The day Times New Roman died

March 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Print

Want to save $400m? Just print in a different font! School kid shows US Government how to save big bucks on ink costs. http://cnn.it/1lt8A6Q.

It begs the question/s – as arguably the biggest printers in the world, how many iterations of font and ink have newspapers gone through over years of cost-cutting. With margins of error in newsprint, you couldn’t go too fine.

Also, if ink really is “two times more expensive than French perfume by volume,” that also says something about the cost of being in the newspaper business.

Twitter announces Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings to be launched in Australia

March 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Broadcast

Twitter announces Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings to be launched in Australia. Pretty exciting news for advancement of social audience measurement: http://bit.ly/1hcHZnB

Meanwhile, they quietly shutter the TwitterMusic app. The We Are Hunted team had already left…

Getty, the world’s largest photo service, is now free

March 10, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Pictures, Technology

Wow. Need an image for your blog/site? Getty, the world’s largest photo service, is now ‘free’. For embeds, anyway. http://buff.ly/1h5nqe7

Like this!

Or this!

Get your thinking hats on – each of these images would normally cost $65.