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Rob Grimsaw and Tomas bella at paidContent 2012

At our recent paidContent 2012 conference FT’s Rob Grimshaw and Piano Media’s Tomas Bella discuss not just the future of online content payments, but also how to most effectively price your content when there are free alternatives elsewhere. Read more »

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Charlie Redmayne, Pottermore CEO

When it comes to selling e-books, the Harry Potter franchise is far from conventional: Pottermore has been selling JK Rowling’s Harry Potter e-books without digital rights protection. Why? Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne answers that and more in a paidContent 2012 interview with Laura Hazard Owen. Read more »

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo frets that Amazon’s approach is holding new authors back, while its “predatory” behavior on various fronts is damaging bookstores like the one his daughter Emily owns and publishing overall. That and more in this video of his interview with Jeff Roberts at paidContent 2012. Read more »

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In an interview at paidContent 2012 in New York, venture capitalist Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures said he has stayed away from media investments, and believes that the future for content providers lies in connecting directly with consumers through platforms like Kickstarter. Read more at GigaOM »

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It’s all about the platform — except when it isn’t: Speakers at paidContent 2012 spoke about the opportunities, challenges and constraints of creating digital content. Read more »

Mathew Ingram, Vivian Schiller, Josh Marshall at paidContent 2012

Several hundred execs filled The TimesCenter Wednesday for a day of intense conversation and discovery (on stage and off) about the current state of digital content online… and where we’re headed. But paidContent 2012 is just the beginning. Read more »

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The killer asset in the video age is widely believed to be a large library full of content that can be sold, licensed and re-distributed onto emerging platforms. But media executives Rob Burnett and Lisa Gersh had different opinions at paidContent 2012. Read more »

Mathew Ingram, Vivian Schiller, Josh Marshall at paidContent 2012

With each passing elections season, we’re seeing more how social media is changing the political news coverage business. It’s not just sped up the news cycle, but it’s helped kill it, said Josh Marshall, editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com, at paidContent2012. Read more »

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Amid growing speculation that Hulu doesn’t fit the TV Everywhere goals of its media-conglomerate parents, News Corp.’s digital chief said at paidContent 2012 direct-to-consumer businesses like the streaming service are essential for survival. Read more »

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It can be a scary world out there for modern media companies, but it’s actually very simple, according to Conde Nast president Bob Sauerberg. “If content is going to remain king, we have got to innovate,” Sauerberg said Wednesday at paidContent 2012, urging attendees to spend […] Read more »

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The pitched war between content owners and technology companies doesn’t have to persist if media companies would acknowledge and adapt to the new realities of digital distribution, famed venture capitalist Fred Wilson told attendees at paidContent 2012. Read more »

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While video lovers have gotten more social services that highlight interesting clips, it’s still hard to construct a more comprehensive look at video news. Newslook is trying to fill that gap with an iPad app that allows users to construct channels of their favorite news subjects. Read more at GigaOM »

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paidContent 2012: At the Crossroads is today at The TimesCenter in New York. Hundreds of media, entertainment, info and tech execs will be there in person to talk about the best ways to make content pay. You can join us via our livestream. Read more »