De nieuwe auteursrechten wet genereert flink wat discussie. Vooral de grote sociale netwerken lijken het slachtoffer te worden van nieuwe wetten waarbij de netwerken – en dus niet de ‘uploaders’ – verantwoordelijk zijn voor de auteursrechten.

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Google said Tuesday it’s committing $300 million over three years towards various products and initiatives intended to help news publishers and sweeten Google’s relationships with them, as part of an umbrella initiative it’s calling the Google News Initiative. The name recalls Google’s Digital News Initiative, through which the company gives out €150 million over three…

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Anne Mangen from the University of Stavanger (Norway) explains in her blog on drupa.com why younger people still prefer to read paper rather than on screen. We are very used to reading on a screen because of social media and email. Actually, we read more now than in paper only times. With the introduction of…

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The market for tablets continues to fall. And that is because of the competition of the larger smartphones. This according to Emerce based on numbers from researcher IDC who monitors the worldwide tablet market. These numbers show that the worldwide tablet market has fallen for the 13th consecutive quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2017…

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The number of teenagers that reads at least 10 minutes a week continously has decreased enormously, according to the Social and Cultural Bureau in the Netherlands. In 2006 65% of Teenagers read a book at home. In 2016 it was only 40%. Also the number of adolescents who read in their spare time has decreased…

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Circulation of newspapers has been steadily decreasing for a number of years now, but newspapers remain important. This will be different when we look at the future. The newer generations hardly look at printed newspapers. This is the result of research held last year by MediaTest among Generation Z (born 1996-2010) and Millennials (born 1985-1995).…

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App developers who make use of the so-called “app template generators” were in for a surprise mid December when Apple took the unilateral decision to no longer allow these type of apps in its AppStore. No reasons were given for this decision. Only after a member of the American congress sent a letter to Apple…

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Kodak is joining the trend in virtual currencies and blockchain. The company wants to mine bitcoins on the one hand and launch its own currency. Just the announcement was an impulse for an improved stock price. Kodak is introducing two things: a blockchain-based service and the generation of cryptocurrency with financial help of clients. Kodak…

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