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Talking VPNs on Radio NZ Nine-to-Noon

Technology journalist Bill Bennett discusses Russia’s move to crack down on virtual private networks. Also, two conflicting takes on the power of online advertising; and the day the music died: the Pandora music service closes in New Zealand and Australia. New technology – Bill Bennett From my speaker notes: Virtual Private Networks Virtual Private Networks […]

Facebook not the media messiah

For years publishers, broadcasters and anyone else in the media business have wondered if Facebook could be their salvation. The old publishing business model has crumbled. Building mass audiences with entertainment or information then selling advertising no longer delivers rivers of gold. Some saw Facebook as an answer. Perhaps not the answer, the question is […]

Wired doesn’t get it about ad blockers

  If I used an ad blocker Wired’s pop-up screen would be annoying but deserved. Publishers need to sell advertising. Ad blockers undermine their business. You can’t argue with the logic. Sure some publishers abuse readers. They serve inappropriate, even offensive advertising. Many ads overstay their welcome. Others disrupt viewers with noisy video. Or they […]