been released and although the details are available for a fee, the table of contents reveals the trends which Gartner feels are on their way up, out and peaking. On the rise: Socialcasting, Media Discovery and Recommendation Engines, Rich-Media Search Technologies, Social Media Marketing Platforms and Over-the-Top […]Read more "Highlights from Gartner media industry hype-cycle"