Lawsuits as a business model

In The Economics of (Killing) Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuits at TorrentFreak, Alan Gregory examines the likely effects of recent rulings in the Northern District of California and elsewhere, all of which discourage the filing of copyright infringement lawsuits against whole swarms of BitTorrent users. While not exactly a VRM topic, I’m posting pointage to it because Alan was an intern [Read More →]

Enough with browsers. We need cars now.

What we need, and don’t yet have: For independence on the Net and the Web, we need cars, pickup trucks, bikes and motorcycles. Not just shopping carts — which are what browsers have become. Personal vehicles give us independence. They let us drive and shop all over the place, coming and going as we please. [Read More →]

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A visit to the advertising echo chamber

Two days ago, eMarketer Digital Intelligence ran a post titled Age, Gender Affect Whether Consumers Will ‘Like’ an Ad. Here are the first few paragraphs: Older consumers are more likely to click on a Facebook ad, while younger consumers, who are more comfortable with interacting with brands on Facebook, are more likely to click “like.” This information can [Read More →]