I was on Yahoo’s TechTicker earlier today talking about all things tech, including some of our recent posts, like the one about how aluminum is a canary in the tech mine.
Host Sarah Lacy talked to me about Gartner’s tech spending forecast, the slowing ad market and, well, the world at large. I am taking a very cautious stance on the technology business for the immediate future, even though I still believe that technology and innovation are the best way forward for the U.S. economy. Regardless, watching the clip made me realize that I need a haircut, some sleep and to learn how to stop waving my hands so much.
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Insightful – especially segment 2 where you talk about why online revenues are falling for newspapers. Your point about excess inventory and lack of differentiation amongst leading papers as a cause for online revenue stagnation never occurred to me.
It’s true that there is a lot of duplicate content out there and perhaps we are also seeing the effect of Google favoring original/niche content. I also think you’re right about content focus and audience segmentation. The problem then becomes the business model scalability. I guess I better understand now why you’re creating a network focused content sites under the GigaOM umbrella rather than trying to build a monolithic block like CNET etc.
You should do more interviews, Om!
I’m no fan of Sarah Lacy but this was good. Thank you.
Thanks for the nice comments. At least you got a sense of my game plan. Looking forward to seeing you.
@k… thanks .. very kind of you to say so.