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Thoughts on Blogout ’09

March 9th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
“Social media is like teen sex. Everybody wants to do it. Nobody knows how. When it’s finally done there is surprise it’s not better” — Avinash Kaushik, analytics evangelist, Google An amusing...
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A radio for Twitter feeds

March 8th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
A student from the Queen’s University Belfast in the UK has come up with a radio that “tunes in” to Twitter feeds and broadcasts them in audio in real time. A microcontroller and custom software (presumably...
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The future of reading

February 25th, 2009 | by Aaron Tan
Amazon recently released the second generation Kindle ebook reader that offers more storage and a slimmer design. There’s a text-to-speech feature that reads out books, magazines and newspapers to you, and a better screen...
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Techgoondu is off Creative Commons

February 23rd, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
We hate to eat our own words. Unfortunately, in this case, we have to. Techgoondu is off creative commons, an initiative I pushed for a few months back. Even though many of us here at Techgoondu champion creative commons, after...
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Are ads killing good journalism?

February 10th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Journalism is dying. Or to be more precise, old-school newspapers and traditional media is dying. Venerable newspapers like the Chicago Tribune have filed for bankruptcy protection, and even the New York Times is under threat. I...
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Best selling Amazon 2008 album is free

January 6th, 2009 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Giving away your content free doesn’t mean you can’t make a living as a writer, musician or artist. Just ask Nine Inch Nails. Their Ghosts I-IV album, which was released free under the Creative Commons license, was...
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Techgoondu gets on Creative Commons

December 22nd, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
by Kevin Lim (theory.isthereason.com), for creativecommonssingapore.wordpress.com We’ve moved Techgoondu’s content to the Creative Commons 3.0 License (Singapore). This basically means that as long as you attribute to...
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Internet ad revenue to go up; newspaper ads, down

December 18th, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
It is no surprise really, for those of us not asleep at the wheel, that newspapers are under major threat. According to this insightful December 9th 2008 press release by market research firm ZenithOptimedia, ad spend on the...
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Death of (yet another) newspaper

December 10th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Another one bites the dust. By the time you read this, news has probably spread – through the Net, no less – about the latest casualty resulting from the double whammy of lower advertising revenues and the current...
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Spot.US: Journalism via Crowdfunding

December 6th, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Social media platforms have disruptively changed the environment in which big media works. It is now possible for anybody to reach out to millions, at very low-cost, on the web. We here at Techgoondu, are doing just that in this...