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    • Name – Trojan.kotver!gm2
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    • Interesting and in-depth analysis by Om Malik on the New York Times and the company’s future, which will likely be less reliant on advertising in the years to come. What becomes clear from the charts Om has put together is that the key revenue driver for the New York Times is its digital subscription business, which added more than half a million paid subscribers in 2016–thanks in large part to the election and Trump. The Times hopes to grow digital revenue to $800 million by 2020–they’re at nearly $500 million in 2016. A majority of that revenue will come from digital subscriptions while I think in an ideal situation, the next largest revenue generator will come from affiliate marketing revenue generated by The Wirecutter team as they expand their footprint at the Times. Here’s my favorite chart that Om put together, it highlights the new category of “other revenue,” which includes affiliate revenue. Keep an eye on that section, I suspect it will start increasing. (via Om Malik.) The post What’s the future of The New York Times look like? appeared first on BestTechie. View the full article
    • Most people think of speakers as devices that let them receive content such as music, chapters from audio books or radio broadcasts. However Amazon and Google are two mega companies that are looking at ways to allow consumers to make phone calls with their home assistant devices that are essentially “smart speakers.” There have been a few snags along the way, such as concerns about how people could call 911, since most internet-based calling services do not allow that option. Even so, both providers are working hard toward figuring out solutions that may allow people to get more use than ever from their home speakers. Making Phone Calls Through Home Speakers Is Already Possible Tech-savvy people are already familiar with some clunky ways to make phone calls through home assistants. For example, if you have an iPad that includes an internet-based calling app and pair it with a Bluetooth-enabled home speaker that has a microphone, it’d be possible to make calls with that setup. The Jam Replay is one example of a sleek, microphone-equipped speaker. But, because individuals must have complementing apps before the technology will work, it’s not a very streamlined way to make calls. Although details haven’t been worked out yet, the individuals figuring out how to make Google and Amazon home assistants pair with smartphones hope to make it so there’s a direct connection between the two devices, with no need for a supplementary app. This could not only lead to new advances in consumer technology, but a refinement of many other services as well. For example, if people are able to make and receive phone calls from home assistant devices, telemarketing companies would almost certainly revisit how they segment their calling lists, and mobile providers might start creating new services based around these usability features. Potentially Boosting Capabilities for Alexa Amazon’s Echo device is one that might eventually be able to make phone calls. If that happens, it’s easy to see why that new feature would greatly increase the functionality of the cylinder-shaped device. Already, people can book taxis or get business information by using Alexa, the virtual assistant compatible with the Echo. One day, they may be able to actually speak to taxi companies or local businesses by using the device as a phone. Analysts say if that happens, people will be more likely to see the Echo and similar personal-assistant devices as essential parts of their homes, since the ability to make calls is so essential. Currently, many individuals still view personal assistant devices as luxury gadgets. Offering Better Options for the Things We Do Regularly The potential for our home assistant devices to turn into home phones is just one example of how many of the tasks we do on a regular basis at home or work gradually improve over time thanks to new technology or better insight. Improved choices for repetitive or necessary tasks have also become available for grocery shopping, something most people do at least a few times a month, and probably more often. However, it’s a very time-consuming task that requires not just picking out items to buy, but also driving to and from the supermarket. In Sweden, two companies have teamed up to create a service where supermarket delivery persons can access a residence and put groceries away while their customers are at work or otherwise away from home. Whereas users of this service might have once considered grocery shopping a mundane task, now they might love the fact that a stranger can take care of the food selection and delivery process to bring more convenience to everyday life. Google and Amazon are two companies that have arguably made life a lot easier for people, thanks to specialized technology. Based on what you’ve just read, the same may someday be true in relation to the way we connect with colleagues or loved ones from afar. The post Your home assistant may also become your next home phone appeared first on BestTechie. View the full article
    • One of the biggest selling phones on the market – or at least it was at the turn of the century – the Nokia 3310 is more myth than reality in 2017. Fondly remembered by older generations for its nearly perfect design, the candy-bar or “brick” device is perhaps better known amongst youngsters as a meme, an indestructible force of nature alluded to in hushed tones of reverence. Now, in the age of the smartphone, it may be making a comeback – but why? Technophiles Simplicity and durability are the hallmarks of the 3310 but, to borrow a point from the Independent, if those features are so important, why isn’t the venerable Nokia still the phone of choice? The popularity of phones made almost entirely out of glass (the Sony Xperia Z3 is a good example) suggests that a device with the latest gizmos – a camera, internet access, and a music player – is a bigger draw for consumers than a durable one. The iPhone and Galaxy S series are perhaps the archetype of the modern device but it’s still the weird and wonderful devices that get technophiles’ hearts racing. For instance, it’s possible to bend the Lenovo CPlus around somebody’s arm. Smartphones are increasingly built around the consumption of media too; while most devices can play casino games or run Netflix, there are phones out there designed to do both at the same time. The LG G6 has an aspect ratio (18:9) that allows the user to view two equally-sized square windows at once. It might sound like overkill for most smartphone users, but this allows for a level of multitasking we don’t often see in smartphones. For instance, imagine chatting on social media on the top half of the device and playing blackjack on the lower. Judging by the number of mobile-first casino brands on a review site like Casino Shark, a page that tracks and lists bonuses to make life easier for newcomers and experienced players alike, online casinos are increasingly built around that kind of freedom and versatility. For example, Casino Shark lists 888casino among 69 brands reviewed, a website that has apps for both Android and iOS. There’s also a lot to be said for a dual-window approach as far as a game like poker is concerned; having a reference for the different hands while learning the game is an obvious boon for beginners, while experienced players like to play multiple tables at once – so screen size and ratio is certainly important if they were to take this desktop experience to their mobiles. Emerging Markets The Nokia 3310 is the antithesis of the above – it’s a “dumbphone” sold on the strength of its longevity and low price ($60). It’s easy to clean and repair, with just a few components beneath its plastic shell, and even has limited options for customization. It doesn’t have internet, Bluetooth, or NFC capabilities so contactless payments and those casino games are out the window but it’s debatable whether anybody who buys the 3310 has an interest in those things. Bringing an ancient product back to market is always a risky move, so Nokia likely has a demographic in mind. While the obvious target is emerging markets, the fact that there’s a cheaper Android out there (also by Nokia, the $15 105) suggests otherwise. That relegates the 3310 to a pure back-up device in the West, a “festival” phone or something people with dangerous jobs use during the day: tough but cheap to replace. There is a group that could benefit from a phone like the 3310 though – seniors and people with limited motor control skills. Anybody who has ever owned a smartphone will be aware of the consequences of dropping it even a few centimetres. With that in mind, modern devices can present an unacceptable risk for vulnerable people. Nokia’s nigh-indestructible phone couldn’t be further away from the iPhone in terms of materials. Finally, let’s not discount simple nostalgia – after all, 2016 was the year in which the classic NES gaming console returned to the market. The post Nostalgia or genius: why is Nokia relaunching the 3310? appeared first on BestTechie. View the full article