Category: Marshall van Alstyne

In age of Spotify and Netflix, will readers pay for ad-free news stories?

Christian Science Monitor Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom School of Business Blendle, a Dutch news aggregator, is offering readers irritated by news paywalls and web ads a novel solution — paying a small fee to read an individual article… Expert quote: “Putting micropayments on news is like putting tollbooths on an open ocean. News is not like […]

Would you pay for journalism if you could get your money back on clickbait?

The Verge Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom School of Business For more than a decade, newspapers and magazines have been struggling to make up for plummeting revenues from print advertising… Expert quote: “News is not like an iTunes song; it’s perishable. Today’s front page is tomorrow’s fish wrap, and we don’t need to replay it.” View full […]

Business Adapts to a New Style of Computer

Technology Review Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management The technology industry is preparing for the Internet of things, a type of computing characterized by small, often dumb, usually unseen computers attached to objects. These devices sense and transmit data about the environment or offer new means of controlling it… Expert quote: “You might find the […]

Upsetting the app cart: Asian messaging services challenge mobile order

Reuters Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management Asian chat services KakaoTalk, LINE and WeChat threaten to overturn the mobile order of things, usurping the role of Google Inc, Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc and telecoms carriers as gatekeeper to the consumer… Expert quote: “This is why Microsoft feared Netscape, why Facebook feared Instagram, why AT&T lost to Apple, and why […]