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4 Types of User Willing to Pay for Online News

There’s a lot of angst, anguish and apprehension in the newspaper business. Circulation is down and falling. Readers are old and dying. Revenue is being siphoned off by every upstart on the internet. And, to cap it all off, the internet also means news is available elsewhere for free. (There will be a number of…

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Inert & Debt Ridden: Time to Innovate?

With firm Medieval traditions and a largely unchanged Victorian delivery system, is it any wonder modern employers demand better of its “output”? The complaints vary by country about university education, but money is always an issue. The added twist in America is the debt load taken on by students. That now stands at €1.2 trillion!…

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Web Summit 2014: Have Pass, Will Travel

So my blogger pass to the Web Summit (#WebSummit2014) arrived in that new fangled electronic email today. I don’t know much about the internet, or “web,” as some people call it, and I have a terrible suspicion it might all be a fad. Nevertheless, I’ll be there to see what all these young whippersnappers are…

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The Business Value of Innovation

In a series of recent posts, I looked at how IT can position itself inside an organization to drive innovation. Implicit in those posts was the assumption that innovation is beneficial to the business. But how do you measure that? 4 Steps from Boring Service to IT Innovation  IT: A Quick Sanity Check Before Becoming…

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Startup Job for a Startup City

We all know the feeling: When you see a job description that looks like it was written with you in mind. “That job is me!” Niamh Bushnell thought when she read the email describing Dublin’s first Commissioner for Startups. The email was sent out to  entreprenati earlier this year when the city was seeking candidates…