INNOVATION GURUS: CHRIS O’BRIEN

Files under General | Feb 2nd

From our man in Palo Alto:

 ”Everyone knows mobile is not just the future, it’s today”

Read here his excellent analysis about Facebook’s IPO: ” Facebook has become financial giant, but not an invincible one”


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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL MULTIMEDIA NEWS HUB

Files under General | Aug 7th

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INNOVATION’s Chris O’Obrien has posted here a slideshow with the first images of The Wall Street Journal News Hub.

Great facility.

Quite better and more futuristic than The New York Times new one.

And better than the Financial Times newsroom.

Matching in many ways the Bloomberg leadership in this area.


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US VERSUS THEM

Files under General | Jul 16th

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INNOVATION’S Chris O’Brien writes:

One of the great tragedies that I see in the current debate about the future of journalism is the way the discussion continues to be framed around a series of binary choices. Newspapers or blogs. Print or online. Journalists or algorithms.

In each case, there seems to be a simple-minded belief that the future will inevitably be one or the other. I consider this tragic because the result is a lot of dead-end debates that devolve into spitball fights about whether one will replace the other. My belief is that the better conversation is about how these things should complement each other and extend and enrich our journalism. That is the great opportunity of this moment.

Amen.


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