Monthly Archives: March 2011

Network Neutrality and the Impact of its Potential Demise

For the past several years, the internet, its convenience, and the speed with which we can access our favorite websites is something that many if not all of us have taken for granted. Until recently, the thought that one of … Continue reading

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The Music Industry’s Indie Takeover

When I want to know about new music, I go straight to the internet. I know my chances of discovering something new and something I like without the internet are slim to none. Instant gratification is what I’m looking for … Continue reading

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Music Downloading Changes Industry

Napster, a file sharing website, was started in 1999 and began the era of digital piracy. In 2001 the Recording Industry Association of America filed suit against the website and it was shut down. Since then, the industry has been … Continue reading

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The Future Of Gaming

Motion Recognition: The Future of Gaming The gaming industry has been changing drastically ever since the development of motion-sensor games in the beginning of the 21st century. The first mainstream motion-sensor game to reach the market was the Ninetendo Wii, … Continue reading

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A New Trend of TV Industry

“Federal regulators on Tuesday approved Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal, allowing for a joint venture that puts a vast library of television shows and movies under the control of the nation’s biggest cable and broadband Internet service provider.” (Cecilia Kang, … Continue reading

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Cloud-based Music Subscription Services

If your business model stops making money, change your business model.  It is a simple rule of business.  We are seeing such changes happen currently in the music industry.  For several reasons, artists and record labels are not selling records.  … Continue reading

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Digital Distribution: A Savior for Artists

Every day new bands emerge in an effort to have a hit record that can push them to superstardom. Although very few actually make it to the label level, those that do are all faced with a career altering decision; … Continue reading

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The Disembodiment of MTV’s “Skins”

Skins first aired on January 17th of this year, and attracted an abnormally large audience of 3.3 million viewers – for the first episode alone.  MTV produced the show and after months of publicizing it attracted a little more than … Continue reading

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TV: The Movement to the Internet

The way we watch television is changing. I found myself one evening watching three episodes of different television shows on the Internet that I had missed during the week. I realized that I do this all the time and hardly … Continue reading

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Games: A Developing Market for Advertising

“Even though it may seem counterintuitive for a company to be motivated by profit to give away their product, new techniques involving advertisement that viewers cannot avoid can serve the interests of both gaming companies and advertisers toward the end … Continue reading

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