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Online Journalism

Typepad blocked: A bizarre move

My ISP BSNL hasn’t blocked Typepad, yet. But Nikhil Pahwa and Shivam Vij (Crazy internet censorship time in India, again « Kafila) are reporting that the government has explicitly asked ISPs to block the blogging service. As Shivam observes, unlike earlier when one would just hit a 404 error (page not found), this time there […]

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Key points from Touch Press’ Gray

These ingredients should probably be part of any web content team:Wolfram Research co-founder Gray and his Touch Press may be future of e-books, publishing | ZDNet Here are his three key ingredients next-gen interactive e-books: * “You need an author that’s not a technical writer, but can tell a real story with depth and authority,” […]

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Another twist in the AOL saga

Media are abuzz with AOL’s latest acquisitions. With this, the story now turns local. I guess that’s what Tim Armstrong will hear from his Indian colleagues next week.Corporate culture has this uncanny ability to make people think in the general direction the bosses are thinking about. And with Patch and Going in AOL’s kitty, the […]

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Bullish global online media outlook

Althougth the Reuters report doesn’t mention India, the PwC Global Entertainment and Media Outlook must have something about the subcontinent. But the fact that the boom being predicted is based on the increasing use of “high-speed connections and social networking and entertainment sites” should come as an indicator that social networking is here to stay. […]

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Recent TRAI recommendations: absurd and baffling

Thomas K. Thomas’ report on TRAI’s recommendations is alarming, given India’s aim to improve connectivity. The recommendations, which form the basis for a policy being considered by the Government, supposedly to improve Internet growth in the country, propose to completely do away with district-level Internet operators (technically known as category C licence). TRAI has suggested […]

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Internet critical tool for political cash

This is probably a long shot for us in India but surely an indicator of things to come: Retired naval officer Joe Sestak out-raised incumbent Republican Curt Weldon to seize a House seat in suburban Philadelphia — aided by nearly $900,000 in Internet contributions. “Netroots” activists helped propel Virginia’s incoming Democratic Sen. Jim Webb in […]