Author Archives: Nick Dynice

Atari complains about having to compete with itself

GameIndustry.biz reports that Atari is complaining about second hand sales at it’s event Atari Live in London. Their proposed solution? Add features that make it more useful to the users that rely on one sort of online social features that … Continue reading

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The Uncanny Parallels Between Israeli Archeology and Innovation Challenges

I recently caught three interesting episodes of Simcha Jacobovici’s Naked Archaeologist on History International: Episodes #5: “Real or Fake?” Episode #6: “Fame & Forgery” Episode #7: “Accidental Archeology” Episodes 5 and 6 are about the Israeli Antiquities markets where each … Continue reading

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AP proves: Lawyers are not long-term business strategists

Associated Press (AP) has send DMCA notices to The Drudge Retort for quoting too much from one if it’s articles and then linking to one of it’s paying customer’s website (more at Techdirt). This, of course, interferes with the APs … Continue reading

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Using Social Media to Market Music

My colleague at Heavybag Media, Jackie Peters has a post about the great opportunities record labels have in using social media as a marketing strategy. The challenges they are facing: they must switch from selling music in physical packages to … Continue reading

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When the cost of making ideas can be zero, the fee to use an ideas should be zero

As AgainstMonopoly and Techdirt like to say: when the marginal cost of producing a product, service or experience drops to zero, the price the market is willing to pay will drop to zero. For those that can craft ideas in … Continue reading

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Great Design Spoils Us and That’s A Good Thing

Great design along with great user feedback and iteration makes me intolerant of bad design, even when there is no alternative. In the web app space, new entrants continue to appear, competing with each other and incumbents, each tweaking their … Continue reading

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How Open Source and Social Media are going to Eat SEOs’ Lunches

(Sphinn this) Search engines react to behavior of its users and site owners. Search engines measures these behaviors to deliver value to each, but ultimately to serve the search engines’ best interests. At first, search engines used what they could … Continue reading

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What is better: SEO or SMO?

You can spend engineering resources on fighting spam like Matt Cutts and team, or you could spend talent resources on writing and curtaining content like Jason Calacanis, Jimmy Wales, and passionate bloggers. Likewise, you can spend engineering resources to make … Continue reading

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Ignorance to Competitive Business Models Costs Incumbents $60 Billion by Refusing to Pay Strategy Taxes

There is a really dumb press release (and I say dumb because of its FUDy tone) at Marketwire suggesting that open source is a threat to the software business. This is may be true, but I think my post title … Continue reading

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Blockbuster + Circuit City May Mean More DRM

Today, Blockbuster Inc. announced its offer to acquire Circuit City. This is not good for consumers. Big box electronic retailers control the consumer electronics industry more that you might think. In the US (and maybe elsewhere), Circuit City and Best … Continue reading

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