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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...

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...

Techgoondu gets on Creative Commons

December 22nd, 2008 | by Chan Chi-Loong
by Kevin Lim (, for We’ve moved Techgoondu’s content to the Creative Commons 3.0 License (Singapore). This basically means that as long as you attribute to...

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...

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...

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...