Just when it seemed modern media houses were finding ways to survive despite consumers expecting content to be “free”, those same consumers — aided by companies like Apple — are taking to online ad-blockers. Now what?
This episode of BBC’s Tech Tent podcast takes a look at a range of solutions, including Dutch startup Blendle, which thinks micro-payments might be the solution, and paywalls, which almost no one seems to think will solve the problem of diminishing revenues and every greater competition for eyeballs and attention.
Then there’s a look at a company called Improbable and its SpacialOS that’s simulating an entire city in bits and bytes, a look at robotics and what it could mean for the labour force, and even a quick look at Li-Fi, which promises speeds 100 times that of Wi-Fi. Not bad for 23 minutes of audio.
Submitted by @craigwilson.