It’s no secret Quark has lost many QuarkXPress users to Adobe InDesign CS over the past years. If you thought the company would see this as a reason not to upgrade QuarkXPress and try win over InDesign users again, you were wrong. And with version 10, QuarkXPress might win over even hard-core InDesign users.
Cross-referencing and analysing huge amounts of data and reporting on your findings is what we understand to be big data publishing. It’s the new buzzword in publishing because it has the potential to open up new opportunities for making money with content. But big data analysis is extremely difficult and expensive.
Metered or paywall-limited access to online and digital publications is the buzz these days, but it takes more than a pay button to make it work. Press+ is one of the platforms that got a bit of coverage lately. A platform that has had some success in the Eastern part of the EU is Piano Media. Piano Media has recently started to penetrate the Western part of the EU so it’s interesting to see what makes their offering successful.
IMPACTTRACKER analyses texts’ influence; AllYours notifies of interesting online events without privacy breach
The EU often funds academic research that can lead to business applications. The goal is to put European firms at the forefront of technology. Two interesting projects are reaching their conclusion. One is an application with which you can measure a text’s influence across the Internet. The other analyses online events and pushes personalised notifications to the user without storing data on remote servers (and therefore keeping privacy issues at bay).
When we write about CMS or Web CMS, we think of WordPress, Joomla! or Drupal and what you can do with those systems. But we never think of the servers on which these run, and the many ways people with bad intentions can use them to harass or hurt others. Here’s at least one tip to prevent spammers from using your mail server as their own.
Ovum predicts turbulence for the Internet economy, as more than two-thirds of consumers say “no” to Internet tracking
New research from Ovum shows that the Internet economy is at risk of crumbling, following the recent data privacy issues of WhatsApp and the ongoing concerns surrounding Facebook and Google. Ovum’s research shows that these incidents have significantly harmed the reputation of Internet companies as a whole — only 14% of consumers now trust that their personal data placed online would not be exploited.
WordPress has the largest installed base for blogs in the world. But it’s more than blogging software. WordPress has an enthusiastic plug-in developers community and those have been constantly building plug-ins to expand the WordPress core. Today, with a couple of plug-ins activated, WordPress is a true CMS. And with the right plug-in, it becomes a news curation resource in its own right.
There are several challenges when publishing and creating content. The most important is the ability to create a storyline that you can gradually reveal over the 300 to 1,000 words a story usually holds. This can be in writing, but in the digital age it can just as well be an audio recording with you […]