Tom Loosemore, a senior manager in BBC New Media, was fresh off the plane from a big internet conference in San Francisco. The atmosphere there, he said, was not far removed from the infamous bubble of the early 1990s, but beneath the hype there were a number of significant developments.
Perhaps most notable, Loosemore said, was the increasing convergence of the internet and media industries. Google and Yahoo, now see themselves as being in the media business, and their profits are greater than those of the American TV networks combined. They also innovate very quickly in response to consumer need and technical change.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
An interesting seminar yesterday hosted by the PMA (Personal Managers' Association) about rights in the digital age. I've written it up for the Writers' Guild website.